gearoid gibson
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SEEKING

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Electronic Music, Harmonica, Harp, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Ukulele, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Primarily deal with composition; orchestral 'colouring-in' on contemporary instrumentation.
Well versed in writing for classical instruments; arranging in the 'style off', e.g. transcribing/arranging a theme over multiple instruments/voices, and vise versa.
No genres in how I practice.

Studied Musicology at Bangor University of Wales.

I'm very much in need of a varied ensemble; I'm to arrange my series of symphonic poems, in the stages of writing/finding suitable libretto....

Collaboration is key for developing the thematic material into a space of its own. Being a guitar/piano-centric performer I have very little strategy when it comes to correctly utilizing the range/technique/expressions of some, other inst, types. e.g. composed a piece to include a 'chanter' or 'bombarde' but the pressure needed to maintain a note is very extreme may be very difficult if not impossible to preform; hence, I need help exploring orchestration techniques in the presence of players

If I were to loosely paint the sound into picture; Frank Zappa intrigue with Rachmaninoff depth, range & Colour in amongst the style/ presence of Zep, S,O.A.D moving the black pieces; and the properties of folk/incidental/modal music placing the white, on a chess board in which the number of squares/pieces isn't fixed..... yeah. sounds fu*ked, right xD

Im'ma be on a ground mission to find punters to fill up a few spots if they are available in the near future. If you're curious, in any which way, get in touch; if all you need is the therapy, thats a'ok too; no commitments here. Just the motion!

Screen name:
gearoid gibson
Member since:
Nov 06 2018
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Mahler, Grieg, R. V Williams, Dvorjak, Phillip Glass, Rachmaninoff, Liszt etc.

Any classic hard rock, r&B, funk, soul, prog; Bob Seger, the Doors, otis, deep purple, zappa etc

Other influences; early video game music (obviously)

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Banjo:
Advanced
Fiddle:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Have stacks of crap left about everywhere that's been accumulated through the years Inc. A BLACKBOOK so to speak of muso's whom are more than happy to lend more specific gear.