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gerado2
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Accordion, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin.

ABOUT

- My mum made me promise not to become a musician. For a long time, I tried to keep this promise but then I had the fortune to try what it is like to be a full-time musician when we started recording an album with my band, and it was the best time of my life. We worked on takes every day for a week, from early morning until night. Also, we had a gig at the weekend so we rehearsed, and performed for a small audience. The uniqueness of this experience gave me a huge amount of energy, and I have felt this energy since then after almost every gig we've had: the urge to keep playing, even though physically exhausted.
- The reasons why I love singing and writing songs are that they make my problems go away, I like myself more while singing and they keep me together when I feel down. They have helped me through the toughest periods of my life. I sing when I'm happy. I sing when I'm depressed. I sing when I should study for exams. I sing late at night. I want to keep singing as long as I live. And I want to do it professionally, with other professionals.
- Call me naive, but when I formed my high school band back in 2011, we thought that if there was even 1 person whose life we could make an impact on with our music, then it was more than worth doing it. Since then, we have performed the songs I have written dozens of times, even on the 50th anniversary of our high school as a closing act, in front of hundreds of people including the mayor of our town. That was a great honour and a memorable day. In the same high school, I was also asked to play singing roles in musicals. As for other experiences, in 2014 with the same band we won studio hours in a competition and we had the opportunity to record 3 songs in the highest quality. During those years, I gained a routine how to play live music with others, how to be present on a stage, and how to perform in the spotlight or how to manage a band. I also experienced the stages of the writing process of a song from scratch to studio recording.
- The high school band was not my first attempt at playing music in a group. At the age of 11 my neighbour friends and I formed a band and wrote and recorded 6 songs in 2 days without any musical or instrumental knowledge. I just strummed an old acoustic guitar and sung the lyrics with a scratchy kid voice. The outcome, obviously, was horrible, but we were proud. In hindsight, I think this showed me that I have to and I want to learn and make music.
- As my aim is to work with music every day, all my hobbies are related to music. I am in constant search of new bands and great songs, and I like to share them with the world, so I started a music related blog, where I introduce my new findings and old favourites. In fact, the blog started out as a media project but I kept it going over the years. The other area where I focus my spare energies is making instruments. I made my first instrument mainly because I wanted to learn how to play it, but I didn't have the money to buy one at the time. My father had a poorly equipped workstation, and in a month and a half's time I actually managed to create a little ukulele. Not a good quality instrument but it sounds quite right. Another instrument that I made is a bass guitar. I already owned a pair of bass pickups and a solid body, so instead of buying a new guitar, I made the body compatible with the pickups and carved a neck out of a wardrobe door. I even played on it live.
- Currently, I have plenty of ongoing projects. I am working on a solo album which will consist of songs that wouldn't fit on the main band's album, and most importantly working on the main band's second album not just as a lead singer and guitarist but as a producer as well.
- I believe that this site is the key to meeting creative and interesting people, worthy to make music with; to become a productive and professional musician, and to - this is what I desire the most - work with music every day (and keep getting better at it).

Screen name:
gerado2
Member since:
Feb 03 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
9
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Thrice, Porcupine Tree, Switchfoot, Arctic monkeys, Mumford and sons, System of a down, Sum41, In flames, Nirvana , Foo fighters, Dead Combo, Gorillaz, Brand New, BB King, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N' Roses, RHCP, Joe Bonamassa, Bill Frisell, Vintage Trouble, Imelda May, Katzenjammer, Highly Suspect, Shane Koyczan, Steven Wilson, Eagle rock gospel singers, Volkova sisters

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist - Alto:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Ukulele:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

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