SEEKING

Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

I'm primarily a lead singer. I've been in the music industry, professionally, since I was 18. Had an album released in the very early 90's and had a decent career, as a solo artist, after that until I was around 28.

From there I wrote a lot of songs for, and in collaboration with, other artists as well as having my own recording studio. I produced, mixed and arranged songs for artists that had major record deals.

Before my own professional career I did a lot of pub gigs from 16 - 18 (literally crammed a ton of them in) which was an excellent learning ground for my original career. After my career I went back to the scene, briefly, to supplement cash flow.

Between both sectors of the music industry, from 16 to 32, I had amassed an amount of gigs, that I couldn't even begin to count, from tiny little pubs to huge stages and audiences. I have worked in bedroom recording studio's to multi million pound facilities and, therefore, have a very rounded experience.

In my professional career I was primarily a lead singer with a lot of rhythm guitar experience, both electric and acoustic.

Before and after I had a fair bit of lead guitar guitar experience but mostly as David Gilmour role / classic rock.

I am 75% more original artist than a covers act but I have not done anything very active for close to 12 years; so very rusty indeed.

I have an idea of what I'd like to do and what floats my boat from writing, again, back on the original scene to doing a Floyd Tribute act, with a difference.

I also would like to do a humble pub classic rock band but, again, differently. I am not one for trying to be a carbon copy clone. The original artist's CD will always be better! ;-)

Screen name:
GigStar72
Member since:
Jul 02 2017
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Pink Floyd, Simon & Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, Doors, Free, Bad Company, right through to modern such as Rival Sons, Queens of the Stone Age and Pearl Jam. That's just the rock stuff.

Then there's my jazz, blues, folk etc - I love a lot of music and get influenced by all manner of artists.

I'm a sucker for great melody, lyrics and arrangement. The mood / style is irrelevant.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Alto:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

2008 David Gilmour Relic Stratocaster, 2014 Custom shop 62' style telecaster, 2015 Mahogany limited edition stratocaster.

Fractal Audio AX8, Zilla Cab with Fane speakers and Rocktron power amp.

Yamaha LL11E acoustic

Various microphones from Neumann to Beyer Dynamic.

Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt into iMAC using Logic Pro X

Neumann KH120 studio speakers

Adlib Audio vocal PA with QSC power amps

And other odds 'n' sods.

MUSIC