GrooveDrums
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Band to Join, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Trombone.

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SOUL/FUNK BAND PROJECT, Sheffield-based

Do you want to take it to the bridge, or hit it and quit, or just sock it to ‘em?

If so, I’m looking for:
• Bass
• Guitar
• Horns
• Keys

. . . to form a soul/funk band to play covers (for now):
• Stax and Motown
• 60s funk (eg James Brown)
• Northern/rare soul, including a few genre-benders from back in the day.

Basically, great soul and funk tunes. We’d want to be all over the 3-minute belters, but I want to see us get to stretch out and really groove on some of the tunes in the set too. What I mean here is that with some tunes we can treat the main verse/chorus as a sort of jazz-style head, ie an intro/outro, then in the middle we groove hard on the tune with solos/frontman raps and rants etc.

I’m a drummer and have a friend on board as front-man.

You need not have played this kind of music before but you need to love 60s soul/funk and be prepared to do your homework on your parts. Age unimportant. In fact a mix would be a good thing.

Let me know if you’re interested and we’ll aim to get us all in a room together.

We’d initially meet, say, weekly at a practice rooms to get a set together then look at renting our own practice space.

After a two/three months rehearsing I’d like to see us getting a couple of gigs a month; pubs to start, then functions and festivals.

If interested PM me with: what you play; any relevant chatter; mobile number; nights of the week you definitely CAN’T rehearse etc. Don’t expect this to happen next week. We’ll get it together as soon as we can. It’ll be worth it.

Screen name:
GrooveDrums
Member since:
Dec 27 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Stuff I like, not necessarily what I want to play.

Krautrock - CAN, Neu! etc

late 60s blues/rock: Hendrix, Zeppelin, John Mayall; Small Faces; early Fleetwood Mac; Graham Bond etc

Miscellaneous: 60s garage/psych; some prog rock; Dylan; Pink Floyd; Roxy Music; Nick Cave.

Chicago blues - Muddy, BB, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy etc

60s soul - Stax (Otis, Wilson Pickett, the MGs etc); Motown; Northern Soul

Funk: James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone; The Meters etc

EQUIPMENT

Ludwig Classic Maple (Bonham, with 26" bass drum); Paiste 2002 crashes; Paiste 24" Big Beat ride; Ludwig Supraphonic snare; Ludwig Acrolite snare