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Heval Chia Abid


Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Trumpet, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Flute, Upright bass, Clarinet.


Hello my name's Heval, I am both a working musician and a student of music based in Bristol. My main instrument is guitar and I consider myself to be a competent player in almost all genres of music admittedly falling short in latin and jazz styles as well as metal. The 4 genres I selected are the ones I am most knowledgeable in and have the most experience playing, I also have some knowledge/experience in recording & mixing/mastering as well as social media, promotion and events management.

I play in a few different local bands as well as work on my own solo projects, I'm on here primarily to build a network of musicians that I can trust and rely on to help with these projects.

Currently I am looking for (but not exclusively)

Bassist and a drummer to play in a jazz/contemporary/neo soul outfit looking to start gigging around October.

Ambient Synth player/live sound engineer to perform with a shoe gaze/hardcore/post metal act, again looking to start playing shows in October.

Screen name:
Heval Chia Abid
Member since:
Feb 06 2018
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


Artists who I would definitely consider to have had an obvious affect on my playing/writing over the years are:

Slash, Bob Dylan, TMOE, Igor Presynakov, Tommy Emmanuel, The Strokes, Deftones, Django Reindhart, Flamenco/percussive acoustic artists.

Not sure I'd consider all of these influences on my preferred playing styles but people I particularly admire are:

Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Johnny Marr, Albert Hammond Jr. , Jimmy Page, Chris Cornell, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, James Brown, Chino Moreno, David Bowie, The Talking Heads.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Rhythm Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Background Singer:


Gibson LPJ 2014, Prudencio Saez G36, Crafter TMC 035/N,
Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister 18 with TM112 open back Cab
Pedal board includes: Digital Tuner, Wah, Overdrive, Talkbox, Chorus, Phaser, Univibe, Reverb.
Recording equipment includes: KRK 5's, Scarlet 6i6, Rode NT2A, and MacBook Pro 14 + Logic X
(Also in the process of building my own custom Stratocaster under the name 'Valoren Guitars')