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James Carson
CONTACT

SEEKING

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Piano, Rhythm Guitar.

ABOUT

James M Carson Music . Com - Initially an indie-rock lead guitarist and background vocalist. I moved from that to lead vocals and songwriting so naturally I started to play more acoustic guitar and introduced piano. Still way better on guitar than piano but finding my way. Like most musicians, I dabble with other instruments including drums - I can keep a beat, but I have no delusions of grandeur. My strengths lie in my vocals and ability to either lead or add harmonies, and guitar and piano are my stronger instruments.

I'm a huge Elliott Smith fan amongst other things so I write music of that ilk. I do a lot of finger picking acoustic stuff or streamy alt-country/americana style acoustic guitar, then I throw piano/keys, bass and surfy, tremolo guitars at it and see what sticks.

Big fan of melody and harmonies which is why I like Big Star, The Beatles, The Byrds and Teenage Fanclub, so a lot of that seeps into my music too.

And in general I like anything that attempts to be different and interesting which explains the Radiohead fascination.

I have an EP out called Sold As Scene and I have just written 2 more 5 track EPs. They have more full band requirement than the previous EP, hence joining this BandMix thing. Always looking to get people on board with my thing or be part of someone else's project where I might bring something to the table.

So if you like the above descriptions please feel welcome to get in touch.

Best wishes,

James M Carson

Screen name:
James Carson
Member since:
Aug 20 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Most available:
Nights

Influences

WIlco; Teenage Fanclub; Big Star; Elliott Smith; Jonathan Wilson; Ryan Adams; Jeff Buckley; Nirvana; Radiohead; The Kinks; The Beatles; Bill Ryder-Jones; Ty Segal; Grizzly Bear.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate
Drums:
Intermediate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate
Harmonica:
Intermediate
Dobro:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic Guitar
Elec Guitar/Amp/Pedals
Bass Guitar/Amp/Pedals
Vocal Mics
Dobro
Mandolin
Harmonicas
Various precision (shakers, tambourines, etc)

MUSIC