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Hi, I'm a keyboard player and my partner is a singer, we're in our late 40s early 50's. We have a bassist who is interested so essentially we're looking for guitarists and a drummer. For the kind of music we initially want to play, well here are some suggestions:
Fleetwood Mac, Dreams/Rhiannon/Gold Dust Woman - anything we can do by them, Stevie is a Goddess!
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
U2 - The Sweetest Thing
Eurythmics - Thorn In My Side, Annie Lennox- Little Bird, possibly other songs by them
Dusty Springfield - Son Of a Preacher Man
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
David Bowie - Life On Mars (possibly)
They're not fixed in stone but that should give you a flavour of what we like singing. We may even look at some musicals so long as they're realistically playable with what we have.
So, certainly we don't want to do hard rock. Possibly for example, we'd work Clapton to fit a female vocal if it can suit. As a guide, if you think the songs above suck then move on please.
You? Well you don't need to be amazing on guitar or bass but reasonable standard. What's important here is personality for the chemistry. Easy going, no hidden agendas sort of person. Plenty of bands out there looking for people with attitude, we are not! Real people essentially, we want enjoyment out of it.
What are we looking to do? Well we need committed band members so I would say practice once a week to begin and see how we sound after a few sessions.
Where? We personally like Prospect Studios in Allerton, Bradford. Plenty of space and nice relaxed feel about it. £24 for 2 hours I think which isn't much between 4 or more people. We haven't been to Jam On Top in Keighley so can't comment. Local to us is important as we're busy people at present. We're not going to travel miles and miles to rehearse as it will become a drag.
So there you go - ideally we meet up for a coffee/drink and agree some songs to learn. We commit to a couple of hours rehearsal, one evening per week, to play the songs we have agreed!(sorry but we've had this issue in the past), and sharpen the songs up in our own time between so that studio time isn't wasted too much.
Get in touch to talk if this sounds ideal to you.
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Likes - A lot of 60's 70's 80's, mainstream classic rock, some folk revival, some pop - I love ABBA actually. Big, big Fleetwood Mac fans. What else, I like deep songs and political music although my partner doesn't tend to. So much out there isn't there, what do you like playing/listening to? Anyway contact me on 07401 005606.
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