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JHerr
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Hello,

I'm Joe. And I'm looking for musicians to start a new project (or alternatively to join an interesting existing project). I play bits of guitar/bass/saxophone/synths and have many daft wee demos, scrappy bits of songs, and an aversion to finishing many of them it seems...

My plan is start a studio project, record four or so songs, write a set of 6-9 songs, then start to play live. A group with emphasis on lyrics, with not particularly showy musicianship but hopefully something a bit different.

What am I looking for?

a) Most importantly, one or more people who want to collaborate on songwriting, to flesh out ideas. Any instrument welcome, Singers/Lyricists preferred.

b) Equally important is a drummer, percussionist and/or beat maker to give the songs a good sense of rhythm (bonus points if you are a drummer and songwriter)

c) I am also looking for guitarists and bassists as well as "none standard" instruments (for rock at least), so Saxophone, Synths, Keys, Trumpets, Trombones, Strings etc.

I am intrigued by the idea of forming a larger live band of 6 to 8 people. Introducing the high energy of bands like the Specials (not that I want to play Ska)and Brockhampton. But also the varied sound that comes with a larger group, Post-Punky stuff like DUDs or a bit loungy like Insecure Men.

Screen name:
JHerr
Member since:
Dec 14 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
7

Influences

"The Vision": Like many people I have grown up listening to a lot of old Punk/Indie, but I have grown tired of the lack of creativity and backward looking ways of many new artists in the genre. It comes from listening to a lot of other genres I guess...

What I would like is to take the style and intensity of groups like Magazine, The Stooges, PiL, Talking Heads with the 21st Century production/edge of Earl Sweatshirt, JPEGMAFIA, Tyler The Creator, Death Grips etc.

I would like synths/program drums to be involved as well as guitars/bass/other acoustic instruments. I'd also like to be able to make some more fun, pop sounding stuff on the side.

Modern indie groups like DUDS (lots of brass and percussion), Fat White Family, Moonlandingz, Insecure Men and the first few singles by HMLTD are something I look up to.

Glam, 70s German Rock, Beefheart, Modern Rap, Holy Bible era MSP, Punk (Proto and Post), 80s Indie, Synthy Stuff, Folk, Kinks, ABBA, etc. You know the drill. More experimental sounds with good songwriting and good lyrics.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Saxophone:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate
Lead Guitar:
Intermediate
Electronic Music:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Guitar, Bass, Saxophone...
Rhythm 77 drum machine, Ultranova, Roland Organ VK-1, other keyboards/bad drum machine