SEEKINGVocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute, Fiddle.
Play wide range of instruments.
Hoping to get big a band together to play own material (and your stuff) and collaborate in the studio to create a diverse live sound.
Want to play a wide range of genre and want to do covers too.
- Screen name:
- Jim White
- Member since:
- Feb 22 2016
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
I like a lot of funk, blues, soul, dub, indie, reggae, punk, hip hop, old style metal and other things. Stuff I listen to includes:
Beastie Boys, Beck, Sly and the Family Stone, JBs, Crosby Stills Nash, The Band, Steve Miller, Foo Fighters, Aretha Franklin, Strokes, Muddy Waters, Gong, Specials, Portishead, Pistols, Purple, Toots, Pixies, Hives, Spirit, Pumpkins, Dury and Blockheads, Dr John, Eels, etc...
Hammond L100 and 122 Leslie - Hammond M102 and solid state Leslie Fender Rhodes - DX7 - Korg 700s - Various guitars including lap steel - Harmonicas (set plus chromatic) - Trombone - Susaphone - Congas - Harmonium - Auto harp - various percussion - Amps - and lots more stuff.
Bong Whok Chunky
Bong Whok Chunky Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Bed for lyrics
Engineering Bounce 5
Engineering Bounce 5Draft for band to hear. Working on this one. Adding vocals tomorrow, then drums, then solo, then percussion, then horns and then re-record some of the Hammond and guitars, then master it. Probably
Social Engineering Bounce 4
Social Engineering Bounce 4Vocals and drums just placement. This is just being posted for the band to lean the licks. I will finish it soon and we will re-record it live.
Can't Beat The Train
Can't Beat The TrainDraft version of song first written by Anna Watson and re-penned by CJ White and added different chords. So a kind of collaboration on Anna's song. This version has cleaner vocal line so you can hear the words.
An elephant in the room
An elephant in the roomThis song now has a different chorus. And the band play it with more speed and drive. So when I get round to it I will post the new version.
Something Gotta Change
Something Gotta ChangeBog standard 70s cop show funk. Can't be bothered editing it - it is just a draft for the band to learn.
Scuzz controlAnother draft set of grooves to find a home in the new band.
Give The Man A Raise
Give The Man A RaiseAnother draft idea. Working on some lyrics. Might get down the studio with it one day.
Word Is Love - Roughcut
Word Is Love - RoughcutThis is a scruffy idea - which I hope the band can interpret. So I am not bothered that my voice sounds like a train horn again. I sung it is one take at 9am without warming up.
Let Me Hear The Word - (work in progress)
Let Me Hear The Word - (work in progress)Chorus bed 1st edit. Got words sorted. Needs verse section doing then will add vocals.
Hammond Noodle 1998.
Hammond Noodle 1998.Noodle 4 track cassette recording from 1998
Inside JobThis is one of the best 'cop show' funk riffs I created so far. Working on words.
Lets Go To War- Second Edit
Lets Go To War- Second EditInspired by Vietnam war and other wars.
Comin Round Again (1st draft)
Comin Round Again (1st draft)A bit tame. Might have to rev it up a bit.
Bong Whok Chunky
Bong Whok ChunkyWorking on a vocal line. Will delete this when I get round to recording it on the top.
Finger In The Wind
Finger In The WindWorking on lyrics. Needs a guitar solo. And doing live with real musicians. Learned how to push the Yamaha DX7 on this track to sound like I have never heard before with no effects pedals or plug ins, so I will take it on stage to have some fun (and put some effects pedals on it as it needs all the help it can get).
Bike Crash Ska Track
Bike Crash Ska TrackThis is the original Ska version of "open up your heart" done in rehab in 1997 on a 4 track.
Open Up Your Heart
Open Up Your HeartBasic idea to work on with new band
You can't beat the train (draft)
You can't beat the train (draft)This song originates from Anna Watson who kindly let me develop her work. It retains two lines on the chorus and a few words in the verse in an attempt to retain some of the theme. Most notes for the vocal line and chord root notes are retained, besides a new 8 bar extension to the chorus.
But that's OK right - (early shapes and attitude in mix - no vocal)
But that's OK right - (early shapes and attitude in mix - no vocal)Got lyrics and will redo some parts and move some chunks to create dynamics and space. The noise is all over the shop right now so this will file be deleted ASAP.
Face DownA Saint Joe song by Rob Shepherd. I love the guitar solo.
8 StringJust a jam on the lap steel with a straight G tuning.
Hammond Korg Clav Guitar
Hammond Korg Clav GuitarThis could be split into 2 songs. Good one to jam to.
I like making babies (sometimes 2 at a time) Rough Cut#1
I like making babies (sometimes 2 at a time) Rough Cut#1Got to get round to rapping the words. Should work as a cross between hip-hop and the blockheads
Wierd StuffNo words yet, but I am working on it. Will change the intro.
Pick It Up
Pick It UpAdd horns and you almost have a 70s cop show theme. No words yet.
Take you for a trip (Crash Hammond)
Take you for a trip (Crash Hammond)I used Logic to record L100 Hammond and an analogue Korg then mucked about with samples and MIDI to get the general structure. The shape of the piece may alter when I add words and a guitar solo or something. The chorus vocal line is "take you for a trip" but have not got round to recording the vocals yet.
Shake it baby - dance dance
Shake it baby - dance danceNeeds some work to punch holes to allow instruments to breathe. Perhaps add a flute or violin, vocals, change dynamics as it perhaps needs more accentuation with stronger shifts between forte and piano sections.
We keep fighting each other
We keep fighting each otherOriginal Home Stone Groovers jam recording from about 1996, followed by a recent version in draft. I started working on this just before the Groovers broke up but never had a chance to play it. Credits: The brilliant verse lick by Sam Craft/Mike Hayes and chorus lyric by Dave Black.
Groovers 1996Home Stone Groovers rehearsal in Hackney. Me on harp. Great slap bass by Sam.
Sample from 4 track about 1997 (Hamilton and White)
Sample from 4 track about 1997 (Hamilton and White)Second half of song. Lyrics by Craig Hamilton. Recorded a long time ago.
Practicing Grind And Scream
Practicing Grind And ScreamSolid state Leslies can sound good and make a warm overdrive even when the pedal is only three quarters down. This recording is from a practice session last night. A bit too loud for the Mac internal mic to cope with, so sorry if it cackles a bit. The first groove is from Demons - Blind Boys of Alabama, second one, some licks displayed by the great gospel, jazz and R&B legend Robert Turner, third noise is one of my own blues grooves.