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jimbarton
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I've been playing music for a good long while now and I figure it's about time to give making it my living a shot. I only have one commitment at present - a function band that currently has a residency for one set a month in Box. Aside from the one practice a week that I have with them, I have nothing else going on.

I played in college and uni for a couple of cover bands that were formed as part of the syllabus - as a result, I'd say I'm comfortable in most any genre. I've played with plenty of different people of varying styles and abilities in my time and gotten on well with all of them. I've been told that I was a relaxing, trustworthy influence in the workplace - and that is also true for the bands that I've been part of. I'm relaible, dilligent and up for a laugh.

Keys and bass are side-hobbies that I keep relatively sharp by using them in home-recording. I've made a couple hundred sketches with the odd song that has a bit more meat to it here or there, some of which you can hear on my Soundcloud.

Screen name:
jimbarton
Member since:
May 23 2019
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

For how I approach my guitar, I look to Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, Wilco, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Roy Buchanan, Dream Theater, Eagles, Peter Green, Prefab Sprout, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Django Reinhardt.

The guitarists I probably play closest to are Lindsey Buckingham, or Mark Kopfler - I do a lot of work without a plectrum and prefer to play without one most of the time.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Piano:
Intermediate
Electronic Music:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Fender Telecaster Original 50's American
Fender Stratocaster Original '50s American
Buckfastercaster Custom (basically a hand-made strat)
Yamaha Acoustic
Ibanez Talman Semi-acoustic
Squire Precision Bass

Boss Katana 100
Marshall MG100 HDFX
Marshall 4x12 Speaker Cab

A huge assortment of effects-pedals, all the regular bases covered with a few fun toys in there for the hell of it.

MUSIC