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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Other, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Below is a brief selection of a few original home recordings which may hopefully illustrate a broad range of musical interests and ideas.

Also pictured here with 'Mac' McGowan (The Frame), Felix Riebl (The Cat Empire) & Neale Heywood (Fleetwood Mac).

Screen name:
john j macdonald
Member since:
Aug 03 2014
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Currently I am into:-

Forq (NYC)
Jackson Jackson (Melbourne).
Snarky Puppy (NYC)
Heliocentrics (London)
Ghost Note (Texas)


Who, like myself and many others have been greatly influenced by:-

African-American; blues, jazz, swing, doo-wop. soul, funk, hip-hop & rap.
World music; reggae, ska, dub, dancehall.
Cuban, Latin, Salsa, Indian, African, Asian.
Classical, folk, and rock'n'roll!

Fusion.

And of course, like all of us, a plethora of inspirational sources from the genius of Bach, Mozart, Robert Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, etc;
As well as a wealth of inspiration from the likes of Fats Domino, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Motown, Trojan, Stax, The Beatles, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Ohio Players, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Talking Heads, Lonnie Liston Smith, Dr Lonnie Smith, Dr Dre (The Chronic),The Cat Empire, Ollie McGill, Jackson Jackson,(Melbourne) Way Of The Eagle (Jan Skubiszewski), Ghost Note (Texas), Cory Henry, Snarky Puppy (NYC); yada, yada, yada, blah, blah, blah....
In fact anyone who was ever any good.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Trumpet:
Beginner
Clarinet:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

All sorts! Professional level guitars, keyboards, hardware, monitors, mics etc.

MUSIC