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Hi, I am a mature / immature (as in 60 years old but still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up) guitarist and vocalist. I have been out of commission for about 4 years for work and personal reasons, but am now back and ready to get going again.
I sing (to some extent!) and play lead and rhythm, electric and acoustic guitar, and have gigged and recorded both lead and backing vocals included some reasonably complicated harmonies – which I love!
I also play keys, have a recording setup, love live playing, writing, recording and producing songs, and collaborating on music projects.
As well as band stuff I have also previously collaborated to write, produce and perform an entire multi-media 2 hour musical stage show (performed in the Crescent Theatre Birmingham). I love the bringing together of music, visuals and live performers.
In terms of styles I grew up on the big rock songs (most of the big live Floyd numbers, Satriani, Gary Moore) and moved on to gentle acoustic numbers, Clapton strat type stuff, and vocal duets. I also wrote/ co-wrote stage musical style numbers, and then gigged and recorded traditional blues.
Update - as at June 2018, I am exploring playing without a guitar pick - I have uploaded a new track 'It Takes Time' - which is an instrumental showing a slightly different guitar style.
Across this time I have enjoyed playing meaningful guitar that I believe fits the needs of the piece and song – you can form your own opinion on whether it got there from the track examples!
What I am looking for
I would love to collaborate with a Beth Hart or a Nora Jones, or join an established country band or soft rock outfit that has female vocals, which are the best for harmonies in my view. If you are in need of an empathetic new band member – give me a shout.
Or, if you are a talented (and perhaps frustrated) vocalist / writer who simply cannot find the talent you seek to complete what you want to achieve, then please take a listen to my tracks and give me a shout if interested in a collaboration to write, record, and if things are working, gig and maybe even recruit and build a band.
Or, as I also have an interest in musical theatre, if you have a project in mind or need some help with something ongoing – then give me a shout.
I am fully mobile and have all the musical gear needed.
I have uploaded sample tracks below, all recorded and ‘produced’ by me.
Each Time you Look at Me: me singing a piano ballad from a stage musical
I knew this would be love: singing/ harmonising/ playing acoustic with my daughter
Dancing in the Dark: singing (all be it in a key a little high for me!) again with my daughter
You Say I’m Crazy: a more produced track with friend and daughter – not my vocals but all guitars are me
Extract from stage musical – a short instrumental piece with electric lead guitar
Landslide – a segment of the song sung by my daughter to show a gentler guitar solo
Ocean Blue and Brilliant Red – an extract from the end of a song co-produced with friends to show different guitar solo style
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- May 09 2018
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Eclectic taste. Love female vocals and harmonies.
- Lead Guitar:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Background Singer:
Everything a gigging or recording guitarist vocalist needs to (at least in theory) sound good to great.
It Takes Time
It Takes Time Year: 2018 Genre: Other
A guitar instrumental!
Each Time You Look at Me
Each Time You Look at Me Genre: Acoustic
Me singing a piano ballad from a stage musical
I knew this would be love
I knew this would be love Genre: Acoustic
Singing/ harmonising/ playing acoustic with my daughter
Dancing in the Dark
Dancing in the Dark Genre: Pop
Me singing (all be it in a key a little high for me!) again with my daughter
You say I'm crazy
You say I'm crazy Genre: Pop
A more produced track recorded with a friend and my daughter – not my vocals but all guitars are me
Extract from stage musical
Extract from stage musical Genre: Other
A short instrumental piece with electric lead guitar, taken from a stage musical I co-wrote
Landslide Genre: Acoustic
A segment of the song sung by my daughter - to show a gentler guitar solo
Ocean Blue and Brilliant Red
Ocean Blue and Brilliant Red Genre: Classic Rock
An extract from the end of a song co-produced with friends to show different guitar solo style