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Matt44
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SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Singer / songwriter / bassist / guitarist (latter primarily acoustic & rhythm). Been in bands for years - covers & originals, three-piece, four-piece and acoustic duets. Had to leave my long-term band as I’ve relocated to Stoke for family reasons. Absolutely gutted to have left and still wanting to pursue music here.

Ideally looking for a vocalist and bassist role, whether joining a band or a part of forming one. I've been both a frontman as vocals only, and the frontman as both the vocalist and bassist. I love playing, so the ideal situation would be being able to do both vocals and bass, and happy to do acoustic guitar when needed also.

I'm definitely interested in split vocal roles as well, particularly for covers. I think there is huge added value in splitting the vocals between more than one vocalist, especially were styles and ranges differ. You can really broaden the whole sound. I once saw a professional covers band play a high-profile private event in LA where three of the five-piece sang, and they could practically cover almost anything! Massively down for that.

Happy to explore acoustic projects as well, whether as a new duet, or similar. I've done a lot of acoustic gigs as the vocalist and rhythm guitarist, and I generally play and write acoustic songs to tide me over in times like now where I'm not in a band.

I'm big on the camaraderie of musicianship. Have to be professional and organised to be in a working band, but it has to be fun.

Have played weddings (as evening entertainment, first dance song, and playing a happy couple down the aisle and during the signings etc), small local festivals, charity events, pub gigs and parties.

In terms of ability, I’ve been trusted to sing people down the aisle and have played two private parties for a professional truck racing driver. On those grounds, and entirely without arrogance or pretentiousness, I'd like to think I can hold a note and play a tune or two!

Screen name:
Matt44
Member since:
Mar 31 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

I always find this question a funny one to answer. I can find influences anywhere. Here’s my five of each of my favourite songs and albums instead:

Albums:
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Stone Sour - Come What(ever) May
Stereophonics - Language. Sex. Violence. Other?
Finch - What It Is To Burn
Alter Bridge - One Day Remains

Songs:
Derek And The Dominos / Eric Clapton - Layla
The Eagles - Hotel California
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Shure SM58 Microphone
Fender Modern Player Jazz Electric Bass Guitar
Tanglewood TW60 SCVS E Electro-Acoustic Guitar
Ibanex GSR 300 Electric Bass Guitar
Ibanez GSR 200 Electric Bass Guitar
Rally Electric Bass Guitar
Ibanez AEG8R Electro-Acoustic Guitar
Ashdown Electric Blue Combo Amplifier