matt471428
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Soprano, Violin, Saxophone, Flute, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Cello.

ABOUT

Music graduate from University of Surrey 5 years ago. I would now class myself as a semi-professional session musician gigging most weeks playing the trumpet in 4 bands, as mentioned below. I'm very experienced in both gigging and recording. I have a home studio where I am currently recording dozens of songs that I've written over the last decade. I have two reasons for joining this site: 1) Networking with musicians (mainly singers) to feature on specific songs and to improve my list of musical contacts, and 2) Networking with musicians/bands to either gig with on the trumpet, piano, bass or guitar, or to record or write brass parts for your band.

Screen name:
matt471428
Member since:
Nov 15 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

The bands I currently play with are The Rhythm and Blues Brothers (funk soul R&B), A.J. Holmes and the Hackney Empire (Afro beat pop), The Jacobs (indie/folk), and Tenderstar (disco pop), of which all can be found on YouTube. Personal influences regarding my writing include such bands as the Divine Comedy, The Carpenters, Style Council, Ben Folds Five, Jamiroquai, Embrace, The Beatles, Simply Red, and Jamie Cullum. Genres I take a special interest in include jazz, ska, funk, latin, R&B, classical, Christian, Lounge/Easy Listening, Acoustic and Indie Rock.

Instrument experience:

Trumpet:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Steel guitar:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate
Lead Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Baring in mind I have a working home studio, some of the equipment I currently own includes:
Microphones - Rode NT1A vocal mic, Shure SM57 instrument mic, clip on mic for trumpet
Digital workstation with 16 simultaneous recording channels and motorised faders
25U of rackmount equipment (compressors, EQ, effects units, synths, amplifiers)
Small P.A. setup and studio nearfield monitors
Technics P-30 stage piano, electro-acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar etc.