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Matt_M
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SEEKING

Band to Join.

ABOUT

Manchester-based from late-2019.

ROCK GUITAR/BASS
There are videos of me playing guitar and bass at my personal project profile, here:

https://www.bandmix.co.uk/kingvenus/

JAZZ/FUNCTION/TRIBUTE (VOCALS)
—I love playing with a jazz band. I have experience playing hotel spots and dances singing show-tunes and the Rat Pack songbook.
—I'd like to get a function/tribute ensemble together. I'm a pretty decent mimic and have done one-offs singing fairly diverse acts – Bowie, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Placebo, The Cure, Tool.
—My background is in acting, musical theatre, and physical performance, so I enjoy putting on a show and injecting a little humour into the proceedings.

<— Hey! Look! Videos!

(I) Top Left – SINGING SHOW REEL
0:15 'All I Care About' from 'Chicago'.
1:22 'The Lady Is A Tramp' from 'Babes In Arms'.
2:01 'Sunset Boulevard' from 'Sunset Boulevard'.
2:42 'Stars' from 'Les Miserables'.

4:04 'It's Different For Girls', Joe Jackson.
5:05 'It's No Good', Depeche Mode.
6:16 'China Girl', David Bowie.
7:50 'Rio', Duran Duran.
9:10 'The Love Cats', The Cure.
10:10 'This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)', Talking Heads.

11:21 'Pure Morning', Placebo.
11:56 'Feeling Good', Muse.
13:07 'The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles', Marilyn Manson.
14:38 'Ænema', Tool.

(II) Top Right – VOCAL DUET WITH JAZZ BAND
'Me And My Shadow'.

(III) Bottom Left – SOLO VOCAL WITH JAZZ BAND
'Ain't Misbehavin'' in the style of Tom Waits. Because why not?

ME
Happy to work with all sorts of folks, but also aware not all sorts of folks would be happy working with me!: I'm male, non-binary, straight, neurodiverse, and Left-wing.

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LIVE RECORDING
I trained as a studio engineer and worked in live music, venue management, and theatre sound design, so know my way around back-line and recording.

I have a ten-channel mobile recording set-up with decent pres for tracking (pictured).

My rig allows me to split eight channels from FOH without bothering the FOH engineer, so I can record gigs to multi-track; the result is separate tracks for each onstage mic, recorded via a pleasing signal-chain, and unaffected by the FOH mix on the night – so they can be mixed after the fact (unlike two-track from FOH).

It's a cool and vibey way to capture the raw tracks for a demo or get a polished souvenir of the night to supporters.

Screen name:
Matt_M
Member since:
Jan 24 2019
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week

Influences

Broadway/West End/Hollywood musicals.

80s pop and 90s rock.

The Cure, Tool, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Placebo, Japan, Radiohead, Nirvana, Deftones, Ulver, Kate Bush, Failure, Smashing Pumpkins. General post-punk and wave.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

6- & 7-string & baritone guitars.
5-string bass.
Guitar amps (Orange & Blackstar).
Pedals.
Stage piano.
Akai Miniak.
Arturia Microbrute.
Microphones.
Preamps.
Vocal FX.
Ten-channel mobile recording set-up.