mike290162
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Professional experience gigging with different bands and as solo plus stand in work and studio session playing . Also promoted events and acted in road management duties including pastoral welfare and security of artists ,driving to venues , merchandise sales etc . Experience as lead vocalist with Sixties Bands , Country Blues , Duo covers with both male and female partners, Acoustic duo work doing Americana, Irish and Folk . Presently performing with a range of projects at different levels and very keen to progress. Attendance record to any live performance 100%. Own gear and PA set up. Northwest mainly in small venues
including bars and restaurants plus arts festivals and private functions . Main strengths are vocal lead in a range of genres plus instant harmony suggestions and ideas. Straightforward solutions to issues and extreme diplomacy plus wicked humour and irreverence to authority of all kinds. Can adapt to new bands and do stand in at the drop of a hat.

Screen name:
mike290162
Member since:
Jun 18 2014
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Listening in my cot to blues at the age of 2 in the 50s .jamming to Dylan songs with my mate on his farm in the 60s .Performing at coffee bars late 60s early 70s doing covers from The Beatles and Eagles plus Rory Gallagher Steely Dan and Zappa etc. Playing live in the 80s collaborating with eclectic folk and pop covers from Neil Young ,The Jam Bowie ,Springsteen ,Steve Miller, Fairports , Steve Earle etc .Joining covers bands in 90s doing indie .
Duo work in genre of Irish and Pop local bars around Manchester covered the last decade. Organising music events mainly acoustic driven including jazz blues and Americana .Performing with a host of people with retro ideas of ambient folk and all sorts . Still not finished as Spotify opens up new ideas every day ! Started to write songs now which combine everything from my first cot experiences to right now .

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Dynacord Powered mixer 12 channels plus phantom power
Ad Lib 330 watt speakers pair
Trace Elliot Acoustic Pa
Acoustic electro guitars high spec
Fender Strat
All leads and mics etc

MUSIC