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Band to Join, Accordion, Cello, Upright bass, Vocalist - Alto, Other, Flute, Background Singer, Keyboard, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist.


Musician, played guitar for 33 years, previously signed to Virgin and Chrysalis amongst others, released many albums, now concentrating on playing oud and Arabic mandole, interested in band or band members who want to create an innovative mash-up of Arabic/Hindustani/Gypsy/Afghan/Turkish/Flamenco/Kletzmer/Punk music with attitude and groovy beats. Fast sweaty stuff, no "world" coffee-table music, but the real deal. Wants especially a singer, percussion or darbouka player, keyboardist, double or electric bass who are willing to share this vision and reap the benefits with me. Looking for mad/useless/problematic people who cannot do anything else but playing music in order to create something brilliant and to do something interesting because everything else is just so boring, boring, boring! Splendid layabouts, illegal immigrants, manouches and Tzigani, CR holders, in fact everyone with heavy issues especially considered (and sought), but: must be interesting.

Screen name:
Member since:
Mar 25 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


The Beatles, Gogol Bordello, Nasser Shamma, Funkadelic, John Coltrane, Umm Kalthoum, Dahmane El-Harrachi, Sun Ra, The Byrds, Speed Caravan


A Mustafa Becicioglu Turkish oud tuned in Egyptian tuning (which can be tuned to its relative variants), a Fathy Amin Egyptian oud tuned in Standard Arabic (which I can tune to its variants), a Fathy Amin floating bridge oud tuned in High Arabic (which I can tune also to Lebanese and Iraqi tunings), a Blue Moon Arab-Andalus mandole, plus electric guitars (Epiphone and Cougar), Spanish guitar (Stagg) and acoustic guitar (Cort)