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PeteQ
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Flute, Fiddle, Upright bass, Cello.

ABOUT

Guitarist and violinist available. Guildhall educated. Not constrained by genres and styles but more interested in working with people who want to play and who are easy to work with. That said, I'm predominantly interested in forming a band with jazz, soul and Latin phrasing, but with a rock edge. Something like Santana and Al Di Meola meet The Brand New Heavies would be ideal. I'd consider a metal band, but it would have to be something "different" and more towards prog.

I also play the violin, so I'd be interested in combining that within the band as a multi-instrumentalist. But I would also consider playing violin for your project as a stand-alone violinist, or working as a part of a string section. I also find that the violin really helps me with my phrasing on the guitar.

Screen name:
PeteQ
Member since:
Aug 03 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I have a broad range of influences, so please bare in mind that I've listed the following because they've helped me develop as a player and to become a more-rounded musician. Also, if you have a type of guitarist or violinist in mind but s/he's not listed here then please let me know. As a musician I'm practically interested in all styles, so I've had to pick the four genres which I feel most comfortable with.

Guitarists: Al Di Meola, Santana, Nile Rodgers, Emily Remler, Paco de Lucia, Vinnie Moore, some Yngwie, Ritchie Blackmore, John Petrucci, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, Paul Gilbert, Jeff Beck, Tomatito, Julian Bream, etc.

Bands: Dream Theater, various Miles Davis, Weather Report, Return to Forever, Testament, Megadeth, Snarky Puppy, Van Halen, etc. (You might think it odd that I listen to metal bands, but the groups I listen to have a lot of jazz in their music. Plus I'm really inspired by the way that they remain tight, focused and "locked-in" to each other's playing.)

Violinists: Arthur Grumiaux, Hilary Hahn, Nicola Benedetti, Rachel Barton Pine, Nigel Kennedy, Yehudi Menuhin, etc.

Composers: Bach, Ysaye, Vaughn Williams, Debussy, Chopin, Elgar, Britten, etc.

Others: I'm always inspired by really great musicians like Jacqueline du Pre or Glen Gould. There are so many musicians I could mention, including my mentors and teachers.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Violin:
Expert
Fiddle:
Expert
Vocalist:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Various guitars, including PRS, Dean, Jackson, Ibanez and Fender, plus several Spanish guitars for flamenco music.

About to upgrade to either a Mesa-Boogie or PRS amp, but I use a Mesa-Boogie Grid Slammer so can get a fluid lead sound with most amps in rehearsal rooms, etc.

I also play master built copies of Stradivarius and Amati violins.