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Band to Join, Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Flute, Other, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, Clarinet, Harp.


I play banjo, 12 & 6 string guitar. Chasing some mad unattainable and undefined ideal. Started as fun, still is (more than ever) but getting more serious now . . . . Musically not massively literate but can take on new chords, techniques as required. I play folkish and acoustic but like lots of other stuff. I write songs; can sing a bit. I'm at open-mic level now, but would love to be part of an interesting band, and develop original material (mine and others) Happy to see where it goes, just for the joy of music. Would love to find a singer, fiddler, accordion/melodeon - but all enquiries welcome.

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Member since:
Sep 23 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


Musicians I like:Nick Drake,Joni Mitchell, John Martyn, Kate Bush; Clive Palmer; Byrds, The Who, Led Zep, Martin Simpson, Sandy Denny; James McMurtrey; psychedelic furs; Joy Division; Nusrat; Grasscut; Karine Polwart; Neu; Prince Fari; Floyd; Lata Mangeshkar; better stop now it's getting silly (oh yeah Damien O'Kane).

Influences: geology, local history, rivers, trees, sunshine, moon phases, my partner & children. Distant hallucinogenic memories, and adventures in psychiatry both amateur and professional. Any damn thing I'm near to at the time.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:


Small flock of 5-string banjos - one a 'C'-scale;
ancient, battered beloved Gibson epiphone (6 string)
"Taylor" 12 string guitar
Acoustic amp (40 watt, Stagg)
One loop delay pedal thingy
South Asian Harmonium
A violin (can't play at all)
Tin whistles and harmonicas (Pretty much ditto)
Jew's harps (Hurt my teeth too much).