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SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I play banjo, 12 & 6 string guitar (plus oddments - below). I play broadly folk-ish/acoustic . I write songs; can sing a bit. Recording skills a bit basic . . . Currently working with singer (Lena: see her profile - via "connections" left of screen). Nb: nearly all the audio files here are mine. Only one of our joint songs here, watch this space!). Bass player joining us soon. We would love to find one or two more collaborators for a band, and develop original material besides covers. Happy to see where it goes, for the joy of music. Would love to find piano/keyboards; bellows-ist, fiddler, percussionist - but all enquiries welcome. Creativity, imagination zest and openness are sought; skill level is less important.

Screen name:
Quaggy
Member since:
Sep 23 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Musicians I like: Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Karine Polwart; Clive Palmer and C.O.B. Emmylou Harris; James McMurtrey; The Who, Led Zep, John Martyn, Martin Simpson, Sandy Denny; Byrds, Kate Bush, psychedelic furs; Joy Division; Nusrat; Grasscut; Neu; PJ Harvey. World-wide folk traditions

Lena likes country, Americana: we both love Emmylou Harris,

Influences: (Me) local history; rivers, and geography in general. Distant hallucinogenic memories, and other mind-states; environmental & biological dramas. Any damn thing I'm near to at the time. (Can't speak for Lena)

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Banjo:
Moderate
Other:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

(See Lena's profile - on my music list - for her equipment etc)
Several 5-string banjos - one is a 'C'-scale
Ancient, battered beloved Gibson epiphone (6 string)
Taylor 12 string guitar
Ibanez acoustic "parlour" bass guitar
Acoustic amp (40 watt, Stagg)
One loop delay pedal thingy
Some mikes & leads etc
South Asian Harmonium
Tanpura
A violin (can't play at all)
Tin whistles and harmonicas (Pretty much ditto)
Jew's harps (Hurt my teeth too much).

MUSIC