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Lead Guitar, Background Singer.


We are RED LAKE, a hard rocking power-trio with excellent musicianship and a bone-crunching sound. We play groove-infused covers of classic hard-rock and heavy funk and are aiming to launch ourselves on the Midland gig scene next Easter.

We are now looking to expand to a 4-piece and are seeking a top-quality guitarist with transport and pro gear. If you can offer backing vocals, that would be very welcome but not necessarily a deal-breaker if you can’t. We need someone reliable and ego-free who would learn and practise songs BETWEEN our fortnightly rehearsals so that we are ready to rock on rehearsal night. You will be fully adept at both lead and rhythm, able to take a solo on a nod and able to jam in any key.

We have a fully equipped rehearsal studio in Telford where all rehearsals take place every second Friday evening, from 7.00-10.00.

Here’s how the band currently lines up:

• NED BRICKLEY (me) – Drums (I own the rehearsal studio in Telford). I’m a single-pedal power player like John Bonham, Dave Grohl, Mike Miley etc. If it moves, I hit it; if it DOESN'T move, I still hit it.
• CARL PORT – Guitar & Lead vocals. Carl is an ex-pro on both bass and guitar. If ever there's a power-cut at a gig, Carl's catalogue of colourful stories will keep any audience amused for hours.
• GEORGE WILLETS – Bass. Gorgeous George has all the chops - he can make you dance while opening up fault-lines in the earth's crust.

In terms of “leadership”, I formed the band but we take decisions as a group. This will continue to be the case if we take a new member on.

Repertoire is still under discussion but we have the following songs rehearsed and pretty much gig-ready. Note: we play HARD ROCK, regardless of what band wrote the originals:

• Ocean Colour Scene – Riverboat Song
• Beatles – Come Together
• ZZ Top – Just Got Paid
• Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
• Cream – Crossroads
• Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild
• Jet - Are you Going to be My Girl?
• The Cult – Fire Woman
• Stevie Wonder – Superstition
• Velvet Revolver – Slither
• U2 – Vertigo
• The Cult – Love Removal Machine

Looking ahead, these songs are queued up:

• Foo Fighters – Times Like These
• Velvet Revolver – She Builds Quick Machines
• Royal Blood – Figure It Out
• Pearl Jam – Amongst the Waves
• Greta Van Fleet – Highway Tune
• Deep Purple – Strange Kind of Woman
• Buckcherry – Everything
• ZZ Top – Tush
• Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music

You would be welcome to add suggestions if they fit the band profile. SLEDGEHAMMER GROOVE sums us up.

We are a friendly bunch of blokes and we get on very well together. New members can be assured of a warm welcome if they come bearing good will. Age, race, colour, creed and gender are immaterial.

If you like what you are hearing, please text or ring me on 07514 665 044; we’ll see if we can hook up for a meet.

Thanks for reading!

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Dec 07 2019
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Years together:
58 years


Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, Rival Sons, The Cult, Zeppelin...

Members Of Band

Guitar + Vocal

Now looking to add GUITAR.


Pro gear.