SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Upright bass.
Recently made redundant and and have achieved my lifetimes ambition to become a full time unemployed musician!!! Next target, gain employment so looking to join a working band - have gear and own transport and willing to travel with the right band. Drop me a line - what have you got to lose? :-)
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- Feb 11 2017
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- Very Committed
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- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
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Everything, except Depeche Mode (but I'm even mellowing with them now....).
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Too many guitars and lots of amps. Too many effects pedals yet love the pure sound of my amps. Own PA and mics.
Sing For Me (Original Track by The Reverend & The Pasztor 2012)
Sing For Me (Original Track by The Reverend & The Pasztor 2012)The Reverend & The Pasztor have been communing tracks together for a while now (see the Very Reverends' SoundCloud page for some quite superb remixes by The Pasztor) and have finally married their talents in a communion of sound to produce this, their first attempt at a heavenly collaboration. The Reverend had the idea of a down & out quite literally down on his luck, yet still looking forward to the prospect of an evening spent hearing the woman he loves sing for him. Having uploaded the outline of the lyrics, vocals and instrumentation Pasztor took over, saying: "I had an idea to make the character of the song quite lonely and robotic sounding and his longing for his human love interest to Sing To Him! Also I wanted it to have a really grandiose middle 8 to ending for which I have used many strings and choirs etc. I start the beginning off with an 808 drum machine but I morph it into an acoustic drum kit towards the end". What you now hear is the product of their union, a matrimony of minds, a sacrament of sound, pray, even a holy trinity of instrumentation - bass, drum & guitar. Amen. Go in peace and sing for me The Reverend & The Pasztor http://soundcloud.com/pasztor http://soundcloud.com/rev-smiley-g
Sunshine Yellow (Original - remix by Pasztor 2012)
Sunshine Yellow (Original - remix by Pasztor 2012)Hell yeah! I'm the luckiest dude on the 'Cloud! My good friend Pasztor has remixed another of my tunes - this time one that I only recently completed. He's stripped away all my dodgy keyboard brass attempts and taken off all the oodles of effects that I ladle on to all my vocals and injected the song with a different rhythm. Tell me what you all think. Again, I am happy with my original version but am constantly amazed at how differently Monsieur Pasztor views my songs and how well he digs out another interpretation I would never have thought of. Enjoy!
Sunshine Yellow (Original - remastered 2012)
Sunshine Yellow (Original - remastered 2012)Originally written & recorded back in November 1994 on my old cassette based 4 track Portastudio - I remember trying to evoke the sounds of summer whilst everything outside was miserable & grey. I don't write many happy songs and had asked my wife to give me a song title that would force me away from writing songs of doom & gloom - she came up with Sunshine Yellow. The guitar riff came first (although thoroughly buried in this mix) followed by the bass line. I realised the song would need either a reggae beat or some king of Latin rhythm - I opted for the latter and then felt moved to add some brass - I used the brass instrument patterns found on my Roland D10 keyboard & then swamped them in reverb to make them sound less like brass instrument patterns found on my Roland D10 keyboard - the jury is still out on that one! I then added the vocals, the Hammond organ sound (too loud I feel and I can't turn it down as it's already been bounced along with the drums, bass & guitar) and then left it alone for nearly 20 years! I recently transferred it track by track to Ableton Live, cleaned it up and remastered it along with some guitar licks to fill out the lengthy outro. My good friend Pasztor has already indicated he would like to remix this one at some point in the future.
That Very Sorry Night (Original - remix by Pasztor 2011)
That Very Sorry Night (Original - remix by Pasztor 2011)My first upload to SoundCloud is this track originally recorded in 1993 as a slow blues tune using a Tascam Portastudio 424 cassette based four track (NOTE: I have now also uploaded the original version into my SoundCloud profile as well so that you can compare the two very different versions). I then transferred it painstakingly track by track into Ableton Live and tidied it up considerably. My good friend took it away, discarded the hissy bits and rebuilt it from the ground up. I hope you'll agree he did a fine job - he's also on SoundCloud, check him out. Some say he is a promising, self-starting, galvanizing, trusting and methodical man and that he is a well-read, solution-driven, level-headed musician. All we know, is that he’s called the Pasztor!
That Very Sorry Night (Original 1993 - remastered 2011)
That Very Sorry Night (Original 1993 - remastered 2011)As I have been threatening to do for some time now, this is the original version of That Very Sorry Night recorded back in 1993 that my good friend Pasztor then decided to do such a wonderful remix of (also available to listen to here on SoundCloud). This version has its own merits but in my opinion is perhaps overly long and incredibly self-indulgent on my part. It was a labour of love at the time and again, was originally recorded on my 4 track cassette-based portastudio, then transferred track by track onto Ableton Live, then cleaned up and presented as you hear it now. Digitally remastering this track in 2011 kick-started what has become my own personal 'Anthology Project'. The successful outcome (in my 'umble opinion!) made me want to re-visit every track I've ever produced on my portastudio before posting on SoundCloud for the world to comment - so please do!