richie3434
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

I write predominately on acoustic guitar,my ideas and songs have a melancholic darker feel.
I don't class guitar as my first instrument but enjoy learning,it is such a beautiful expressive instrument. I'm a passionate drummer who loves creating quirky patterns as well as a simple 'duff smack duff duff smack' when needed but when I can't play drums I enjoy sitting down with my acoustic and seeing what comes out; I'm not even sure what a lot of the chords are half the time!
I would like to form a group of like minded musicians to write and perform with including a singer with a soulful voice, a lead guitarist who believes less is more when it comes to solos and a keyboardist or pianist to write and perform with. I would ideally like people who have a knowledge of arranging and song production but most important is open musicians who are happy to work in a democratic writing partnership. Please get in touch. Thanks for looking. Rich 07786518016

Screen name:
richie3434
Member since:
Jan 02 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I like music that is emotive in any genre so bands with the rage and angst of Biffy Clyro through to songs born out of isolation and loneliness like Suzanne Vega's early albums. I love the work of Depeche mode who underneath the layered synthesized sounds are songs written primarily on acoustic guitar.
I like a bit of folk inspired music too John Martyn another big influence.
I like good pop music too-you just can't keep a good tune down.
Anyway in no particular order bands and artists that have influenced me are:

Editors, Killers, The Pretenders, Muse, Oasis , Hall & Oates, Manic Street Preachers,The Eagles, Ladyhawke, EBTG, The Blue Nile, Fleetwood Mac,Stevie Nicks,The XX, Depeche Mode, The Sundays, Funeral for a Friend, A7X, Kate Bush, Goldfrapp, Work of Art, Steve Lukather, Dream Theater, Biffy Clyro, Paramore,Prefab Sprout,Suzanne Vega,John Martyn, Crowded House/ Neil Finn, Joni Mitchell,Journey, New Order, Rush,Toto, Pink Floyd/David Gilmour,Royal Blood, Beck, The Pixies, Rod Stewart & The Faces, Bowie, Buffalo Tom, The Scorpions, Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music,The Smiths. Haim, Psychedelic Furs, Paul Weller,The Cure, Stone Roses. The Police.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha Drums-Roland Electronic drums-Yamaha APX-7 semi acoustic.

MUSIC