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SEEKING

Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

Singer-songwriter-guitarist, experienced & professional, needs bassist & drummer (able to do backing vocals, ideally) to perform live in London & further afield, with a second guitarist to be added later and with Robert playing organ/piano on a few songs. Skinny, reliable, open-minded guy/girls with good taste, style, attitude, dedication, rock'n'rollers in leather jackets, etc.. in other words.

Bio, songs, videos, photos, reviews, etc.. on: https://www.robertcaruso.site/
Robert Caruso has played as opening act for Ray Charles, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Thunders, Nico, John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Wilko Johnson, Steve Marriott, Tim Rose, Alan Vega and for many (US) bluesmen and Rock acts, and sang with Scotty Moore & DJ Fontana from Elvis' original band and The Yardbirds.
Contacts to play in London and abroad are waiting (somewhat difficult now, because of the "pandemic") .
Original material, naturally (a few covers too). Some experience needed, but dedication, motivation, ambition, attitude, etc.. essential.

PLEASE, NO TIME WASTERS. We do this for a living, it's not a hobby. If your idea of Rock'n'Roll (rather than a popular art-form & show-biz in its best sense - i.e: providing first-class, professional entertainment for paying customers) is akin to a sport (technical prowess, speed, etc..), a hobby, an ego-trip, Prog-Rock, tribute/cover bands, copying/imitating someone else, etc.. you don't need to get in touch.

Albums The Best-kept Secret In Rock'n'Roll (2012), Love And Death (2014), Three Minutes To Midnight (2016), When My Train Comes (2020) and 17 singles are released as downloads on iTunes/Apple Music & all major platforms and as CDs on amazon.
The complete albums are also in 'video format' on YouTube as 'playlists' on YouTube's Robert Caruso (Official) channel and on https://www.robertcaruso.site/
Robert Caruso's latest, acoustic album When My Train Comes was released on all major digital platforms on November, 2020. His latest release is the single Days Of Wine And Roses (06/2021).
You can find more info contact on https://www.robertcaruso.site/ and contact Robert on FB and ReverbNation.

Screen name:
Robert Caruso
Member since:
Jan 20 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Age:
56 years

Influences

All classic Rock'n'Roll, from the Blues (Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, etc..) and Hank Williams, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Eddie Cochran, etc.. to Lou Reed/John Cale/Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop & The Stooges, The Rolling Stones, Hendrix, The Doors, mid-60s Dylan, Lennon, Sly Stone, The Yardbirds, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bowie, Johnny Thunders/New York Dolls, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Joy Division, etc...
There's quite a bit of variety in the repertoire, without wanting to sound like anybody in particular. It can't be labeled 'Punk', 'Heavy Metal', 'Grunge', etc.. but only Rock'n'Roll in the widest sense of the term.

Members Of Band

Rob: vocals, guitar, keyboards, pedal steel guitar, harmonica.

EQUIPMENT

Robert: Vox Teardrop electric guitar. Vox Jaguar organ.
(also: Vox Phantom, Vox Marauder, Les Paul Junior '57, Les Paul Junior '59 and Eko Rock VI electric guitars. Dobro steel guitar. Fender and Crafter acoustic guitars). Pedal steel guitar.
Yamaha and Casio digital keyboards and synthesizers.
Hohner Marine Band and Piccolo harmonicas.
Marshall, Roland Cube 80x, Vox, Danelectro, Carlsbro and Peavey (Valve King) amps.

MUSIC