SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Background Singer, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto.
I'm looking to put an originals band together, ideally not just a(nother) collection of straight white men... I have a demo album (on my soundcloud) for an idea of the sound I'm aiming for, but happy to work on new stuff - I'm hoping for collaboration rather than a dictatorship!
Most of my gigging experience is through (mostly) acoustic folk music, which is probably why I've found myself writing in 12/8 and 6/8 on occasion. I'm much more comfortable on electric guitar, however.
You can contact me through my website rohanchadwick
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- Member since:
- Feb 04 2019
- Active over 1 month ago
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- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
For the project I want to do atm, this playlist has got it covered. Key artists probably Soeur, Blood Red Shoes, The Subways, Veruca Salt and Audioslave.
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- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
I have an Ibanez JS100, with practice amp (prepared to upgrade should regular gigs become a thing), a couple of Overdrive/Distortion pedals, a Boss Octaver (I greatly miss playing with a bassist!).
I also have a couple of mics and mic stands, access to a small PA (small open mic size).
If...Rough draft from a recording session in the summer. I... Don't hate it? Have a whole album of rough drafts I'm trying to motivate myself to improve, so am sharing some in the hope it might spur me on... Lyrics: If… Verse: I would say anything, If I Thought that it would help, but I know that there’s nothing That I can say or do To help you through today Chorus: If I was closer If I was stronger If is all that I can muster If I could hold you If I could tell you If I thought anything could help I’ve been there myself, and know just how futile, how empty and helpless Are so many of the words That I am saying, just To get through to you Chorus But I have to say something, I have to Try and stop you, before it Gets too late & there’s nothing I can do How long can I keep helping when I’ve Had to give you up as lost So many times, so we don’t both pay the cost Chorus
Trumpton WarriorsHere's a demo of one my my angrier original songs. It's the first thing I'm releasing from my current recording session as I could save most of the last session I did - only adding an actual bass guitar rather than the octave pedal set-up I used last time. All parts written, played, arranged and recorded by me except the drums which are fake ones via GuitarPro 6 programmed by myself. If you think you can do better on the drums please get in touch - I'm fired up for getting proper versions of a load of songs recorded, I'm just not in a position to record drums myself! Lyrics: They’re ready to march, ready to fight Ready to do what it takes These ignorant pricks will call in a hit On those who expose their lies Chorus While we’re still free, we can be key In stopping the rise of the right But the fight will be hard – they’re armed and on guard This mess is about to ignite! They are the right, they are the wrong The ‘alt’ doesn’t fool anyone Their reasoning’s flawed, they think we’re slack jawed Too brainwashed to see the disguise Chorus They think they’re smart, they think they’re right But their leaders are cynical fakes It’s the same story – repeating the oratory Of fools we crushed years ago Chorus x2 Bridge x2 We need to be strong, we need to unite We have to stand firm – give no ground to their spite They’ll try to divide, we must stay unified Back to back ‘gainst their bile and lies With the oppressed we stand, whether new to this land Or long crushed the insider’s rise Chorus x2
Unkind MindDemo recording of my song 'Unkind Mind'.
At the End of the Day
At the End of the DayDemo recording of my song 'At the End of the Day'.
Take Yourself in Hand
Take Yourself in Hand
For Everybody Else
For Everybody ElseDemo recording of my song 'For Everybody Else'.
No Hope Left
No Hope LeftDemo recording of my song 'No Hope Left', with updated lyrics from the first draft which was written around 10 years ago.
Hidden StrugglesRough draft from a recording session in the summer. I... Don't hate it? Have a whole album of rough drafts I'm trying to motivate myself to improve, so am sharing some in the hope it might spur me on... This song lingered (as just one phrase) in my Google Keep for ages until I shared it with a friend who had a different take on the line to me and then the rest suddenly fell into place. Not 100% on it yet, but feel like it's close? [The starting point was: 'shadows of pain on my arm'] Lyrics: Hidden Struggles You can see us all around, You can see it in our faces, The pain in our hearts, A pain that always chases; You'll see us everywhere, As we wander all seems calm, & you can see it in our eyes, & shadows of pain on our arms The more we share experience, The stronger we become, But we all retreat to silence, Hidden struggles in everyone We need to share experience, Or strangers we'll become, Cause we retreat to silence, Hide our struggle from everyone We feel you all around, We see it on your faces, With pain in our hearts, That pain that always chases; We think you're everywhere, We drift - but feel no calm, We can't look you in the eye, You’ll see ghosts of pain on our arms The more we share experience, The stronger we become, But we all retreat to silence, Hidden struggles in everyone We need to share experience, Or strangers we'll become, Cause we retreat to silence, Hide our struggle from everyone You can see us all around. You'll see it on our faces. The pain in our hearts, it's a pain that always chases. You'll see us everywhere. As we wander all seems calm. & you can see it in our eyes, & ghosts of pain on our arms.
All I Need to Talk About
All I Need to Talk AboutDemo recording of my song 'All I Need to Talk About'.
I Wish I Could Help
I Wish I Could HelpDemo recording of my song 'I Wish I Could Help'.
We Know You're Lying
We Know You're LyingDemo recording of my song 'We Know Your Lying', the oldest song I still have enough bits left to re-assemble. Thought it was remarkably on point for a political song written about 15 years ago...
Rise. Continue. Be.
Rise. Continue. Be.Rough draft from a recording session in the summer. I... Don't hate it? Have a whole album of rough drafts I'm trying to motivate myself to improve, so am sharing some in the hope it might spur me on... This song was inspired by this cute little guy by the @smolrobots twitter account - Hopebot https://twitter.com/smolrobots/status/997370887480504320 Lyrics: Rise. Continue. Be. Verse 1: I know you really can’t help me When I won't help myself But please, please, please don't go This seems much bleaker faced alone I know there's more that I should do But it's so hard to think I can And how can I move on from here When I can't escape my fear Chorus: I know sometimes it's hard to rise But still you fight to carry on I know sometimes that’s hard to do And yet you still continue I know sometimes it's just so hard Just so hard for you to be But you know that I am here To help you rise, continue – be. Verse 2: It's not that I don't want to try But the target’s out of sight Hard to be the better me When I panic at the thought Gripped by fear of growing old I feel my heart turn into stone With my future full of dread How can I plan for long years Chorus Bridge: The thought of trying terrifies What will happen if it fails? Success might scare me more Just how long does one man need? Scared of help ‘cause it might work Old age looms so large now And I really just don't see it Scared of life, Scared of death, Scared of progress, Scared of stasis Scared of trying Scared of lying Scared of crying Scared of Chorus
Stopping the World
Stopping the WorldDemo recording of my song 'Stopping the World', one of my oldest songs.