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Simon
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SEEKING

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

We spend summers on the festival circuit and winters recording. We are already booked for 6 festivals next year and are talking to many others. We try to keep a 3 week period of the summer hols free for our own holidays (unless we were offered a dream gig... ). We could easily be doing one or two festivals every weekend but try to limit ourselves as we all have lives.

The band is cross-genre (we've been playing for 5 years and we can't agree on a single genre - nor can our audiences) and we can find ourself playing in the 'folk tent' where we'd probably be the loudest act, and the main stage where we'd bring more acoustic instruments onstage than is wise.

We have two main vocalists and a backing vocalist and do fairly complex harmonies on songs. Think Fleetwood Mac, The Kings of Leon and Mumford and Sons doing a joint gig.

We'd expect someone to get up to speed on our material (an hour long live set which will be decided early next year from a repertoire of about 50 songs) within a few months and ideally be happy to start with backing vocals and one or two feature songs - but be capable of taking over lead vocals when needed.
You'd need to feel comfortable about performing in front of a large 'rock' audience who want entertaining and also a smaller folky one where who will be listening very critically.
That said we are very friendly and inclusive - we can mentor and support someone who is a little daunted by this and has restricted band experince... it's all about voice, commitment and stage presence.

Screen name:
simon373109
Member since:
Sep 30 2019
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years together:
5
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Age:
19 years

Influences

Everything.

Influences range from Led Zepplin to Fairport Convention, the Beatles, Stones and Bowie to Lucinda WIlliams, Seasick Steve and Rhianne Giddens - incorporating Cajun, Delta and Detroit sounds with old English folk, Rock and Roll, Klezmer, Surf, Country, Tex-Mex and spirituals. If anything we are rooted in the 70s when music was adventurous. We try to do all that without seeming pretentious, but it's hard.
We would not like our music to be played on BBC Radio 2 daytime shows.

Members Of Band

Six piece. Twin vocals (think Chrissie and Stevie) with solid core of guitar, bass and drums and then whatever acoustic instrument you can think of we probably play it (except piano which we have to borrow in)

EQUIPMENT

If you play an instrument we'd expect you to be plug-and-play. We often have to get on and set up 15 instruments in as many minutes.