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The Mariners


Bass Guitar, Drums.


We're a Hastings based duo, "The Mariners" (Carl and Andy), looking for a drummer and bass player. If you're interested email me (Andy) at ajconway180@.
We both started playing guitar aged 15ish, and started playing and singing together recently (I moved to Hastings at the end of 2011). We started off playing folk/blues but want to get a band together to play more energetic rock, rehearse and play some gigs.
We swap lead and rhythm guitar and lead and backing vocals. We?ve written a few songs together and individually and we?re always writing new stuff. We aspire to write songs with interesting and clever lyrics, memorable choruses, powerful riffs, short and sparse yet incisive solos, with a messy but tight sound.
We?re looking for musicians to jam with, write their own bass lines/drum beats, develop original music and have a good time while we do it.
We regularly play the open mic nights at the Hastings Arms (Wednesday) and Bar Blue (Tuesday), doing covers and our own songs. One of our favourite songs to play at the moment is a mash up of ?Hit the Road Jack? and ?Been Smoking to Long? (by Nick Drake).

Screen name:
The Mariners
Member since:
Apr 19 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
32 years


We?re both influenced heavily by pop-rock and indie bands from The Beatles down to Oasis and The Arctic Monkeys. Carl?s really into The White Stripes, The Black Keys and Mumford and Sons (for some reason). I go through phases of being addicted to The Libertines, Bob Dylan, Jamie T and John Lee Hooker.

Members Of Band

Carlos 23 - Guitar (lead/rhythm), Vocals (lead/backing) and songwriter. An artistic (or should that be autistic?) soul, he's a talented illustrator with an eye for the ladies. He can also play the drums, piano and the xylophone.
Andy 24 - Guitar (lead/rhythm), Vocals (lead/backing) and songwriter. To be honest, I'm a bit of a geek (I studied physics at uni), and into poetry and lyrics. I've also been known to whip out the harmonica and can play a bit on the bass.


Electric guitars and practice amps, acoustic guitars, bass and amp and a drum kit. When we get the band together, we plan to rehearse at the guitar school rehearsal rooms so all amps provided, all that?s needed are guitars and cymbals for the drum kit.