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SEEKING

Band to Join, 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, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I've been a bassist in a number of tech/melodic hardcore/death metal and grindcore bands for years. Rather enjoyed the process of writing tunes in the jam room, playing them live and sometimes even recording them. I've left many bands due to the inflated egos of other band members or those thinking that playing music is a valid career choice. Can't be bothered with that shildish attitude. Doing this simply because I love doing it as a hobby and not for money, glory or fame. I only want to hear from you if you want to make music you'd want to listen to and maybe record it and set a venue on fire with a moshpit here and there.

Previous bands:
The Colour Pink Is Gay (technical death metal): https://thecolourpinkisgay.bandcamp/
Dies The Fire (progressive melodic death metal)
Friday Night Gunfight (technical hardcore)
PigScum (deathcore/grind)
Godplayer (thrash/death metal)

I also have live and studio session experience for other bands under my belt, usually having to learn songs (or entire sets) within a short space of time, something I seem to be uncannily good at as I can pick tunes up pretty quickly. These have included:
The February Solution (live work)
Madman Is Absolute (live work)
Collapse (studio work, a metal project formed by a guy who played for David Sneddon)

hingeos at "gee-mail" dot com

PS. The "Chimp Spanner" upload is a remix I did for a competition (didn't win) and not an example of a band I was in.

PPS. Very interested in being part of a "Cardiacs" or "The Police" tribute act, or simply being in a room with like-minded people jamming their tunes.

Screen name:
TheHinge
Member since:
Oct 27 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Pretty much everything I hear influences me in some way, be it the slowest of doom to the hyperspeed of grindcore, or the twee-est of acoustic guitar or soft electronica to the nastiest harsh sounds imaginable. I tend to listen more to abrasive noisy stuff but I like to temper it with a bit of Enya or Boards Of Canada here and there.

However, since I discovered Cardiacs in June 2019 (I know, VERY late into that game) I have been pretty much obsessed with them and have listened to them every day since. They truly are a life-changing band. If anyone wants a "Jim" for a Cardiacs-inspired band, I'll be right there! No slapping about though cos this Jim will kick your c*nt in.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

5 and 6 string fretted/fretless basses
6 and 8 string electric guitars
6 string acoustic guitars (nylon, steel strung)

Peavey bass amp
Trace Elliot bass cabinet

Roland TDK6 electronic drumkit

MUSIC