SEEKING

Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Background Singer.

ABOUT

Thanks for coming and checking our Bandmix page out ...

(STOP PRESS: Our Jam Day for a BASS player is Sunday 30th June 2019. See details below ...)

ABOUT US (working name = The Selfies")

We're a brand new ORIGINALS band, based in the north of England and with a 110% professional outlook. So far it's Mark Ross on the guitar, Derek Mellor on guitar and Andy Yates on the drums. We're all really good, experienced musicians. But now we need a really hot BASSIST and KEYBOARDIST to complete the line-up.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally, you're a really good bassist or keyboardist, and based somewhere in the MANCHESTER / WEST YORKSHIRE / SOUTH YORKSHIRE / NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE area.

You might already be gigging but have become jaded with that covers band you're in? Or maybe you played in the past and want to get back into an ORIGINAL band again?

Whatever your background is, if you're keen to play live with a GREAT ORIGINAL band, you're dedicated to providing 100% commitment to gigging / rehearsing once or twice a month, you're really good at your job ... and ideally more or less sane, then we really DO want to hear from you.

Mark is from North Manchester, and Derek and Andy are from North Staffs. So the intention is to rehearse somewhere 'in the middle' for all of us once the band is fully formed, which for now is Stockport. That means everyone has no more than around 45-50 minutes drive to get there. Triangulating, it shouldn't be TOO hard for anyone in the Manchester, Staffs or Yorks areas to join us.

CAN YOU SING?

Mark will be taking the lead vocals, but we'd LOVE to have backing vocals too. So if you can sing, even better, though it isn't essential.

GENDER / AGE?

Male or female, and perhaps around 40-60, is great with us, as long as you take a professional pride in what you do.

WHAT'S THE PLAN?

The plan is simple. To rehearse our entirely ORIGINAL set of blues / R&B / rock tracks until we're as tight as a duck's proverbial, and then play our REAL proverbials off LIVE... likely to be around one or two gigs a month.

THE MATERIAL?

You would probably call the songs "Blues / R&B / Indie" and perhaps even "Rock" on occasion. There is now a near-completed album's worth of great material, and the plan is to have this new band to get out there and PLAY it all (and whatever else we come up with together creatively). Plus of course distribute it all over YouTube, iTunes, Spotify and (if we can) radio too. Some of the rough mixes of the album songs are already on here, as are two of our videos ... just to give you a rough cross-section of the overall feel of our music. Go ahead... have a listen!

GIGS?

Clubs, pubs, festivals ....we don't care as long as we're out playing live at least once or twice a month.

PUBLISHING / VIDEO / PROMOTION?

The intention by the end of 2019 is to have ALL the songs published on the usual platforms (Spotify, iTunes etc). And the same goes for accompanying videos on YouTube in the future. The focus NOW is to finish putting this great band together, start rehearsing with the full line up and get on stage!

DO YOU WRITE TOO?

Cool. We're very open - in fact REALLY keen - to listen your original material too (if you have some). If it kind of ties up with roughly where we're at, that's where we want to be. If you don't write, that's perfectly fine too.

KIT / GEAR

We've a great little recording studio here in North Manchester and BAGS of production experience. It's pretty much broadcast standard and with good gear too (iMac, Logic Pro X, Apollo 8p interface, Genelec monitoring).

BACKLINE

We have all our own backing gear, transport and a vocal PA for live work as well. (Not a heavy duty P.A. or lights but that can always be arranged).

SUMMARY

So... if you play bass OR keyboards and you want to help us leave an audience AMAZED, then we want to hear from you. And if you can sing backing vocals too, even better, but it's not essential.

INTERESTED?

We're holding a Jam Day for BASS players on Sunday 30th June, 11.00 - 17.00.

So what are you waiting for? Just get in touch ...

Mark James Ross, Manchester, England
T: 01706 345648 / 07944 814297 / info@markjamesross.co.uk

Screen name:
TheSelfies
Member since:
Jul 04 2018
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Age:
54 years

Influences

Influences:

It would be rude not to bow down to the FIRST division wouldn't it? Beatles, Dylan, Floyd, Zeppelin, Hendrix, CSNY and The Stones. (Glad we got all that out of the way). Oasis, the LA's, Stone Roses, The Mondays, Richard Hawley and of course "The Almighty Blues Supreme Bluesman" himself, John Mayer.

But almost ANYONE can get under our skin with the right tune... The Dead, Louis Armstrong, Simon & Garfunkel, Paddy McAloon, Glen Campbell, Brian Wilson, Carole King, Mark Knopfler, Syd Barrett, Adele, Amy, Sinatra, Doris Day ... you know?

Members Of Band

Lead Guitar / Songwriter - Mark James Ross,
Lead Guitar / Rhythm Guitar - Derek Mellor
Drums / Percussion - Andy Yates
Bass - YOU?
Keys - YOU?

EQUIPMENT

Full wet/dry/wet stereo guitar amplification
Vocal PA
iMac / Apollo 8p recording studio with Logic

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Interested in joining the band?

We're holding a jam day for BASS PLAYERS or KEYBOARD PLAYERS interested in joining the band. We're next rehearsing / jamming / auditioning on Sunday 30th June at Stockport's excellent rehearsal space called GREAT IMAGE (www.greatimage.co.uk).

What do you need to bring?

All the tea, coffee, amps and other backline kit you need will be provided, so just bring your bass or keyboard along.

Interested? Call Mark now on 01706 345648 to arrange a time to suit you:

11.00 am - 12.00 noon
12.00 noon - 1.00 pm
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

See you there!