musiclover8752 52 years old male Oakland, CA member since 2023
I'm looking to be in a band that has spectacular dynamics and really blows people away with variety and depth of sound. I really love 1) closed, tight, restrained, muffled in the verse 2) open, free, fully bloomed in the Chorus. Basically, the loud, quiet, loud thing. I'm interested in meeting people who are serious about their love of music and wanting to do something cool with it. I love to jam, switch instruments, take turns singing songs. I play guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, and I sing. I have a strong voice and I also have a knack for harmonizing. I love improvising but I don't want to get in front of an audience and improvise, or at least JUST improvise. For a crowd I want to play songs and sound rehearsed, tight, etc. For a crowd I want to perform people pleasing songs that don't go on forever, songs that get people of all ages up on their feet and rocking out with the band. I want to show people a good time, also I want to have a good time. Playing music makes me feel great. I picture playing in a mostly original band that also plays covers. I'm confident in my ability as a musician but I'm chill. I want to be at peace with the Universe all around me. Playing in a band is a team sport (so to speak) and I am a team player. I'm looking to find the right team to travel the Bay Area (and possibly occasionally beyond) and spread the good times with us everywhere we go. I want to play in a band for performing, but also recording and making videos. I enjoy the technical aspects of sound engineering and producing videos.
I love a very wide variety of music, but especially: Rock, Pop, Funk, Dance, Latin, Ska, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Blues, Motown. Rock? I especially like psychedelic, pop, classic, progressive, post-punk, alternative. Cheap Trick, Cypress Hill, Queens of the Stone Age, Neko Case, Calexico, Rage Against the Machine, Beastie Boys, Blackalicious, Deltron 3030, the Replacements, De la Soul, Santigold, Jurassic 5, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gorillaz, Rush, Skrillex, Primus, AC/DC, Cage the Elephant, The Black Keys, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cibo Matto, Herbie Handcock, RJD2, Fatboy Slim, Fishbone, Devo, James Brown, Fela Kuti, Them Crooked Vultures, Radiohead, Stereoloab, the Mermen, Depeche Mode, Medeski Martin & Wood, Pixies, Soundgarden, the Ramones, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Shins, Don Caballero, the Clash, Squarepusher, Aphex Twin.
Jeff Beck Artist Series Fender Stratocaster Fender American Standard Stratocaster 70s Fender Precision Bass Taylor acoustic guitar Mesa Boogie & Traynor guitar amps Some PA gear 1 or 2 old keyboards Roland V Drums 2D50x full kit Focusrite Clarette+ 8 I have a medium sized collection of studio and stage microphones. I have a great recording setup in Ableton Live with Waves plugins and Superior Drummer 3.
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