I’m building a band, and I want to hear from you. Here’s what I sound like, what I’m looking for, and more about me. Send me an email if you want to talk!
Melodic, modern hard rock with swagger. Shinedown, Muse, Royal Blood. Guitar-driven with a drop of pop sensibility. Of course, the exact sound of the band will be the result of all the members and our influences.
Long-term, I want to tour with this band. The sky is the limit. In the near-term, play throughout the Seattle area, record and release originals.
I recorded and mixed everything below. I also performed all of vocal and instrument parts, *except* for “Pride,” where I sang, recorded, and mixed.
“Can’t Get Over the World” is an original I’ll be releasing next. “Saboteur” and “Bad Moon” are out on spotify.
What I’m looking for right now
I’m looking for a co-founder/co-writer to get the band started, and to start building a repertoire of original material.
Do you like any of: Shinedown, Royal Blood, Muse, Collective Soul, Live?
Do you write, and want to be a primary writer in a band?
Or are you also starting a band in this vein and need a writer/singer?
Then I want to hear from you!
I’m open to all experience levels, but someone I can learn from would be ideal. Open to all ages, genders, etc. However, it would be ideal if you’re in a similar position to me: able to rehearse and play out a lot, and potentially able to tour in the not-too-distant future.
The main instrument you play isn’t important, but it would be beneficial if you are capable of expressing your musical ideas on guitar or keys, etc.
I’m in my mid-40’s, and I’ve been playing music almost all my life. In the last year, I decided to make music a more significant part of my life. It’s a slow transition, but I’m committed to it. This band is a major part of that. I’m also the frontman in a U2 tribute band, and I’m open to joining other cover/tribute projects that feel right.
Musically, singing is my strong suit. I’m a recovering drummer, I’m competent on rhythm guitar, and working on some basic lead chops. I can mess around on keys and fake my way through simple bass lines.
I’ve been writing off-and-on for a couple of years, and I consider myself still just getting started with it. I’m trying to learn all I can and hone a craft.
I also record and mix my own songs, as well as promo recordings for the U2 tribute. I’ve produced a couple of music videos and promo videos as well.
I’ve released a couple of songs to streaming in the last year. I’m continuing to do that until I get this band fully started. Some of what I release may be right for the band, but we’ll see.
My “day job” is being a tech contractor under my own business. This gives me flexibility to make music more of a priority.
My most significant influences are classic to modern rock : Muse, Collective Soul, Royal Blood, Rival Sons, Zeppelin, U2, Live, Fuel, Shinedown).
Usually hard, alternative rock with a good melody and range of emotion. Not a fan of a lot of screaming.
If this sounds remotely like you, give me shout. There are a few ways to contact me here.