SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Ukulele.

ABOUT

I have always had a true passion for music, started with my mother's collection of vinyls which included masterpieces from Rolling Stones, Alan Parsons Project, Kiss, Bowie, Eagles,Toto and many more (including about 40 vinyls from "La grande storia del Rock" collection).
I was born in Italy and I started playing bass guitar in 2000, then I stopped for a few years until I formed in 2009 a band in Italy with 2 friends, Diego Avanzo (guitar) and Fabio Benetti (drums) called "The Boylers" (www.theboylers.com), which had a few months later 2 new members: Christian Bolognese (guitar) and Mirco Bellini (vocals).
I had to leave the band in 2011 due to a job opportunity here in Australia, however I am still actively collaborating with the band and playing occasionally. The Boylers also opened 2 concerts for Marky Ramone in 2012 and I played for one of the shows. Also, the Boylers played shows in Milan at Alcatraz and in Florence at the Viper.

In January 2015 I worked on my first solo demo with Diego and Fabio: it is called "The Mindful Sessions" (https://soundcloud.com/nicola-lodo), published on Youtube and printed for closest friends in May 2015.
2 songs were written during my time with the Boylers and they are still played by the band.

I'm planning to release Mindful Sessions II in September 2017 and the final part in March 2018.

Below you can hear some of my music, 2 songs were played during my time with The Boylers (bass guitar) and 3 songs are part of the demo which I did with the support of 2 other people, where I am also singing (no choice!). My wish is to create a band of 3, max 4 members, with a moderate experience (not trying to create the new Rush) and determined, where I can play some of the songs I have already registered plus the ones which might have already been created by the other members. I would love that each member could potentially sing. That would give the opportunity to have already a potential list of 10 songs to be played together. I am looking for a genre which can be defined as Punk N' Roll, something entertaining and enjoyable. Lastly, the most important thing to me is having fun, no matter how good or bad a performance can be (Ramones gave me a huge lesson on this).

Screen name:
Nicola
Member since:
Feb 13 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Beatles, The Ramones, Metallica, Talking Heads, David Bowie, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Devo, Elvis, Duran Duran, Joy Division, Tom Waits, Billy Idol, Eagles Of Death Metal, Iron Maiden, The Smiths, any kind of music from the 60's and 80's.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Fender Precision Bass USA. I can buy equipment as needed, as I have never brought the original one with me to Australia (apart from the bass guitar).

MUSIC