SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Trombone, Upright bass, DJ, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Drummer, songwriter, recording/mix engineer and producer of 25 years available for originals, covers, fill-in or permanent positions, studio/session work but also seeking musicians.

I'm currently playing/rehearsing in a covers act that is getting ready to gig and folding a working act that was gigging because it got old and stale. Using my in-between time to network and find people to work with on either originals or covers projects. I’m involved in two originals bands, one called 'Project Montreal' which is currently in hibernation for song writing purposes, which I'm not directly involved in. The second is my own band called 'Speculum' which started as a side project just for fun but slowly evolved into something larger, but it’s still in the name of fun. I'm using this page not only to promote myself as a player but also to find musicians to collaborate with me to get my own projects completed.

I’m available as a fill-in or permanent for covers or originals gigs, I have about 200 or so songs in my covers repertoire and I learn new material quickly. I’m also available as a studio/ session player. I’ve tracked in many studios around Brisbane and on the coast; Loose Stones, Wave Length, Recording Oasis, Nasty and Alchemix to name a few. If you need drum parts tracked please get in touch with me via email at nic_forster@hotmail.com. We can discuss the details of your project and my rates for the job. I can also offer myself as part of a rhythm section. I work with a bass player with whom I have a very tight and longstanding musical relationship going back more than 10 years. If you require a drummer and a bass player for a gig or session, we work very well together. Check us out in the video links.

As I mentioned earlier, I'm also looking for musicians for my own original project. I consider it a hybrid Industrial/Groove metal sound (think Pantera cross-bred with Ministry). I’ve got drums, bass and at least one guitar covered but I need a vocalist with the right sound (and perhaps a second guitarist, depending). Someone that sounds like Corey Taylor, Al Jourgensen, Phil Anselmo or Jens Kidman (on Chaosphere) would be the best fit. Not interested in the emo/screamo type or even the George Fisher death growl type. Just someone that can yell and when they do it sounds gnarly and mean, that's what the music calls for. (Being able to sing melody lines and do spoken word stuff would be a big plus too but not a deal breaker). I have several demo tracks finished but I need a vocalist that can gel with it and make it all work. If you think you have the sound I’m looking for, then I need to hear from you, so shoot me a message.

The short term goal is to get the track completed, release it as a single, play some gigs and have some fun doing it. The longer term goal is to get the rest of the material finalised and compile it all into an Ep or an album, release it and play some more gigs. After that, whatever happens, happens...

Screen name:
NicOU818
Member since:
Jul 23 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Oh $h!t, here we go... Selected works (and in some cases entire discographies) by the following artists; Metallica, Pantera, Down, Mike Patton, Peeping Tom, Mike Bordin, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Tomahawk, Secret Chiefs 3, Estradeshpere, Ian Kenny, Karnivool, Opeth, Bloodbath, Cannibal Corpse, Dimmu Borgir, Job For a Cowboy, Mudvayne, Tomas Haake, Meshuggah, Fredrik Thordendal, Danny Carey, Tool, Maynard James Keenan, Puscifer, Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad, Snot, Les Claypool, Primus, (Hed)p.e., Machine head, Toto, Jeff Porcaro, Maceo Parker, James Brown, Fear Factory, Slipknot, A Perfect Cirlce, Chevelle, Al Jourgesen, Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface, Stuck Mojo, Alex Rudinger, Porcupine Tree, Gavin Harrison, Thomas Pridgen, Benny Greb, Marco Minnemann, Jojo Mayer, Massive Attack, Radiohead, Sevendust, The Necks, Dubtrio, Battles, Max Cavalera, Sepultura, Soulfly, Rob Zombie, White Zombie, Bill Hicks, John Otto, Tom Petty, Jamiroquai, Tony Royster Jr., Michael Jackson, Dennis Chambers, Buddy Rich, Victor Wooten, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, N.E.R.D., Pharrell Williams, Marcus Miller, Rage Against the Machine, Chris Cornell, Audioslave, Isis, The Mars Volta, Earth Wind and Fire, The Meters, Breakwater, Peter Gabriel, Huey Lewis, Phil Collins, John Bonham, Led Zepplin, AC/DC, Glockenspiel, Transport, Silverchair, Flow Dynamics, Chad Smith, Johnny Rabb, Jimi Hendrix, No Doubt, Pendulum, KJ Sawka, Akira Jimbo... and many more I can't remember right now...

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Too much stuff to list but the essentials are covered... Sleishman drums, multiple snare drums, Zildjian (and other) cymbals, JBL PRX PA w/subs, Sennheiser G3 in ears, Allen and Heath mixer, lighting, leads etc... all that good stuff.

MUSIC