SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Other, Upright bass, Cello.

ABOUT

I am a Rhythm/singer/songwriter who started as a front man in a Punk Band in the UK after my best friend and I turned off folk music in 1976. In 1979, I took up rhythm guitar still learning LOL and devoted myself along with friends to song writing, gigging and demos. In 1982, we decided to meet Paul Weller, he was not aware of us but I made myself aware to him at airport and handed him a demo tape. In that time we busked across Europe. We had various line-ups and in 1983 we were given a record deal with Cherry Red Records and Albion Publishing in the UK through Paul Weller. Our first single was a UK Top 100 widely played in East Coast College Radio. Another track was on a Compilation Album with the likes of REM, the Clash and the Specials. After touring Europe on many occasions and the Record Company going bust, I came to Oz in 1987. Here, I have worked with and recorded with Paul Hester, Oliver Jones (brother of Daniel Jones of Savage Garden), gigged with Brendan Cassidy, Dex Ryan, Michael Thompson and many others. I've held gigs for 2 years Park Road Milton acoustic solo, and 10 years at Oxford Street Bulimba. I have played nearly all venues in Brisbane and South east Coast. Recently I decided to go back to getting ready for gigging, covers and originals after 10 years of being a house Dad, ready to pick up a guitar again. I do harmonies as well as vocals.

Screen name:
william24901
Member since:
Dec 13 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Beatles
Radiohead
Lou Reed
The Who
The Kinks
David Bowie
The Jam and The Cure Echo and the Bunny Men The Buzzcocks etc
YouAmI
50s - 2000s music
No Hip Hop, no Heavy Rock No Rap (nothing wrong with it)

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate
Steel guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

30 watt vocal acoustic guitar amp - will update if needed
Microphone
Stand
Guitars

MUSIC