So im wanting to get out and gig. Ive been playing in a PW band for a while now and I enjoy it but I want to get out and play music for musics sake and put my chops (lol, sure) to some use.
So anywho, Im wanting to put an add out on campus and on craigslist to see if I can find a band.
If yall could read my add and give me some feedback on it that would be great.
Note: this will be after Christmas because I will be working on recording some Christmas music.
This is the add:
My name is Luke and I am wanting to start giging with a band around the Knoxville, Tn area. Im pretty open to different styles and genres but my preference would be geared more towards blues rock/funk/jazz/metal/prog or anything with a solid organic groovy sound or soaring melodic guitar solos. I play both guitar and bass and would be equally interested in playing either instrument. I would prefer to join a band that has gigs lined up and is currently playing but would be willing to start up a project if the music was right. I would also be interested in doing studio work or fill-ins.
Most of my experience on guitar has been doing home recording of my original metal songs, playing lead in my churches PW band and fingerstyle acoustic playing. My favorite thing to play on guitar is heavy metal, closely followed by blues, but I would be open to playing just about anything.
I took up bass about a 2 years ago so i could fill out the bottom end of my recordings, I started playing at church and fell in love with it. I now play bass as much as guitar and have learned slapín pop, harmonics and other fun bass stuff.
I am familiar with playing from chord charts and have an understanding of chord structure and scale theory but can not read music or tab on the fly (I can use it to learn songs). Untill recently i have relied strictly on my ears to learn music but am now learning to read (very slowly).
I am a student at UT majoring in engineering (also working) so my schedule is very full but I can make time for a weekly rehearsal and weekly gig (maybe more if need be). (wed nights are taken due to PW rehearsal). I have my own transportation and can make practices anywhere in the knoxville or maryville area.
I would consider this professional level gear although I am continually searching for upgrades that add to my versatility as a musician.
Guitar - Schecter Hellraiser C-1.
Acoustic -Takimini Jasmine.
Guitar amp - Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 2x12 combo.
Bass - Ibanez BTB 775 (five string).
Bass amp - Hartke lh1000, 1000 watt amp head.
Cab - Avatar 2x12 cabinet.