Here is a link to my soundcloud page - http://soundcloud.com/tolosetoulouse - where there are two demo rough tracks from my old band, in which I was the lead guitarist only, and an outdated and very messy recording of me running through some warm-up licks and solos - just to demonstrate a fraction of what I can do (If you click on the titles I have little descriptions for each one, which should clarify everything). I'm a vocalist with power and colour, and a guitarist, looking to create a show-stopping hard-working act, playing original material in clubs and at festivals, recording an independent album and kicking off something truly great.
Despite my confidence in my own playing, I do not suffer from 'Lead Guitarism'. I appreciate the dexterity and fragility of the equations involved in performance and musicianship; 'bandship' - the necessity for grounded yet original material, restrained flair, taste, professionalism, complete full-time commitment to advertising, rehearsal and performance, and above all, loyalty within the band. It's a gang, after all.
We have a bassist, who is screwed on and very amiable, and has ambitions and ability. We are looking for a gregarious drummer who can pick up the band and carry it into the next stratosphere.
I'm a performer. But the hard working element of the band must be second to none. I have high standards, and high expectations. We need to be able to call ourselves professionals with pride. And don't be afraid to be critical. If we meet up and it's not your thing, be straight. I know I sound demanding, but I'm only demanding where one simply has to be in this business (see Jon Bon Jovi for a blazing example).
I am very good at what I do, and approach music with reverence and reference in mind of my heroes, and see it as a duty to honour their legacy by being an original spirit. I've not got a nasty bone in my body, and I'm quite a gregarious character, ever the performer but always true and honest. This band will have rock AND roll, a punk attitude and excellent songs. We have dozens of very good songs already, and will advance to writing as a group.
I have transport and free time, amplification includes Bogner, Marshall, and Line 6; a full Mackie PA rig, all the guitars and all the toys.
This is a scratch project. Starting something from nothing. We're looking for a guy who's got the talent to make us all look good, and the cajones to bet his career on it. That's as honest as I can be. The first goal is to have a handful of songs rehearsed to optimum quality before booking a studio to record a demo EP.
I'd really like to hear from you if you're serious. This band will be the British cult band of the 21st century, and will be responsible for a musical and social revolution to oust the walking abortions - the molestors and violators of what used to be an art form. We're taking back rock n roll. If you ARE serious, then please get in touch any way you want/can, and ideally have some kind of video or recording of you playing (just to give me a good understanding of what you can do).
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Backing Vocals preferred, but we'll work around what we end up with regardless.
Great ambition is necessary, but insufficient.
Ownership of a van is a deal-maker... probably.
Any gender, aged 18 to 27 from Cardiff, United Kingdom
- Minimum Drumming ability: Expert
- Located in Cardiff, UK
- Joined June, 2012