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Why did the lead singer stand outside his house all night?

Well, he couldn’t find the key, and didn’t know where to come in anyway.

Veteran music guy looking for a band that needs/wants someone to handle most of the singing. Not all of it -- I want anyone else who can sing to be able to have some fun too.

I know this sounds weird. Don’t be scared.

I can also play decent rhythm guitar, kinda rusty at this point, but it’ll come back to me with use. Good enough to fill in under solos and such anyway. It gives me something to do besides stand there like a damn stack of pancakes.

I don’t have a tiny fragile little ego or a thin skin that constantly needs stroking. I’m neither young nor gorgeous. I’ve spent most of my career in the rhythm section and am accustomed to not getting much attention. Along the line I figured out how to sing, including proper breathing, vibrato etc.

I also bring a work ethic -- I actually memorize the lyrics instead of dragging a music stand and a binder full of printed lyrics up onstage with me like some kind of screwed-up security blanket. I’ll come to every practice. EVERY practice. None of this “I’m great but YOU assholes need more work” attitude will come from this direction. I also have my own transport and gear, including stand and cables. I know, right?!

I have a flexible tone and a good range that gets better once I’m all warmed up. Ever hear of “glottal compression”? Give it a Google. I know how to do that, and it adds nearly an octave to my top end.

Rock. Hard rock. Prog rock. Some 60s psychedelia and 90s alternative. REM-type stuff. Early metal and stoner rock like Black Sabbath and that sort of thing. I don’t have enough hair for hair metal and I don’t do nu metal or Cookie Monster. Nothing that starts with “post-” or ends with “-core.” Post-mathcore? I don’t know WTF that is.

I’m not looking for fame and fortune. I don’t want to tour. If we gig 2-3 times a month I’ll be perfectly happy. I don’t drink when I’m working (bad for the voice) or do drugs, but what you do is your business as long as you can handle it. I do smoke cigs but always outdoors.

I live in Aiken but have no problem with going as far as Columbia for this.

How ‘bout it, folks, anyone interested?
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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