Professonal, driven, fun.
Looking for beginner/intermediate level guitarist/drummer/singer friends.
Looking to play in Chicago and regionally in the Midwest (something like 2 shows a month, get together to jam/practice for a few hours 1 day week) and also keep practicing on our own to work on our technical skills.
I'd like to do originals eventually to play out live (notice I said eventually, don't want to get ahead of myself here) but we can definitely hone up our skills/craft with covers and practice together if we get along good (this is honestly my priority first and foremost and should come first before anything else). With that said,I'd like to play out live soon as we're realistically good enough. Also, please no "hey man tryout for my band bullshit"; friends first, then band talk). Any project that I'm involved in I want to be able to creativity contribute something towards--not interested in being a hired gun/follower.
In an actual band, it would be good if everybody in the band could contribute some way creatively so that it's more of a collaborative thing and in other non creative band endeavors (the business side of the band).
I figure you can either wait until you're good enough to start playing with other people, or work on your skills together and reach some goals collectively and get the experience of playing with other musicians. Age isn't that important. It's about similar goals, drive. and good communication.
This would be an opportunity to grow as musicians and hangout and talk music. Perfect abilities aren't necessary (I'm still learning a lot myself!). Working towards improvement is enough, and I'd like to reach the skill level of a thrash/death metal bassist (that's the ultimate goal).
I'd really like to create a specific vision--something that has a framework to work within, but can still be open to innovation and experimenting, that everyone can excited about, and that we can share with each other and others by creating music, releasing music, and playing some live shows.
I would even be interested in being part of a mostly studio only band (just self releasing albums) and making some cool and unique albums, EPs or songs.
I'm also willing collaborate electronically. I'm straight-edge but it isn't an issue if you have a few beers (just nothing out of control). No "hard drugs"... Mmm.. quotes.
About an hour travel distance would be the max for me.
Doom, Thrash, Black Metal, Death Metal, Punk/Rock (not into metalcore though--just personally not a big fan).
Let's kick some ass and have fun.
Get in touch matthew 91p @ yah-oo . com
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