I'm a pretty seasoned guitarist looking for other musicians to play some post rock/instrumental/ambient stuff, make friends with, and eventually start gigging. A bit about me: I've been playing guitar for a little over 20 years, and have been in a few different bands ranging from straight up alt rock, to punk, to shoegaze/post rock. My stuff is very melodic and effects-driven, with lots of delay and looping that often delves into wall-of-sound layers. This is juxtaposed with my love and fascination with pop music, and what/why humans find it catchy.
When it comes to playing with others, I'm very open and collaborative; I'm serious about what we're doing, but I'm also about keeping it lighthearted and fun. I'm a huge gear head, and love talking shop about guitars, amps, effects, and playing techniques. Check out my sound*cloud for some songs from my last band to get an idea of where my head's at.
I've learned throughout years of playing with others that I'm not good at pretending to be something I'm not. With that in mind, understand that:
- I don't shred
- I'm not into theory
- I don't deal with pretentious assholes.
Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, El Ten Eleven, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Black Sabbath, Sigur Ros, Tom Morello, At the Drive-In, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Death From Above 1979, And So I Watch You From Afar, Silversun Pickups, Pink Floyd, Tool, Battles, Pelican, Radiohead
Custom-built Les Paul
Effects: Whammy pedal, Crybaby, MXR Micro Amp, Boss DD-8 delay, TC Electronics Flashback delay/looper, Ibanez DFL flanger, EH Smallstone phaser