Drummer/percussionist putting a band together. Creative original material preferred but not limited to that. Direction: a mix of jazz, funk, fusion, soul, rock, electronica. Seeking bass player (electric or upright), keys and synth (prefer two keys/synth players), guitarist/stringed instruments, second (perhaps third) drummer/percussionist, brass, woodwinds, and out front vocals. Needless to say that all players should be able to do fine solos. Male, female, they (them), etc. Age: 20s through 60s. I’m not hung up on those things. Heavy grooves, some odd time signatures, clever breaks, experimental stuff, etc. Let’s collaborate. I can sing some too, but seeking a lead singer or two. I have lots of lyrics, poetry, and musical ideas, though we don’t have to use any of it.
I have practice space in central Kalamazoo with a basic 4 channel PA setup (with some mics, stands, cables), a Fender Sidekick 35 bass amp, and a small Orange guitar amp with built in effects that kicks out pretty well. The keys can go through the PA system. I also have extra percussion: congas, Yamaha shell pack (2nd drummer would need to bring all hardware and cymbals), and lots of hand percussion.
Email me back if interested. If you care to, send a little bit about what you'd like to contribute [instrument(s), vocals, musical ideas, whatever]. Thanks for looking, Michael
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