SEARCHING FOR A FEMALE SINGER/SONGWRITER

Hello everyone, I hope all is in a good way with you. 

I know this is kind of long but, PLEASE bear with me. I know the perfect duo partner will be interested in reading this fully.

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-I am a bassist, songwriter, storyteller, and recording artist as well as a multi-instrumentalist (piano/guitar/percussions) but, my main instrument is and always will be bass. 

-Before you read any farther, I wish to let everyone know that. I am looking for a Female singer/songwriter ONLY to form a duo with. Thank you for understanding. To those of you interested, Please know that this is what I'd love to create but I would also like to work with you and create something that both of us love together. 

BASSIST/SONGWRITER/SINGER looking for committed, serious and badass FEMALE SINGER/SONGWRITER to form a duo with me that is also a GUITARIST (rhythm, lead, and acoustic) as well as piano (if possible).

-I take my music and performing VERY seriously. I work extremely hard at it and I dedicate my life to it but, at the same time, I love laughing, joking and making other people smile and laugh and I do what I can to help others. I'm not into drugs of any kind and want nothing to do with them. I do enjoy my red wine or hard cider but not during a live show. My first true love is my bass and music is my priority. I would prefer that you have no children (unless they are old enough to take care of themselves). Please don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with having children but, they would be a priority over our music. I can't and won't try to make anyone choose anything over their children so I need someone that can and will make her music and our project a priority. 

-I'm looking towards creating more of a "Tribal/Earthy" look. (bands like "Omnia", "Faun", "Wardruna") but creating our own unique style. I have many ideas for a stage presence, props, and lighting. I don't want this to be typical or basic. I don't want to be just another band out there. I'm into visual, choreography with a little theatrical type shows, not just stand there and play music. I want people to talk about us long after they leave.

-I am looking for a certain style, look, attitude and sound and I'll know it when I see it. One thing you do need is, a lot of high energy for moving all over the stage, have a great vibe, be loving, caring and have a friendly heart, very outgoing and open-minded, connecting with the crowd while performing and willing to do whatever it takes (morally and legally haha) for our project to succeed. Be willing, and able to perform with minus mixes during some songs.

-For now, I'm thinking that we can do 50% original and 50% covers but I don't want to do the same covers that every band out there already plays. I'm tired of hearing the same songs over and over and over :>/ I want to do song's that no one does but still known. There are songs that you'll sing lead vocals and I'll sing backing vocals and songs that I will sing lead vocals and you'll sing backing vocals but, I would really like to share lead vocals with you. Not just you sing this song and I sing that song but, we also sing lead during the same song.

Examples:  Listen to "Plug In Baby" by Muse. If we covered this song, you would sing the soft vocals during the verse and I would sing the louder vocals during the chorus. Listen to "Run" by Wendy Rae Fowler. If we covered this song, you would sing the normal vocals and I would sing the chanting vocals. (by the way, I'd like to cover these songs haha) Also, these examples may not be the direction we decide to go for our sound. I have many other songs a lot milder that I'd like to cover. We can mix things up as well but, I want your opinions, thoughts, and ideas.

(NO Country - NO Rap - NO Political Bullshit)

-The style of music I've been writing is a mix of Jazz, Rock, New Age, World, and Classical blended together but for the duo, the sound I'm hoping to create,.... Think,...  Radiohead (Subterranean Homesick Alien) meets Wendy Rae Fowler (Run) meets Sade (King Of Sorrow) meets Blind Melon (Soup) meets Alif Tree (I Feel Blue) meets Fiona Apple (Limp) meets Florence & The Machine (Seven Devils) meets Fever Ray (If I Had A Heart) meets Concrete Blonde (Mexican Moon) meets Groove Armada (Tuning In) meets Bjork (Human Behaviour) ,..... and the like. I added a song from each to give you a better idea. All or even half of these combinations would be awesome but I'd like to hear your thoughts.

-One thing I want you to know and understand. It doesn't matter if you can read sheet music or not. It doesn't matter if you studied music theory or not. It doesn't matter if you have a scholarship or not. Fancy words to describe your knowledge, experience, and skill levels does nothing for me. It doesn't matter if you have 4-years experience or 40-years experience. None of that matters to me. The ONLY thing that matters to me is,.... If you are ready, willing, and able to bust your ass for this duo, dedicate the time, attention, and energy needed to make this duo successful and willing to learn new things with me and to allow all the talent still hidden inside that we will carry together as a duo to create something badass. My music is a little different right now but I would love to find someone to push me even farther with writing and playing music and I with her to create an even better and unique sound together.

-If you'd like to learn more about me, please feel free to ask anything you wish. You can also read my bio and listen to my music at the top. I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas on all of this. I want you to bring your biggest creating block to the table and lets both put our heads together and create something so badass awesome that we freak ourselves out :>D 

-Looking forward to hearing from you.

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INFLUENCES 

My top four influences and those I've learned from throughout my life as a musician 

  • Stanley Clarke (Jazz bass soloist) 
  • Steve Fossen (bassist and co-founder of Heart) 
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) 
  • Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) 

Even though I was (still) a metal head during most of my life. I have since grown and expanded my taste and styles in music. For years I have enjoyed many types of music such as Jazz, Cultural/World, New Age, Classical (chamber), Acoustical, Instrumental. Also like going to classical music concerts, operas, musicals, plays. What I'm into and have been for a while are groups and individuals such as: 

My top four favorite Female singer/songwriters: 

  • Rachael Yamagata (soul sister and friend) 
  • Fiona Apple 
  • Tracy Bonham
  • Amy Winehouse 

Other singers/songwriters, I like and listen to: 

Diana Krall 
Lacey Sturm 
Sara Bareilles 
Kendra Morris                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Robyn Cage 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bjork     
Heather Christie 
Sade 
Shannon Hoon 
Matthew Bellamy 

Other styles and music I enjoy listening to,

Jaco Pastorius (bassist) 
Marcus Miller (solo bassist) 
Muse 
Massive Attack 
Enigma 
Cocteau Twins 
Dream Theater 
Keiko Matsu (pianist) 
Paul Schwartz (composer) 
Julia Kent (solo cellist) 
Rachel Mercer (cellist) 
Blind Melon (Shannon Hoon days)                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2002                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                Incendio 
Radiohead 
Stereophonics 

Qntal

 

Just To Name A Few