BASSIST/SONGWRITER/SINGER/MULTI- INSTRUMENTALIST

searching for committed, serious, dedicated, and badass

FEMALE SINGER/SONGWRITER/GUITARIST (rhythm, lead, acoustic)

to form a music duo with me.

 

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

I know this is kind of long but I'm big on details, being clear and upfront so, if you are interested in forming a duo, you'll possibly enjoy reading this. O.K. maybe not enjoy but, you'll be interested at least haha. Please know that this is what I'd like to create BUT I would also like to work with you and create something that both of us will like. Don't let the half gray beard fool you, I'm not that old haha. If you can play a little bit of piano or any other instrument as well as guitar, that would be great but if not, that's ok too.

Below you will find information on -Who I'm looking for -Who I'm NOT looking for -What I'm hoping to create and build -Links to song styles and ideas -And a link to images of the Tribal/earthy look I'd like to create if possible. 

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-I am a bassist, songwriter, singer, storyteller, and recording artist as well as a multi-instrumentalist (piano/guitar/percussions) but, my main instrument is and will always be bass. I'm located in the MD/DC/VA area and would prefer someone in this area.

-When I'm not at my 9 to 5 job, I'm most likely trail riding or working on new music. Even when I'm at work I think about new songs and ideas. I know that things tend to happen, work happens, bills happen, life happens and so on. There are times where other things in life need attention so I totally get it. My bass is my first true love but as much as I love music,  I'm also a self-proclaimed dork. I love laughing, joking and making other people smile, laugh and I do what I can to help others if I'm able to. (just mentioning the last part so you don't think I'm all business)

-I'm NOT interested in the occasional jam session or a once a month rehearsal and show. I'm NOT looking to form a tribute/cover band and I'm NOT interested in the party scene situation. I'm in this for the long run. I want us to be an established performing duo. Work on originals and some covers, work on a stage show, once a week scheduled rehearsals that we both agree on (maybe twice a week to prepare for upcoming shows if needed) and eventually start performing shows a couple of times a month (more if possible) while writing and recording our original music. That's why I'm looking for a "committed, serious, dedicated, badass".

-I'm NOT into drugs of any kind and want nothing to do with them nor have them being part of our duo. If you enjoy your drink, that's awesome as I do enjoy my red wine or hard cider. 

- My 9 to 5 isn't really a typical 9 to 5. I am a stagehand, lighting tech, and safety supervisor. I can be scheduled to work mornings, days, evenings as well as overnight 7 days a week but, I can decline any scheduled work without repercussions. I can have the time needed for music. With that said, you having a job is totally understandable and totally ok as long as you can dedicate the time needed for our duo and it won't make things overly difficult for you.

-I'm looking towards creating more of a "Tribal/Earthy" look. Bands like ("Omnia", "Faun", "Wardruna", "SKÁLD") but creating our own unique style. I have many ideas for a stage presence, stage 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 as well as sound, choreography with some storytelling as well. Not just stand there and play music. I want people to talk about us with amazement long after they leave.

-I'm looking for a certain style, attitude, and sound. Someone with energy and great vibes, connecting with the crowd while performing. Be willing, and able to perform with backing tracks (minus mixes) during some songs. As mentioned, if you can play piano or any instruments as well as guitar, that would be great.

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-For now, I'm thinking 50% originals and 50% covers to start off with until we have enough originals to carry us. I've already released two full-length albums and working on six new songs that I'd love to have you add your gifts and talents to them to make them our songs. I don't want to do the same cover songs that everyone out there already plays. I'm tired of hearing the same songs over and over :>/ I want to do song's that no one else does. You sing some songs, I'll sing some songs but I would really like to share vocals with you.  Songs that both of us sing together. I have a weird range and can sing high and/or low.

Examples:  (click on the songs to listen) 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. Or the song "Jóga" by the band SKÁLD, we'd both sing togetherOr, if you listen to my cover song, the duo version of  "Hurt Somebody" by Noah Kahan. This is to give you an idea about sharing vocals. We can mix things up as well but, I want your opinions, thoughts, and ideas.

-The style of music I've been writing (my first two albums) is a mix of Jazz, Rock, New Age, World, Contemporary, and Ambiance blended together but for the duo, the sound I'm hoping to create,...Think,..... Wendy Rae Fowler (Run) meets Sneaker Pimps (6 Undergroundmeets Alif Tree (I Feel Blue) meets Fiona Apple (Limp meets SKÁLD (Rún) meets Radiohead (Pyramid Song) Fever Ray (If I Had A Heart) meets Bjork (Human Behaviour) meets Qntal (Spiegelglas) meets Kendra Morris (Concrete Wave) meets Portishead (Threads),....  but leaning a little more towards the shoegaze, dream pop, ambiance and Soundscape sound mixed with a tribal, Viking attitude. These combinations would be awesome but I'd like to hear your thoughts and ideas.

As mentioned, the style of music that I have been writing is a mix of Jazz, Rock, New Age, World, Contemporary, and Ambiance blended together but I am starting to write music with more of a Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Ambiance, Soundscape sound like the songs from my album, The Beautiful Darkness Of A Midnight Snow (a winter's tale) "The Battle Of Winter Solstice - Part I: Protecting Earth" and "The Beautiful Darkness Of A Midnight Snow" and like the songs from my album, The Warmth Of Love & Bass "Nightmare And Reality" and "Inconsequential". I'm doing voicing in the song The Beautiful Darkness Of A Midnight Snow but If you'd like to hear me sing, check out the five cover songs I've done. Also, please read the info for each song to see all the tracks that I'm doing and what's backing tracks. COVERS.

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-One thing I would like for you to know,... 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. Or use fancy words to describe your knowledge, experience and skill levels. It doesn't matter if you have 2-years experience or 200-years experience. None of that matters to me. The ONLY thing that matters to me is, If you are ready, willing, and able to be the badass that you are, bust your ass for this duo while having fun doing it, dedicate the time, attention, and energy needed to make this duo successful and willing to learn new things with me to create something awesome. 

(-NO Country  -NO Rap  -NO Political Bullshit  -NO Drugs -NO Druggie -NO Drunks  -NO Controlling Significant Others -NO Hate -NO Drama)    -Would prefer that you have your own gear. This will help us move forward a lot quicker.

-If you'd like to learn more about me, please feel free to ask anything you wish. You can also read my bio to learn about my music history and listen to my music listed at the top right. 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. 

~For a better idea of the look /style I'd like to create, click "Tribal/Earthy" to view a few images~

-Please contact me here at "CONTACT ME"  Or at JosephBlackfeather@yahoo.com

-I'm Looking Forward To Hearing From You and creating awesomeness with you,... Joseph