One of my resolutions for 2013 is to be back in a band playing guitar live. Since learning to play 25-ish years ago, playing guitar has been a constant source of happiness, relaxation and fun times.
I gigged regularly from aged 16, in Manchester, and through my student days in Hull in various indie guitar-based bands. Since moving to Birmingham in 2001, I’ve gigged occasionally, most proudly in a backing band for the late Frank Sidebottom under the Variety Is Back banner with my mate Jon Bounds.
This year I’m throwing myself out there to try something new and discover what happens. Below is the ‘musician available’ ad I posted on Gumtree today. If you, or anyone you know, is interested drop me a line.
“I’m a 35-year-old guitarist looking to join a blues/rock band and play gigs for fun in 2013 doing original material.
I’ve been playing guitar for 20 years (gigged solidly in late 90s, admittedly less so since; just a few gigs in south Birmingham). Have experience as a stagehand and monitor engineer, so I know my way around a stage and sound gear.
- Singer/songwriter/someone to lead the charge
- Drummer, bassist, guitarist
…to write and gig for fun, playing original up-tempo good-time bluesy rock ‘n’ roll. Take the best of the past, add new ideas and do something new.
Oldies: BB King, Jeff Beck, Small Faces, Cream, Free, Muddy Waters, The Who, Rolling Stones.
New blood: Joanne Shaw Taylor, WT Feaster Band, Grainne Duffy, Derrin Nauendorf.
If you’re up for starting something and gigging in 2013, please get in touch.”