My name is Johnny and my friend and I are trying to form a rock band. I tend to gravitate toward harder sounding rock from the 70s and 90s (AC DC, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine). I love all rock, but the music I tend to write is riff heavy and high energy. I lean libertarian, so prepare to see that a lot in my lyrics. My friend gravitates toward 60s and 70s classic rock (Rolling Stones, Cream, The Beatles) and writes more soulful and folkish music. He can also sing well. We both have blues vibes. Both of us are patriots. We live in the southern half of Houston, so anyone who lives between Sugar Land and Pasadena would be ideal. Must be under 30 years old. We are 19 and 24 years old. Please note that we want to make a real career out of this, so you better be committed and willing to sacrifice.
We are looking for a lead guitarist, a drummer, and a male singer.
For singer: Singer must be able to sing well (obviously). Being able to vocal fry is a must (think Dave Grohl, Bon Scott, or Robert Plant). Being able to sing soulfully is a must (think soul music and blues in general, like BB King or Stevie Ray Vaughan). We REALLY don’t want any kind of rap in the band.
For drummer: Looking for someone with knowledge of many genres, like rock, funk, blues, jazz, etc. We want someone musically flexible and diverse who can play fast and hard as well as slow and soft. Impeccable sense of rhythm is a must.
For guitarist: Someone who can play the blues. Someone who likes hard rock as well as soft rock. Can play pentatonic scales naturally as well as Mixolydian. I like someone who can shred, but don’t expect to be doing that all the time. Our taste in rock music varies and we don’t want to have a single and repetitive sound.
We are both songwriters and are not too sure how the band will sound in the end. If you are a songwriter as well, feel free to bring your music to the table and we can all collaborate on our music.
As a side note, my top 5 favorite bands from first to fifth are as follows: Rush, Soundgarden, AC DC, Oasis, Iron Maiden. I personally take a lot of influence from them.
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