Currently on the lookout for a new bass player for an existing singer/songwriter led project/band embarking on a new EP release and gigs. Lots of gigs played last few years including Merge Festival and London Folk and Roots Festival, as well as many positive album reviews from the likes of Americana UK and Clash magazine. Check out our debut album 'Five hours north' on spotify and bandcamp (these days we mostly play tracks 1, 3, 4 and 8 from that record). Lots of new songs written since then including a brand new EP being mixed now, slightly more acoustic driven with lap steel.
Current line-up is male and female vocals, guitar, drums and lap steel/dobro.
Influences are broad but mostly stem from 60s/70s American folk, blues and country singer-songwriters, classic guitar rock/pop and more contemporary alt-country artists. You'll occasionally hear some strands of psychedelic, alt rock, soul and Gospel influences in there too. Some examples are Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt, Lucinda Williams, The Smiths, REM, Wilco,The Beatles, The Kinks, The Doors, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Gillian Welch, Bright Eyes, Hank Williams, Neil Young, Big Star, Springsteen, Tom Petty, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, The Band, Kurt Vile, Marvin Gaye, War on Drugs, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Byrds, Elvis Presley, Flying Burrito Brothers, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Otis Redding, Sharon Van Etten, Van Morrison, Finn Bonel, Ella & The Blisters
The ideal person for us:
-shared love for rootsy/americana and classic rock n roll influences
-Confident player with many years of live (and ideally studio) experience
-reliable, organised, positive attitude
-Great timing, ability to learn songs by ear and feel out the groove of the song and what the song needs (including keeping things simple when needed). Ideally a finger style player.
-someone who genuinely likes the songs and has enough time and drive for music to do regular rehearsals (probably 3-4 per month initially) and regular gigs (hopefully including gigs outside London gigs in future)
-ideally similar age (between late 20s to late 30s)
If this sounds of interest to you please get in touch and we'll send you more info. Please give info about your live and/or recording experience, your biggest musical influences,age and location. Please provide at least one link to your playing (even if its just a simple phone recording of you playing).
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesAuditions TBC
Paid - TBC-Dependednt on gig income. This is not an advert for a paid session player
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Anyone, aged 25 to 40
- Bass Guitar ability: Intermediate, Expert
Applications closed 1 October 2019.