Howdy amigos, lifelong rock n' roll vocals and guitar here. Recently returned to Maine after many years in Boston and Austin TX.
I'm starting a band that's gonna be nothing but Fun, Fun, Fun. Fun people, fun tunes, fun times.
'Fun Fun Fun' is the name of a song by the Beach Boys, and also Austin punks Big Boys (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVjNj6BwaaA), and I want to play both those songs, cause they're both rock n' roll. Let's start with a mix of the big hits and deep cuts from the likes of Chuck Berry, Stones, Little Richard, Kinks. Lesser known artists like Eddie Cochran and Link Wray, and punk that's really just rock n' roll at heart like The Stooges and Johnny Thunders. There's rock n' roll songs in other genres too, like Long Gone Daddy by Hank Williams or You Got Me Runnin' by Jimmy Reed. Originals are great too as long as they fit the vibe and keep the party rolling. Basically I'll play any old rock n' roll regardless if the folks who wrote it are from Birmingham, Alabama, or Birmingham England, 1959 or 1995.
Those are just some of the songs I want to play, but we'll all decide on the set list together. I want everybody in this band to be having a blast, which means we gotta love the tunes. Example: I love the Stones, but I don't ever need to hear "Start Me Up" again. There's so many great songs out there, we can find material we can all agree on. The only rule is if you veto one song, you have to suggest another one.
I've got connections for gigs from midcoast to Boston to NYC, but they gotta be fun. It's always more fun if you get paid, so I lean towards that, but if you're not having fun, the money's never worth it.
We'll decide on the practice and gig schedule together too, but eventually I'd like to average around two awesome shows per month. At first, we'll probably need to practice once a week to get up and running, then we can scale back to monthly or as-needed.
About you: first and last, you gotta be a kick ass rock n' roll player. Age, gender, color, doesn't matter. Weird is awesome, but you gotta be reasonably responsible and easy to get along with. If you can sing lead, you can take whichever songs you want. Harmony vocals are a huge plus - at least being willing to shout along with the chorus sometimes. People don't realize how crucial the group vocals are to the sound of the classic stuff. Not interested in singers who don't play an instrument - sorry.
Hey if you read this far, you might as well email me. Tell me what your favorite rock n' roll songs are and your musical history, and we can meet up to talk some more.
Thanks for your time. Let's have some fun, y'all!
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