So I've played guitar for around 7 years now and I'm at the point where I've got tons of ideas in my head, but have no band to bring them to life! I have been looking to join or form a band for a while, but I've got next to no equipment to do so. I've got a Zoom G1XN pedal which I've been using as an amp with speakers (played through my dad's mixing station), it gives a good sound but I think I'd need an actual (and portable) amp if I wanted to join a band.

What would you guys recommend for basic equipment? I'd be looking at pretty basic stuff to begin with, but I'm really interested in playing with heavy distortion and pitch shifting