Are you trying to pull a slipknot/skynyrd? What exactly do you have in your 7/8 piece band? The most I can think of is 6 in the traditional band outfit- rhythym and lead guitars, bass guitar, singer, drummer, and keyboardist, unless you've got some horns or backup singers.
This is for everyone in southern NJ who would like to set up a jam session and possibly get a band going.
I've been playing guitar for almost 3 and a half years now and I've been looking everywhere to try and start a band, but with no luck whatsoever so far. My main influences include Alice In Chains, Godsmack, Zakk Wylde, Lamb Of God, and Ozzy. I've been told that my playing style is as if AIC and Godsmack got together and started doing heavier stuff. I have some material written (a handful of songs), but would like to try and get a working band in order.
As for personal info, my name is Brian, I'll be 22 in November, and i have my own transportation, so I can travel, but would like to keep it local for the most part. If I can get something started, I'd be extremely dedicated to it as my work schedule is very flexible. I'd also like to have people on board who are 17 or older, preferably 18 or older as most places around me that do gigs are bars which requires you to be at least 18 to play there.
If you want to start something, send me a PM and I'll give you my personal contact info (phone, IM, etc.).
What do you guys think about "The 13th Floor" as a band name? My musically inclined friend and I were thinking of names the other day, and I came up with it. The logic behind it is that almost every office building will skip over 13 when numbering their floors (going from 12 right to 14) as 13 is considered a bad luck number.
I was tooling around a couple days ago, just randomly soloing, and came up with this little riff. I know it's from a semi-well known song, but can't figure out for the life of me what song it is. Can anyone here tell me?
The Troc is a well respected venue in the area (I'm from NJ), and you guys definitely should have prepared a lot more. 7-8 minutes is nowhere near enough. 20 would even be cutting it short for that venue.
I would say go into any store that sells computer software, such as staples, best buy, circuit city, etc. They should have computer software that lets you print CD labels on special cd sized/shaped stickers that stay on the CD permanently. All you need is a working printer.
I have one more to add to that list- Paranoid, by Black Sabbath. I recently conquered that song, and as my own personal touch, I put a galloping rhythym on the main riff. It sounds br00t@l, and I was thinking about suggesting that to them as well.
Dude, I would kill to be able to find a bassist in my area. Singers, drummers, and especially guitarists breed like f*cking rabbits around here, but finding a bassist, let alone a good one, is like trying to find bigfoot.
I can play the rhythym part of FWTBT perfect, and I've been working on the lead, but I don't have that down yet. I've heard their stuff and the bassist and guitarist (only one in their band, btw) are pretty good. My playing style is similar to theirs, but different enough to be unique, and I think I could bring a lot to the table with them.
I was recently invited to have a jam session by a guy in my area whose band has established themselves pretty well (they've played gigs from atlantic city to philly to upstate NY). If all goes well and I end up joining them, I was thinking of suggesting a cover to do with them. I recently got a few songs down pretty well, and was wondering what you guys think I should do with them if they ok it:
Aerials- System of a Down Perry Mason- Ozzy (I'd be rhythym on this, as I can't do all of the lead guitar part yet. I'd be playing along with the bass line for most of the song, and then with the lead guitar on the main riffs at the beginning and end of the song) For Whom the Bell Tolls- Metallica
If "owning" songs you wrote with a band, let alone only 2 or so is what you're worrying about, maybe you shouldn't join another band anytime soon. Having fun writing and playing the songs is what you should be concerned with, not the money/ownership.