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trailofdead 2 Jun 2005 14:34

Ok heres my story,
Im a 21 year old male guitarist who moved to Melbourne to make a career out of music. I have played in bands that have had a record deal, toured, Triple J airplay etc
I have also done various industry courses such as sound production, & music business so I know how things work.
Im looking to start a band from scratch & set it up so it has every possible chance to succeed. Im in a good position to make this happen. THIS IS NOT A HOBBY BAND. I want music to be my full time job!
Music I like Nirvana, Trail of Dead, At the Drive In, QOTSA, Muse, the Beatles, Melvins, Sonic Youth, Led Zep, Faith No More, Radiohead, Silverchair, Foo Fighters etc
This band will be a lot of hard work, & music must be what you want to do with your life. To be honest you need to be a very good musician. I have worked very hard, & have already tried out over 30 people for this band without any luck.

Im looking for a drummer, 2nd guitarist, bass, vocalist

You need to be very good.
Creative, easy going but have a real drive to make as a musician
Able to jam twice a week
Have good gear
Able to tour. ( This may mean taking time off work, uni etc Also time away from friends & family )
18 23 ( No major life commitments like kids, marriage, long term career. ( touring will just become too straining on you & these relationships)
Own transport
Great stage presents like At the drive in style. This is rock don't stand there & look at your shoes!

So if you think youre up for it, drop me an email.

aaron.pte@bigpond.com.au

Please read what Ive said as thats what Im looking for.
Cheers Aaron
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MrLoud 2 Jun 2005 16:52

Good Luck dude - having an idea is a good start.
You may want to check out melband site. (Sorry Neil - just tryin to help).

Oh dude, Malcolm Young just stood there - don't tell me he ain't ROCK!!!

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trailofdead 3 Jun 2005 00:04

Ha ha, yeah Malcolm was very rock. But Angus was the man!
I've got adds up on Melband as well, so hopefully I will find what I'm after.
Cheers Mr. Loud thanks.

If anyone knows of any musicians in Melb that are awesome, & are into what i'm trying to do let me know.
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trailofdead 15 Jun 2005 12:16

Still looking for the right people. If anyone knows of any musicians that may be interested let me know.
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beachball 15 Jun 2005 21:24

Hey Trail of Dead, Your energy shines through. You've already learned your first lesson in getting to where you wanna go. Rely on no one but yerself. </title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


trailofdead 19 Jul 2005 22:13

Ok, now I'm looking for a vocalist & a bassist.
What I'm looking for -
The 1st thing you need is talent, but you also need commitment, reliability, & passion which is almost as important.
You must be prepared to jam twice a week & make sacrifices to tour.

What I need in a Vocalist

Able to write good lyrics & melodies.
Sing with passion
Great Stage presents ( At the Drive In, very energetic style )
18-24 years old male preferred ( sorry ladies )
Piano or guitar ability a bonus.


What I need in a bassist

Able to write great bass melodies/runs.
Understanding of scales a bonus.
Pro gear, transport etc...
18-24
Great Stage presents.

If what i'm saying sounds like you drop me an email at aaron.pte@bigpond.com.au
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Futana 26 Jul 2005 08:16

You're asking a lot of your new guitarist and bass player. It would be hard work getting great "presents" for the stage week after week.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Jemwitch 26 Jul 2005 19:38

A quick trip the NQR confectionary section and you'd be bound to find a bunch of cheap pressies.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


musicislove 27 Jul 2005 09:51

Yeah not sure if NQR will cut it. He asked for 'GREAT stage presents'. I am thinking maybe blow-up props (like those giant blow-dolls used by The Flaming Lips), or maybe extra lighting equipment. Or maybe they could get him a beer every time he runs out on stage. Yeah that would work. Basically, I think he's looking for a few waiters to volunteer to follow him around. Good scam!</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


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