Musicians wanted for Acoustic Heavies - tight grooves, big feel, rich harmonies - 5 piece. 

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  • Date Listed08/02/2021

Heya Singapore,

I am genuinely looking to find some like-minded peeps that 1) are fun to hang around with 2) have similar tastes in music 3) are competent musicians 4) genuinely love to play and perform. Not a big ask?

And then to start (and not go too far down the rabbit hole just yet!), lets come up with some killer acoustic versions and even our own interpretations, of some heavier-type tunes. Stuff you don't ordinarily hear around these parts. Just take a bit of a risk and be different from the usual cookie cutters. I'm of the firm belief that "if you play it, they will come".

Here is a sample list. Do note this is neither exhaustive, all-inclusive or even complete. Some will render well to unplugged and re-imagined, some not so great, but these are just some at the top of my head to give you a good idea of styles, genres, timelines and general skill level.

Band - Songs


Godsmack – Keep Away / Re-Align

Sevendust – Black / Enemy / Hurt

Dark New Day – Brother

Breaking Benjamin – So Cold/ Diary of Jane / Next to Nothing

Tantreek - Breakdown / Astounded *I had to mis-pell the bandname to get it past Gumtree policy would you believe it! *

Tool – Stinkfist

Staind – So Far Away / Epiphany / Price to Play

Incubus – Pardon Me / Wish you were here

Papa Roach – Last Resort / Scars

Linkin Park – Crawling / Numb

Crossfade – Cold / Invincible

Deftones – Change

Hoobastank – Crawling in the dark

Taproot – Poem

Killswitch Engage - Fixation/Last Serenade

Alter Bridge – Open your eyes / Watch over you

POD – Alive

Cold – Happens all the time

Edgewater – Eyes wide shut

Some odds and ends...

Alice In Chains – Would

Fuel – Hemorrhage

Days of the New – Touch Peel Stand

Creed – My Own Prison

Dave Matthews Band - Crash

Goo Goo Dolls – Name / Black Balloon

Live – Dolphins Cry

The Ataris – Boys of Summer

The Darkness – Growing on me (why not right!?)


If some/a lot of these make you go "hell yeah!" and if you'd like to find out more, please feel free to reach out and we can go from there. And if you notice some very well worn (played to death, exhumed and repeated!) suspects missing from this list, there's good reason for that!

Sonically, to do this well, I imagine at least a 5 piece - 2 guitarists, a bassist, a drummer and perhaps keys. Vocally rich, ideally 2 or more of us will have decent vocal ability to co-sing as well do interesting harmonies and other special bits. And perhaps all this could then be a good platform to other,higher ground.

Just some quick dets...I’m 43, have been playing guitar since I was 15 and have sung for a number of years. I had a good 10 years under my belt as a professional (performing, writing, arranging, recording, session work etc) doing mostly originals. All overseas and specifically in metal and hard rock. I moved to SG (from Australia) in May 2019 for a change of scene. And it's time for that change so I'd like to try and least have one last good jam!

I’m fully aware things locally might be some way away to actually getting up and playing on stage again. But I thought, what the heck. In the meantime, at least we can have fun and perhaps even sound awesome doing it. Since there's nothing but time to get there now!

If this is you, I'd be very interested to hear about it. Feel free to contact to me at any time or directly on email jaynaidu11@gmail.com. Questions are most welcome and information will be very forthcoming.

Jay


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