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    Forming a pseudo-punk / new wave / alternative rock band - Fernvale/Sengkang area

    I am a singer/guitarist and I gave up on my acoustic group idea from my previous threads! Hahaha! So now I am inviting like-minded persons for
    this pseudo-punk crossover new wave crossover upbeat alternative band
    that I am forming. We would do some experimentation. The concept is to
    do more originals than to do cover songs though. I can't imagine myself
    singing 30-50 songs with 90% of which are cover songs. I have nothing
    against show bands. I just don't like this cover band concept because
    this is not how I view a true artist. This is just my preference. It is
    better to say this upfront.

    For a brief introduction, I was actively involved in the underground
    scene (circa 1994-2012) in the Philippines concentrating in punk/new
    wave. I am looking forward to meet a bassist, drummer and another
    guitarist. Probably we'll start with 6 covers as a warm-up, arrange 2
    original songs and then straight-away attend open mics. If we are doing
    good, then let's work on gigs. By the way, I usually tune down my guitar
    1/2 step lower.

    I am based in Sengkang/Fernvale so it would be great if you are near the
    area so we can jam impromptu and even do song recording. I do have a DIY
    room studio at our place. We can even do silent practice (similar to
    JamHub). Ideally, we would learn the songs first (learn the breaks, ad
    libs, etc.) then rent a studio probably in the city for the more serious
    rehearsals. We can jam during weekends and even during weekday nights
    (silent rehearsal).

    The DIY studio is a work in progress. It can accommodate both silent
    band practice (using headphones) and also through a make-shift PA system
    + amps. Below is the setup:

    Naphon 8-Channel Mixer
    SD SM-4 Micro Mixer (4 inputs)
    Behringer Headphone amp (4 outputs)
    Fostex MR8 (8-track Multi-track Recorder)
    1 SM58 Microphone
    1 SM57 Microphone
    Johnson 30-Watt Guitar Amp
    Smarvo amp acting as PA system
    Muza DD403 Electronic Drum Set
    Zoom H1 audio recorder
    Zoom Q2HD video recorder
    Artec 2-Channel Active DI

    I'm using a Dean guitar for my electric stuff and a Cort
    acoustic/electric and Chord Acoustic guitars for the acoustic parts.

    For starters, we can do the covers for the songs below:

    With Or Without You - U2
    Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
    The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
    Stranger By the Day - Shades Apart
    The One I Love - REM
    Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
    Into Your Arms - Lemonheads
    Rise Above This - Seether
    Crazy For You - Madonna (semi-punk version)

    We can add other songs from your choices.

    For those who are interested, please SMS me at 96214424.

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    Re: Forming a pseudo-punk / new wave / alternative rock band - Fernvale/Sengkang area

    A temporary guitarist is now available

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    Re: Forming a pseudo-punk / new wave / alternative rock band - Fernvale/Sengkang area

    Old original song
    Last edited by varied_ventures; 14-03-16 at 11:16 AM.

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