Ok folks, so about 3 weeks or so ago, I posted an add for a lead guitar player on Craigslist, and I posted the music I play, love and know. I was contacted by various people, some guys young, some guys old, various styles of music.
Two bands that had a pretty solid and promising sounding thing going were both asking me to learn songs to audition. One is a Spanish Rock cover band, focusing on hits from the Spanish Rock legends, Heroes del Silencio. The other is a Power Metal band with Black Metal flavors added in to it. It’s all originals and the band is called Shadows Entwined. I’ll post up links later so any good folks out there can check out the band and hopefully reblog.
I already got the gig with the Spanish Rock cover band, so I’m learning various tunes for them, which actually still includes some English cover songs, like The Doors, Billy Idol, The Cure and HIM.
The second gig seems to be going well so far. Learning the songs has been challenging, but not impossible. I’ve been learning a lot about my playing ability and proving to myself that I can play with a really tight, solid metal band. I’m going to have to start listening to more progressive and power metal again, though, to hone my writing to their style.
Finally! Good musicians and good times!!