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The HFS Big Band

Unread post by karatestu » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:57 am

Just for a bit of fun, i dont mean we should have actual rehearsals :lol:

There must be a few people on here who play instruments, well or otherwise. Could we get a virtual band together ? What could you play, what style do you like ?

I will start off.

I can play drums and have done for over 25 years (semi pro at one time). I have a premier genista solid birch kit with zildjian cymbals. I love to play the jazz funk style e.g The Crusaders, The J.B's.

Its gotta be funky :dance:
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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:07 pm

I used to sing. More an Opera and Choir style though. When at school early days of groups forming in early 60s I tried out as singer for a school formed pop group, my audition was they asked me to do Peggy Sue. Peggy Sue done in a proper Baritone :lol: :lol: :lol: they frowned at each other and said "can you sing it worse" :lol:

I really should have gone to music school but I just did on and off amateur stuff.

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Unread post by Geoff.R.G » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:12 pm

Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:07 pm
When at school early days of groups forming in early 60s I tried out as singer for a school formed pop group, my audition was they asked me to do Peggy Sue. Peggy Sue done in a proper Baritone :lol: :lol: :lol: they frowned at each other and said "can you sing it worse" :lol:
I rather like that, explains how you know about musicality too. :grin:

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Unread post by CN211276 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:18 pm

I can't play any instruments. Can't sing either and have been thrown out of pubs for trying. :guiness; :angry-screaming:
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Unread post by George Hincapie » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:22 pm

I can play the Clarinet. Go me.
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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:45 pm

Fretless plays bass and sings. Slinger plays bass. Gromit is pro clarinetist and sax. Lots of others I forget.

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Unread post by Simon Hickie » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:53 pm

I have an old Burns bass. Pity I cannot play it.
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Unread post by Rick4001 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:50 pm

I play bass, used to sing and a little bit of guitar. The love of my life was my 79 Rickenbacker 4001 with Kent Armstrong rewound pickups, howled like a wolf on Viagra. Still got a Fender Precision and an Ibanez with very punchy active circuitry. My style was influenced heavily by Chris Squire of Yes, lots of twiddly stuff in the higher ranges.
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Unread post by slinger » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:22 pm

I'm more of a guitarist than a bass-player (despite the fact I'm actually sitting here typing this wearing a shirt that says "Bassist" across the front) and I also play a bit of keys, and blues-harp too.
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Unread post by karatestu » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:38 pm

Brilliant, looks like we can get a band together. :dance:

We have a few bass players. I always liked bands with two drummers. Hows about a band with several bass players all playing at the same time ?

DRUMS - me
GUITAR - slinger
BASS - Fretless, Rick
CLARINET - George & Gromit
KEYS - slinger
VOCALS - The Doc, Rick, Fretless
SAX - Gromit

We need a trumpet & trombone player. Any takers ? Maybe also a percussionist.

Oh and we need a name........no not Doctor & the medics :lol:
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