A multi-instrumentalist (but primarily guitarist) into music of all sorts but want to start a new niche electro indie pop type outfit asap. I'm thinking a setup of main synth player, bass/synth, guitar/synth (me), drummer and a producer or anyone else with contacts. I am quite happy either sharing lead (with a bit of practice on my part!) or doing backing vocals. I was classically trained in violin, piano & theory but picked up the guitar at the age of 13 and didn't look back. I've been in a few bands over the years, and have played at some bigish venues like Scala and Notting Hill Arts Club. I have been writing / recording / producing my own demos in Ableton on which I do everything so far. There is still lots of room for creative input or even if a band in a similar vein want something extra. With a good producer and band members on board I am confident the finished product will be great. I also have quite a few contacts in the London music scene which I hope could help. I grew up in London and now live in Hackney.
I am looking for the right person to be the main driving creative force aside from myself before recruiting other members. I am really after someone with a sweet sounding, airy floaty kind of voice as I think that would suit the music best. It would help if you play an instrument aside from singing and know a bit about music theory too.
I love all kinds of music from electro/house/dub/dnb to indie/rock/pop but my favourite is a mix of guitars and synths combined. A few bands that have most influenced my music recently are metronomy, the chap, pj harvey, clor, twin shadow, blood orange, craft spells, foals, broadcast, everything everything, little dragon, new look, neon indian, wild nothing, atlas sound, wild beasts, the rapture, test-icicles, haim, junior boys, gang gang dance, citizens, the horrors, booka shade, new young pony club, ariel pink, deadmaus, bat for lashes, hot chip... Older bands like stones, cure, duran duran, joy division, new order, kate bush, pink floyd, the clash, devo, tears for fears too
I try to keep my music original, organic sounding as possible with a bit of an edge. I also DJ which I hope to use to promote the band once up and running :)
You can email me email@example.com / facebook.com/tomspencer84
Hoping to hear from you!