Birmingham, Britain (UK)
(This is an extension of my other profile, please check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/wayne-dorman )
***Wayne Dorman - Session Musician, Tutor and Songwriter***
I am a competent musician with over 15 years of experience. I can play guitar (electric and acoustic), bass guitar and I am also a respected vocalist. I am available for various projects including:
***I have listed a few my musical attributes to demonstrate what I am able to offer.***
*Guitar: I have been playing guitar since I was 10 years old. I specialise more in the rock/metal side but I am very experienced with other genres such as blues, funk and many more. I would consider myself to be a tight player. Whereas I am more than capable of the flashy and technical ‘shredding’ such as sweep picking and tapping, I have a good sense of discipline and understand when and when it’s not appropriate to use such techniques. I have a very high standard of equipment (Engl Amplification, Mastershop LAG and Gibson guitars) and I have a 7 string guitar if needed.
My guitar influences include: Stéphan Forté, Jeff Loomis, Gary Moore, B.B. King, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Lukather, Ritchie Blackmore, Paul Gilbert and Dave Gilmour.
*Bass: This is my second instrument but don’t let that put you off! I am fluent again in many styles as I am with the guitar, I am perfectly happy to drive a simple bass line or fill it out. I am also able to do various advanced techniques such as ‘slap and pop’ and even bass sweep picking. I am able to play 4, 5 and 6 string basses.
My bass influences include: Franck Hermanny, Geezer Butler, Roger Glover, Billy Sheehan and Lemmy Killmeister,
*Vocals: I am a powerful vocalist with a 5 octave vocal range. I predominantly sing clean specialising in belted chest voice and powerful falsetto but I can cater for some extreme vocals such as ‘vocal fry’. My voice is very much suited to rock ballads and European power metal but I am very adaptable to your needs.
My vocal influences include: Bruce Dickinson, Ronnie James Dio, Glenn Carter, Ann Wilson, Pasi Rantanen, Tobias Sammet, Ian Gillan, Tim Ripper Owens, Roy Kahn and Rob Halford
***I can provide many services at competitive rates including:***
*Session Work: Be it a stand in for a show or studio work - I am open to all kinds of session work. I am have my own transport and will travel provided my travel costs are covered - no job too small!
*Tution: I am an acclaimed and experienced music teacher, I can offer private one to one tuition for guitar, bass and vocals upon request.
*Music Composition: I am a songwriter and I can offer assistance with ‘ghost writing’, or that song you cant seem to finish off! I have also composed many jingles for radio stations etc.
*Mentoring: I am experienced musician in the professional music industry and I understand how hard it can be to get started so I am willing to offer advice and guidance to bands and artists make their first steps on the road - be this sitting in on some of your rehearsals, helping you shape your sound or helping you get good gigs.
*Instrument Maintainence: I am adept at many basic repairs and set ups for many instruments - please enquire for more info!
*Basic Recording: I am currently in the process of setting up a recording studio, I currently have facilities for basic recording of demos and the like (please note that I do not currently have the facility to record drums at this time)
***My rates are competitive but I do request that any travel expenses incurred are covered.***