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Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014 4:10 PM

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We are a production/management company and we represent a label-affiliated recording artist.
We are hosting an open call for musicians that are prepared for and who seek the opportunity to support a major album release this summer, with select US shows into the fall and a European tour, Summer 2015.

All rock musicians of any instrument are invited to apply.

Please respond with a headshot, creative resume (informal is fine) and a link to ONE sample that best reflects your personal artistic expression and performance.

Those selected for audition will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement and be given additional information.

We have been directed not to divulge at this stage the influences behind or style of the music, other than rock. We were, however, asked to quote the following:

"Just because you're not a drummer, doesn't mean you don't have to keep time.

Pat your foot and sing the melody in your head, when you play.

Stop playing all those weird notes (that bullshit), play the melody!

Make the drummer sound good.

Discrimination is important.

You've got to dig it to dig it, you dig?

ALL REET!

Always know. . ..

It must be always night, otherwise they wouldn't need the lights.

Let's lift the band stand!!

I want to avoid the hecklers.

Don't play the [instrument] part, I'm playing that.
Don't listen to me. I'm supposed to be accompanying you!

The inside of the tune (the bridge) is the part that makes the outside sound good.

Don't play everything (or every time); let some things go by.
Some music just imagined. What you don't play can be more important that what you do.

A note can be small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination.

Stay in shape! Sometimes a musician waits for a gig, and when it comes, he's out of shape and can't make it.

When you're swinging, swing some more.

(What should we wear tonight? Sharp as possible!)

Always leave them wanting more.

Don't sound anybody for a gig, just be on the scene.

These pieces were written so as to have something to play and get cats interested enough to come to rehearsal.

You've got it! If you don't want to play, tell a joke or dance, but in any case, you got it! (To a drummer who didn't want to solo)

Whatever you think can't be done, somebody will come along and do it. A genius is the one most like himself.

They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along and spoil it."


End quote.

Thanks and good luck!

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