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Dear Silence / Blog

Lead/Solo Guitarist or Bassist Wanted

Looking for a Lead Guitarist or Bassist since our current bassist can play both.

About AJ and DS Hello this is AJ, songwriter and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Dear Silence. We are a female fronted rock band from all over the the San Gabriel Valley area.

AJ's Writing Influences Bands that influence AJ's writing style are Alkaline Trio, Escape the Fate, Paramore, Good Charlotte and just about any 80's Synth Pop/New Wave music.

AJ likes the following bands NEW YEARS DAY, GOOD RIDDANCE, STRUNG OUT, NED'S ATOMIC DUSTBIN, TAYLOR SWIFT, SMASHING PUMPKINS, THE DAMNED, THE AQUABATS, HOME GROWN, NEW FOUND GLORY, NOFX, NO DOUBT, DESCENDANTS, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, NO USE FOR A NAME, 88 FINGERS LOUIE, BLINK 182, PROPAGHANDI, TAKING BACK SUNDAY AND ONE HIT WONDERS FROM THE 80'S BY DURAN DURAN, NEW ORDER, ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN, THE SMITHS, THE CURE, MORRISSEY, DEAD OR ALIVE AND PAC-MAN FEVER.

Pending Upcoming Band Schd *Finish recording our EP between now and the end of July 2010 *Start playing shows by Mid to late summer.

Rehearsal Currently we rehearse at a studio in Santa Fe Springs, CA Zip 90670. 2 times a week. On Sundays, we start anytime from 11am-5pm for 2 hours so please keep your Sundays open. During the weeknight we start anytime from 3pm-730pm. No set day during the week night we just see what everyone schd is and then set a date. We spend $8-$10 per person for each rehearsal.

What we are looking for… It may sound like we are asking for a lot but it's just because we do not want to waste anyone's time.

We are looking for someone that is serious about making music but not turning this into a business right away. After all it's NOT about the fame and glory, it's about making music and having fun. Let's just get together and see where this takes us.

If you have the same attitude then read on.

Age Requirement MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE BUT NO OLDER THEN 38 YRS OLD

We do not believe in paying to play or doing the venues job by selling their pre sale tixs! This limits us on playing most all ages shows which is why we are trying to find someone that is at least 21 years old so we can play more bar shows.

We believe it is the bands job to promote by going to shows/gigs to pass out flyers and network. We also promote via social networking sites.

Image We don't care what you look like or how you dress so image is not a main concern for us. Most important is that you love our music and are reliable.

Your play ability must match our songs on our MySpace music player. You don't have to play the exact solos or leads on the songs but you must play as close to original as possible or you may write a new solo/lead to fit into the song but you need to be flexible as the band must agree to any changes.

Reliable We need someone that is not a flake. If you say you can make it then make it. We are tired of all the flaky musicians out there. You must have your own transportation and be able to get you and your gear to rehearsal and to the shows. Gear Must have your own gear such as guitar or bass, tuner, cables, strings, picks and a half stack or combo amp with at least 100 watts.

NO GUNS FOR HIRE. However, any money we make playing shows will be split equally with all band mbrs. Although we make every effort to get paying shows sometimes we play shows were we do not get paid. So please be open for that. Again it's about the music not the fame and fortune.

Did you meet all of the qualifications If for some reason you don't meet all our qualifications just be honest and we can discuss these matters to see if the band can work around them.

When responding please include the following info about yourself and be as detailed as possible.

Name: Email Address: Age: Location: Gear: Recording Experience: Bands you've been in: Do you have MP3's with you on them: Can you play to a Metronome: Do you have transportation: Do you have money to chip in for rehearsal: