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I'm a vocalist and a song writer, and I'd like to start a new band from scratch. I have around 10 songs of my own, one of which got radio play in Utah, USA. Unfortunately, most of the songs sound like "electronic dance" because I make my music on the computer. It's passable for public consumption, but if I had a band I'd prefer a more organic sound.

I'm 48 years old. Don't let my age fool you. I can rock star myself up with minimal effort. I bring experience and talent to the table and I can sell it.

Being a musician is not for everyone. There is no room for meekness, insecurity or lack of integrity. You should automatically "command attention" when you walk in a room, not just because of "good looks" but you should have that "it" factor that everyone sees and feels from you (not just from friends and family). I am not talking about ego. You can go further with modesty. The world doesn't need another Chris Brown or Kanye West. Having said that you should be fit and healthy.

You should have no criminal record so it would make it possible to go on tour internationally.

My preference for a new band would be a cross between Imagine Dragons, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Soft Cell and Streetheart. If you don't know who they are...look them up on YouTube. I'd prefer a unique sound, and I'd prefer if we were not being "compared" to other groups.

I'm not looking to start a cover/tribute band, or do gigs performing other people's music. All of our music will be original. I'd like our band personnel to be eclectic. I don't want us to be labeled a certain gender, orientation, age or race. A wider range of differences between us would help us appeal to a wider audience. We should all be mixed. I am a two-spirit Metis man. What unique factor can you bring to our band?

We most likely won't be the most gifted and talented band in the world, and this should never be our goal. Screw that. Let's fake it until we make it. That's what the majority of successful musicians do. However you should be trained and experienced enough to record like a professional musician can.

I'd like those who join in the band to consider it a serious business. No heavy drinking or partying. Absolutely NO drugs. Rehearsals, cooperation and collaboration will be essential. There will be no room for ego as we are all important, and the final goal of working towards success should matter the most. Will we always get along? Probably not. But again we should all be mature and work out our differences. Again, we are business people first, and then musicians second.

I have studied business, and I would develop a "business plan" for our group. We'll have to work through stages and make a plan for success.

I could go on forever here, but I want to hear from you. Tell me about you, what your music training/background is, your instrument(s), musical inspirations, etc. I'd even like to hear some music that you've had some part in.

Let's do this...
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