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Drummer wanted for touring/local gigs.
Local 3 piece needs a new drummer. I have a new, world class EP I’m keen to tour. We’ve just got a potential booking agent for the South Coast region who wants to book us in for gigs in that area. We have gigs lined up in the ACT and surounding areas. We’re looking at playing at the various folk festivals around the country. We need someone who likes the tunes (roots, country, reggae, blues, folk rock stuff). We need someone who is really willing to practice and form a totally solid set. Maybe somone who has a day job but is willing to slowly move over into full time band work as we build up momentum. Please call Matt on 0412102668.

Keyboardist Required
Four seasoned Canberra musicians (Act Sharp, Danceforce, Annie and the Armadillos, Barrocka Bye Babies, Axis) are looking for a keyboard player who is experienced in using midi-files to join their band. We have three female singers out front and a drummer/vocalist so the emphasis is on variety and great harmonies. Our keyboardist will not necessarily need vocal skills but it would be an advantage. The repertoire ranges from girlie groups of the 60s to Beyonce and Bassingthwaite with some Commitments and Good Charlotte thrown in – if we think the crowd will like it, we’ll do it! We already have some gigs lined up so we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running. There is also the option down the track of producing a show. If you tick ALL these boxes then give us a call:
o Experienced keyboard player
o Experience in working bands
o Experience in using midi-files
o Professional attitude
o Can commit to regular rehearsals and gigs and extra rehearsals to get the repertoire bedded in.
o A sense of humour, flexible approach and a commitment to a top class product.

There will be an audition process in early June so please be prepared to source midis for, and learn, four pre-arranged songs as well as just have a bit of a jam. Contact: Julianne, 0404060492 (ah)

Epiphone  –  Special 2 Model Guitar.  Vintage  Sunburst  Les  Paul.
Peavey  –  Solo  15  watt  guitar  amp.
Epiphone  electric  guitar  case  to  suit  Les  Paul  models.
Jim  Dunlop  –  Crybaby  Pedal.
20ft  and  10ft  leads.
Guitar  strap  with  strap  clip  locks
Purchased  new  from  Better  Music  6/2/09.  As new condition. Used only 3-4 times.
Package  price  $838.  Will  sell  for  $600.00.

Contact James or Anne 62311158 or Anne  0401 587 202

Band members required
Hey there, Little Sister need new band members… A couple of the current ones are running away to join the circus/peace corps/moving to Melbourne like most Canberran musicians tend to do. We are looking for a keyboard player or guitarist initially, with the hope of including other delicious instruments such as bass/drums/violin/or what have you. If you want an idea of our sound, have a listen to the Insatiable Banalities podcast. Contact: lsister(at)ymail(dot)com  or Elle 0405753364 if interested!

Drum Lessons
I’m starting lessons again next term and am wanting to spread the word. Lessons will be southside near Woden/Weston (location TBA depending on numbers).

Cost for 10 week term – 1.5 hour lesson per week
Full: $250
Early bird: $200 (on or before Friday 17 April).
Concession $150
Casual $30 per session
M: 0400 690 348 (Jeremy)

Seeking Percussionista
Hi there. I’m starting a little trio: me on vocalsand keys (I’m currently studying jazz voice at the CSM), a friend who can mix it up on jazz guitar, and possibly YOU as the percussion master. This group will span a variety of genres – perhaps too many for the liking of a typical audience, but if one’s passion is lots of genres, then that’s what you have to play I guess. So, we have a gig coming up on Friday 24th April at the Merry Muse from 8-8.30pm, and we’d need to rehearse at least once a week between now and then. If you’re interested, please write to Clare at thesilvertrail@gmail.com OR contact me on 0413 453 290. PS: you don’t have to be a professional, just capable and passionate about music (and a cool person). (24/3/9)

Seeking Trombone Player
Kooky Fandango is a 7 piece band playing a mix of jazz, blues, funk and soul. We’re doing plenty of gigs. Our horn line up includes trumpet, tenor and baritone saxs. We are seeking a trombone player to round out the line up. Please contact Cameron on 0422 842 605 to arrange a time to have a jam through some of our charts.

Drummer Available
Competent, experienced.  Phone Pete on 0402 195 602.

Guitar Amp 4 sale
Laney VC50 2x 12 inch combo. classic all valve amp – they don’t make em like this badboy any more! 2 completely separate fully controllable channels, both with footswitchable drive/boost, reverb + effects loop. 50 watts, switchable b/w 6L6 or EL34 powa toobs (i can include a set of each cos i’m that kind o guy). I have 2x celestion gold AlNiCo speakers wot may or not be worth selling with it for a bit xtra $ – happy to chat. Beautiful sound – it does it all! i luv this amp but it’s simply too big and too loud and too b a d for Jason Recliner, so i am downgrading to a lil 5 watter. $1000 and we’ll call it even
contact brad 0421 274 384

House sharing opportunity in Turner – provide assistance in lieu of rent
A young female graduate lawyer with physical disability seeks assistance with personal and household tasks in exchange for rent free accommodation in sunny 3 bedroom unit plus limited wage. Successful applicant would receive training to assist early morning and evenings 5 days per week including weekends. Unit available at all times, to be shared with another graduate.

Suit female postgraduate student or person who works flexibly. Person needs to be available for 12 months. For more information email ygfpostbox@gmail.com

Drum Sale Madness
Toca Player Series congas, 10” and 11” wooden congas with stands, very good condition, blue, $240 ono.
Tama Star Classic Performer B/B Series, 6 piece, 8, 10, 12, 14” toms, 20” bass drum, 14” wooden snare, Deep Cherry Fade colour, Very Good Condition, with all hardware, $1600 ono.
Phone Richard on 0416 331 821 or email richybray@hotmail.com

Cymbals for sale
Istanbul 18″ Crash Ride, Mel Lewis signature series, as new condition, never gigged, hand made in Turkey, $200 ono
Istanbul 16″ Traditional Medium Crash, as new condition, never gigged, hand made in Turkey, $160 ono
Sabian 20″ Hand Hammered Medium Ride, very good condition, $200 ono
Sabian 16″ Thin Crash, very good condition, $160 ono
Phone Richard on 0416 331 821 or email richybray@hotmail.com

Darbuka etc.
Looking for other darbuka (doumbek, egyptian tabla etc) players to jam on some arabic / turkish / egyptian beats.  Also we will have opportunity to work with some dancers if we are good! And… 3x Manouche guitarists looking for the remaining members of Quintette du Hot Club de Canberra, fiddle player or double bass player wanted especially but also would be interested in clarinet or any other guitarists who love this kind of music. SMS Wim 0416564325 or email me woobiboy at gmail dot com

Drum Kit Bits
Hi all, I picked up a cheapo kit the other day but it needs new hi hats and a cymbal, plus stand. If anyone has any old dusty bits laying around I’ll gladly take them off your hands. Thanks. jgmontgomery@gmail.com

Drummer Required
We are a Canberra based indie band who are gigging regularly and in the process of putting together a new record.  Our good friend and drummer has left our band due to some personal reasons.  We need a committed, experienced drummer to tour and write with.  We are in our early 20’s and would prefer someone in the same age range.  If you think you fit the bill or know any drummers that would be interested, please contact us at georgesinbox@gmail.com with your details (name/experience/age/influences/contact/etc) and we will go from there.

Bass Player Wanted For Acoustic Rock Band
We are looking for an impressive bass player to complete an original three piece already consisting of acoustic guitar/vocal (female, 24) and drums (male, 22). Must have own bass and amp of gigging quality, own transport, and be available for weekly (or more frequent) rehearsals in Flynn. Prefer around our own age 18 – mid 20’s. Must be very dedicated/interested in making a career out of music because that is our long-term goal. We already have songs written and ready to play, and aim to play local gigs, tour and record asap. Solo acoustic demos can be found at www.myspace.com/aleshiaflanagan Please email me for more details or if you would like a demo with drums as well. Please, DO NOT use MySpace page to contact us. ray_dickson@hotmail.com. Cheers, Ray

SeaChange Soundtracks?
I am searching for copies of the SeaChange soundtracks from series 2&3, but especially the second series CD with tracks by Felt (Ocean Beast), Vika and Linda (Hard Love) Archie Roach (Dancing) and The Habibis (I’ll Break Cups) on it.
If you have copies you would like to sell or even just to lend for a very short time if you can’t bear to permanently part with them, I’d be grateful if you would call me on 0430-18-3932.  Ta in advance.  Julie.

Guitar for Sale
it’s time for me to upgrade my guitar but i will have to sell Bessie lest I become one of those guitar wankers who have 60 of them. I’m selling her (Maton EM225) for $900 – $500 below RRP and $300 below online listed prices.  all details are available here.

MusicMan StingRay bass
beautiful, honeyburst 4-string, built in late 1994, purchased new in early 1995. Used on many gigs but well cared for. Excellent neck, great action. Reluctant sale. She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed says I have to rationalise my collection! Check it on Allclassifieds or call Paul on 0438 353 133

Drums for Sale
A regular reader saw a Tempo drum kit for sale at Jamison Markets – dark red.
The guy doesn’t want to keep loading and unloading it at market – selling for $200. Phone David 62411378

Drummer seeks band
Looking for a drummer? Ever wanted a cross between Tony Allen and John Bonham?
Call El Guano on 0404 192 642 for all your rhythm needs.

Drummer Wanted
After two years work has taken our current drummer away and we need a new one.
We are an alternative rock band playing everything from indie pop through to punk & hardcore and have fun doing it.
We are looking for someone who is passionate, wants to play as many gigs as possible and most importantly have a blast.
If this sounds like you drop us a line at zwish@zwish.net
You can also check out our myspace page and even have a look at the video clip we did using lego www.myspace.com/zwish

Attention Jammers
Monthly jam session at the Folkus room 3rd Saturday of every month. Jazz and blues musicians welcome.

Contact Cameron cameronasmith@dodo.com.au for more details

Bands, musos and promoters are invited to come on the 2XX fm Oz Music Show, Saturday’s 5-7pm. Plug your new CD, gig, get your music out there and also opportunities to perform live in the studio. Get in contact with Marianne Mettes at mail@mariannemettes.com or send your demo to: PO Box 855, Civic Square, ACT 2608 – or drop it into the studio – Level 3 Griffin Centre Civic.”

Fiddle Player for acoustic roots/folk/blues duo (to turn it into a trio). We do mostly my original songs. You can hear my music on the home page of my web site at www.vanveen.net – I’m looking for a very reliable person who has their own transport and is happy to do gigs out of town. If you’re interested, have a listen to the songs on my site first… then if you’re still interested, give me (Ernie Van Veen) a ring on 0403 301 467 or email me at ernie@vanveen.net – I’m hoping to find someone before my CD launch which is 15 June! Yikes!

Stoker (local blues outfit) searching for muso’s of all genre to jam session held at The Venue, Gartside St Wanniassa, every Tuesday night @ 8pm. Contact Pehl 6296 3060 After 5pm

A Korg M1 synthesiser or the pitch bend assembly for one.
Write to Erisa: slinka@grapevine.net.au

Speaking of Basses!
Yes! I do need a new bass in fact.
Am looking for something under a grand if anyone has one for sale :)
Would like active pickups and 4 or 5 strings!
Contact: mick@blight.com

Wanted – harmony singers to form acappella trio or quartet
I want to start an acappella group with two or three others who enjoy singing harmonies, can learn songs by ear. Reading music is not necessary as it’d be great to improvise and learn parts that way. A ‘voice jam’ would be a good way to get together to see if musical interests and personalities fit. Suggested genres range from rock, pop, blues, gospel, old songs, 80s music revamped with a 00s twist! How about Come As You Are with a reggae feel, or sung operatically? Sense of humour a must as I’d like to inject a bit of comedy into performances.
Please contact Virginia on 0411 952 598, or virginia.cooke@gmail.com

I got a Clarinet that I intended to learn but then forgot about, so it’s up for sale at $200, which is less then I paid for it. It looks pretty. It also comes with a book to teach you how to play it…Motivation is essential.

Contact 0414 245 558

Here are some instruments from my vast and enviable collection that I am willing to part with, for the right price (or possibly swap?)

PIANOLA aka Player Piano. Made by Foster & Co. New York. Partly disassembled, but most if not all parts there, including bellows/activators. Works as a piano even if you don’t repair the pianola mechanism. Use the parts to make something else (automated puppet theatre was my dream, which I also relinquish free, albeit with a tear of regret to the lucky claimant): FREE.

GADULKA. A Bulgarian upright folk fiddle, similar to Greek or Turkish kemence but with sympathetic strings. Basic grade instrument, unvarnished, in good condition. Crappy bow, use a kid’s cello bow instead. A paltry $100 gets you into the wonderful world of music for dancing bears.

BASS HARMONICA. Huang Octave Bass Harmonica, good condition, practically unplayed. $300 or make me an offer.

BALALAIKA. Cheap n’ nasty Russian pre-Glasnost model, but with that triangular groove you know you need. I was waiting for the perfect AK-47 ammo strap to complete it’s stage-worthiness, but I can leave that joy to the next owner for 30 clams.

That’s all for now. Phone Tim 6247 3081

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  1. Jazz at the Folkus

    Musicians invited to perform at Jazz at the Folkus.
    Jazz/blues/funk/swing bands invited to perform as walk up acts or join in the jam session.

    Contact cameronasmith@dodo.com.au for more info or to book in your band