01-11-12 – San Francisco, CA>Reno, NV – Hello all-
Waiting Room, a 3 piece female band, is looking for a new female drummer.
Here’s a little bit about us:
Waiting Room is a three-piece girl band, coming from the native hills of San Francisco, consisting of natives Lauren Alves, Veronica Bush and Rose Sullivan. An indie folk rock trio that draws from the blues, punk, and jazz; the girls met through local friends, Trainwreck Riders and The Dead Westerns.
Lauren Alves has been playing paradiddles on her Dad’s drum set since she was five years old, and has been playing bass for some 15 plus years. She has also worked as a pit musician, and plays bass, guitar, and vocals in the band. Veronica Bush plays rhythmic banjo, bass, and vocals. Rose Sullivan plays garage rock drums. Both Alves and Bush write songs, making their music very collaborative and heartfelt. Some of their influences include Mazzy Star, Modest Mouse, Neil Young, and Otis Redding.
Both Ronnie and I (Lauren) write songs. We also use different stringed instruments on different songs. Some of our arrangements consist of bass, banjo, and drums and others are guitar, bass, and drums. We like to keep it interesting. We value open communication and constructive criticism. If there is a conflict, we talk about it and resolve it We have a solid 8 song set at the moment and we are adding more songs on a regular basis. We released a 4 song ep in December of 2011, and have been featured on Radio Valencia’s Thursday night show, Baghdad by the Bay.
Here are the particulars we are looking for in a drummer:
We want someone who is in this for the long haul. We are artists wishing to pursue careers in the fine arts, so in other words. . . Commitment, commitment, commitment!!
We are looking for a new friend. We generally hang out with each other and value the intimacy of working with someone who is down to earth and true to themselves…
We want someone who understands that being in a band is hard work and there are a lot of times when we have to give a little and compromise. While we may not always agree, we are never hostile.
We are a very cooperative band. We write songs democratically and value each members input. You will be able to play what you want and how you want. Although I am a symphonic percussionist, I play guitar and electric bass in the band and I would hope to work with a drummer who can hold her own.
You need to know how to play with brushes. We have a few songs with brushes and while you don’t have to be a jazz master, you need to be able to play with them.
You need to commit to practicing once a week, twice when we are writing new material. We typically play our set thru before each show and that is considered our practice for the week. We practice in Daly City, so you will be responsible for getting to and from our spot. It’s right on the border between SF and Daly City near Geneva and you can take the 14 mission muni line to get there.
While I do have a drum set at our practice spot, you should have your own set.
We play between 3-6 shows a month in the bay area. You will need to be able to play weeknight shows fairly often and be able to haul your own equipment when needed. We generally don’t turn down shows unless there is some kind of emergency or work conflict. We are fine if you want to take a back seat in regards to booking shows, but if you want to book shows, great!
We have 1 more show in the end of January, 2 in February, and 1 in March booked so far. You need to be able to play these shows, so you have to learn fast.
It’s not necessary to have a car, but you will be responsible for getting to and from our gigs and our practice space.
You will need to be able to tour. We are already setting up a summer 1-2 week west coast tour in the end of august.
You will need to help out financially. We have been shopping around for a van, so you will need to be able to pay for its upkeep, as well as studio time, cd/vinyl/merch manufacturing.
We drink and are 420 friendly but if you tend to go overboard with that stuff then this is not the band for you.
Here’s a link to our music:
If this sounds like something you are interested in, please contact me. Please leave a phone number in your reply and if you have links to your music send those too so I can get a feel for your style.
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