How do you actually find a "new Guitarist" in this day and age?

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Because after 6 months or so of one-a-week rehearsal/practice, and one actual gig, the Guitarist has decided to quit.

So, We're left with a Drummer, a Vocalist and a Bass Guitarist, looking for someone to carry on up the not charts...

Back in the day, you'd put an ad on the "Band Board" of a music shop, but they would usually just be old/faded bits of cardboard.

Nowadays, there are internet sites where people advertise, but it seems it's either "Tribute" acts or again ads that have been there forever.

Anyone know anyone that thinks they're Johnny Marr, and is 55 or thereabouts, and wants a go? Failing that, where's a good place to advertise?


Mark G, Monday, 12 June 2017 16:02 (six years ago) link

have you got a local Facebook page for musicians?

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 12 June 2017 17:51 (six years ago) link

or what about gumtree?

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 12 June 2017 17:51 (six years ago) link

"No clowns, no time wasters."

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Monday, 12 June 2017 18:27 (six years ago) link

I'd draw the line at clowns. Timewasters, well...

I'll have a look at Gumtree, yes.

Mark G, Monday, 12 June 2017 20:16 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I did put an ad on Gumtree, and got what sounded like a spot-on one, who said "Send me some tracks, and we'll do a rehearsal room session" So I did, and he promptly never replied again, not even "No Thanks".

Sounds like one of those Timewasters..

Then again, he didn't have the session then go yeah yeah and then fail to turn up and that.

In any case, any more suggestions/ideas, I'm all ears.

Mark G, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 13:44 (six years ago) link

Might have a look at LinkedIn, fcs!

Mark G, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 15:07 (six years ago) link

lay a trail of effect pedals like breadcrumbs and lie in wait

ciderpress, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 15:25 (six years ago) link

"No poseurs, no clowns. We can tell. "

calstars, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 16:11 (six years ago) link

one jam space i used to frequent had a "leave your ego at the door" sign

i've had luck with spreading the word among friends

craigslist is hit or miss. you have to go through a few til you find the right person

the sound of space, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 21:36 (six years ago) link

Craigslist then..

Mark G, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 22:38 (six years ago) link

Where do you rehearse Mark? Are your aims recording or gigging or what?

I am 55 and can pass for J.Marr on a good day. Might be a stretch to commit to anything out of London but I'd be interested to hear your stuff.

Dr.C, Monday, 3 July 2017 11:45 (six years ago) link

Ah, you'd be a shoe-in absolutely.

I'd also be interested in hearing our stuff - unfortunately our Guitarist quit without us knowing our first gig (with *this* lineup) would be our last.

We have one song recorded, it's not me singing but I don't sound that different to their orig dude:


Mark G, Monday, 3 July 2017 11:59 (six years ago) link

Hmm, that didn't work.

OK, here:

"Walk Away"

Ignore the other one, I refused to sing it and the band said it's OK, they hate it as well.

Mark G, Monday, 3 July 2017 12:07 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Still nowt.

Mark G, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 15:06 (six years ago) link

Hereabouts most such things are handled by Craigslist, but I have had mixed results.

I want to put up a sign on our rehearsal space that says "leave your emu at the door."

zanzibar mitzvah (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 15:17 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

We might have one!

Will report back in two weeks.

Mark G, Thursday, 7 September 2017 13:02 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

two weeks! ahem...

The new guitarist was a "techie" type - into Muse, MBV and so on.

We tried him for a couple of rehearsals, we all liked him as a person but ...

Anyway, the Bass guy and the drummer quit, so that was the end of that.

Mark G, Friday, 1 February 2019 12:10 (five years ago) link

Sorry to hear that, Mark =(

Maybe time to invest an RC-300 and a drum machine?

I'm down to jam, but I'm pretty sure we're not even close.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 4 February 2019 18:11 (five years ago) link

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