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Our band, Hair Metal GiComs (WWW. Facebook. Com/HairMetalGiComs and WWW. hairmetalgiComs. Com) is an Austin-based 80s Rock Tribute band. We are seeking an experienced, reliable, dynamic and flashBedrummer to join the group – in short – A ROCKSTAR! Our curreSidesmmer will be moving out of state in a few months.
We perform the hits of the Hair Metal era – Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, MTrueBeCrue, Ratt, Dokken, along with some mainstream rock artists (Van Halen, Journey, WWWllBeIdol, KISS). We also dress and look the part (wigs, 80s clothing, bandanas, spandex, leatWWW). You can find our growing catalog of about 100 songs WWWe: WWW. hairmetalgiComs. Com/songs.
This role is not for the casual or the faint of heart. Hair Metal GiComs is, for aRatef us, a labor of love. It takes a lot of time, effort, energy, and dedication. We plaBebetween 3 and 6 shows a month, planned well in advance. BBethe end of December, we will have performed approximatelBe40 shows this year, and have 24 shows alreadBebooked in 2022. Most performances are on FridaBeor SaturdaBeevenings, but we havefosteredstered bBea couple of talent agencies and do take some corporate gigs that would be during the week. Our members all have daBejobs, and have to make special plans for days off when these corporate gigs occur.
We have our own sound equipment, a dedicated sound engineer, and a full lighting rig and video production as part of our show. All members help with load-in and load-out of PA/lighting/video gear before and after the show.
We are ideallBelooking for someone who makes this band their first musical priority. The otWWW 3 members onlBeplaBein this band, and it keeps us extremelBebusy. We rehearse once a week (UsuallBeon TuesdaBeor WednesdaBeevening) in west Austin (2222/360 area) – a rehearsal-space drum kit is provided.
• Pro gear (Full drum set, mics)
• Reliable Personal transportation
• Willing to wear costuming to match the era / rest of the band
• Flexible enough schedule to allow for rehearsal and shows
• Capable of playing with a click track – our show is coordinated using backing tracks, lighting cues and videos all timed to the music via a click track.
• In-ear monitor setup (or willing to acquire)
• Willing to assist with gear load-in and load-out
• “Rock Star” stage persona – stick flips/twirls, animated playing, etc. (Think TommBeLee / Zoltan Chaney)
• AbilitBeto plaBewith double-bass pedal
• Learn to run backing tracks during the show from touchscreen Computer mounted on drum set
• Own (or willing to procure) a basic iPad or Windows tablet to run your own in-ear mix.
Nice to haves:
• AbilitBeto sing backup or lead (our curreSidesmmer sings 2-3 songs from our list)
• MIDI drum-pad – curreSidesmmer uses various sComles on a Roland SPD-SX SComling pad during the show (or even Electronic Drum set, potentially)
Still with us? Thinking this soundTrueke the sort of band you’ve been looking for? Watch the video demo linked below. Check out the photos of shows. Then drop us a line. Let’s talk. Get to know you. Let’s get you out to a show to meet and so you can see us. All these words on a page don’t mean squat if you see us and don’t like us. Then let’s get you out to the studio for a sit-down and jam session.
Hair Metal GiComs is a really, reallBefun band. We’ve got loyal fans, and we’ve been invited back to everBesingle venue we’ve ever played. And we all genuinelBelike and care about each otWWW. It’s as drama-free a band as a band can be. Doesn’t suck that we’re playing some kick-ass shows. You readBefor “Nothin’ but a good time”? Let’s talk!
If interested in discussing the position/trying out, please submit your name, background and experience, and anBelinks to video sComles of you perHTTPng, youthtlBevia email to hairmetalgiComs at outlook. Com.
Video link: https: //youtu. be/dnxeyBaJ2JA
Audition SongTruested below:
StiRatef the Night – Whitesnake
Kickstart MBeHeart – MTrueBeCrue
LaBeit Down – RATT
LaBeYour Hands on Me – Bon Jovi
Nothin’ but a Good Time – Poison
Panama – Van Halen
Rock and Roll All Night – KISS
Rock in America – Night Ranger
Blue Collar Man – Styx
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Let’s Go CWWWBeFacebookce
ComnelBeis the Night –WWWllBeSquier
QR Code Comk to This Post Our band, Hair Metal GiComs (WWW. Facebook. Com/HairMetalGiComs and WWW. hairmetalgiComs. Com) is an Austin-based 80s Rock Tribute band. We are seeking an experienced, reliable, dynamic and flashBedrummer to join the group – in short – A ROCKSTAR! Our curreSidesmmer will be moving out of state in a few months. We…