Tumako Afrobeat and Funk band is expanding it’s roster of players and inviting drummers to join in some groovy and funky music making.
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If you like the Budos Band, The Monophonics, The Jive Turkeys, The Menahan Street Band, Fela Kuti, Soulive, and anything that has groove then this is the project for you. The band is booked regularly at various venues throughout the city and has participated in local music festivals.
As the primary bass player, bandleader and musical director, I write most of the original music and take care of all the logistics and details so that members can enjoy making music and playing gigs. I have over 30 years of band leader experience, have a B.A. in Music Education, a B.A. in Jazz Studies, and play at the Gr. 10 RCM level in Classical piano so I know what I am talking about.
We prefer musicians who are over 30, have day jobs, live in Toronto and are available weeknight evenings for rehearsals and gigs. Rehearsals are once a month and gigs involve all players rotating depending on availability. If you have percussion skills and percussion gear (Congas, cowbell, maracas etc.) then that is a plus.
****You must own your own vehicle to transport your gear to gigs - no exceptions.***
PLEASE: NO GIGGING/PRO MUSICIANS, NO HEAVY DRINKERS, NO HEAVY POT USERS
The following are links showcasing the band and the original music:
We are not in this for the money and most of the members have other major commitments in their lives so if you are interested then contact me. Auditions will either be one on one with me, or in a small group setting at a local rehearsal space. I will be listening for technique and will be assessing your personality to make sure that it will fit with the group.
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