This is my story and I'm sticking to it. Martha and I are married and play in the same band. Probably the only real advantage of this is we just have to walk downstairs for rehearsals.
As time passes, it just puts me into this automatic pilot of just trying to make the music flow. So easier said than done the better you get and the better you want to sound.
Martha is a renowned vocalist. She has performed at Lincoln Center with the Connecticut Choral Society. She also appeared on Good Morning America with Ben Franklin. (LOL). Since she met me, I have instilled a lot of confidence in her so she feels a lot more secure when performing. My main trick for this was, I told her if she sang any sharper, the world would turn from a sphere to cone-shaped and she would become one of the Cone Heads from Saturday Night Live. You can see I have a natural talent for creating confidence in people.
MALIBU is now a trio. An old time friend, Joe Reing looked me up on the internet and rode his Harley over. I said, "this visit is like pennies from Heaven because Martha and I are looking for a bass player." We've been adding mostly cover material to our shows. Southern Rock, Doo-Op, Country, and a couple new originals.
Lately as already mentioned, we are looking to add vocalists to the mix. I would love, more than anything, to have a beautiful signature vocal sound as some of the greats like Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and The Eagles. There's just something about certain voices that sound heavenly together.
It's been a long road finding dedicated players at all times, but we manage to always keep the trio going. Sometimes it gets difficult without a steady drummer. My expectations of drummers must be too high because all good time keepers and light drummers like Charlie Watts and Ringo Starr don't exist in Connecticut.
My remedy is to start using a metronome , even with a drummer, as recently suggested by our bass player. Martha has a tendency to speed up and I slow down, so we manage to have a good mixture of pea soup timing wise.
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