I’m an amateur rock/metal guitarist who enjoys a fully equipped recording studio in my basement and would like to meet people in the Paris area (or anyone living 20km to the east where I live) who’d like to get together once in a while to learn and play cover songs and eventually get into some original songwriting/recording. Not looking for anything serious, just would like to ‘jam’ for the fun of it.
I can play guitar, bass and drums, and can do backup harmony vocals where needed.
Thanks Wozza, I’m actually planning to get well away from Paris soon too. Looking in the Vinca / Rigarda area near Perpignan. Was about to put on offer on a villa last Nov, but the government stopped my bank from giving me a loan because of the ‘Taux d’Usure’. Will wait until after the summer.
I was hoping there’d be an anglophone rock musician in the area lurking here. Oh well, thanks for the link anyway.
I know about AngloINFO, used it 20 years ago when I first arrived. Hooked up with different groups, all French musicians who either only wanted to play radio top 40 songs, or very poor quality originals.
No interest in Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath or anything like that. Just songs like Proud Mary or Smells Like Teen Spirit and the like - pretty much what you’d get during Fête de La Musique.
Most of them had to play with sheet music in front of them, instead of just learning the songs by heart. I couldn’t stand it. And one or two would constantly look at themselves in a mirror while playing (many of the rehearsal studios around Paris had mirror walls), instead of getting into the groove with the rest of the band. Very disheartening.
I appreciate you having taken the time to respond. I’ll probably wait until I get down south. The area I’m planning to move to is home to many anglophone ex-pats, so maybe I’ll have better luck in rooting out a Maiden fan down there!
Being in a band is like being married to multiple people, isn’t it? I’ve played with some really good musicians but organising gigs and rehearsals was often like herding cats . Then there were the personalities to manage. I discovered Logic Pro X and virtual instruments during Covid. Much easier way of making music, but I do miss playing live!