This group is for rock musicians of all skill levels interested in jamming in the NY metro area. We focus on classic rock & blues, including Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Lenny Kravitz to name a few. We especially need drummers, singers, keyboard players, and bass musicians. Generally we meet after work or on weekends for 2-3 hours of jamming . Please join us!
Looking to form 4-5 bands for a New York Rockers' Showcase/Battle of the Bands at Desmond's Tavern. All bands will be formed from NYR members and perform 30-45 minute sets. This will be a low pressure, fun way to get on stage in front of a friendly crowd. Prizes will be awarded to the best bands as voted by audience members. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or first time performer, we hope you will join us on stage. Please see below for some more details:
1. Groups will be formed from existing NYR members. No outside bands are permitted. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in participating and your preferred set list focus, e.g., southern rock, classic rock, blues, punk, metal, etc.
2. Members should be current in their dues.
3. Bands will be responsible for scheduling their own rehearsal sessions.
4. Desmond's will provide a full backline/drum kit. Drummers will need to bring a snare, cymbals, and foot pedal (hopefully, we can share one set among the group). There is one guitar amp and bass rig available. Additional guitar players will need to bring their own amp. Keyboard players will need to bring or share a keyboard.
5. Music genres are consistent with the NYR format, i.e., blues and classic rock.
6. Bands will need to help us promote the event by bringing their friends and families.
7. This is more about fun than competition. Bring a great attitude. There are no judgements here.