Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Finishing Moves / How to Start a Band Tip #2

My band The Finishing Moves started back in June 2011. I was out looking for a new group to play with since my band at that time decided to take a break for awhile. I met Chris, our bassist, in a tryout jam for a "Creed" inspired cover band. Unfortunately, the band did not push through but we kept in touch.

After a few weeks, I got a message from Chris inviting me to join an alternative rock band he was forming. He said he already has a drummer, Tobs, and he's out looking for a guitar player and a singer. At that time I was already talking to Les, our vocalist, and planning a band him with too so I also invited him to join us as well. And it turned out pretty well! After a few jams, Chris invited his friend, Weak, to join and play the guitar for us and so The Finishing Moves was born!

Even though we have different tastes in music, we have successfully created a good alternative sound that we could call our own. Our inspirations include the following bands: Minus the Bear, Mutemath, Toe, Mastodon and Radiohead.

We have recorded 2 original songs which are currently posted in our facebook band page http://www.facebook.com/tfmrocks

Go check them out! They're streaming for free! :) And as I always say: "If you like what you hear, please like and share our facebook page to your friends as well."

The Finishing Moves performing "I guess it's now over between us" at Casa Nami.

How to start a band tip #2: Go out and find other musicians to play with.

Local forums like Philmusic could open up doors for your musical journey. This forum has Musician Classifieds as well as specialized forums discussing the different topics including musical instruments. Just be open to opportunities and have fun.


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