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A NEW POP/ROCK ACT BORN IN THE HEART OF NOTTINGHAM TOWN

‘The Last of The Romantics’ (working title) is a rock/pop outfit currently being put together by me, Masten Gregory, a male singer/songwriter in Nottingham and I am now looking for band members – specifically a 2nd guitarist, synth player, bassist, drummer and female vocals.

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The Music

The songs I write are about love, romance, glamour, power, mystery, beauty and ecstasy. All have been written, performed and produced by me in my home studio. See the current state of some of them below.

This Is The Time

Man on a Mission

I Promised You A Miracle

Ain’t it Always the Way

Take My Hand

Heart & Bones

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The Look

The outfit has to look great and have some real style, glamour and sophistication. If you look at the images I’ve used on this page you’ll get some idea of what I’m thinking.

Think Madmen, James Bond, Ingrid Bergman, The Human League,  The Killers, Paloma Faith, Florence and The Machine, George Peppard, James Dean, Doris Day, Audrey Hepburn, Bryan Ferry, Duran Duran, Franz Ferdinand, The Beatles etc. Stunning visual impact is as important to me as the music.

Ultimately the aim is to create great musical theatre with a combination of style, substance and fun.

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WHO I’M LOOKING FOR

Looking for the following to ulitmately form a tight-knit band of people to co-create an oufit loosely based around what I’ve described above.

Producer

Any producers out there that like the concept and the sound.

Guitarist/Co-writer

More than anything to get things going, I’m looking for a talented rhythm/lead guitarist who can learn the rhythms, riffs and licks I come up with, come up with their own, write songs, and generally help to create the ‘sound’ of the band. The songs are missing something and need the injection of somebody else’s energy and ideas. It’s also no fun writing by yourself. Technically I’m looking for someone who gets the minimal concept of the music i.e. uses less notes but uses them well – and that every note has to count and tell a story with no noodling and twiddling. Think  ‘The Edge’, Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds), Keith Richards, Noel Gallagher, George Harrison, Mark Knopfler and such like.

Bassist

Know nothing about bass except I like Adam Clayton and Peter Hook of New Order.

Drummer

Again know nothing but needs to be tight, solid and creative.

Female Vocalist

I think a sultry female voice would go unbelievably well with my deep one for both the main melodies and backing.

Keys

The songs need good solid piano and deep, dark synth type sounds like I’ve attempted to use on some of the tracks.

 

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All the above is just a starting point. I’m very open to new ideas & new influences that will take it wherever it wants to go.

It goes without saying of course that you must have a professional attitude, be totally committed, and ‘feel’  what I’m trying to bring alive.

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GOING FORWARD

Need to start gigging in Notts for, enter competitions (OpenMic UK etc), submissions to BBC introducing and ‘movies for films’ websites etc etc. Whatever it takes.

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CONTACT

Call me on 07954 163212