In the coming months I will begin to pursue adding band members, there will be no better time in my life than the months that lay ahead as I will be able to focus my ample efforts of making this dream of over 10 years a reality. The worst case scenario for me is if I decide to give up which I do not see as an option.
All I can truly hope is that the members that are eventually recruited will be all in as I am. To let the fans and future fans hear what the present and future of Perry Project is capable of will be the biggest gift I can ever dream of giving to anyone.
I am also looking for any other members who just simply dig what they are hearing and love to play and do shows.
I am seeking members to expand my sound beyond what it is now and to play shows to help promote “Can’t Steal Soul” and to eventually be part of the creative process and to create new tracks and eventually a new album as a band.
A little about me: My name is Tracy Perry Jr. and I am a passionate/socially awkward/person who is in my zone when I am creating music. I have melodies trapped in my head for most of the day and love creating lyrics and melodies to go with music. I do play a little Rhythm acoustic guitar, it is predominately how I crafted the songs for “Can’t Steal Soul.” I have a little mini studio in my apartment where I like to record rough ideas or demos. I have about 40+ songs leftover and am eager to create more and expand the sound and feel of this project. I like to listen to just about everything and like playing the occasional video game.
Some of my influences include: The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Oasis, Coldplay, The Smiths, Morrissey, Rogue Wave, Nada Surf, The Editors, Nirvana, Youth Group, Manic Street Preachers, Mew, Radiohead, Motown, 80’s and 90’s Rock, Brit-Rock, Pop, New Wave, Indie-Alternative. I am sure you can hear some of these influences on this album. I love some of the new stuff too and have a wide variety of taste such as MGMT, The Black Keys and Panic! At The Disco to name a couple.
I have a few music contacts already established in the Minneapolis area including some talented producers and publicity agency which this project is featured on, check it out HERE. “Can’t Steal Soul” has also been passed on to music supervisors recently who are responsible for placements of music on networks like MTV, ESPN and other major networks (fingers crossed).
I’ll have to admit writing this whole thing to recruit members is a bit of a drag, I just wish I had the right band put together already! But in all seriousness it is essential for me and the future members to be on the same page, plus it is my dream so I have no choice, I must follow it.
A little about what I am looking for. First and foremost I am looking for a co-frontman. Like how Morrissey had Johnny Marr or McCartney had Lennon etc. Someone to count on, can write interesting riffs and to basically co-front the band. I am looking for dedicated musicians who dig this style of music and can hear future potential as well. I am looking to expand my sound too. Maybe something even more upbeat with a punk rock folkie feel, who knows what a collaboration will bring. I love what bands Like the Black Keys and MGMT are doing. While I do play a little rhythm acoustic guitar (that’s how I write most of my songs, minus the few that were collaborations for the album) I am mainly looking to fill the lead singer role, however I am open to playing acoustic guitar or chords once in a while. I am looking for future members that are eager to practice and play shows starting off locally with a goal to eventually play in other states, with long-term goals of playing shows with other popular and national acts, and of-course has the dream of getting signed (with hard work, seriously, anything is possible).
Being internet savvy and helping to promote would be a huge plus, however I am aware that life and other work gets in the way sometimes but an effort every now and then once we get more established wouldn’t be too much to ask I hope.
If you are down to be part of a music project that already has a solid foundation but could use some growth. If you are down with practicing and playing shows and want to be involved in the songwriting process for a future follow up album. If you dig what you hear and can also see yourself part of this, great!
Lead Guitar/Co-frontman: Can play both electric and acoustic guitar. Can play solos and improvise. Has a great ear for tone. Willing to grow with the band/project. Dedicated. Eager to play shows (eventually with practice) at least 2-3 times a week. Must be comfortable and confident playing with effects/delays/pedals etc. and be able to play songs off of “Can’t Steal Soul” with confidence. Must be passionate about the project and willing to help in the songwriting process for a follow-up album. Back-up vocals or other instruments a plus. Experienced.
Rhythm Guitar: Must be able to play songs off of “Can’t Steal Soul.” Has a knack for creating rhythmic melodies (for future original songs for a follow-up album). Has confidence in ability. Back-up vocals or other instruments a plus.
Bassist: Loves to play the bass guitar to rock songs. Can play bass to songs off of “Can’t Steal Soul” confidently. Has an ability to improvise. Back-up vocals or other instruments a plus.
Keyboardist: Versatile. Can utilize multiple keyboards with different effects. Can improvise. Can play with songs off of “Can’t Steal Soul” confidently. Can play piano. Experienced.
Drummer: Experienced drummer who can tear these songs apart as well as contribute to any future material. Must be experienced and have live show experience.
Also looking for strings!
Send Inquiries to: contact[at]perryprojectmusic[dot]com – Serious inquiries only.
The first reviews are starting to come out for my debut album. I was a little worried about the response, I put so much into this project and no one likes rejection. The majority have been really positive so far and I couldn’t be happier about that unless I want to get really greedy of course and expect all perfect scores. 🙂
I know an artist’s worth is not measured in a review. If I read every review before I bought an album, my personal music collection would not be what it is today. These first reviews however mean a lot to me and are only one step of many as I push forward to accomplish what is next for Perry Project.
One reason the reviews are very important is it helps validate this project beyond what just me or some friends have to say about it. Validation is a very important next step. I want this project to be heard by as many that are willing to listen, I want to start a movement with this project (I know, I dream big).
“The CD is very good and I would listen to the next album this band put out. 4/5.” – Laura Turner – Indie Shark
“Brilliantly moves like an ocean across the ears. 7/10.” – Cyrus Rhodes – Indie Music Digest
“Perry has all the creativity and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous. 4.5/5.” – Heather Noble – Gig Band
“The opening songs make this worth having for sure. 8/10.” – Gary Hill – Indie Artist Alliance
“The whole thing flows well from start to finish. 9/10.” – Brian White – Rock N’ Roll View
“The dreamy, soaring sound of Ever Changing is so powerful. 8.5/10.” – Mary Angela Tobin – All Whats Rock
Music Emissions – Steve Rafferty 8/10
From time to time I will be posting some of my old blogs that I use to write when I was actively writing blogs on Myspace. Since Myspace has taken away that feature I figured I would add them here. To some, you have already read these, but too many more these are new. I will also post some older photos within the old blogs to give a more nostalgic vibe (that’s the plan anyway) Enjoy!
– Tracy Perry –
Note To Self (From January 16th 2011)
So does describing yourself in pre-meditated data, such as an about me, or things related, really determine 100 percent who you are as a person? My argument is no. The reason being that I arrive at such determination is because if you have lived on this great planet earth for some time like I have, you will find that to some people, you are never good enough. But damn, my about me that describes just how freaking perfect I am as a person says otherwise…hmmmm. Well sorry Captain Reader reading this. Some people find you unattractive, repulsive, ignorant, and fake. It’s only on internet social sites you are cool to all, until of coarse that dreaded “block” button is pressed. That will show you how unimportant you are to the world. Knowing this fact of life however at first was just a tragedy, I was in denial about my ability as a person to be not liked or repeatedly judged time and time again for pretty much simple mistakes or personality malfunctions. But the cog in the ever turning gear of life began to start turning once again.
My train of thought tells me that people have different day to day moods. Or maybe it’s just me who wakes up on the wrong side of bed, maybe I have wrong side of the bed syndrome, a doctor I’m sure has a medication for that type of disease. If he doesn’t than I should hate him for not having it, because surely it’s his fault for not creating it by now, surely. Please note that sarcasm takes place throughout this misguided peace of verbiage. New pickup lines consist of “damn, if only there was a like button on you” – or my new favorite – “if you were on Facebook, I’d friend the shit out of you.” You know what I need? A news ticker above my head so all my random thoughts are there for the world to see, that would be so awesome and socially acceptable I wouldn’t even have to speak. “Read my sign bitch, I’m doing laundry.” It would create an ever so loving atmosphere of people just nodding at each other’s willingness to go public just like a stock except you gain nothing out of it except maybe a thumbs up? Anyway the truth is, this was all written out of pure boredom and should only be taken as purely entertainment, every damn thing needs a warning label and this brilliant masterpiece is no exception to the rule. Keep on rocking. I in no way endorse these type of thoughts even though I wrote it. Peace, Love, and chocolate muffins.