Bassist/gtr to form early Yardbirds, Stones, garage combo

Mature bassist/guitarist looking to join/form early Yardbirds, Stones, Kinks, garage type combo for gigging.

I love high energy early 60's R&B and garage rock - Yardbirds, Stones, Who, Strypes, Hamburg-era Beatles, Sonics, Wailers, Kingsmen, Raiders...

I've been in various bands, playing lots of different stuff, for 30+ years, so know how to prep. I have a wife, job, kids, decent wheels and gear, as well as full PA. I am looking to put together a group that wants to play live, not just garage jam.

Looking for minimal time/rehearsal commitment (maybe once or twice a month unless we needed to tighten up before a show). A casual thing...maybe months between shows. Just something to keep our gears from seizing up.

Meaning: everyone HAS to come to rehearsal completely prepped to slot the pieces together. Rehearsal is valuable time away from our lives...it sucks to waste it because someone 'didn't get around to listening to that tune'. That’s fair, right?

Would love to find the following mature players:
- strong lead guitar who likes his early Clapton, Beck, Richards, Berry, etc. Not looking for a 'star' who wants to wank on to show how wonderful he is. Tasteful but authoritative.
- singer who can perform as well as sing. Ability on second bass/keys, harp and percussion would be ideal.
- drummer who appreciates simpler kits and rhythms, but has ability with all types. Ringo, Keith...
Keys - maybe play some guitar or bass as well

Pre-'67 garage stuff, R and B, one hit wonders...

Some song ideas:

? and The Mysterians - 96 Tears
Beatles - Money
Beatles - Rain
Beatles - Some Other Guy
Beatles - Twist And Shout
Blues Magoos - We Ain't Got Nothing Yet
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love
Chocolate Watchband - I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
Guess Who - Shaking All Over
Kingsmen - Little Latin Lupe Lou
Kinks - All The Day And All The NIght
Kinks - Till The End Of The Day
Kinks - Tired Of Waiting
Love - My Little Red Book
Music Machine - Talk Talk
Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road
Otis Redding - Shake
Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me
Paul Revere and the Raiders - Hungry
Paul Revere and The Raiders - Just Like Me
Paul Revere and the Raiders - Let Me
Rolling Stones - Around And Around
Rolling Stones - Carol
Rolling Stones - Route 66
Rolling Stones - The Last Time
Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs - Little Red Riding Hood
Seeds - Pushin' Too Hard
Sonics - Boss Hoss
Sonics - Have Love (Will Travel)
Sonics - Louie Louie
Sonics - Shot Down
Standells - Dirty Water
Strokes - Last Night
Strypes - Can't Judge A Book
Syndicate of Sound - Hey Little Girl
Them - Baby, Please Don't Go
Them - Gloria
Twylight Zones - Valentines Day Massacre
Velvet Underground - Waiting For My Man
Von Blondies - C'Mon, C'Mon
Wailers - Out Of Our Tree
Who - Can't Explain
Who - Substitute
Yardbirds - For Your Love
Yardbirds - Heart Full Of Soul
Yardbirds - I'm A Man
Yardbirds - I'm Not Talking
Yardbirds - Train Kept A-Rollin
Young Veins - Funnel Of Love

Get back if you’re interested.

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