Friday, January 13, 2006
SWARM OF THE LOTUS have announced the addition of drummer Jimmy Rhodes (ex-TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA) to the fold. An official statement is as follows:
“For the past month and a half, Jimmy and myself have been working together and things have been going amazing. He is a very talented individual and we welcome him with a warm heart to the SOTL family.”
The band are also currently in the hunt for some new members – an appeal/advertisement for the open slots is below:
“SOTL is in the process now of finding a new 2nd guitarist and bassist. The
following is a list of musts/requirements:
Must have a professional attitude and work-ethic, as this is something that the current members take seriously as something we want to pursue, take on the road, in the studio etc.
Must have pro gear that will hold up to the wears and tears of the road. (Our usual set-up is full-stack for each guitar, 8 x 10 for bass, sometimes two 8 x 10’s but not required)
Being able to do additional vocals would be awesome but not required
Must be ready, willing and able to TOUR at least a couple of times a year or more, depending on whatever opportunities arise, with each of these tours lasting anywhere from 1-2 weeks up to 4-5 weeks at a time.
Must be willing to commit to a regular practice schedule (twice a week usually, for a couple of couple hours each time)
Must have an enthusiastic, energetic personality to pursue something that isnt necessarily all that easy to do and this must be realized. If you have tour experience, you understand this already. But this point must be stressed. Bad tours will happen, as they do to all bands, and other unexpected obstacles will come across the path that must be understood as coming with the territory. If you already get this or are willing to accept this, then cool, if not, please do not inquire.
If you are not from the Baltimore or surrounding areas, you must be willing to relocate.
Must be funny and willing to put up with Jimmys and my own ridiculous sense of humor, haha. Its all about having a good time anyway.
Must bring the rock!!
If you think you meet all these requirements, then please inquire via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“If you are from out-of-state, we might ask you to send a video of your best takes on some of our songs. Get in contact and we can provide an address to which you can mail such a video. On that tip, this is not a dictatorship and we realize that each musician is their own unique animal, with their own
individual playing style. Personal interpretation is fine as long as it is evident that you can handle the material. If you would prefer to play our
songs exactly as they are heard recorded, thats cool too and can be taught pretty easily. We even have video-tab available.”
“Being an aggressive player, as this is the nature of our music, is always a plus. Big, ugly and dirty!! Just bring it, thats all. Overall, for whatever incarnation that lies ahead for this band, we are looking towards the future. Meaning, the main focus will be on writing BRAND NEW MATERIAL with the appropriate new members. We want to grow with whoever is going to joining. Although we will be learning one set worth of older, previously released material (approx. 8-9 songs between both of our albums and the 7). Jimmy and I have actually started working on some new songs and everything is sounding awesome!! We are very excited to bring other people into the game and flesh out the rest of the band. Are you down?”
“In closing, anybody who is or ever has been in a band that ever wanted to take it further then the basement, you know the score. Please do not inquire half-heartedly. This is an all or nothing kind of a gig. We have our normal lives but this is something we actively pursue, that takes up a good portion of our time and energy because its what we love to do. Serious candidates only please.”