Hi, I'm Mackie Mak, age 24, and I've been playing guitar for 17 years, and I've also been looking for the right musicians for years and years haha! This being in a group thing has been my dream since the first time ever heard Malcolm Young's unbelievable playing :) I've got all my own equipment (I mainly play through a Vox/Marshall setup), but have no band experience, and people don't want that for some reason lol You've gotta start SOMEWHERE! I'd prefer to start my own band up but willing to join an existing one :)
Anyway, I very much prefer rhythm guitar but can do some lead, and sing of course :) I've got a ton of originals I've been putting together since 3rd grade lol!
Besides guitar, there's nothing else I'm any good at lol but I can sing almost anything in a Cartman impression haha... No drugs, drinking or anything else- I'm completely clean. Other than that, I can write decent lyrics, improvise, and play a little bit of hand drums. I'm a huge dreamer, very easy to get along with, kind of a goofball sometimes, but once I find the right musicians I will be COMPLETELY committed :)
I've got a very long list of influences, but if you don't see what you like I'm willing to be open-minded about different styles of music.
Some of my biggest influences are AC/DC, New York Dolls, Beach Boys, T. Rex, Beatles, the Who, the Ramones, Television, Blondie, Chantels, Shangri-Las, Janis Joplin, Louis Prima, Talking Heads, Rolling Stones, Syl Sylvain, Suzi Quatro, Chesterfield Kings, Bob Dylan, Mojo Gurus, Nervous Turkey, Legendary JC's, Crystals, Martha & the Vandellas, JJ Grey & Mofro, Bobbettes, Shirellea, Ronnettes, Joan Jett, Dex Romweber Duo, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, the Easybeats, Smokey Robinson, Paul Simon, Janelle Monae, the Smiths, some Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Johnny Otis, McCoys, Capris, Rivingtons, Sparkletones, Supertramp, Ben Harper, Bill Withers, Hot Chocolate, Rod Stewart, Four Tops, Coasters, otis Redding, Billy Joel, the Kinks, Geordie, Slade, Bryan Adams, Monkees, MC5, Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf, Mamas & the Papas, Johnny Thunders, Steve Conte & the Crazy Truth, the Stooges, Iggy Pop, Bay City Rollers, the Cars...and tons more lol