Ok I posted this on the musicians board and got bugger all response. I'm allowed to do it here too, I've contributed thousands of posts over the years - all of which completely relevant and informative!
There must be someone out there who is free for the next two months to join up and play guitar with us? A student on summer break? Someone looking to quit their job and do something fun?
This is what we are looking for. A temporary member to play guitar with us until August 16th.
To explain the situation, basically our guitarist has to work over the summer to be able to survive. This means he can't fulfil all (to be honest, most) of the band's live commitments over the summer.
We can play the shows with a variety of people filling in for certain dates, and switching our lineup round a bit, but it would be SO much easier if we just had one stand-in guitarist for two months.
We're playing around 25 dates between July 3rd and August 16th all around Britain.
If you haven't heard us / of us, we're doing alright for ourselves right now - we have released two singles, one through Big Scary Monsters sister label Alcopop, and one through This Is Fake DIY. Both singles have received repeated airplay on Huw Stephens' and Steve Lamacq's Radio 1 shows. We have recorded a Radio 1 Session for Huw Stephens and were recently interviewed by Lamacq as his 'new favourite band' as well as being his single of the week. We have another single out through Fake DIY in August, and two EPs (a sort of quasi-album) in October.
We are an alt-rock band in the vein of Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, Nirvana, REM, Pavement, Built To Spill, Sebadoh, Weezer etc. etc.
Alternatively, if you are a bass player, and are reading this wishing it was a bass player we were advertising for, there is an option of shifting our bass player to guitar and bringing you in to play bass, so get in touch if this is the case too.
Also, although we only need a temporary member, there is definitely scope for making things permanent should you wish to join and rehearsals / shows go well!
Have a listen at and a read of www.myspace.com/4or5magicians and get in touch there.
Or email fourorfivemagicians[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk if you are interested. Even if you can't do all the dates, I'd still like to hear from you if you are interested in doing this.