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Bands, Singers, and Musicians Needed

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Re: Joining a band

Postby Funk500 » 15 Nov 2010, 08:27

I think it may be difficult to find a Lindisfarne covers band or anyone who wants to play Geordie sea-shanties :wink:
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Re: Joining a band

Postby sandman » 15 Nov 2010, 15:18

Funk500 wrote:I think it may be difficult to find a Lindisfarne covers band or anyone who wants to play Geordie sea-shanties :wink:

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Any Zhongli musicians/bands out there?

Postby ryanjgillies » 14 Dec 2010, 00:18

I'm a singer who (to be frank) has far more enthusiasm and entertainment value than actual vocal talent. Never-the-less, I still find every opportunity to rock out a few tunes with some fellow musicians I know here in the UK,and share my voice with the punters at any bar with karaoke going on.

I just wondered if there were any musicians (vocal or instrumental) in Zhongli that had a similar inclination for an impromptu jam session or two, be it grandiose, average, mediocre or just plain fun. I'll be in Taiwan from January to March 2011 and it'd be good to meet a few new faces!

You can check out my awesome vocals/laugh yourselves silly by visiting

On a similar topic, is anyone a part of/does anyone know of, any bands in the area (or perhaps even further afield) who have some gigs lined up during those months?

Despite what the x-factor/pop idol tv shows say, I'll always be of the belief that grassroot local bands are the most innovative way forward in the music industry! Has anyone seen any good performances from the local music scene lately?
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Re: Joining a Band

Postby Socrates » 18 Dec 2010, 12:06

Well, it depends what people you're looking for exactly.
If you want to form a band with other foreigners then you'll need to ask your friends to ask their friends etc. Until you find someone.
But if you're interested playing with Taiwanese, then you can post a short ad on this website: (you might need to ask someone to help you out with the translation)
That's how I found my musicians and we've been playing together for three years now...
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Blues Rock Musicians in Taichung Zhanghua

Postby tarugista » 23 Dec 2010, 20:18

Hi, just wondering if there are any people out there interested in jamming together, im a lead guitarist. Taichung area or Zhanghua area, just reply to blues, rock.
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Re: Joining a Band

Postby Kawa » 31 Dec 2010, 00:40

What do you play?

I play guitar and I am also looking for people to play with, let me know if you're still interested =)
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Re: Joining a Band

Postby KEIRseven » 31 Dec 2010, 10:08

yeah, is a good source. You can also try putting up an add at some of the music shops around Taipei, or checking the adds that are posted already.
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Re: Joining a Band

Postby Taiwan_Student » 22 Jan 2011, 09:49

Don't you need a work permit to play in a band. In the east, a few foreigners were busted and deported for playing. Solution... get married! Other that that, don't you have to get a special "work/performance" permit?
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Re: Joining a Band

Postby Dr. McCoy » 22 Jan 2011, 10:23

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Musicians Seeking Musicians (and Stages)

Postby ThreadKiller » 24 Mar 2011, 23:21

Every so often musicians seek like minds and ears on forumosa. I thought it might be useful to have a spot where people could post what they are looking for, and also find out more about places to play. Gonna merge a few threads here so that we can have everything in one place. Feel free to post your musical skills or any information about open mike nights.


Possible topic of interest:
List of Taipei band practice / rehearsal spaces, studios
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