Please read all the information below and listen to the music. Then contact us via the following and let us know if you are interested in this general Concert-style Percussionist position OR the Latin Percussionist position:
Paranoid Image is a genre-bending acoustic fusion band looking for another percussionist to join us! Instead of using a drum set, we get our rhythms from our wildly creative percussion section. We’re looking for a pro who can add their flare to the established stuff, while also contributing to new tunes.
You will be asked to play like you are in a concert setting: everything from using multiple toms to create the full sound of tympani, to switching to a set of timbales and grooving with a Latin feel. We’ll also expect you to add flavor with hand percussion. You will have the ability to add instruments and your creativity when applicable.
The instrumentation for this position is a little unusual, but to keep the sound of the band consistent, we ask that you meet the minimum requirements. You will have the ability to add instruments and your creativity to enhance the sound.
We have a fun and fantastic time creating, recording and performing together! We are a serious band that rehearses once a week and is focused on putting out quality and creative music and touring.
Suggested instrumentation is as follows:
16" Floor Tom | 14" Floor Tom | 12" Rack Tom | Crash Cymbal
Timbales | Cowbell | Woodblock
Auxilliary Percussion: Shakers | Guiro
We ask that you learn more about us through the website. Most importantly, please listen to the music so you can familiarize yourself with what we are doing. To hear all of our recorded / released music, please go to www.paranoidimage.com/albums. Also, you can see what the non-conga-playing precussionist plays on many songs by checking out the video from a performance early last year at Dazzle (in full COVID protocol setup! Check out the guy on the floor toms, etc.) with our guest performer on violin. Each song has a different flavor than the last and in total, spans a wide genre range. Listen to the music and play along to see if you can feel what we're up to!
MUSIC REFERENCES / RESOURCES
You can listen to our published music here on the website, or GO HERE to listen on one of several streaming sources and our social media.
Other Songs / Covers: We have definitely grown and matured in our sound over the past years and our upcoming 2023 album will definitely showcase that. Our full repertoire includes the new album songs as well as the following covers: "Afro Blue" (in 3/4 - our own arrangement that morphs into "Footprints"), "Goodbye" (by Apparat - the theme song to the "Dark" series), "They Don't Really Care About Us" by Michael Jackson, and "Heavy in Your Arms" by Florence & the Machine (see the video below for "Afro Blue" and "Heavy in Your Arms").
New Songs: We are constantly writing and creating, and we'd love you to be part of that. Our 2023 album includes songs such as our "Colorado Burns" and "90 Days".
Colorado Burns This is a short clip of some of the percussion in our new song. (Pay attention to the timbales and toms.)
Fun Warm-Up at a Rehearsal Just a little fun warming up during a rehearsal last year.
Paranoid Image @ Dazzle Video The song "Heavy in Your Arms" is on here at 1:00:10 and "Afro Blue" / "Footprints" at 1:06:00.
Thanks for paying attention to all this. Looking forward to hearing from you! (Scroll back up for the contact info.)