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Any musicians in Chiang Mai???

Hey There,

I plan to be living in Chiang Mai no later than Jan 2017. I currently have a full studio in my house for writing and recording music. I am interested to know if there are any current expats looking to start a band. I might sell some of my stuff or bring it with me if there are people that could use it with me. I have a pearl drum set, guitars, a bass, ukulele, bongos, microphones and so many other toys. I am moving to Chiang Mai with the intent of spending a good amount of time making and performing music and I'd love to start something.

Here is what I listen too (or at least some examples)

- The Beatles
- The Dear Hunter
- City and Colour
- The weepies
- Nujabes
- Various Jazzy Hip hop

I am a singer and guitar player mainly. I can noodle on just about anything though.

If we can make money great, if not great. I just want to make music.

-Ted

excellent choice, Chiangmai is a city for artists to live happily.

Hey Ted was happy to read your post. I am a musician who has recently come to live in Chiang Mai, and while i am not much of a performer I have my own studio here and love the creativity that being here offers me. Mind you i have scaled down a lot since leaving my home town of Newcastle in Australia. I brought with me my Arturia Keylab 61 midi keyboard, my Tannoy Reveal 601A studio monitors and my desktop computer, weighing in at around 50kgs for the lot.  I am having my parents bring a semi-acoustic guitar with them when they visit here in January.

My "style" of playing varies a lot but i am predominantly into ambient electronic music, whether it be chilled beats or more free-form experimental piano instrumentals. I love deep house and occasionally branch off into this area.

It sounds like you have a lot of gear! I'm not sure whether you want to bring it all with you but if you do just know that there is at least one willing collaborator here.

I have only been here a little over a week myself so i have no further in depth information about what the scene is like here. From previous month-long holidays during peak season i have seen many bands, performing both covers and live music, and i have visited the North Gate jazz venue once, which blew me away.

Feel free to reach out when you land. My email is crystallinesounds[at]gmail.com.

And congrats on your decision to move. It is a great lifestyle here and quite inspirational for creative-type people like us.

Hi Ted,
Glad to hear you are coming to Chiang Mai, I am a drummer played with many bands for lots of years, sold all my drum sets, vintage Ludwigs and and a few great DWs sets back in Southern California. I have been living in Chiang Mai for a couple of years now and miss playing music a lot. I was a co-founder of my last band The Rock Kings played around Ventura restaurants and bars for awhile then moved here for good with my wife. I love to play different genres, from Classic rocks to Latin. I hope we have a chance to get together and play when you get here and go from there,
Lenny

Hey Ted,
My email is xxx
Lenny

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