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offthewall James Fraser

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside   United Kingdom
Member since September 25, 2012

Collaborations: 207   Joined: 832   Tracks: 5,062


   

Bio

Mainly into folk/blues/soft rock styles.  Singer/songwriter stuff, generally. Prefer 'real' instruments and traditional styles.

I play (or attempt to play) acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, acoustic baritone guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, autoharp, penny whistles, harmonica, lap-steel and beginner sitar. Vocals but have a very limited range. Do all of my recording using Reaper.

Been writing and composing now for a few years doing a lot of collabs. Unfortunately a couple of my recent partners in music have moved on up to that great ole stage in the sky so I'm finding myself a bit short on inspiration.

Plenty of stuff at my web page for anyone to check out including a link to YouTube channel.

http://www.fraserology.com/music/

Winter '19 Kompoz-A-Thon

27 members

The goal of the "Kompoz-A-Thon" is simple: to provide those like me - devoted Kompozers who can't get enough of this site - something extra. ;)   At the start (Sunday) of each week there will be an event/challenge/collaboration that will ...


FORGOTTEN TRACKS THAT DESERVE LYRICS and VOCALS

14 members

This is a list of tracks that have been sitting around for a long time , without any attention , AND need lyrics and / or Vocals ,  Starting off this list will be one found by  JODEENSHEAD called SO SKILLFUL  ?  by HARPLINE      https://www.kompoz....


K-Town LoveFest!

18 members

Upshot: Add your voice to the K-Town LoveFest! Beyond simply a place to showcase songs, this is a place to 'shout from the rooftops' all things awesome about the many, many gems in this Kompie musik kommunity! Let's get this gratitude party...


50 Pounds Of Music

6 members

I recently read a very interesting book: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Fear-Observations-Rewards-Artmaking/dp/0961454733 With a very interesting experiment/story: http://www.lifeclever.com/what-50-pounds-of-clay-can-teach-you-about-design/ Across the ...


10 Year Anniversary Jam

26 members

Group for Doc's Kompoz 10 year anniversary jam.


Sing Me a Story Private Group

15 members

Different from the Sing Me A Story regular group, this is a private group meant for active members of the project to discuss without flooding the chat of the other group too much.    For other purposes, you can visit the other group here:  www.kompo...


Irish Traditional Music (tunes)

14 members

There are literally *thousands* of wonderful old tunes that are often collectively referred to as  Irish Traditional Music but would perhaps be better called "Celtic" (Ireland, Scotland, Novia Scotia, Brittany, Wales etc.) This group is for mu...


The Holy Grail

23 members

A group for Guitarist to share and learn from each other about Guitar Tone and how us " Dime a Dozen " guys fit in a mix.


Famous people concept album 2016

8 members

Every year me and @rolf meet up in real life to concept, write, record and finish off a 6 or 7 track concept album in just a few days. For 2016 this will take place on 20, 21, 22 April. so from about 3pm on the 20th we'll start posting up track...


Middle Eastern Music Lover's Group

14 members

As the name suggests this is a place for those who love Middle Eastern sounds and for those wanting to learn more about it. An opportunity to swap thoughts, learn about Phrygian and Persian scales and hopefully instruments that to all intents and purpo...


Sing Me A Story Foundation's Collaboration Group

71 members

Song Me a Story is a non-profit foundation who's mission is to bring the voices of children in need to the world -- through music.   Children who are facing illness and battling diseases are getting their stories of survival turned into a song, th...


Johnny Watermelons Collaboration Challenge

38 members

Johnny Watermelons Challenge began on March 1st 2016 and is ongoing. Jump in!     What is this Challenge you ask? Its an assignment meant to stretch your reach, broaden your talent and inspire you, while you engage with others on the same quest. It&#...


Indian Music Lovers

32 members

Lovers of indian music, raags and taals ...  (Learners are the best lovers)


Lblue/Offthewall

2 members

Storage facility for the next AngieC best selling album.


SHEEP! 2015 concept album project

12 members

Concept album: collaborators wanted... May 21, and May 22 Every year I meet up with Rolf (Neil Wilson) for a few days and record new songs, compositions. so we're looking for any collaborators to help us. We write and record as we go along, and t...


Virtual Instruments and Plug-ins

193 members

Discovered a hot new VI?  Have a fav go-to plugin effect you like to use?  Have questions on using VI's or plugins?  Having issues getting a VI or plugin to work in your DAW?  Well, this is the place to ask or share all that!  Open to all, this for...


Collaboration Do's and Don'ts

116 members

Share your tips and tricks in the collaboration arena. Ask for best practices from the folks that have been doing it for a long time. And, if you are not a noobie, give the new guy a hand up.


Oldies but Goodies

25 members

A group dedicated to Kompoz 1.0 veterans who miss that small town feel that was here a while back. Especially for members that like to support one another's work, and have fun by leaving long and humorous track commentaries, occasionally with photo...


N-Compass

6 members

Here we go guys, Our own private space to collect and share ideas.


New Member Support Group

500 members

The New Member Support Group is for anyone who is new to Kompoz and online collaborating. This a group where newcomers can support and encourage one another to gain the confidence to quickly get up and running in the Kompoz community. All skill levels ...


Front Porch Collective

110 members

The spiritual home for all those who relish sitting on the front porch, picking on a guitar and sipping a cold beer. Anything acoustic. Guitars, banjos, mandos, dobros, fiddles. Let's all play them or chat about them. Keep it real.


REAPER user group

143 members

Reaperites unite!   this is a group for tricks, tips,  general help and camaraderie for Reaper users.   Let's help each other to make a better Kompoz experience!


Introduction to tracking: Best practices for achieving a great mix

212 members

The aim of Introduction to tracking is to provide anyone with a set of guidelines on the best practices to 'get it right first time' for distance collaboration. Learn how to track properly and avoid wasted hours of avoidable re-tracking because...


Free Plug-Ins

254 members

Find any cool free synth or effect plug-ins lately ? Well, how about sharing with the rest of us. 


Kompoz Mentors

36 members

We were all new to Kompoz once. Let's see what we can do to help out the newcomers.Thoughts? Ideas? 


Music Video Production

132 members

This group is designed for the music video enthusiast of all skill levels. Discuss, display, seek advice. There's refreshments in the kitchen. You have to try the celery stalks with lobster pate. They're sooooo good.  Check the Gallery for som...


Vocals

627 members

This group is for vocalists/singers.  Share any ideas, resources, websites, inspirations.


Sound Engineering & Recording

716 members

This group is for recording engineers or anyone who is interested in learning more about sound engineering.  Collaborating online is a brave new world for many of us.  This group will help answer questions about mixing, mastering, sync tones, and inter...


Bass Players

237 members

A group for bass players to talk about bass guitars, tips & tricks, bass amps, techniques, and more.


Guitar Players

459 members

This group is for guitar players and guitar enthusiasts.  Collaborating online is a brave new world for many of us.  This group will help answer questions about recording your guitar, mic'ing techniques, virtual amps, and interfacing with your DAW....