~ Hillbilly Parade Audition Info ~

Hey everyone, if you are on this web page you have shown interest or have been tagged by someone in trying out for the position of female vocalist or drummer for the Hillbilly Parade!

As you may know by now Sarah and Richie will be needing some dates filled until they officially leave for Nashville in March or April, so we are moving quickly!

We have decided on the tryout songs and we’ve booked a couple dates in February at Hodge Podge in New Windsor, NY! Please work with us the best you can, we have had a lot of on and offline response and need to make these as quick as possible, so here’s the info!  

Songs:

Here For The Party - Gretchen Wilson

Chicken Fried - Zac Brown

Think Of You - Chris Young & Cassadee Pope

 

Drummers:

We are looking for a diverse rock drummer with serious chops. While on stage we call out heavy breakdowns consisting of double bass, we call out different endings and tag extra lines of the songs ect… You need to be able to think fast.

Also, we enjoy a flashy but tasteful drummer but will except you if you at least can play well, ;)

 

Female Singers:

We are looking for powerful vocals, a decent range and harmonizing skills, all of which are very important. We do a decent amount of performing throughout the year so your voice will be worked. Remember you won’t be singing one song like the tv shows, these are three hour shows two or more nights a week.

We choreograph dances and sometimes make them up as we go. A strong stage presence is a must. Please do not show up with an iPad. We learn songs fast as a team and need someone who can at least know the lyrics to three songs within two and a half weeks.

FEMALE SINGERS ~ VERY IMPORTANT INFO:

 

Here For The Party - Lead Vocals

Chicken Fried - HARMONIES

Think of You - LEAD & HARMONIES

 

To Both:

Please show up warmed up, three songs isn’t a long time to get the throat or hands warm.

 

If and when you get the part there are a few things that are important for you to know so I’ll just give brief bullets and get into detail later.

  • Rehearsals are for playing the song together not for learning your parts, homework is a must when learning new tunes.

  • We buy gear as a team you will have to be a part as you join. There is a system we are currently paying for with one gig a month that you will be expected to be a part of. More details later...

  • Pretend you are in the big leagues now if you haven’t been in a band situation like this. We want professionals that can also have a good time. We are a fun bunch but is some of the members only job so it’s taken seriously on the business end.

  • We ourselves like to drink and get a little rowdy so if you are recovering this may not be the band for you. 

  • Please keep in mind that some of us are friends and we don't want hard feelings if you don't make it, This decision is based on who's right for the position will be made by all the current members of the band so no body is singled out or favored. 

  • Flexible schedule a must

 

Place:

Hodge Podge

(800) 955-8569

2439 NY-32, New Windsor, NY 12553

Dates:

Monday - February 5th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wednesday - February 7th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 

If we haven’t found the person or you can’t make one of these days we may end up making one more date after to accommodate those.

As you respond I will start to make a list and post it for you to see your time.

Thanks for all of your interest and we look forward to hearing you all! 

~ Hillbillies Ride ~

 

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  • Jason Casterlin Music

    Jason Casterlin Music

    Here it is everyone! I've spoke with most of you to find a time that works but this is the best I could do with the amount of time we are trying to do this in. If there are any conflicts please let me know ASAP. As you can see we will be working hard these two days so please allow for any delays or pushing your time sooner. If they move quickly we ask for you to here at least 10 minutes before your tryout times. Thanks to everyone who has signed up and we look forward to seeing you and hearing all of your talents! Good Luck from all of the Hillbillies! Monday - February 5th 7:00 - Ryan S. / Drums 7:30 - Cheryl M. / Vocals 8:00 - Angela L. / Vocals 8:30 - Caitlin M. / Vocals 9:00 - Jennifer V. / Vocals 9:30 - Jessica V. / Vocals 10:00 - Billy T. / Drums Wednesday - February 7th 7:00 - Ashlee D. / Vocals 7:30 - Michael G. / Drums 8:00 - Gina G. / Vocals 8:30 - Jolene S. / Vocals 9:00 - Christian C. / Drums 9:30 - Ashley M. / Vocals 10:00 - Chris B. / Drums

    Here it is everyone! I've spoke with most of you to find a time that works but this is the best I could do with the amount of time we are trying to do this in. If there are any conflicts please let me know ASAP.

    As you can see we will be working hard these two days so please allow for any delays or pushing your time sooner. If they move quickly we ask for you to here at least 10 minutes before your tryout times.

    Thanks to everyone who has signed up and we look forward to seeing you and hearing all of your talents! Good Luck from all of the Hillbillies!

    Monday - February 5th

    7:00 - Ryan S. / Drums
    7:30 - Cheryl M. / Vocals
    8:00 - Angela L. / Vocals
    8:30 - Caitlin M. / Vocals
    9:00 - Jennifer V. / Vocals
    9:30 - Jessica V. / Vocals
    10:00 - Billy T. / Drums

    Wednesday - February 7th

    7:00 - Ashlee D. / Vocals
    7:30 - Michael G. / Drums
    8:00 - Gina G. / Vocals
    8:30 - Jolene S. / Vocals
    9:00 - Christian C. / Drums
    9:30 - Ashley M. / Vocals
    10:00 - Chris B. / Drums

  • Jason Casterlin Music

    Jason Casterlin Music

    Thanks, Billy! I got your message and excepted your friend request on FB! Thanks for your interest! I will be posting the days with times soon! ~ Jason ~

    Thanks, Billy! I got your message and excepted your friend request on FB! Thanks for your interest! I will be posting the days with times soon!

    ~ Jason ~

  • Billy Torreggiani

    Billy Torreggiani Plattekill ny

    I am available on Monday or Wednesday. Anytime. .thanks

    I am available on Monday or Wednesday. Anytime. .thanks

  • Jason Casterlin

    Jason Casterlin Wallkill, NY

    Thanks everyone! This is great! I'm going to make a list and post it here once I have a few more responses!

    Thanks everyone! This is great! I'm going to make a list and post it here once I have a few more responses!

  • Gina

    Gina Goshen, NY

    I will take the 7th at 8 if that works! Looking forward it <3

    I will take the 7th at 8 if that works! Looking forward it <3

  • Michael "Mikey G " Giammattei

    Michael "Mikey G " Giammattei West Haven, CT

    I am about an hour and a half from you so I would like to do Wed the 7th at 7:30. Look fwd to rockin with you all and having some fun. Oh, and if anything changes and you need to get ahold of me right away, call my cell (203-589-0243). Thanks again for the opportunity and see ya then.

    I am about an hour and a half from you so I would like to do Wed the 7th at 7:30. Look fwd to rockin with you all and having some fun. Oh, and if anything changes and you need to get ahold of me right away, call my cell (203-589-0243). Thanks again for the opportunity and see ya then.

  • Jolene

    Jolene Westtown

    Feb 7th works for me!!!

    Feb 7th works for me!!!

  • Ashlee

    Ashlee Montgomery

    February 7 sounds great. Thank you so much!

    February 7 sounds great. Thank you so much!