Ashagal is a Philadelphia area based band playing European style paganfolk similar to Faun, Omnia, Moon and the Nightspirit. We have been active as a band since 2012 with a core lineup solidifying over the last two years. This consists of a Sierra Fox - vocalist/hand drummer, John Harford - medieval bagpipe and flute, and Cat - guitar/strings. Our music has been described as ‘tribal folk’ with a heavier rock edge and energy.
We are seeking to add a dedicated percussionist. Ideally this person will be primarily a kit drummer with interest and ability to also incorporate tribal and world percussion styles and instruments. Interested rock format drummers are also encouraged! We prefer someone who has kit skills but are also open to speaking to dedicated tribal style drummers.
Our requirements are:
- A history of performance/gigs, including documentation we can see/hear.
- The ability to get to gigs/practices on your own as necessary. Practices are at this time held near New Hope, PA or near Boyertown PA.
- The flexibility to practice week nights/weekends at least once a month, more as gigs and recording dates near.
- The ability to work on pieces on your own (with our input) and arrive to practice prepared to run and work on the songs together.
If you are interested, please send the band page a PM via Facebook or email email@example.com
Please be prepared to learn up to three pieces that we’ll choose and send us sample recordings before we meet for a formal audition.
We have played pagan themed events, alternative rock events, mead halls, pubs and faerie/renaissance/medieval festivals. We intend to expand to broader world, folk and rock concert venues. Dressing up to match our anachronistic (but not historically specific) dark esthetic is mandatory. We have previously averaged 8-10 gigs each a year. Some are full day events with multiple sets.
We do not play unpaid gigs. It is expected all full members will be considered in the negotiation of any fees received from gigs.
Thanks and please let us know if you have any questions!
Cat, John, Sierra of Ashagal