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When Machine Head fired bassist Adam Duce back in February, they opened the door to public auditions. From professionals and fans around the world, they submitted videos on youtube and the results were amazing. One such audition stood out to the band, and that musician is Frank Memolo of Las Vegas. He was most recently with the band Substance and is now a free agent, ready to take on opportunities like this, and is already endorsed by Spector Basses. Now what makes this all even more spectacularrrrr, is Frank is only able to jam with one hand. He was born with cerebral palsy, and he is not letting that hold him back one bit. I have had the pleasure of working with him for years and can tell you he deserves the attention, the respect, and the opportunities I truly hope follows from this exposure. Take a listen to his audition, and share it around, lets help get Frank in a new band, on the road and making music for a living.

Here is the post directly from Machine Head’s official Facebook page:

“Auditions are officially over, and Machine Head would like to thank each and every person for their YouTube submissions as part of the bass / vocal auditioning process. A lot of hard work and effort went into each and every submission, with many people bravely making them public for the whole world to see and judge both their singing and playing, mostly fairly. It took a lot of brass to do that and we earned an even greater respect for our fans in doing so. There are some incredible musicians out there, fantastic players who unfortunately did not make an attempt to sing, and thus were ineligible, but you should absolutely keep at it! In fact, in the course of these submissions, it looks like many people have earned a lot fans in doing so. Congrats!!

We will now begin the process of having our top picks come down and jam with us in person, and get a feel for each other, both musically and on a personal level.

We have posted this reply on our websites as many submissions came via YouTube with no way for us to reply to them directly, so in order for all people to see it we felt this was the most effective.

On a final note, many of the men and women who sent in YouTube clips performing, did so with the utmost passion and intensity, but of all the submissions, this man deserves a special mention. He learned and played not only the hardest song of the submission “This Is The End”, but played it with only ONE HAND. It moved some of us to tears, it took a lot of heart to do this, cheers Frank Memolo.”

Machine Head

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