I am a songwriter/guitarist looking to form a band.
I currently have a singer (think PJ Harvey meets Beth Orton and you'll be almost there) and am looking,hopefully not being too optimistic, for another guitarist, a bass player, a drummer, and possibly a keyboard player, naturally not being gender specific, to play only original material.
I could list a whole load of influences but essentially they always comes back to Neil Young. However, supposing you really can't stand the guy I don't want to put you off so if you like, love, worship or are not particularly opposed to any of the following then get in touch.
Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley, Ryan Adams and his alt country disciples (Jesse Malin etc), John Martyn, Patti Smith, Beck, Radiohead... So much for not listing influences.
Any ability considered within reason as long as the passion is there!