- Member #
- Member since
- 27 Aug 2010
- Last activity record:
- Active within 2 weeks
- Instruments played:
- Vocalist - General, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer
- Alternative/Modern Rock, Acoustic, Classic Rock
- Screen name:
- Charles Town, West Virginia, 25414
- 48 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Vocalist - General:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
Accordion, Cello, Upright bass, Steel guitar, Bagpipes, Trombone, Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - General.
8/19/2011 - I've been playing bass on/off since 1980. You can see my equipment list below.
The attached music sample in the profile is me singing lead vocals for both songs. I'll add more as time permits.
I prefer to play classic rock or current rock and blues. Send an email to me at the address listed above/below as I cannot respond to emails from this website.
I am currently involved in a rock band based in Fredricksburg, VA.
I play bass and acoustic guitar. I do lead and backup vocals. Plenty of stage experience.
I am always looking for people who want to jam and perform. I have been playing different acoustic events in the area lately.
I perform on stage and play out, as I have been for several years now, about 2-4 times a month.
Influenced by everyone. I started playing in high school (early 80's) and went through several bands. I started a DJ business catering exclusively to DJing weddings. I know how to pack a dance floor, what the popular songs are and what gets people moving.
My major influence and drive is to play onstage. If you play songs that the crowd likes, then they dance. If they dance then they drink more putting money in the 'til. If the owner has a full til at the end of the night you will get a re-booking. Meet those requirements and get into several rotations, you no longer have to be looking for bookings, they will come to you.
To be marketable you need a variety from classic to today. That's what I am looking for!
A few bass guitars...
'82 Washburn SB-40EQ (extremely rare, original owner)
'08 Epliphone Thunderbird
'10 Hofner 500/1 v63 Beatle Bass (German made)
'10 Gretsch G5123B Hollow Body Bass
'10 Rickenbacker 4003
'11 Cort Gene Simmons "Axe" replica
I have a nice Gallien-Krueger 1001RB amp head (700w/50w) pushing a Gallien-Krueger 212 speaker cabinet.
I have a Behringer UB2442FX-Pro 16 Channel Mixer, Peavey 115 International mains, Crest Audio 600w amp, 3 mics and stands, acoustic guitars and 2 electric guitars...a kazoo, a violin, a mandolin, a drum set and a keyboard.
Bass is what I play as the others are toys to mess with.