- Member #
- Member since
- 28 Aug 2006
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Background Singer, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - General
- Funk, R&B, Alternative/Modern Rock
- Screen name:
- Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55447
- 39 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Band to Join, Drums, Dobro, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Keyboard, Harmonica.
I am a songwriter/guitarist/bassist/singer/fez enthusiast (in that order) who truly enjoys all kinds of music from the mainstream to the spacey. Looking to join a band or form a project.audio of my past work available upon request.
To join a band: I’d love to join a band of musicians who are dedicated to the art and fun of music and still conscious of the business of music(i.e. people like to play but LOVE to be paid for it).I’d want a group of dedicated individuals who want to work as a team and bring all of themselves to the project and be willing to go as far as it takes us..
To form a project: I’d need and love a solid rhythm section who knows dynamics are everything, overplaying is wasteful, and is not afraid to go off when the song demands it. So a confident and funky/jazzy bassist with a heavy footed, snare snapping, funk/jazz/metal/soul drummer. Singing bassists and drummers would be a dream come true. we’re typing 3 part harmony here people.
musical experience: I have been playing guitar off and on for around 12 years, bass 2 years. I’ve been in a good number of bands and have extensive recording, touring, and promo experience.
personal experience: I am in my mid 30's,have a wife and young child, and work full-time. I am walking the line between family man and pro musician and it ain't easy....but it's all worth it.
Okay the sticking points:
All should be over 25,have gear, transportation, a job, a hobby besides music(cause sometimes you gotta get away!),and just be a generally laid back cool ass, free and equal living person.
anyway, I must let it be known that my family is my #1 job and pleasure,but i got room for a close second.
contact me here via email
Styles/genres: I enjoy playing jazz, blues, funk, soul, groove rock, hard rock, and hip-hop stuff. My personal playing style is an amalgamation of them all.
main influences: these people changed my playing in some way - bb king, miles, dizzy, Coltrane, prince, Clapton, Santana, king’s x, fishbone, rhcp, sevendust, mike stern, Allman brothers, soulive.
Ibanez solidbody electric and Epiphone acoustic/electric guitars.
Crate V50 1x12 combo amp with an additional 1x12 cab.
A few effects pedals.