- Member #
- Member since
- 20 Jan 2009
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Harmonica, Background Singer, Other Percussion, Bass Guitar, Vocalist - Tenor
- Jazz, Blues, R&B
- Screen name:
- Tom David
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53207
- 72 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone.
Older musician with wide experiences and influences.
Non-Smoker, Non-Drinker, Excellent Equipment and Transportation but Iím not put-off those do imbibe as long as they donít drive, Available to practice anytime, anywhere.
Primarily a Blues/Rock orientation but have played in Country and Western bands and some Jazz experience. My blues influences are Robert Johnson, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, up thru Anita Baker and Robben Ford to Robert Cray, Jeff Healy, Joe Bonamassa, and Greg Koch. Jazz influences are John Coltrane, Wayman Tisdale, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets, Johnny Hartman, Gerald Wilson, Joe Williams etc. In other words all over the place. Donít be mislead by the above, these are influences I only wished that I could play as well as most of these folks.
I have played with the Righteous Brothers, Don and Julian, Richard Berry, Marvin and Johnny, Clydie King, Mary Wells, the Rivingtons, Dave Carver, Tony Allen and other R&B folks. Locally I did a few gigs with a folk group, and a one nighter with a modern rock band. Played summer 2010 with a Grateful Dead cover band, currently playing with a Rock group.
I was out of music for @ 8 years because of a serious accident in 2001. The accident left me unable to stand for much over an hour and I do limp badly. Getting back into the swing of things.
I believe that I would fit well in a Blues/Jazz group, a main stream Gospel group, or a vocal driven trio, quartet or large group. I could contribute immediately to a Blues group and even a serious folk type group.
Fender Jazz Bass with SWR LA 15
Fender American Custom V Jazz Bass
Warwick Thumb 5 string
Ibanez Prestige 5005
All with ThomasStik-Infeld Jazz Flats as I play with fingers 99%
Two 500 watt Ibanez Amps
A 10" + Tweeter Neodyium Promethean cabinet
A 10" + Tweeter Ported Promethean cabinet
A 15" + tweeter Ported Promethean cabinet
Shure 58 mike, cords, Stereo Chorus, etc.
This rig will let me carry it around with out breaking my back and still is powerful enough to play in outside arena type venues. Awfully expensive with the new technology tho! Various harmonicas.