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Band to Join, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

Howard can regularly be found performing with SF East Bay bands: StrangeBrew (Club/Dance, HipHop, Rock), Shuffle (80s, 90s, Country), and Better Days (90s Alt-Rock). Past projects include MusicLore (Acousti-Pop, R&B, Dance), Jack Quigley Souled Out (Americana), Eddie Neon (Blues), the Hurricane Band (Rock, Pop, Country), the Turbo Fuegos (Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Country), Evan Thomas & Papa's Garage (Blues), Blind To Reason (Blues, Americana), and Meritage (Pop, R&B, Country).
Howard began his musical career growing up with a Hammond church organ in his home and formal lessons as a drummer and percussionist, adding horns and flute in middle school, and back to playing drums in the High School Jazz Band. Howard switched full-time to guitar as a teenager to play the LA & Hollywood nightclub scene (initially having to be picked up for rehearsals and gigs, being too young to drive!). At 19, Howard switched to bass out of necessity while traveling with a show band performing in resorts and hotels throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. In addition to live music group performance, Howard has been an instrumentalist in musical stage orchestras (LA, Chicago, and SF) including Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, High School Musical, Annie, Damn Yankees, and many others.

Screen name:
AllBassNoTreble
Member since:
Jan 02 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Too many to list - all the usual suspects, and some you've never heard of!

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

BASS GEAR: Fender Aerodyne V (non-export), Fender American Deluxe Jazz V, Spector Legend 5 Neck-Thru, Godin A5 Ultra, Ibanez SR655, Shen SB-190 5/8 Hybrid upright, Michael Kelly Dragonfly 5 acoustic-electric, MarkBass TA-501C with MarkBass Traveler 102P & 115P cabs, MarkBass Mini CMD 121P with MarkBass New York 121 extension cab, TC Electronics RH750 with RS212 cab, Ampeg SVTPRO-7 with Ampeg PN-410HLF cab, Ampeg PF-50T Portaflex with Ampeg PF-112HLF Portaflex Bass Cabinet.
GUITAR GEAR: Martin GPCPA4 Performing Artist acoustic-electric, Taylor 314ce Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric, Takamine TR340S "Tsunami Relief" acoustic, Fender Limited Edition Parallel Universe American Elite Nashville Telecaster, Gibson USA Designer N-225 (Ebony w/ "road racer" red and ivory pinstripe detailing hand-painted by artist Rick Harris), Schecter C-1 E/A semi-hollow electric w/ Seymour Duncan humbuckers & piezo bridge, and Gibson Flying V (vintage). Mesa Boogie 5:50 Express combo w/ 1x12 Express 23 cab, Egnater Rebel-30 combo, Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18 combo, Vox AC4C1-BL combo.
PA GEAR: Allen & Heath Qu-16 Chrome Edition Digital Mixer, Mackie DL1608 16-channel digital mixer w/ Allen & Heath DX168 Stage Box via EtherCon digital snake, multiple pairs of JBL 612 & 610 powered speakers (mains, monitors, side-fills), Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub powered subwoofer, and Shure SM-58S, SM-57, and PGXD24/SM58 digital wireless mics for vocals & sound reinforcement.
DRUMS: DDrums Hybrid (6"x13" snare, 7"x10" & 7"x12" toms, 12"x14" & 12"x16" floor toms, 20"x20" bass w/ KickPort), Zildjian K Dark 14" hi-hats, K Custom Dark 8", 10" & 12" splashes, K Dark 16" & 18" crashes, K Dark 20" & K Custom Dry 20" rides, Meinl Byzance Extra Dry 12" splash, Wuhan 16" china, and Stagg Black Metal 7" bell cymbal, Korg electronic WaveDrum, assorted mounted effects, DDrums DX double-bass pedal, Pearl, DDrums & Gibraltar Hardware.
PERCUSSION: Gonbops Alex Acuna Signature Special Edition Cajon, Remo Mondo 12" Hand Snare, Remo Designer Series Apex Djembe, LP Aspire Congas, Pearl Bobby Allende Bongos, "ManDrums" by Terry Whittington Cajon (prototype handmade), Meinl foot Cabasa, LP High Hat Shekere, LP VibraSlap, LP LP449C Solid 25 Bar Concert Chimes, assorted hand effects (tambourine, claves, shakers, etc.), plus Zildjian A Custom 14" Fast Crash and A "Pocket" 13" Hi-Hats.
LIGHTING: two American DJ Jelly Par "4-can" LED light trees, two Chauvet SlimPar 64 LED spots, and two American DJ Color Burst LED "wash" strips.
RECORDING: Windows 10/I7 Ableton-based DAW, Tascam 2488NEO 24 track recording deck, MANY recording mics.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

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Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock
McKay’s Taphouse & Beer Garden offers 16 taps of locally sourced, handcrafted beers, sure to appease any beer lover, 4 Wine Taps that rotate a variety of Whites & Reds and a number of both California boutique wines as well as the favorites sold by the bottle, plus a full kitchen. www.mckaysbeergarden.com/

Jack Quigley serves up a gumbo pot of acoustic musical styles including Blues, Gospel, Spiritual, Folk, Country, Rock and Bluegrass. Jack can be heard as a solo artist and with various bands in the Bay area. www.jack-quigley.com
Blacksmith Square is a Retail destination in downtown Livermore based in the historic Blacksmith shop originally constructed in the late 1800s. www.elivermore.com/photos/blacksmithsq01.htm

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock
Shadow Puppet Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery dedicated to bringing artisan beers to beer aficionados and novices alike, blending both traditional and innovative brewing techniques and ingredients to design unique, tasty brews for the local beer community. http://www.shadowpuppetbrewing.com

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock
Embodied Wines constantly evolves as a winery that not only embodies the spirit of our region as a grape growing and winemaking area, but also the people and business’ that make Livermore unique, responsibly representing the source of our fruit and always provide a mindful, thoughtful, and quality wine. The Tasting Room is conveniently located in Livermore’s Urban Tasting Experience, “The Block 37”, where people can park and visit multiple wineries, a brewery, and a distillery. www.embodiedwines.com

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock
Dust Bowl Brewery's Taproom is dynamic and expansive, featuring edgy vintage décor, indoor and patio dining, two 20 tap towers featuring our most popular as well as specialty brews, sweeping window views into brewing and packaging, dog friendly beer garden with outdoor games, bike racks and tours of our brewery! www.dustbowlbrewing.com/

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock
Blacksmith Square is a Retail destination in downtown Livermore based in the historic Blacksmith shop originally constructed in the late 1800s. www.elivermore.com/photos/blacksmithsq01.htm

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock
Barone’s Restaurant & Gardens proudly offers seasonally-rotating menus and an innovative culinary style, paired with personalized service and our sincere dedication to quality. Barone’s features five uniquely beautiful spaces ideal for any special event, with accommodation for groups for up to 200+, offering a perfect setting for Corporate Events & Meetings, Social Celebrations, Private Dining and Weddings. http://www.baronespleasanton.com

One-off combination of musicians to support a large, upscale event in an intimate setting.

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock
McGrail Vineyards delivers award-winning wines beautiful views of the Livermore Valley, featuring a tasting room, turf bocce courts, and even a “Members Only Room” amongst the barrels. www.mcgrailvineyards.com

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock
Shadow Puppet Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery dedicated to bringing artisan beers to beer aficionados and novices alike, blending both traditional and innovative brewing techniques and ingredients to design unique, tasty brews for the local beer community. http://www.shadowpuppetbrewing.com

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock/
McKay’s Taphouse & Beer Garden offers 16 taps of locally sourced, handcrafted beers, sure to appease any beer lover, 4 Wine Taps that rotate a variety of Whites & Reds and a number of both California boutique wines as well as the favorites sold by the bottle, plus a full kitchen. www.mckaysbeergarden.com/

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock/
Eight Bridges Brewing offers beers combining traditional ingredients to create unique flavors which roll through your mouth and cover all styles from hoppy ales to malty lagers. In any brew, our goal is to produce beers with interesting flavors that will tease your senses. www.eightbridgesbrewing.com/

For the 5th annual festival, I'm performing with Better Days (www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock/) and Jack Quigley (www.jackquigley.com)

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock/
Altamont Beer Works, Livermore’s first craft brewery since Prohibition, has 30 rotating taps pouring the freshest beer in the area with everything produced on site. The Brewing Lounge is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. www.altamontbeerworks.com

One-off combination of musicians to support an upscale event in an intimate setting.

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. https://www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock/
Eight Bridges Brewing offers beers combining traditional ingredients to create unique flavors which roll through your mouth and cover all styles from hoppy ales to malty lagers. In any brew, our goal is to produce beers with interesting flavors that will tease your senses. http://eightbridgesbrewing.com/

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock
Shadow Puppet Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery dedicated to bringing artisan beers to beer aficionados and novices alike, blending both traditional and innovative brewing techniques and ingredients to design unique, tasty brews for the local beer community. http://www.shadowpuppetbrewing.com

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock
Eight Bridges Brewing offers beers combining traditional ingredients to create unique flavors which roll through your mouth and cover all styles from hoppy ales to malty lagers. In any brew, our goal is to produce beers with interesting flavors that will tease your senses. www.eightbridgesbrewing.com/

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock

Better Days is an engaging band specializing in high recognition covers from Classic to Alt-Rock and a little beyond. www.facebook.com/BetterDaysRock
Shadow Puppet Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery dedicated to bringing artisan beers to beer aficionados and novices alike, blending both traditional and innovative brewing techniques and ingredients to design unique, tasty brews for the local beer community. http://www.shadowpuppetbrewing.com

Americana at it's best: an acoustic mix of Motown, Pop and Classic Rock served up by Jack Quigley on guitar/vocals, Howard Hastings on bass/vocals and Biff Schaefer on percussion/vocals.

Better Days is a semi-acoustic trio specializing in fun rock covers from Alt-Rock to Classic Rock and a little beyond. Mike Stewart on electric guitar and lead vocals, Brian Cooper on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Josh Roosa on drums/percussion and backing vocals, Howard Hastings on bass and backing vocals.

Better Days is a semi-acoustic trio specializing in fun rock covers from Alt-Rock to Classic Rock and a little beyond. Mike Stewart on electric guitar and lead vocals, Brian Cooper on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Josh Roosa on drums/percussion and backing vocals, Howard Hastings on bass and backing vocals.

Better Days is a semi-acoustic trio specializing in fun rock covers from Alt-Rock to Classic Rock and a little beyond. Mike Stewart on electric guitar and lead vocals, Brian Cooper on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Josh Roosa on drums/percussion and backing vocals, Howard Hastings on bass and backing vocals.

MusicLore is a SF Bay Area musical group featuring dynamic lead singer Lauren Trigueros and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Howard Hastings performing semi-acoustic interpretations of modern chart hits and timeless favorites with unique arrangements that highlight their powerful vocal duets. Backed by lead guitarist Renzi Gapay and percussionist Biff Schaefer.

Better Days is a semi-acoustic trio specializing in fun rock covers from Alt-Rock to Classic Rock and a little beyond. Mike Stewart on electric guitar and lead vocals, Brian Cooper on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Josh Roosa on drums/percussion and backing vocals, Howard Hastings on bass and backing vocals.

Americana at it's best: an acoustic mix of Motown, Pop and Classic Rock served up by Jack Quigley on guitar/vocals, Howard Hastings on bass/vocals and Biff Schaefer on percussion/vocals.

Americana at it's best: an acoustic mix of Motown, Pop and Classic Rock served up by Jack Quigley on guitar/vocals, Howard Hastings on bass/vocals and Biff Schaefer on percussion/vocals.

One Mile is a four-piece band from the SF East Bay area that is focused on vocal-centric, singer-songwriter & pop culture songs from the 60s through today. We insist on re-producing high quality, live renditions of timeless hits from memorable bands covering a wide range of musical genres, paired with complex three-part vocal harmonies and intriguing dynamics that captivate our audiences.
Paul Jewel on vocals, lead, rhythm & synth guitars, Jimmy Neidrich on vocals, lead & rhythm guitars, Scott Mitchell on Drums & Percussion, Howard Hastings on bass and vocals.

Americana at it's best: an acoustic mix of Motown, Pop and Classic Rock served up by Jack Quigley on guitar/vocals, Howard Hastings on bass/vocals and Biff Schaefer on percussion/vocals.

Kendall (Keni) Frisoli is a singer/songwriter from Davis performing on acoustic guitar and electric piano, backed by Paul Hanna on bass and Howard Hastings on hand percussion/vocals.

Howard Hastings will be performing with Better Days (bass and vocals), MusicLore (acoustic guitar, bass and vocals), and Jack Quigley (bass and vocals)

Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist.

Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist.

Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist.

Better Days is a semi-acoustic trio specializing in fun rock covers from Alt-Rock to Classic Rock and a little beyond. Mike Stewart on electric guitar and lead vocals, Brian Cooper on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Josh Roosa on drums/percussion and backing vocals, Howard Hastings on bass and backing vocals.

Sharing the stage with TripWire, Better Days is a semi-acoustic trio specializing in fun rock covers from Alt-Rock to Classic Rock and a little beyond. Mike Stewart on electric guitar and lead vocals, Brian Cooper on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Josh Roosa on drums/percussion and backing vocals, Howard Hastings on bass and backing vocals.

Davis's own singer/songwriter performing on acoustic guitar and electric piano, backed by Paul Hanna on bass and Howard Hastings on hand percussion/vocals.

Singer/songwriter Kendall (Keni) Frisoli showcasing several of her newest creations on acoustic guitar, backed by Howard Hastings on hand percussion.

Americana at it's best: an acoustic mix of Motown, Pop and Classic Rock served up by Jack Quigley on guitar/vocals, Howard Hastings on bass/vocals and Biff Schaefer on percussion/vocals.

We want you to come join the fun! During the day, there will be 6 new beers, 2 food trucks and 2 bands. So much is going on that we needed to expand our hours. Tasting Room will be open 10 am – 10 pm!!!

Come early and enjoy our new Virtuous Black IPA with cold brewed coffee paired with some great brunch pastries from Sweet & Mellow. Or maybe pair their pastries with Celia’s Mexican Chocolate Stout! At 5 pm we’ll kick it into dinner fare provided by Little Red Riding truck. German food and beer, yum!!! Music starts at noon with Dueling Guitars playing until 4 pm. A Tasting Room favorite, Better Days, will close the night playing 5:30 – 9:30 pm!
==> I'm performing on bass with Better Days