Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other.


2004 – Back up musician (bass) for an up & coming artist “ Bray” (pop – funk group)
Original material, played at various clubs: Red Devil Lounge (S.F), Liquid Den
(Huntington Beach, La), Cat Club (Hollywood, La), & Hard Rock Cafe (La Jolla,CA. )

2004 – Signed an artist representation contract with Peter Aaron Boyd – drummer who
works with Tower Of Power and also Roger Smith (keyboardist for T.O P) –
music production co. named “ Emerald Sky Productions”.

2000 – 2004 – trying to put together a demo studio, concentrating on writing music
tracks ,practicing bass (keeping my chops up).

2000 – I put two of my songs on the internet “Stress” & “Sparkle”

1998 – I joined a group within Church of God in Christ – played in front of 4,000
people at the Shoreline Amphitheatre (Sunnyvale) & Redwood Amphitheatre
(Great America) – performed my song entitled “Stress” – had a great response.

1992 – 1998 – writing songs (mostly music tracks)

1990 – 1992 – formed group 7-11 (which is the number of the address I met Nicholas Alexander, the other member of the group), collaborated on some original material.

1984-1990 - writing music tracks , keeping my chops up (practicing bass).

1982 – I played with a group called “The Brothers Owens”, played at various clubs
such as Orphan Annies (San Mateo,Ca.),Caesar Tahoe (Lookout Lounge), Holiday Inn
(Safari Lounge, Belmont ,Ca). while in the band I had the privilege to play with various
musicians such as : Larry White – guitarist – wrote music and also back up musician for
“The Whispers” & “Bobby Brown”, Vincent Lars – sax, keyboards who later joined the
group “Toni Tone Tony”, Bruce Conte – guitarist plays with Tower Of Power and
Dante McClinton – drummer played with Raphael Saadiq.

1981 – I played at the Keystone (Palo Alto & Berkeley) open up for “War”

My Influences are such artists as : Louis Johnson (Bassist for the Brothers Johnson),
Larry Graham , Michael Jackson, Stanley Clarke, Bernard Edwards (Bassist for Chic),
Brick, Slave, Level 42, Cameo, LennyWhite & Twennynine, Earth Wind and Fire,
Babyface, Prince, The Time (Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis), Yes, Linkin Park , Seal
And Janet Jackson to name a few.
You can view my playing abilities at ./awbphoenix or ./awbphoenix
or contact me at awbphoenix

Adrian Bates – Bass (4 & 5 string)
Lead & Backround vocals, keyboards
Drum Programing & guitar

Screen name:
Member since:
Mar 08 2005
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


My influences are Louis Johnson (bassist for The Brothers Johnson), Larry Graham, Bernard Edwards (bassist for Chic), Brick , The Time, Prince, Yes, Linkin Park,Stanley Clarke,Slave ,Level 42,Bootsy Collins


5 string Bass, Gallien Krueger Bass Amp