SEEKINGVocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Mandolin, Vocalist - Alto, Electronic Music.
I love music and I'm always up for Jamming with new people friends and neighbors. I live in the South Park area of San Diego.
I coordinate the South Park Porch Fest. When there is no pandemic. Contact me at gerard.black at mac dot com
I love bass and I'm not too shabby at it.
I'd like to meet more people in my area to jam, collaborate and gig. I've played in various bands in the past an am not adverse to playing in one again.
I've been playing music since I was a teenager. Mostly guitar. I played in a few garage bands, jam bands and with friends. I got away from playing for several years while having a career. Guitar was out of sight and out of mind. I decided a few years back to leave the guitar out within reach and started playing all the time. I play with with friends every chance I get but they aren't always able to play as much as I would like so I'm looking for more opportunities to play. I moved to bass because I like the low end and I like the counter melody.
I'm a quick study I do pretty well improvising and can jump right in and play even if I don't know the song. I like a challenge. I'm mellow easy going. No baggage, no conspiracy theories no politics. My main goal is to get better and have fun playing music.
I'm not a pro musician and I'm not looking for an actual job playing music in a cover band. Certainly not for the money. however if something clicks who knows. I like experimenting playing with new music and love originals.
I just enjoy making music. Especially with other people. Age is not a factor for me. I'm always up for jamming even just for fun. I also and into collaborating and creating new projects.
Playing with other people of all skill levels makes you better and happy.
- Screen name:
- Bass Gerard
- Member since:
- Oct 26 2015
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
I have very diverse taste. And it's constantly changing, New music and classics. Everything from Zepplin, The Beatles, Radiohead, Gorillaz, Pink, Finneas & Billie Eilish, Alt-J, The Strokes, Tom Petty, Fountains of wayne, to Classical. I enjoy Metal, Pop, Jazz. And creating new stuff.
If you are in the area and want to jam...
- Bass Guitar:
Fender Deluxe Jazz 5 string, Ibanez acoustic bass. Fender Strat, and Frankinsteined fretless p-bass. If you can still call that a p-bass. Fender Bassman 100 amp, Fender Prineston 65 amp.
Mixers, mics, and stands.
Keep on Rocking
Keep on Rocking Year: 2016
I don't have many recordings so here goes. This was recorded wile Jamming with friends. We had never played this song before so it's a little rough.
Shameless Year: 2020 Album: JMG Genre: Progressive
This was written by my bandmate John Cruz Guitar, Mark Scott drums, and Gerard Black Bass.