Bass_Jam
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Violin, Keyboard, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar.

ABOUT

Hi, I'm a bass player with varied musical interests, looking for creative musicians to make good music, have fun and gig. I like a variety of rock, blues, jazz and Americana and like to keep learning new music and playing with interesting people.

I am in Bad Doctor (formerly Two Flights Up), a fun rock cover band that gigged about once a month pre-Covid and is scheduling gigs again! We are a six-piece multi-generational band and four of the musicians sing, so we are able to cover a wide variety of music from the mid-60s to present.

I have also been playing jazz with friends in Berkeley a couple times a month for 8 years. We've played about 8 outdoor CovidChellas in Albany, CA (kinda like a low-key version of Napa Porch Fest). We play bebop, swing and Latin tunes made famous by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Stanley Turrentine, Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey, etc.

I was also in Jukebox 50, a country / surf / oldies band from 2018-2020. We gigged occasionally, playing current and classic songs across genres.

For two years (2017-18), I played in a fun Motown and R&B band, In the Groove, that gigged 1-2 times/month.

From 2015-17, I was in Blameless (formerly Up The Creek), a Walnut Creek cover band that played up tempo rock, especially from the 80s.

In 2016-17, I was in the Contra Costa Jazz Band, a 17-piece big band, playing swing and Latin jazz from the '40s through the '60s.

In the summer of 2015, I played a half dozen gigs with Shades of Hay, a Steve Sage band that played "eclectic acoustic" music while their bassist was on the mend. One of our most memorable gigs was playing in front of about 1,000 people at the Todos Santos concert in the park series.

I am fully vaxxed and boosted and look forward to playing with like-minded musicians.

Screen name:
Bass_Jam
Member since:
Jun 04 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Someday, I'd like to join or form a band that plays music in the style of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Derek and the Dominos, Neil Young, Little Feat, Joe Cocker/Leon Russell's Mad Dogs and Englishmen, etc. (on bass).

In addition, a long-term goal is to join or form an Americana band. I still have a lot of work to do on mandolin and pedal steel to get to that point, but it's a fun challenge. Bands I've been listening to lately include American Aquarium, Billy Strings, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, Lukas Nelson / Promise of the Real, Tyler Childers, Hot Buttered Rum, Watkins Family Hour and Mandolin Orange / Watchhouse.

Other influences include New Riders of the Purple Sage, Joni Mitchell, Del McCoury, David Grisman, Hot Tuna and Commander Cody.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Beginner
Mandolin:
Beginner
Steel guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Multiple basses and amps
Sho-Bud pedal steel guitar and amp
Mandolin
5-string Banjo
Yamaha keyboard
Acoustic guitar
Miscellaneous brass and woodwind instruments of dubious quality