BassistX
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Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Drums.

ABOUT

My grandfather was a session musician that has played with Lester Flatts, Earl Scruggs, Arthur Smith and Fred Kirby. He was a great musician, and versatile. He could play bass, guitar, drums or even a piano. Music was a great love for him. That's one of the things I got from him.
Back at a very early age, I picked up my mom's Gibson Mockingbird acoustic 6. It was the beginning of a musical experience. I was probably around 5 when that happened. I got my first electric from my grandfather at 7 years old. After watching him play, I would look up to him and ask if he would teach me how to play. He would look at me and say, "Boy...you don’t need anyone to teach you, you’ve got it right here already", poking my chest with the headstock. Well, come to find out, my grandfather didn’t know how to read music. He had a rare gift most people call the "perfect pitch". He had an ear that could let him hear anything once and jump right in. Even though I was only 5 at the time, I knew it was what I wanted to do. I would sit for hours, listening to the radio and playing along with the songs.
Junior high is when things started to change. It was the time during the 80's metal generation, and I was going to be a part of it! I was listening to a lot of country and rock. I met up with a guy in junior high. His name was Bryan Cely. We found out under our quiet, nice boy image, we had something in common. We were both guitarists, and amazingly enough, having similar musical backgrounds in the family. He showed me a different side to music. METAL! It wasn’t until we had a garage band. Well, from there things progressed fast. I was playing in a local Charlotte area band opening for bands such as Armored Saint, Fates Warning, Seplutura, and a few other metal bands of that era. Unfortunately, my school work was suffering severely. My parents made me give it up. I found myself in a new life playing in local bands. I had a bad feeling though, not in my head or my heart, but in my wrists. Come to find out, improper playing techniques and just shredding my guitar was shredding my wrists as well. At the young age of 16, I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. I saw my days of playing guitar slip though my hands.
Not one to being defeated, I turned to bass. This is where I truly felt at home. I joined a friend’s band and was soon playing shows with local favorites in Charlotte such as Maxx Warrior (soon to be split into Firehouse), Stone Blue, Paragon, Shark Attack, Say Watt and a lot of other local favorites. It was perfect; I could play my music, still go to school and not screw up my wrists to bad. After school, and growing up, I still stayed active in music. I'm involved in mostly writing, session work and production. I am now looking to get back where I feel I belong. Playing and performing! I would love to join either a rock/progressive or country musician or bands and make something happen. If you need a solid well rounded bassist, I’m your guy.

Screen name:
BassistX
Member since:
Jun 17 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

My musical influences are very vast. There are far to many to list. My influences come from various artist. All forms or rock,from classic to progessive. Funk,R&B,jazz,classical,country,new age,ambient and even alot of electronica and techno.

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