I am 27 years old and have been playing music since I was 12. I have learned a lot of different instruments, but I feel most comfortable playing bass or rhythm guitar. I have been in a few cover bands in the past, but I have been out of the music scene for about 3 years now. I would like to get back into playing, hopefully in a performance situation but at least for fun at first. I am fairly open when it comes to music selection, and appreciate most types of music except rap. As long as a song has musical quality I will play it. My goal is to play music that will have a positive impact on people. If the crowd is into it, and the band is into it, then I'm into it. I am looking for like-minded musicians who are committed, creative, and open-minded. If you are interested in contacting me, my email address is: madmonkeybass.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Aug 17 2007
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Faces, Queen, Norah Jones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones, MOTOWN music, The Beach Boys, The Who, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson and many more.
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
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- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
I have a Fender Precision Bass and a Fender M80 combo bass amp, an Epiphone Wildkat electric guitar, a VOX Valvetronix AD30VT guitar amp, an Alvarez Yairi Series acoustic guitar, and a cheap drum set.
I also own a small club-size PA system with 15" Yamaha mains and 18" Yamaha subs, a 12 channel Yamaha MG Series mixer and a Yamaha power amp. This PA equipment is back in Virginia, but I hope to have it with me in North Carolina soon.
Secret Agent Man
Secret Agent Man Year: 2006 Genre: Cover/Tribute
This is a cover I recorded several years ago for fun. It's far from perfect, but I recorded all the instruments myself. I had recently purchased a cheap electronic drum kit (although my drumming leaves a lot to be desired), and I was eager to try it out.
Fishin' Year: 2012 Genre: Other
This is a song that I wrote and recorded in 2011. I played every instrument: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, djembe, and vocals. The vocals were rushed and it's clearly not my best effort, but I was fairly pleased with the overall recording.
Anywhere But Here
Anywhere But Here Year: 2008 Genre: Lounge
This was an early attempt at recording an original song. As with all of my recordings on here, I play every instrument. The recording was weak in several places (particularly vocals), but overall this is one of my favorite original songs in regards to arrangement. Lyrics are another story...haha.
Roxanne Year: 2007 Genre: Classic Rock
This was my painful attempt at Roxanne by The Police. I had a lot of fun recording this song, but I quickly learned that Sting is way out of my vocal range.