I enjoy playing guitar, bass, cello, percussion, whatever I can get my hands on you can bet I'll tinker with, but I prefer to play bass. I enjoy southern rock, blues, classic rock, funk, R&B, soul, some heavier rock is fine too.

I'm currently playing with Fork in the Road, a classic retro rock cover band, around the Chicago suburbs:


I'm also currently in the house band at the Kirkland Jam Night (Open Mic) at Blind Eye's Blue Note, every week on Fridays, 8pm-1am. It's a great place to network and meet local musicians. Many people have formed bands or found band members through the weekly jam night. Come on out and jam with us! In general, we have a classic rock / southern rock / very bluesy feel here, but we are open minded and it's not unusual to see a country duo or a metal set.


I am available as a fill-in for gigs or studio work (BASS ONLY), on a first-booked basis. Touring might be a possibility under the right circumstances and pay.

I'm pretty open minded, but, please don't contact me if you want bass for screamo or rap. Vulgar, screaming, or monotone vocals just don't do it for me, sorry.

I don't do practice much. Rehearsal, maybe. Give me a list, I'll show up prepared. If you need references, just ask.

In addition to playing bass, I'm a Website Designer and Internet Software Engineer of 17 years. I build and maintain websites, and I'm available on a freelance basis to architect band websites.

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 03 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top, Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Victor Wooten, John Paul Jones, Rare Earth, Bad Company, Here Come The Mummies, UFO, Styx, and so many more.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


Ampeg B2R, Acoustic 410, Carvin 15, Washburn Taurus 4-string, Ibanez SG 5-string, Fender Aerodyne Jazz, Squire Fretless.



Past Events

610 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61107

Fat Bob's Kirkland Tap, 500 W Main St., Kirkland IL (1st and 3rd Friday every month)

Jammin with Shuvlhed at the beer tent. Gonna be a big freakin party, see ya there.

Fill-in with Pec River Band. Unsure what time yet... will update later.

Jam with us...

Jammin with Shuvlhed to benefit the Fairdale tornado victims.

Rock, Blues, Country jam night. Come on out and join us...

Gonna check out the scene here. Feel free to join me.