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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

Bass Player/Multi-Instrumentalist.
I've been playing bass & drums for the past 10+ years. I love to sit in the rhythm pocket and just have a good time making things sound good on stage and let the songs breathe. I also play guitar, mandolin, keys & sing backup harmonies. Let me know if you're looking for a bass player or drummer with lots of experience and great sounding gear.

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Here is what the drummer for David Bowie/Susan Tedeschi/Dave Navarro/Seven Mary Three/Natalie Imbruglia/Candy Butchers/Juliana Hatfield has to say:

Bob Melanson has been my first call bass player, rhythm guitar player, keyboard frosting genius and all around musical force of nature since 1991. Through countless bands, singer-songwriters, all night sessions, great gigs and even the crappy gigs, Bob has been my right hand man. His groove is impeccable, his sound is always top notch and he is always a hysterically great person to be around. This is the guy you want to drive 6 hours with for a 45 minute gig. This is the guy you want that comes up with that magic part in the studio that saves the day. This is the guy that simply cannot allow himself to let you or anyone else down in any musical or personal way. I wish I could clone him. Really.

Mike Levesque
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BB Melanson is from Massachusetts where some great bands and music has emerged including: Wheat, Janet LaValley, Jena Keaney, Bob's Day Off, The Montgomerys, The Irresponsibles, Bowman, Lost Audio Network, Big Daddy & the Accelerators, Dwight Ritcher Band, Elcodrive, Ricky Valente, Ultrasonic Production's Jesus Christ Superstar. Since moving to Utah I have played with: Larry McCray, Tom Rodwell & Storehouse, Duwayne & Dan Burnside, Lafayette 'Shorty' Gilbert (The Wolfgang), Blues On First, Daniel Weldon, Zach Parrish Blues Band, The Bastard Redheads, The Blue Devils Blues Review, Barrelhouse Trio, The Huckleberries, Haun's Mill Massacre, The Weekenders... among others.

Experience:

Zanzibar, The Wine Cellar, The Spur, The Owl Bar at Sundance, The Huka Bar, Boston's, Gallivan Center, Port O Call, Gracie's, Green Street, Hogwallow Pub, Snowbird Resort, Snowbasin Resort, Poplar Street Pub, Speakeasy, The Depot (Utah), Glastonbury Music Festival (England), The Garage, London Royal Festival Hall (London), Melkweg, Paradiso (Amsterdam), Werchter Music Festival, AB Club (Belgium), Avalon Theatre, Paradise, The Middle East - up & down, TT the Bears Place, Harry's Blues Club, Mama Kin's Music Hall, Bill's Bar, Venus de Milo, Sculler's, Hynes Convention Center, Great Woods - Tweeter Center, Cape Cod Melody Tent (Boston) The Lizard Lounge, House of Blues, Toads (Cambridge), 4th & B, The Casbah, Dick's Last Resort, Java Joes (San Diego), Stubbs, Emo's (Austin), Sit n Spin (Seattle), Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco), Hole in the Wall (Nashville), First Avenue, The Side Door (Minneapolis), Blind Pig (Ann Arbor), The Double Door, Schuba's (Chicago), Mercury Lounge, Brownies, The Knitting Factory, CBGB's, Arlene's Grocery (NYC) House of Blues, Club Fais Do, Malibu Inn, The Knitting Factory (LA), Hard Rock Cafe (Atlanta).

Screen name:
bbmelanson
Member since:
Nov 21 2004
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

The Faces, Chess, Motown, Stax, Kings X, John Bonham, JPJ, Paul McCartney, Willie Dixon, Pino Palladino, Steve Jordan.

EQUIPMENT

1967 Ampeg SSUB, TCE RH750, TCE RS210c, TCE RS112, Shure Beta 87A, Shure Beta 58, 1979 Ludwig 22x16, 16x16, 1948 Gretsch Renown 6x14 snare, 1942 Zildjian Avedis 18", 1990 Zildjian Avedis Hi-hats, Yamaha hardware, Vater Sticks, AVID Pro Tools, Logic Pro X.

MUSIC