SEEKING

Bass Guitar.

ABOUT

I'm a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with a B.A. Degree in Humanities/Fine Arts with areas of concentration in music, art, and English. Raised in a musical family, (parents areb both retired music teachers), I learned violin at age 4, took piano lessons for a summer as a youngster at UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso), and studied cello from age 9 to 13. My cello studies included private lessons from the El Paso Symphony Orchestra's First Cellist; 2 summers at Interlochen summer music camp in Michigan; and 2 years at a the Schweinfurt Musikschule in Schweinfurt, Germany. While living in El Paso as a youngster, I sang with the El Paso Boys' Choir and performed with the El Paso Gilbert and Sullivan company, serving as the youngest member of the troupe! I switched from cello to guitar in high school, and taught myself basic guitar chords and techniques with the help of a Jimi Hendrix song-book. I've played both keyboards and guitars with various soul, top-40, blues, rock, and heavy metal bands. I'm looking for a drummer, bass player, and second guitarist to work on original blues-based rock songs along the lines of my songs "Shadow Warrior," "Hot Touch," and "On Any Sunday." I'm also looking for bands interested in performing covers of my songs.

Note: All of my songs are copyrighted and I am a member of ASCAP.

Screen name:
bengaren
Member since:
Apr 05 2016
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Michael Schenker, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, Neal Schon, Alex Lifeson, Adrian Smith, Allen Holdsworth, Jan Hammer, Ray Charles, Rush, Scorpions, Journey, Deep Purple, UFO, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, etc.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Cello:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Roland RD-700 keyboard, Roland Juno DS61 synthesizer, Fender Stratocaster Pro Top, Fender Stratocaster Player, Washburn MG40 guitar with DiMarzio DP100 and DP103 pickups, Epiphone Les Paul Pro Top FX guitar, Sunfield "Soul" LP-style gold top, Yamaha Pacifica 012DLX guitar, Fender Squire Telecaster, Fender Squire Jazz bass guitar, Ibanez Talman electric/acoustic guitar, Marshall DSL40C combo guitar amp, Crate Palamino V32 tube guitar amp, Alesis Surge E-drum kit, 6 Behringer Ultravoice XM1800S Dynamic Cardioid Vocal and Instrument Mics, Sennheiser Evolution vocal mic, Sure SM57 instrument mic, Roland KC-100 4-channel keyboard/vocal amp, Rockville RPM109 12 Channel 4800w Powered Mixer/PA system.

MUSIC