BennyB
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica.

ABOUT

I'm BennyB. I play with The Garrett Sisters & Friends Gospel Band, and that's a priority. I'd be interested in sitting in with folks for a show, Gospel or real country. I don't do the hiphop country.. No bars. Learned piano as a kid, learned guitar watching tv country music shows. Played dances, festival, whatever we could get at 15. SingOut Malvern, had up to 125 vocalists and17 piece band for 2 1/2 years before going in Service. Played with Hot Pants Review, out of Los Vegas awhile, went to Mississippi, and got hit in the face and heart with hardcore Delta Blues.
I opened a Family variety show, Rocky Top Jubilee, in 1989, and went four years, till my wife's health had to become my priority, closed it. My band and I did shows for a few years, just for private groups and corporate type things. Couple years w/ Central Music Show before 13 w/ BathHouse Show Band. Did comedy 10 or 12 years, emcee a lot of different shows and concerts. Cut 2 fingers off left hand on a table saw,got then sewed back, and took a little time off, but went back with a vengence. My friends say I now have to play real bass instead of lead bass. Did keyboard bass while recuperating.Played with 'Center Stage Country' about a year, but had too much going on. I'd like to sit in with some folks who can play without having to be drunk or act angry onstage.
I love Gospel music, and play on my Church Praise Team. I've played from dives and lounge acts to theaters, stadiums and arenas. Did comedy for several years in family music shows as hillbilly "Cuz'n Jabbo". I've done more shows than dances through the years. Sober people are more fun to play for-they know if you mess up!
Very flexible, but can't go on the road. 1-2 nights a week is cool with the right folks, having FUN at it. Never have understood musicians who have to frown or act mad.
Looking for sit/sub situion(need a song list w/ keys). Really do prefer to do a Ministry of some kind, if possible.
whbennettiii at
501-276-0464

Screen name:
BennyB
Member since:
Jul 20 2007
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

My early bass influnces were John Entwhistle, Jack Bruce, and Paul McCartney. Jim Fielder of early B,S & T was a tripping player. Duck Dunn, Jack Casady, John Paul Jones, Joe Osborn and Carol Kay. Love Stanley Clark. Flea and Victor Wooten are awesome, but not my flavor. GOSPEL is my favorite, but all Christian music's great.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Fender Jazz Basses, P-Bass, short scale Hagstrom, Hofner Violin Bass, and a Squire SS Jaguar, a couple Mustang basses/
TCE 250-115, Fender Rumble 40, Carvin 250 head, Behringer 300 bass amps, HartkeBA1200. Shure mics, Yamaha and Mackie mixers, powered speaker- mains, monitors-enough to do a fair sized venue.