bernie1388766
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Was only able to list a few styles I’m Classic Rock - hard rock- Blues heavy Funk background , adult contemporary , lite kit jazz
Country old and new, Christian contemporary,
Pop, lots of experience with acoustic Rock
Was in several tributes from both ( Bass & Drums Backing Vocals ) Neil Young ( actually toured with both America ( Drums ), Kenny Loggins ( Drums ) South Side Johnny ( Bass ) The Good Rats ( Drums ) Blue oyster
( Drums ) Several Richie Blackmore projects
( Percussion )including rainbows (Drums)very briefly , Blackmore's Knight (Drums) , the Volunteers ( Grateful Dead tribute) Drums , Hunters Run a Neil Young Tribute ( Bass / Drums/ Rythem Guitar backing vocals )with Originals same management, , Bluto & the Blues Foot “ Cream” tribute
( Bass )

Screen name:
bernie1388766
Member since:
Aug 02 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Studied with Tony Tanico & Hal Roach as a child, first teen teacher Joe Franco 2 years
Studied with various local teachers Liberty DeVito 3-4 years on & off , Danny Saraphane ( Chicago’s drummer back in the 70s and 80s a very close friend to this day , then David Garibaldi studied out west 1990-93 while and studied
Hundreds of gigs in between some local some tours mostly hired gun and piece work
Since 2007 been mostly local and studio, was disabled after a heavy equipment work accident. I layer off s few years getting my chops back I did a few gigs in Charlotte didn’t miss a beat, my playing is more of the old school style , my styles is a very Nick Mason meets Liberty DeVito, with some Steve Gadd with Dave Garibaldi mixed in

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Saxophone:
Intermediate
Background Singer:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Sonor Birch Kit. 5 pc
Gretsch Maple Kit 6 pc

Use Zildjian Cymbals on most gigs, A & K
On occasion I’ll play Meihl Classic Cymbals
Sonor hardware

Bass gear:
79 Fender Jazz Bass USA , 1969 Fender P Bass
Ampeg SVT Pro-4 Several Speaker cabs local stuff 4 x 10” and 1 x 15”
Guitar gigs
Several Teles, Strats, Semi hollow Epi & Gibsons
Vox Amplification / Peavey XXX half stack
Saxaphones

Selmer and Yamaha Saxes