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ABOUT

A Philadelphia Trained Musician And ENTERTAINER!! ( Residing In Mays Landing, NJ ) , A Successful 45 Year Professional CAREER BASS Player/ Vocalist, (Lead & Harmony Vocals). Available For Serious Working Situations, WILL MAKE COMMITMENT And Can Travel! Looking for " Permanent " type Situation, I am NOT a Band Hopper! I Have Traveled On the Road Backing up MANY Artists beginning in 1969. Some to mention are: The Dovell's, Chubby Checker, DICK CLARK's Rock & Roll Revival Show, Mary Wells, Chuck Berry, The Ronettes, The DEL VIKINGS, The Angels, Little Richard, Billy Paul, The O'jay's, Major Harris, Wilson Pickett And Percy Sledge. As a Studio Musician, I am credited on Many Hit records and am Fluent Playing In "REAL TIME", (With Click Tracks & Sequenced Music). Have also Led and FRONTED MY OWN band "EXPRESSO Dance And Show Band" for Many Years which has worked MANY High Caliber Night Spots Nation Wide Including The Flamingo Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Resorts International Casino, Atlantic City, NJ. Have a WIDE VARIETY of musical Playing Styles Ranging from All Dance Hits from the 50's through the 90's, And I ENJOY Playing ALL Styles of Music! Very FAST Learner with VERY STRONG Work Ethics and have NO problem with SERIOUS Rehearsing! I am a NON Smoker, NON DRUG User, NON Drinker, NO Medical Issues And NO POLICE RECORD. I AM DEPENDABLE, A Strong "Team Player" and will always make a Commitment, ( Don't Mind Helping in MOVING the Equipment Either!! ) EXTREMELY MOTIVATED and have Excellent Equipment &Transportation! Would GREATLY like to find a situation Traveling/Backing an "OLDIES/Nostalgia Recording ACT Or ARTIST" as I spent many Years of my Career doing! **** BUT Will Consider ANY SERIOUS Situations!!! I Have NO PROBLEM Working In (Serious, Gotta Be Good) COVER BANDS And have NO Problem staying LOCAL!! READY TO GO, NOW!! *** Please CONTACT ME, (No Matter How BIG or SMALL Your Situation Is), I Believe In "Professional Courtesy" !! I Am Willing to Talk and MEET Quickly! **NOTE** "I WILL REPLY to Every Contact Made!", THANKS!! ***PLEASE NOTE: I am having Trouble uploading Music Samples & Videos onto BandMix, CONTACT ME and I Will Direct You to Where You can See & Hear Them!!***

Screen name:
bill1332543
Member since:
Dec 15 2018
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Competent, VERSATILE Musician/ Entertainer/ Performer capable of FRONTING a band, Being Influenced By Everything From the 50's, (Ventures, Duane Eddy, Solomon Burke, Four Seasons & DEL Shannon) through the 60's, 70's, 80's & 90's! When the GOOD STUFF was created! (Motown, SOUL, Rhythm & Blues, British Invasion, Classic Rock, Disco, FUNK, NEW WAVE And ELECTRONIC Music. ) BRING IT ALL ON, I can Play it, SING IT, Rock it up & FUNK it UP! Its WHAT I've Dedicated and Spent My Life doing! *** Having been PERSONALLY MENTORED early in my career by, The Legendary Philadelphia DJ Jerry Blavat (The Geator), Dick Clark And Freddie Disipio of Cameo Parkway Records, I Was Taught by The best, How to "PUT FOOD On the Table" as a Professional Entertainer!

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

FENDER JAZZ BASS, Precision Bass & Telecaster Bass. 2 Main Traveling Bass Amp Rigs: Ampeg & Krossroad. (ALL in Road cases.) I also carry a FULL Pedal Board of Bass effects in case any particular sound is needed. I'm Totally PRO & Road Equipped.