Brad Smith - Bassist


Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.


Qualifications: Faunt Bass Program + private instruction from B.I.T. graduates, 2 years college level music courses, playing bass professionally since the early 1980s, reads charts, plays all styles, sings background vocals, fretted & fretless, shows up on time and dressed for the occasion!

Experience: Countless bands and projects, many hours of recording experience, played in many showcase gigs for various local projects, plays corporate and cover gigs. Some projects and artists include: “Airborn” with New Way Records, “Artica” with Columbia Records, “Lauren” with Arista Records/Courage
Management/William Morris Agency, jingles with Richard Lieter of “Words & Music”, Boogie Fever Disco Band, Dick Sims Band (formerly with Eric Clapton), Rick Robbins, Bill Nugent, and Jake Jacobs, Bobby Kimball (Toto), opened for The Tubes several times while playing with the Stuart Guest Band, Bella Donna
– a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Party Jones, James Zota Baker (WAR), Josh Eagan (Pink, Toto, David Paich, Steve Lukather)

Screen name:
Brad on Bass
Member since:
Apr 11 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
58 years


Influences: Nathan East, Jimmy Haslip, David Hungate, Jimmy Johnson, Geddy Lee, Will Lee, Paul McCartney, Marcus Miller, Dee Murray, Pino Palladino, Jaco Pastorius, John Patatucci, Neil Stubenhaus, Chris Squire, James Jamerson

Favorite Groups/Artists: Ambrosia, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Chicago, Eagles, EWF, David Foster, Dirty Loops, Elton John, Level 42, Kenny Loggins, Mike McDonald, Mr. Mister, David Pack, Pages, Elvis Presley, Rascal Flatts, Lee Ritenour, Linda Ronstadt, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, Sting, Toto, Gino Vannelli, Van Halen, Yellowjackets and many more


Equipment: Genzler & Mesa amps, pair of custom 2 x 10 cabinets, pair of custom 1 x 12 cabinets, custom 2x12 cabinet, Tobias “Killer B” 5 string bass, Fender Jazz Bass, G&L Dual P Custom, Rickenbacker 4003S, Ernie Ball/Music Man Classic Sabre, Ibanez RB605 5 string fretless, reliable transportation.