Bruce Bass
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone, Piano.

ABOUT

My musical style + approach always focuses on what will make the band and the material sound
the best. My personal approach features good communication, high flexibility and no drama.

One area of interest is playing duo with guitar, piano or saxophone. Also interested to sub as available. I have played in acoustic duos and trios, electric bands, and also in big band and symphony orchestra settings

I also play acoustic + electric guitar (fingerpicking & rhythm guitar styles), drums, flute, and sing tenor (think McCartney or Fogerty).

Past experience includes folk, rock, blues, gospel, R&B, commercial, recording. I also led and organized bands in the 80s and 90s.

Screen name:
Bruce Bass
Member since:
Aug 17 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Rock/pop/folk/country: The Beatles, Steely Dan, Santana, Stones, Creedence, Bob Dylan + Joni Mitchell (all periods) , Motown, Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Earth, Wind & Fire. In rock/pop styles, my favorite players are Paul McCartney, James Jamerson + Phil Lesh.

Other influences: Classical, Gospel, Blues, Folk.

Jazz - Great American Songbook, Bird, Miles, Ornette, Jarrett, Weather Report, Traffic, Metheney, DeJohnette, Dexter, Getz, Hancock, Jazz bassists most affecting me are Charlie Haden, Dave Holland + Jaco Pastorius, all for their spirit & concept, rather than soundalikes.

Instrument experience:

Upright bass:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Flute:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Carved upright bass with pickup + 10 band EQ, amps per job. Fretless Fender P Bass modified with Bartolini J Bass pickups, amps per job.