Captain Dad Rock


Band to Join.


If you're looking for a bass player who can do both Fleetwood Mac and the Dead Kennedys, I'm your guy.

I'm a 40-something suburban dad with eclectic tastes who used to play bass in bands and I'm looking to get back in the game, preferably playing in a cover band.

The last band I was in released three albums, played all over Chicago, toured a bit, and even got to perform at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. With the same bunch of guys, we started a cover band on the side, playing a wide variety of stuff (Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, Nirvana, Radiohead, Modest Mouse, etc).

Unfortunately, things ended suddenly in 2008 when our main singer/songwriter/guitarist was killed in a hit-and-run car accident while walking his dog. Since then I've gotten married, had kids, and all that fun stuff. I'm at a point where I'd really like to start playing in a band again.

I have all pro gear and reliable transportation. I quit smoking a long time ago and I no longer do drugs or drink to excess.

If this helps, I have over 20 years of experience in the print industry and I'm currently earning a degree in Graphic Design, which means I can also do flyers and posters and stuff.

Trumpers and MAGA types need not contact me. Sorry, but that's a deal breaker, so don't waste your time.

Screen name:
Captain Dad Rock
Member since:
Mar 17 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


R.E.M., Wilco, The Beatles, Tom Waits, Nirvana, Velvet Underground, Pavement, Weezer, PJ Harvey, Joe Jackson, The Pixies, Beck, Iggy and the Stooges, The Specials, Belle And Sebastian, The Joy Formidable, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Radiohead, Fugazi, Beach Bunny, Cheap Trick, The Bronx, Fleetwood Mac, Elvis Costello, Madness, Rolling Stones, Operation Ivy, Talking Heads, Sleater-Kinney, The Linda Lindas, The Clash, Gorillaz, The Replacements, NOFX, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Bob Dylan, Dead Kennedys, The Decemberists, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fishbone, Dropkick Murphys, Television, Liz Phair, Ween, The Jam, Rancid, Sunny Day Real Estate, They Might Be Giants, Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


Fender P-bass, Fender Electric/Acoustic bass, Big Muff Bass distortion pedal. But I'm looking for an excuse to upgrade. :)