SEEKING

Band to Join.

ABOUT

(More music available at /chrislabenne)

I am available for sessions and gigs! Contact me for more details!

I'm an electric bass player available for studio recording sessions and am interested in becoming part of a studio backup band or a group of session musicians. I've been playing bass for 10 years, have professional-quality gear, and have reliable transportation. I have been in many bands and have played over 150 gigs in the last three years. I can play any style or technique, and am skilled on both 4- and 5-string bass. I also sing and play several other instruments.

I am capable of making my own recordings at home as well as join groups in studio, meaning that if your budget is low and just need me to overdub a bass line, I can do it from home and you will save money on studio time. I also have perfect pitch, meaning that having me add a bass part to your music is as easy as sending me an audio file and saying how you want it to sound; I can figure it out from there in terms of key and chord progressions, meaning you don't need to spend a lot of time writing up lead-sheets or notated bass lines. I want to make your record sound great, and I want it to be as easy for you as possible!

I am also available to join an already-established working band. I am not currently willing or able to start a new band from scratch, as I just don't have the time to practice three times a week. If your band's got gigs and no bass player, contact me.

Screen name:
Chris LaBenne
Member since:
Mar 12 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
9
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

John Entwistle
Flea
Stuart Zender
Jaco Pastorius
John Paul Jones
Paul McCartney

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Trombone:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Intermediate
Upright bass:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Basses: 5-string Warwick RB Corvette, 4-string Fender Jazz Bass, Ibanez acoustic bass

Amps: Behringer BX4500H Head & BA410 Cab

Strings: DR (Endorsing Artist)

Effects: Rocktron Banshee, Boss RC-20 Loop Station, Snarling Dogs "Bootzilla" Wah/Fuzz Pedal

Guitars: Yamaha FX335 a/e guitar

Recording/Production: Fostex MR-8MKII Digital Multitracker, Audacity, GarageBand

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