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Hi I am Tom Kocal, bassist of the Chicagoland rock band Chronic Edge, we have usually perform over 50 gigs a year including Summerfest, Arcada Theatre, and Hard Rock Cafe to name a few ( not this year despite the uncertainty of COVID) but currently I am seeking side projects to be fully committed with, all the way to touring status to better myself as a bassist/ musician, build more relationships across the industry, gain more exposure/ recognition, and increase my revenue..... I am a serious musician and would love to make music my main source of income as it is my passion! I will only consider joining your project if it’s all original music, and the band is at recording in the studio level status..... I also have expertise playing to a click track..... I just recently in the past month delved into some new styles lately, and started studying Funk/ R&B/ Soul bass, so I’d be happy to audition for any R&B/ Soul band that needs a bassist.

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Member since:
Jun 22 2020
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


Bands: Thin Lizzy, Rush, UFO, Kansas, Journey, Styx, REO, ELO, Van Halen, Night Ranger, Cameo, steely Dan, Weather Report, Earth Wind & Fire..... too many to list!


Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, John Entwistle, Sting, Tom Hamilton, John Taylor ( Duran Duran), Michael Anthony ( Van Halen), Tony Franklin ( Blue Murder), and Jaco pastorius, Rocco Prestia ( Tower of Power).

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


Orange AD200B MK3
Rivera Rock Crusher
Mesa Powerhouse 6X10 Bass Cab
Tech 21 Formula 21 Tube preamp
Avalon U5
Geddy Lee Sig Jazz
Rickenbacker 4001
Rickenbacker 4003
Fender Jazz American
Steinberger XL2