cocobass
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist.

ABOUT

I am a well seasoned bassist, having played styles such as Alt Rock, Americana, Country, R&B, Jazz and Soul. I lived and played music for a decade in New York city on stages such as The Bitter End, Kenny's Castaways, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, BB Kings, Bowery Electric, etc. I've performed studio work as well as stage work and 99% of what I do is originals, including writing bass lines that support the song with a deep pocket whilst adding a melodious aspect to keep it interesting. I am a professional that understands the business. I hope to find other musicians with a level of virtuosity and experience performing in front of audiences. As corny as it sounds, appearance is just as important as well as a strong stage presence. Image is a big factor in selling tickets. Please reach out if you are interested and play drums, sing, rhythm or lead guitar, keyboard, backing vocals are desired. Thank you for checking me out!

As an example of my bass writing ability, notice the video links - on Mine & Yours, I disguised a song that modulated between two chords and moved the bass line around to add melody and depth, to make the tune more catchy and unique. During the guitar solo, I took it to a higher level to further differentiate that section.

The second vid is a 1 / 5 Country tune where I add some melody to certain sections to add flavor, but mainly maintain a rock solid 1 / 5 feel to keep the song moving along. Note that I wrote and sang background harmonies.

Sometimes less is more, other times adding flavor hits the spot. I hope you enjoy!

Screen name:
cocobass
Member since:
Dec 19 2005
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Jack Cassidy, Will Lee, Anthony Jackson, Dee Murray, John Pattitucci, Steve Fossen

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Upright bass:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Sadowsky 4 & 5 string basses, 1965 Fender Jazz, NS Design Electric Upright Bass, Bag End cabinets, GK Amplification