Dan L Bass


Band to Join, Keyboard.


I play for the song and I'm a groove player first and foremost. I believe the role of the bass is to lock in with the drums, make the band sound good, and keep the crowd engaged and dancing. I have solid chops, although I think big ears, solid time, and good taste are far more important than flashy chops. I step up with busier parts or fills if the music calls for it.

I can be reached at danthebassist4 at "gee male" dot com.

I've played with several working cover bands playing a wide variety of music and a few original projects as well. In addition to the usual bar jobs, I've played at some exciting venues including Taste of Chicago and the Beer Garden stage at Navy Pier.

I'm a fast learner, and am familiar with a pretty large number of tunes.

Screen name:
Dan L Bass
Member since:
Jan 30 2015
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


My style of playing is heavily influenced by the melodic and tasteful bass lines of classic soul from Stax, Fame/Muscle Shoals, and Motown record labels.

Musical Inspirations: Lou Reed, Miles Davis, Bill Withers, James Brown, Sly & Family Stone, Tower of Power, Bill Evans, Steely Dan, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Jane's Addiction, Joy Division, Velvet Underground, and many more.

Inspiring bassists: Tony Levin, Duck Dunn, Nate Watts, Rocco Prestia, Bill Cox, to name a few.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


Basses: 4-string basses from Lakland, Music Man, and Fender
Amps and cabs: Eden, Fender, SWR, Barefaced
Reliable transportation.