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I've been playing bass for almost 17 years now and have been playing gigs professionally for 9 years. I have played genres including but not limited to rock, jam, funk, blues, reggae, progressive, pop, Latin/samba, and jazz. I have been singing for over 20 years now and can sing in any range from a baritone all the way to a soprano/falsetto.
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- Feb 20 2020
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As a bass player and singer, my first and biggest influence will always be the Beatles. Paul McCartney is a seriously underrated bass player, as well as an amazing singer, of course. Other big influences for me include Mike Gordon from Phish, John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin, Flea from the red hot chili peppers, Phil Lesh from the Grateful Dead, anything by Victor Wooten, Joe Dart from Vulfpeck, Billy Cox from Band of Gypsys, and of course, Geddy Lee from Rush. Another genre that I have been really drawn to recently is Gospel, primarily, for this bass player named sharay Reed. if you don't know him look him up, he has this video on be called Joy to the world where he's playing with a gospel choir. The sound quality isn't great, but you can still hear his chops and they are damn impressive. For singing influences, my number one is still the Beatles, but I would also include Crosby stills Nash with or without young, Aretha Franklin, The Allman Brothers,
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I currently play two basses. One is a 5-string fender jazz Bass with noiseless single coil pickups that has both an active and passive switch on it, so I can get very good high-end tones for slapping as well as very low and tones for more of a Motown / big thump feel. My second base is a completely handmade and custom 5-string bass made out of a beautiful piece of flamed koa wood, that is string through, neck through and has 2 double coil pickups that have an exceptionally good low-end tone.