dereksmallsjr
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I am experienced and reliable bass player looking for projects. I would consider a part-time/sub role in addition to a full-time role. My preference is to find an established, original music project (indie rock, alternative, roots-rock, power-pop, americana, singer/songwriter) that needs a bass player to step in quickly. I would also consider a unique/interesting cover and/or tribute band. Regardless, I'm looking for an established band/act that has songs and gigs ready to go - not looking for a startup situation. Prefer to practice and gig in the immediate Boston area (Cambrldge/Somerville/Allston), but would also be opent to gigs in Metro West, the South Shore and the Cape. Short (i.e. long weekend) regional tours could possibly work, too (i.e., NYC, western Mass, Portland ME, etc., etc.)

In addition to playing bass, I am also a strong harmony vocalist and a competent keyboard player. I have lots of gigging and recording experience (including recording and producing several independent releases). I'm a quick learner with an excellent ear and a strong arranger. I have a dedicated rehearsal and recording space at my house. I can commit to 1 practice per week and approximately 1 gig per month. I have reliable transport and pro gear, and I am fully vaccinated (and boosted). I expect the same from you.

Send me a brief description of your project/band, as well as any music, and I'll check it out and get back to you ASAP. In addition to the original music samples listed below, I am prepared to provide additional audio and/or video samples as well as a list of credits. You can also check out focstudios(dot)com and reverbnation(dot)com/musician/rayboyce4.

Screen name:
dereksmallsjr
Member since:
May 25 2018
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Power-Pop, Punk, New Wave, Traditional Country, Roots Rock, Americana, 80's & 90's Boston Rock, 90's Alternative, 80's & 90's College Radio, 90's Brit-Pop, Manchester UK Bands.

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Piano:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Fender MIA Jazz Bass
Fender MIM Jazz Bass
Vintage MIJ Precision Bass
Squier CV 50s Precision (Tele) Bass
Danelectro Longhorn Bass
Ampeg amplification (multiple heads/cabinets and combos)
SWR amplification
And lots of recording equipment.

MUSIC