dereksmallsjr
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Experienced and reliable bass player looking for a new band. My preferance 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 occasional gigs in Metro West and the South Shore. Short (i.e. long weekend) regional tours could possibly work, too (i.e., NYC, western Mass, Portland ME, etc., etc.)

In addition to being a solid bass player, I am also a strong harmony vocalist, and 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 - 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. I am also prepared to provide audio and/or video samples as well as a list of credits. Thanks in advance.

Screen name:
dereksmallsjr
Member since:
May 25 2018
Active within 1 week
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, 90's Alternative, 80's & 90's College Radio, 90's Brit-Rock, Manchester UK Bands.

Instrument experience:

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

EQUIPMENT

Fender Jazz Bass MIA
Fender Jazz Bass MIJ
Fender Precision Bass
Danelectro Longhorn Bass
Ampeg amplification (heads/cabinets and combos)
SWR amplification