SEEKINGBand to Join.
Love to play bass!
I am a self trained multi-instrumentalist with a very accurate ear, dabbling since the age of 13.
Contract musician in Seattle for over 17 years, recording and touring in many different genres of music.
I don't mean to put myself in a harsh light here, but... I'm looking to hook into a seasoned project. Solid, inspiring covers or tribute project would be ok, but have been mostly involved with original material.
Not looking to play for beer, or "McDonalds Money" Very dedicated, forwardly mobile, tour capable seasoned fretless bassist looking for a solid blues, rock, progrock project.
Think Govt Mule, Marcus King, Wide Spread Panic, Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, Rush, Yes, King Crimson...
I have at least 3 albums worth of self recorded demo material available besides the tracks featured here to showcase my ablities.
Had been playing with Nikki Holland for the last couple of years out of Michigan. She's a bit in the vein of Melissa Etheridge or K.D. Lang... original material, Americana style with a bit of country and blues laced in. Started out with her as a bassist, and moved into the guitar slot out of necessity.
Please enjoy my self recorded tracks, and contact if interested. I enjoy playing live (my drug of choice... and coffee... of course!) and am driven to do my best work always.
Name of Ray.
No ego and no drama, drink, or drugs... Cheers!
Colour pictures are from 2016 and 17...
I am open to discussing fees for placement by management professionals.
52 And A Wakeup, We The People and All The Fish In The Sea copyright 2012, Published: Klas Myrddin Music, ASCAP.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Aug 30 2011
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- Most available:
Influences are too numerous to list, but include:
Porcupine Tree, Rush, Pendragon, Camel, Supertramp, ELP, Blackfield, early Genesis, ELO, Spock's Beard, Patrick O'Hearn, Jack Bruce, Mick Karn, Chuck Rainey, Peter Gabriel, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, SRV, Jeff Beck, Chameleons U.K., Flaming Lips, Enigma, Sarah Brightman, Ohm, Percy Jones, Enchant, Crimson, Yes, Holdsworth, Liquid Tension, Evergrey, Stickmen, Gov't Mule, Wide Spread Panic, Dave Matthews, Boz Scaggs, Thorns... Hell... I even listen to Take That.
I pretty much have an appreciation for just about everything that is well written... old and new!
Grew up on the classics... Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Bob Seger, Foghat, Zappa, UFO, Brothers Johnson, Jeff Beck, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Edgar and Johnny, Beatles, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Queen, Motown... you get the picture.
- Bass Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Background Singer:
The Bass gear situation has definitely evolved over the course of this year.
At present I am playing 2 Pedulla 5 string fretless basses and 2 Warwick Thumb 5 string fretted basses.
My rigs include a Mark Bass CMD 102 P with a 2x10 extension cabinet, a Markbass 121P with a 1x12 extension cab.
I use a few EBS effects pedals mounted on a pedal board. I have a Roland synth that can be driven from my bass, and Roland PK-5 pedals for driving a keyboard while playing bass.
For larger venues I keep two Bergantino HT-322 cabs paired with 2 Ashdown ABM 600 rack heads.
Electric guitars are ESP's from the 80's and a Taylor acoustic. Numerous pedals abound coupled with 2 Egnater Renegade amps.
Keyboards consist of an old Alesis QS-8 88-key workhorse with a great Melotron and a Korg Triton LE 76 key.