DrBob
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ABOUT

I have been playing music since I was 4 - so yes, I have been playing for 40 years, but I am 44 years old - my parents got me into piano lessons and I hated it - I love to play, but hated to practice. By the time I was 11, the bar was set pretty high for me and I became obsessed with practicing. When I was 12, Piano wasn't enough, so my mom bought me a classical guitar - I beat it up pretty good with a pick - took lessons for a year, and decided I could do better on my own. Bought my first bass the day of a gig (ask me about it sometimes) when I was 15 and have been playing ever since. Went to school and studied composition for film scoring and learned almost every instrument in a symphony orchestra - and had a LOT of fun doing it. Eventually I ended up touring in the south with Middle Ground, played bass with Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, and appeared on stage at The Taste of Chicago, JVC Jazz Festival, Peachtree Festival, Birmingham Jazz Festival, and Funk Fest of Atlanta. I have also performed as a studio musician in Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Chicago.

I am looking for collaboration to WRITE music. The music genre field only allows me to pick 3 genres but I also enjoy Acoustic, Jazz, and Blues.

Really looking for a bass gig...but am open to anything.

Screen name:
DrBob
Member since:
Jan 04 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

My influences include Geddy Lee (Rush), Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck), Les Claypool (Primus), Flea (RHCP), Stanley Clarke, and Stanley Jordan. As a musician and songwriter, my favourite music is "well mixed" music.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Basses: 1969 Fender Jazz, 1982 Steinberger L2 4 String, Hartke 5 String, Cort 5 String, ESP 4 String with Active Pickups, Robelli 4 String, Robelli 4 String Fretless, 1971 G&L 1000 4 String

Keys: Well, I have a full complement of VST/DXi synths but my hardware is: DX7IIFD, D-50, SC Prophet 600, SC Prophet VS, Oberheim OB-8, Roland Juno G, Alesis S4

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