ABOUT

Bassist with both stage and studio experience, a quick study, flexible, creative and dependable. Enjoys and plays a wide range of genre: classic rock, blues, funk, R&B, southern rock, pop, modern country, outlaw country, alternative, jazz and more. Believes that low-end embellishments are fun but serving the song comes first.

Top-of-the-line professional equipment (see "Equipment" list below).

Headphones recommended for attached audio and video.

Contact info:

Steve Flacy
Email: steveflacy@gmail.com

Musical Bio:

Replaced the last original member in The Nightcrawlers. Opened for Bob Seger with them. Played ahead of The Allman Brothers in Cincinnati at a huge underground nightclub called Reflections. The Nightcrawlers worked out of Cincinnati through AJaye Agency. Thank you, Mr. Hertzman and Mr. Silverman.

Shared the stage with guitarist Adrian Belew (King Crimson, David Bowie, Talking Heads), in a band called Sweetheart, for a couple of years before Adrian joined Frank Zappa. Sweetheart once entertained Steven Tyler, who stayed all night to hear them at a Nashville club called Fanny's. Tyler graciously had the band backstage for Aerosmith's show the following evening and paid for a Nashville Columbia Studios session for the band. Their original guitarist was Joe Madrigal, an exceptional guitarist & entertainer (see www.madrigalband.com). Sweetheart worked out of Nashville through Cresent Moon Entertainment. Thank you, Mr. Tony Moon.

Left music performance in the 80's for a career in information technology (IT). Still active in the field.

Returned to the stage in 2006 with an Upstate SC group called 99 Cents. Played with an alternative group called The Jones Machine and an 80's group called The Doc Brown Band. Was a founding member of Fat Cat Daddy, featuring the amazing Mr. Tim Everette. Next was a member of Hands Down, then Squeeze Play, a 6-piece that expanded to a 9-piece with a cookin' horn section. Now playing with The Vinyl Junkies, a party and event band with 3 full-time lead vocalists, 6 vocalists overall, a full brass section, guitars, keys, drums and bass. They feature music from the 60's and 70's. See www.vinyljunkies.band or www.facebook.com/vinyljunkiesband.

Screen name:
Flacy
Member since:
Dec 06 2005
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Paul McCartney, James Jamerson, Chuck Rainey, Carol Kaye, Victor Wooten, Nathan Watts, Pino Palladino, Floyd "Lightnin'" Chance, Bob Babbitt, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Tim Bogart, John Paul Jones and many others.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Basses:

Pedulla Rapture RBJ2-5
Fender Deluxe Active Jazz V
Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V
American Deluxe Fender Jazz Bass V
LTD B-206SM
Others

Rigs:

Markbass Little Mark II Heads
GK MB200 Head
2 Ampeg SVT-15E Cabs
Ampeg SVT-410HLF Cab
Other cabs

Pedal Board:

X2 Digital Wireless
MXR Bass Envelope Filter
MXR Bass Octave Deluxe
EHX Bass Mono Synth
Mooer Tender Octaver
TC Electronic Vortex Flanger
Foxgear Bass Muffin
TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb
TC Electronic Spectra Comp Bass Compressor
Rocktron MicroHUSH Noise Eliminator
KLIQ TinyTune Tuning Pedal
Radial JDI Passive Direct Box (for the house)
Radial BigShot ABY (for multiple amps or split recording)
Xvive U4 In-Ear Monitor System

MUSIC