Freddie B


Band to Join, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Banjo, Dobro, Drums, Fiddle, Harmonica, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trumpet, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.


Growing up in Boone, NC Fred Banner started playing Bass at age 12 on a modified guitar that
his father gave him. At the time the music Fred listened to was the Kiss Destroyer LP and fell in
love with playing music.
In High School I played Country and Bluegrass at Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock, NC.
From there the door opened with Yes, Rush, Larry Graham, Prince, E.W.F. In 1982 Fred started
playing with The Spontanes. 1985 he moved to Winston Salem, NC and played Country and
Country Rock with Recording Artist Mitch Snow. From 1987-1990 he played and recorded with
R&B and Funk home town favorite Marble Faun.
The bands that Fred has played in has opened up for artist such as FireFall, The Bus Boys,
Klymaxx and Morris Day of The Time to name a few. The most recent and most memorable to
date is playing with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Percy Sledge. Fred is now playing with
AlmostMcGraw a Tim McGraw tribute band. I feel that I am a solid groovin in the pocket bass
player. I can read charts and The NNS. Learning songs I will have my stuff together. From here
on the only place to go is UP!!

Screen name:
Freddie B
Member since:
Jan 15 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


EWF, Kiss, Prince, The Gap Band

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Background Singer:


My Equipment
Ibanez SoundGear Prestige 5 String
Ibanez RoadStar II 4 String
Ibanez 5110 Promethean Combo Amp
Hartke 3500 Transient Attack Bass Amp Head

SWR Goliath Jr. 2x10
Peavey 4x10