GAR
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Trombone.

ABOUT

After a 35 year hiatus, I began playing bass guitar again for the love of the music! Wow, Cannot believe the last time I played was in 1971! Well I called up my guitar buddy Doug, from our old band "SWEET MAMA" (kinda like the Blues Brothers movie) when Elwood calls up his old band members and said: I'm putting the band back to together, are ya in? Well in 2002, we assembled a 7 piece, classic rock-n-roll band named "GARFISH" after my childhood nickname and gigging 1-2 times per month!

As a old wise man said to me in a cynical voice (and you know who you are) "You have got a lot of BALLS trying to start playing in a band again after being away from it all those years"! Well as the saying goes: REST NOT! Life is sweeping by; Go and dare before you die! I did and having a great time performing in front of enthusiastic audiences! Rock On!

Pro gear.
Currently playing local North Shore club circuit. For more info visit: facebook.com/garfishband
Covers
Some backup vox.

Screen name:
GAR
Member since:
Oct 17 2007
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

BASS INFLUENCES:
Paul McCartney, James Jamerson, Joe Osborn, Chas Chandler, John Entwistle, Leo Lyons & many, many more....

GUITAR INFLUENCES:
Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Alvin Lee & many, many more..

MUSICAL INFLUENCE: Everything & anything.

BANDS:
Beatles, Jethro Tull, Chicago, Ten Years After, Grand Funk Railroad, Eagles ,Rolling Stones ,Led Zeppelin, Santana

SOLO ARTISTS:
Bruce Springsteen,Rod Stewart,James Taylor,Van Morrison,Laura Nyro,Robert Palmer,Neil Young

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

BASS GEAR: Vintage Fender bass guitars & Ampeg amps from the 60's. Also Lakland, Bergantino & Mesa, Aguilar & Markbass.
PA GEAR: Allen & Health, QSC, Shure Betas.
FURNISHED REHEARSAL STUDIO INCLUDING:

BAND GEAR:
PA: ALLEN & HEATH MIXERS, QSC & MACKIE POWERED SPEAKERS,IN EAR SHURE MONITORS & ALL HIGH END MIC'S Etc.

KEYS: ROLAND RD 700SX, ROLAND AMPS,

DRUMS: LUDWIG 1971 VISTA LITES, CLEAR & AMBER. PAISTE CYMBALS.

GUITAR AMPS: 1966 BLACK FACE PRO REVERB