GiL Young
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Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

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Began in grade school with violin, cello, trumpet and then baritone, which led me to the bass clef. First picked up an acoustic guitar at 10 years, then an electric bass guitar at 12.
Made a respectable living by gigging and taking studio calls for 10 years, then took long hiatus. Studied with jazz pianist Edwin "Ed" Kelly for 3 years in college.

Favorite genres are wide-ranging and include freeform funk, old school classic rock, Motown, soul, blues, jazz & fusion. Performed and recorded with power trios, cover quartets, Motown R and B revues, then relocated from S.F to PA. Continued with bar bands, jam bands, wedding & party bands and pro jazz players in the Poconos.

Pro gear, pro attitude, decades of live & studio experience, no ego trips or bad habits.
Able to read and transpose charts & the fake books, play fretless, double bass, some guitar, sing harmony & some lead vocals. A team player and quick study with wide open ears.

Contact:
bottomlinebass (at) Y-A-H-O-O (dot) com
Text:
570.505.9397 (no calls before texting please)

Screen name:
GiL Young
Member since:
May 28 2007
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Steely Dan, Tower of Power, Allman Brothers, Weather Report, Joe Bonamassa, The Who, James Brown, Frank Zappa, Government Mule, Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Rush, Tom Petty,
Dire Straits, Talking Heads, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Trey Anastasio, U2, Police, Sons of Champlin, Pretenders, Boz Scaggs, Robben Ford, Stray Cats, Elvis Costello, Jeff Beck,
Popa Chubby, Chicago, Fleetwood Mac, Joe Jackson, Steve Miller, Cream, REM, Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys, early British invasion, 60's Motown & soul and many more.

All bassists, past, present and future:
James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Berry Oakley, Charles Mingus,
Ray Brown, Francis Rocco Prestia, Chuck Rainey, Jack Bruce, Jack Cassady,
Paul McCartney, Brian Bromberg, Sting, Tal Wilkenfeld, Flea, Michael Manring, Larry Graham, Carol Kaye, Babbit Babbitt, Mark King, Stanley Clark, Chris Squire, Brian Bromberg,
Bootsy Collins, Esperanza Spalding, John McVie and on & on...

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist - Alto:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Violin:
Intermediate
Trumpet:
Intermediate
Cello:
Intermediate
Ukulele:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Sadowsky 4-22 WL
Alembic MK Signature Dlx
Fenders: '88 JBR-800 Jazz, Mustang P/J
1948 Meisel Double Bass

MarkBass: LMIII 800 Tube, Traveler 102P, CMD102P combo
Mesa: PH210


FX: Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI, Darkglass Hyper Luminal Compressor, TC Afterglow Chorus, Polytune Tuner
Monster, Mogami & Asterope cables
Sadowsky & Thomastik strings

other:
'00 Alvarez AJ-60 A/E, '78 Ibanez Artist 2617
'59 Harmony Acoustic, '57 Gibson A50 Mandolin

MUSIC