GiL Young
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Seeking a working band for permanent or fill-in status. Start-up projects with future bookings and guaranteed gigs considered.
Experience through school on violin, cello, trumpet and baritone; which led me to the bass clef.
Favorite genres include funk, old school classic rock, Motown/ soul, blues, jazz & fusion. Performed and recorded with numerous power trios, cover quartets, Motown revues, then relocated from SF to PA.
Continued with bar bands, jam, wedding, party bands and jazz players in the Poconos.
Pro gear, pro attitude, decades of live & studio experience.
Able to read and transpose from the fake & real books. Play fretless, double bass, sing harmonies & some lead vocals.
A team player and quick study with wide open ears.
Contact:
bottomlinebass (at) Y-A-H-O-O (dot) com
570-505-9397

Screen name:
GiL Young
Member since:
May 28 2007
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Steely Dan, Tower of Power, Allman Brothers, Weather Report, Joe Bonamassa, The Who, James Brown, Frank Zappa,, Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Rush, Tom Petty, Dire Straits, Talking Heads, Stevie Ray Vaughan, U2, Police, Sons of Champlin, Pretenders, Boz Scaggs, Robben Ford, Stray Cats, Elvis Costello, 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, Joe Dart,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
Upright bass:
Advanced
Vocalist - Alto:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Basses:
Sadowsky 4-22 WL
MIke Lull M4 Custom
Fender CME Mustang Ltd Edition
1948 Meisel Double Bass

Other Instruments:
'00 Alvarez AJ-60 A/E
'78 Ibanez Artist 2617
'67 Kay Acoustic
'59 Harmony Acoustic
'57 Gibson A50 Mandolin

Amplification:
MarkBass:
CMD102P Combo
LMIII 800 Tube Amp
Traveler 102P cabinet

FX:
Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
Aguilar TLC Compressor
Meistersinger Chorus
Peterson Strobostomp HD Tuner

MUSIC