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

ABOUT

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Began in grade school on violin, cello, trumpet and then baritone; which led me to the bass clef. Picked up an acoustic guitar at 10 years, then an electric bass guitar at 12.
Made a respectable living through gigs and 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, relocated from S.F to PA in '02. Continued with bar bands, jam, wedding & party bands and studied 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

Screen name:
GiL Young
Member since:
May 28 2007
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night 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, 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:

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

EQUIPMENT

Sadowsky 4-22 WL
MIke Lull M4 Custom
Alembic MK Signature Dlx
Fenders: '88 JBR-800 Jazz &
CME Mustang Ltd Edition
1948 Meisel Double Bass w/ David Gage Realist P/U

MarkBass CMD102P Combo
LMIII 800 Tube Amp
Traveler 102P, cab

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

Monster & Mogami cables
Sadowsky & D'Addario strings

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

MUSIC