SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Other, Banjo.
I worked with the EZMotion Band for 4 years, but the band's gig schedules were consuming more personal time than I have to give. For this reason, I am now an understudy Bassist for the band, and I am looking to assemble a new band with a less aggressive gig schedule (maybe even recreational/jam and/or recording-centric), and expanding my experience into other music genres.
I played folk music and Dylan stuff for over 25 years with harmonica, my main limitation was that I was "passable" on guitar but couldn't get much better. In 2016 I picked up the bass (and loved it!), and started working with a drummer in about the same place as I was at the time. The drummer and I developed the EZMotion Band (a local cover band) by adopting a very talented band leader and vocalist and by bringing on a highly experienced and very talented lead guitarist/keyboard player/sound engineer from whom I have learned a great deal . . . been gigging paid gigs with our band now since 2016, love playing bass, love playing harmonica, and am working on a recording project.
All post-semi retirement! I just enjoy playing music!
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Dec 03 2019
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Most available:
Early Faces/Rod Stewart
Any and all traditional Bluegrass
Beck (Yea, I know that's an odd one given the above, but hey, I like him)
The Earls of Lichester
Lots of Others!
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Rhythm Guitar:
Access to a dedicated music studio/practice space in San Carlos
7 Bass Guitars - Prefer 5-String (one 4-String Acoustic, several performance and practice basses)
Favorite Bass Guitars: 1) Fender Jazz 5 Passive, 2) Steinberger Spirit 5-String (Weird looking but Fantastic Tone)
MarkBass Little Mark Tube 800 Head (tube-digital hybrid, 800 Watt)
MarkBass New York 122 Ninja 2x12 700W Cabinet
Multiple Ampeg Combo Amps
Roland Cube Combo Bass Amp (Cool Amp!)
Tsunami Harmonica Mics
Zoom B3 Bass Effects Processor
Yamaha 8-Channel Mixer
QSC 12 PA System (partial owner)
Dedicated Music Workstation (Mac with MIDI Processor, Vocal and Input Processor)
Misc Mics, Cables, Snakes, Stands, petals, etc.
Big box of deceased amps, petals, parts, that didn't work for me etc . . .
Born Under A Bad Sign
Born Under A Bad Sign Track number: 1 Year: 2019 Album: Misc Genre: Classic Rock
This was an in-Studio Jam . . .
Honky Tonk Woman
Honky Tonk Woman Track number: 1 Year: 2019 Album: Live Genre: Classic Rock
Good example of me singing backup while playing bass. Love doing simple duets to rock.
Tulsa Time Track number: 2 Year: 2019 Album: Misc Genre: Classic Rock
An example of me singing backup
Money For Nothing
Money For Nothing Track number: 3 Year: 2019 Album: Misc Genre: Classic Rock
Me singing the the falsetto and playing bass
Suzie Q Track number: 4 Year: 2019 Album: Misc Genre: Classic Rock
I put this in simply because it is a fun song to play and let loose . . . this was from a live performance
Papa was a Rolling Stone
Papa was a Rolling Stone Track number: 5 Year: 2019 Album: Misc Genre: Classic Rock
This is a interesting song, because for me, there is a lot of counting going on to make sure the whole rhythm section stays in synch with the rest of the band. This is from a live performance.
Sunny Track number: 6 Year: 2019 Album: Misc Genre: Classic Rock
Simple Bass Line, nice song, fun to play. Just the Drummer and Bass Player laying down the pavement for the lead singer and lead guitarist. Live performance.
Baby What You Want Me to Do
Baby What You Want Me to Do Track number: 7 Year: 2019 Album: Misc Genre: Classic Rock
An example of me simultaneously playing Bass and Harmonica.
Brown Eyed Girl
Brown Eyed Girl Track number: 9 Year: 2019 Album: Misc Genre: Classic Rock
A fun Bass-Oriented song, always a fun one for both the band and the crowd. Tempo a little slow for my tastes; live performance