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Ventura County based cover band playing classic '80s hits, with some '90s, '70's, classic rock, funk/disco, mixed in. But our main forte is upbeat, popular '80s hits. Looking for a solid bass player with good rhythm to hold down the low end, with good chops, gear, good attitude, and the desire to have a great time playing fun tunes. No egos, no drama, no drug/alcohol dependencies, no hired guns. Must be available to rehearse 1x/week to start, then once assimilated into the band and familiar with our playlist, rehearsal every other week. We typically gig 2x/month, sometimes more. Must be RELIABLE, with flexible work schedule that allows you to rehearse weekday nights and gig on weekends (Fri/Sat nights, occasional Sunday afternoons). And must be easy going and gel well with the band. Backing vocals/harmonies a plus but not required. We prefer someone who knows this era of music really well and has experience playing it in other bands, so they can easily jump in and have small learning curve. We also prefer someone who is not playing in other bands that may limit your availability or cause a conflict in booking gigs. We're not chasing the rock star dream, we're working adults who play to have fun and feed our music addiction, but we're serious about being tight, sounding good, and being the best cover band out there. We get booked for private events and venues because they know we have a polished sound and draw a crowd. That's why we have been nominated for Best Cover Band in Ventura County in 2019 and again in 2021. We have bookings already into April 2022 (paid gigs) and need the right player to step in and hit the ground running, learn our playlist quickly, fill the low end and drive the groove. Serious inquiries only.

Screen name:
HotRodSlim
Member since:
Oct 15 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
6
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
50 years

Influences

Covering Petty, Mellencamp, Bryan Adams, Journey, Cure, Romantics, Billy Idol, Cheap Trick, Bon Jovi, Black Crowes, Prince, Modern English, Def Leppard, G n' R, Pretenders, Toto, Blondie, Poison, Scandal, Billy Squire, AC/DC, Tommy Tutone, Rick Springfield, Adam Ant, Motels, Lynyrd Skynrd, Lenny Kravitz, Lita Ford, Georgia Satellites, No Doubt, Gin Blossoms, Foo Fighters, Violent Femmes, Boz Scaggs, and others. You get the picture.

Members Of Band

We're a six-piece: bass, drums, lead guitar, rhythm guitar/male lead vocal, keyboards, female lead vocal. Band members are 45yrs old +, with careers and family. But we're all kids at heart. Age does not matter as long as you have good skills, genuinely want to play this era/genre of music, are reliable, easy going, and want a FUN band situation. We're not doing this to tour and become rock stars (too old for that), not in this to feed our families or pay the bills (we have careers). Nope. We're doing this for the love of playing, and to have FUN, entertain audiences, and make people smile... within a reasonable rehearsal/gig schedule that fits realistically within our everyday adult lives. But we're serious about being good and tight. And did I say to have FUN? We have a good following and reputation, and gig regularly in the Ventura County area, bars, restaurants, wineries, community events, private parties, corporate events, etc. We were one of the top nominees for Best Cover Band by the Ventura County Music Awards in 2019 and 2021.