howard r 57


Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums.


I have a very wide range of musical tastes and influences: Classic rock (60's-90's), blues, some jazz, country, country rock, folk, and bluegrass. Bass is my #1 but I also play some lead and rhythm guitar.

I am the bass player for Twist, a high energy rock band. I also perform informally as duos or trios with several friends at various open mics. I am always looking to make new musician friends and find ways to play together in public. I want to play fun music across many genres. I write my own bass parts and have a portfolio of about 150 songs. I can provide a list upon request and I am also comfortable playing simple songs in public on a "sight reading basis". I'm also building a portfolio of lead guitar songs.

Screen name:
howard r 57
Member since:
Feb 04 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Too numerous to mention, but here is a cross section of what I play bass on: Rolling Stones, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Joan Jett, Go-Go's, The Clash, Tom Petty, Stray Cats, Stevie Ray Vaughn, R.E.M., Grateful Dead, Donna The Buffalo, Led Zepplin, Jethro Tull.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:


I own two short scale basses, a mini acoustic-electric bass, three electric guitars, a full size acoustic guitar and two 3/4 mini acoustic guitars. I have 4 bass amps and with supplemental devices I convert my bass amps to guitar with fast switch capability.

I also have a full sound system which I use to host monthly open mics. My system is designed to accommodate an entire electric band without the need for standalone amplifiers.