Hugh Ferris



My current project: The 8 East Band
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About me:
My main instrument is bass, but I also play guitar. My likes are blues, classic rock, new country and originals styles.

I have plenty of live performance experience and been playing bass for about 20+ years with various cover bands. I have the appropriate tools of the trade, I’m dedicated in my craft and I show up on time.

I am lacking vocals, but have provided back-ups (depending on the song) that seemed passable.

Screen name:
Hugh Ferris
Member since:
Nov 26 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


My influences are Jason Aldean, Jonny Lang, BB King, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Santana, REM, Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Eddie Money, Doors, CCR, Chris Isaak, Steppenwolf, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Marshal Tucker, Stones, Beatles, Dire Straits, Johnny Cash, Cream, ZZ Top, Greg Kihn, Tommy Tutone and Gary Moore to name more than a few.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Rhythm Guitar:


Bass Guitar: Rickenbacker 4003S
Bass Guitar: Gretsch G2220 Electromatic
Bass Amp: Markbass 300/500W 2x10 Combo with an additional 2x10 bass speaker cabinet
Electric Guitar: Washburn Maverick Series BT-2
Electric Guitar: Gretsch G5438T Electromatic
Guitar Amp: Fender Mustang III V.2 100W 1x12 Combo
Shure SM58 Microphone