SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Flute, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro.
Playing/Reading music over 45 years. Have played in all styles of music. (Rock, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Country, Classic Rock, Big Band, Broadway Style Musicals, etc.)
Other talents: Own and operate a full digital/MIDI recording-editing-mastering studio. Transcribing and arranging musical scores.
I'm looking for a gigging or at least near gigging situation two or three times a month. Lower Fairfield or Westchester County would be ideal, but will travel for the right situation.
I was in a local Blues band for over 10 years, plus I played several times a month at a lounge Jazz hotel gig on upright for over 23 years, so you know you can count on me to be there! Also was recently in a local Classic Rock band playing a mix of 60's to 80's music. Played in various local Big Bands. I currently hold the bass chair in the Bob Button Big Band.
I also occasionally play the local theatre pit band gig and have played in Big Bands (On either upright or electric bass), so I'm a fairly profeciant reader and can follow musical score & directors.
I also record & produce local artists so if I join a band I would be able to provide you with the means to get a decent demo. (I recently recorded & produced a second CD for a band that I play with several times a month.)
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 29 2012
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
God... There are so many to mention since I've been playing so long. I guess if there's one bassist who still mesmerizes to this day it would be Motown Session bassist James Jamerson. Other influences would include WIll Lee, WIlton felder on electric, George Mraz, Charles Fambrough on upright, but really any good bassist (famous or local) can really be an influence on me.
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Upright bass:
Zon 5 string basses, Veillette Mark IV Fretless, Fender Bass, Samuel Shen Upright (Acoustic), NS Electric Upright, SWR, Crown & Pearce, Warwick, Avitar & Acoustic Image amplification.
Upright- Production Demo
Upright- Production Demo Genre: Acoustic
Me on upright bass. Also recorded & produced at my studio. One of the many genres that I play (Upright or electric bass)
Blues Demo Genre: Blues
From my studio. A demo of a Blues band that I was in for over 10 years
Country Demo Genre: Country
A good demo from my studio with me producing & playing fretless electric bass, Percussion & some keys
Studio Production Clip
Studio Production Clip Year: 2015
Example of one of my studio productions with me on bass
Rock Bass- Production Demo
Rock Bass- Production Demo Year: 2015
My production from my studio with me on bass and voice over at end
Live Big Band Demo
Live Big Band Demo Year: 2019
Live Big Band recording with me on bass (electric)
Jazz Trio Demo
Jazz Trio Demo Year: 2019 Genre: Jazz
A newer demo out of my studio. Me on electric
Wave Mix 1
Wave Mix 1