JNA - Guitar and Bass


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music.


joelaretta[AT], or call or text me at 1-773-255-8740.
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I've been playing guitar and electric/upright bass for about almost 8 years now and just started singing about a year ago. I've recently graduated with a degree in music from Lake Forest College. During my time there, I've completed all four levels of music theory education as well as have participated in college jazz band, an extracurricular rhythm and blues band, a Metallica cover band, mixed choir, and subbed in multiple gigging groups.

Down for anything. Specialties are rock, heavy metal, and jazz. I don't check this site often, please use the upper information if you've got something in mind.

Screen name:
JNA - Guitar and Bass
Member since:
Oct 19 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:


Classic Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Power Metal...
Galaktikon, Black Sabbath, Motohead, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Ghost, Megadeth, Overkill, Damn Yankees, Jackyl, Accept, Dethklok, Pantera, Sepultura, Terrorizer, Demon Hunter, Brocas Helm, Grand Magus, Blind Guardian, Yngwie Malmsteen, Stradivarius... You get the idea

Jazz, Swing, Gypsy, Hot, Bebop
Johnny Mercer, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Fletcher Henderson, Wes Montgomery, Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Benny Goodman, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, pretty much any name written on the piles of lead sheets I've gotten over the years

Bass Influences: Geezer Butler, Charles Mingus, Cliff Burton, Steve Harris, Lemmy, Billy Sheehan, Jaco Pastorius, Victor Wooten, James Schumacher, David Ellefson, Les Claypool, Glenn Hughes, Bryan Beller, Juan Croucier, D.D. Verni, and more.

Guitar Influences: Tony Iommi, Charlie Christian, Mick Mars, Ritchie Blackmore, Glenn Tipton, Brendon Small, Wes Montgomery, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nomy Rosenberg, Michael Angelo Batio, Eddie Clark, Django Reinhardt, Eddie Van Halen, and more.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Vocalist - Bass:
Vocalist - Baritone:
Upright bass:


- Instruments -
Gibson Explorer Guitar
Fender Precision Bass
Gitane D-500 Guitar
Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass
Epiphone SG A-310 Guitar
SR Acoustic Model 319 Guitar
Hohner Harmonicas Keys C, D, and G
Samson Graphite M25 MIDI Keyboard

- Pedals -
RAT Distortion
MXR Metal Full Bore Distortion
Boss GE-7 Equalizer
Boss OC-3 Super Octave
Vox Wah
Boss RC-1 Loop

- Amps/Misc -
Fender Mustang I
iRig HD Interface
Marshall MA50H/MG412ACF Half Stack
Genz Benz Contour CTR500-210T Bass Combo