SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

Bassist with well-rounded musical knowledge and experience. Many years of professional performance with bands including variety/show, classic rock, original roots rock, blues, R&B, Motown, acoustic rock, a little fusion here and there. Looking to play with other skilled, experienced musicians in the Columbia, SC, area with a goal of playing live shows with minimal ramp-up time. Also available for sub work.

Pros: Seasoned experience, former music minor with well-trained ear, good with arrangements, chords, etc., know a lot of classic pop, rock, R&B, blues material. Quick study, reliable/on time, easy to work with, carry my share of the equipment. Understand the difference between "practice" and "rehearsal." We practice at home, so we can have a productive rehearsal. Experience with band business plans, marketing and website design/administration.

Cons: Not a sight-reader, but very good ear player. Not a "lead" bassist, very little slapping, don't jump around on stage, prefer to be an accompanist and hold down a rock solid rhythm section with the drums. Motto: "Frame the Singer." Very good backup vocalist but not a lead vocalist.

Screen name:
JonMcBass
Member since:
Feb 22 2018
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

James Jamerson, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Carol Kaye, Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, Jack Bruce, Walter Becker, Sting, Tina Weymouth...the list is too long.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Fender American Elite Jazz V, 5-string, active/passive, natural
Carvin LB75, 5-string, active, quilted green
G&L SB-2, 4-string, passive, black
Fender Jazz Fretless, 4-string, passive, black
Mesa Subway D800+
Genzler Bass Array 12-3
SWR SM-400
SWR SM-400s
Crown Power Base 3
Eden 410T
Eden D410XST
Dean Markley K-20B for practice
VOX AD30VT for guitars
Shure GLX-D Guitar Wireless System
Oh, and a mess of guitars...

MUSIC