Happy Birthday to Me (© JonMcBass 2018)

  • Type mp3 | Uploaded Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:48:53 -0400
  • File size 7,897.88 Kylobytes | Track # 7
  • Year 2018 | Album You Want Clams With That? We Only Use First Takes.
  • Genre Rock | Comments

    Sometimes you just get a riff stuck in your head. Woke up with this one on my birthday. All instruments by me except the computer percussion. Only allow one take per track so you'll hear some clams...

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


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. Enjoy playing with other skilled, experienced musicians in the Columbia, SC, area.

Right now committed to two bands, both of which are on hiatus from live performance until the Coronavirus is back under control. When the music scene opens back up I will be available for sub work with minimal ramp-up time.

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.

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

Instrument experience:

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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...