SEEKING

Band to Join.

ABOUT

I'd like to join or assemble a band that plays Clapton, Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks and other related music.

I play bass at a pro level, but that's not how I earn my living. I play because I love to play.

I'm looking to play at least once a week with other musicians who play at a high level. I'd like us to take the music seriously, play it well, and improve from week to week. And have a lot of fun too.

I've been playing bass for more than 40 years. I don't care how old or young you are as long as you play well.

I don't care if we never gig out, but if the band wants to, I'll gladly do that. I'd like to do songs that we all like, and that aren't always aimed at a bar crowd.

I can get together to play most days of the week, including during the day.

I have one constraint on time: my Friday nights and Saturday days are already committed. On Saturday nights I can play out after dark.

I sing backup and the occasional lead vocal, and double on guitar. I've sung bass in a choir that performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, with occasional solos.

I have pro bass and guitar equipment, a rehearsal space with drum kit/amps/PA, and recording equipment.

I live in Teaneck - five minutes from the George Washington Bridge. I'm willing to travel up to half-an-hour, including into NYC. I've rehearsed in Astoria (Queens) and Montclair (NJ), and have gigged in Harlem, Park Slope and Coney Island.

You can see and hear me playing and singing on the Hellhound Saints, Tateo Blues Band and New Blue Rubies channels on You Tube:

** Hellhound Saints

s://./channel/UCD_60zs3z1vMPHKxm62_gTg

** Tateo Blues Band
Everyday I Have The Blues: s://./watch?v=bmAkT3iVMTQ

Please Call Home: s://./watch?v=0BFLKEIc2-Y

Dear Prudence/Whipping Post: s://./watch?v=oPnurNF5hRs

Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out/Why Does Love Have To Be So Sad: s://./watch?v=41e5kXcakTg

Allman Brothers medley: s://./watch?v=5LUeSlemsXs
00:00 Statesboro Blues
04:40 Stormy Monday
13:10 Don't Keep Me Wondering
17:00 Blue Sky
23:31 In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
34:40 You Don't Love Me

Just Ain't Easy/Dreams/I've Got A Feeling: s://./watch?v=fYzpplsZA0g

Into The Mystic/Bring It On Home/Please Call Home: s://./watch?v=_xc4llJ1UMc

** New Blue Rubies
I'm Tore Down: s://./watch?v=o8aqHsamVd0

Unchain My Heart: s://./watch?v=yu2MWfyh76o

The Weight: s://./watch?v=wWZ3TQjdR0Q
(I sing backup, plus lead vocal on the third verse at 2:45 and co-lead on the last verse at 4:30.)

Driftin' Blues: s://./watch?v=KNQ3jnPV3K4

I don't play Emo, Metal, Fusion, Shoe Gaze.

If you're into drugs or lots of alcohol, please pass me by.

I post an ad on the northern NJ and NYC Craigslists now and again: "Bass Player Available: Blues, R&B, Roots, Classic Rock"

Screen name:
LenMinNJ
Member since:
Jun 16 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Musicians I like: Clapton/Cream/Derek & the Dominos, Jack Bruce, The Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Winwood/Traffic/Blind Faith, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Steely Dan, Tom Petty, Joe Cocker, Otis Redding, The Pretenders, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Albert Collins, Oasis, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Ted Hawkins, The Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Lee, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Bela Fleck, and lots more.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Professional fretted and fretless basses, guitars and amps. I also have a PA, recording equipment and a rehearsal space.

MUSIC