I currently play with the "Shades of Gray" band, out of Northern Virginia. (Classic Rock, R&B)

* I play the Electric Bass... It's kinda like an electric guitar, only way cooler!
* You can contact me here: marcgaynor-at-geemail-dotcom
* I've been playing since the 1970s BDE (Before Disco Era).
* I’ve played in all possible venues... from backyards to stadiums.
* I've also played most American genres, except Glam-Rock and Zydeco... oh yeah, and acapella, I don't do acapella (not that there's anything wrong with acapella. I just don't seem to fit in... I'm a Bass Player).
* I've always preferred the stage over the studio.
* Groove Oriented performer.
* Mellow, flexible, grounded personality.
* I've got Pro gear for any venue / upward and downward scalable.
* I've got a full time day job now... just looking to gig evenings/nights/weekends (with a professional sounding band).
* Would love to collaborate on a Steely Dan, or Jamiroquai, tribute band, or just start a cover band to do private/public gigs around the Beltway, or NYC.
* Located in Georgetown, NW DC. and West Side of Manhattan.
* I’m not really 99 years old.

Screen name:
Marc Gaynor
Member since:
Dec 10 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Most available:


Marc Gaynor, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Weather Report (Jaco), Earth Wind & Fire, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Cab Calloway, Dion Warwick, Linkin Park, Phyllis Hyman, The Funk Brothers, Talvin Singh, Metallica, Tower of Power, Waylon & Willie, Miles Davis, The Eagles, Chaka Kahn, Seal, Diana Krall, Chick Correa, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sting, Angela Bofil, Prince, Yellow Jackets, Jamiroquai, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Journey, Sheila Escovedo, James Brown, Dire Straits, Selenas Quintanilla–Pérez! Mandrill, and you...

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


- Alembic, Persuader Bass (4 string) (my preference)
- BC Rich, Eagle Bass (4 string) (for showy performances)
- Hohner B-Bass VI (6 string, for those who would prefer the Bass Player to sound like a Guitar Player).
- Hartke / Mesa Boogie amps (various configurations).
- Mesa Boogie cabinets (Various)
- Couple of stomp boxes that I don’t use.
- 1 set of big ears (L&R), and a set of IEMs
- Some funky shoes.
- A working watch.
- Other useful stuff.



Aug 24th at The Paradiso - 6124 Franconia Rd, Alexandria,

Sept. 28th at The Electric Palm

12745 Sea Ray Ln, Woodbridge, VA 22192


Past Events

Aug 3rd at The Alley Cat

2 South Whitting St. Alexandria, VA. 22304


July. 13th at The Mixing Bowl

6531 Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22150


June 22nd at Tim's Rivershore

1510 Cherry Hill Rd, Dumfries, VA 22026

(703) 441- 1375

May 18th at The Paradiso

6124 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310

(703) 922-6222

Apr. 27th at The Paradiso - 6124 Franconia Rd, Alexandria,

Apr. 7th at The Electric Palm "Battle Of The Bands"