Mark Judge
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ABOUT

(Note: I checked "advanced" rather than "expert" for my experience only because I don't read music. In terms of chops, musicianship etc. I'm experienced enough to probably be called "expert.").

I'm an experienced, groove-oriented bassist that knows how to make the song feel right and the band sound great. Plenty of chops if they're needed, but unless the song calls for bass up front I stay in the pocket and keep the audience moving. I have pro gear, an excellent work ethic and learn songs quickly.

Screen name:
Mark Judge
Member since:
Mar 20 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Tons, but I don't approach cover gigs with a single style. I cop the right style for each song.

Here are some of the songs I've played. I'm always learning more, and can learn new set lists quickly for gigs I take:

Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
American Girl - Tom Petty
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
Barracuda -Heart
Because the Night - Patti Smith
Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
Big Legged Woman - Freddie King
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Black Friday - Steely Dan
Black Velvet - Alannah Miles
Born to Run - Springsteen
Brick House - The Commodores
Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (did I even need to list this? ;) )
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Centerfold - J. Geils Band
China Grove - Doobie Brothers
Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young
Cold Hard Bitch - Jet
Cold Shot - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Crazy Bitch - Buckcherry
Cult of Personality - Living Color
December 1963 (Oh What a Night) - Frankie Valli
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Everybody Wants You - Billy Squier
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
From the Beginning - ELP
Gel - Collective Soul
Girls, Girls, Girls - Motley Crue
Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
Good - Better Than Ezra
Gunpowder & Lead - Miranda Lambert
Hard To Handle - Black Crowes
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5
Hate to Say I Told You So - The Hives
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
Hey Ya - Outkast
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar
Hold My Hand - Hootie & The Blowfish
Home - Daughtry
I Got a Line on You - Spirit
I Love Rock & Roll - Joan Jett
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
I'll Be Around - The Spinners
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Josie - Steely Dan
Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
Lady - Lenny Kravitz
Last Name - Carrie Underwood
Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye
Limelight - Rush
Livin on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Lola - The Kinks
Lovin Touchin Squeezin - Journey
Miss You - The Rolling Stones
Mother - Danzig
New World Man - Rush
Overkill - Men At Work
Panama - Van Halen
Paralyzer - Finger Eleven
Peg - Steely Dan
Pink Houses - John Mellencamp
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
R.O.C.K. in the USA - John Mellencamp
Ramble On - Zeppelin
Red Barchetta - Rush
Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
Rock & Roll - Led Zeppelin
Roll With the Changes - REO Speedwagon
Same Old Song and Dance - Aerosmith
Santa Monica - Everclear
Santeria - Sublime
Saturday Night's All Right - Elton John
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Shine - Collective Soul
Short Skirt Long Jacket - Cake
Sittin on the Dock of a Bay - Otis Redding
Slither - Velvet Revolver
Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
Smooth Up In Ya - Bulletboys
Spirit of Radio - Rush
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Sunshine of your Love - Cream
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns & Roses
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
The House is a Rockin' - Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
The One I Love - R.E.M.
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
U + Ur Hand - Pink
Undo It - Carrie Underwood
Use Me - Bill Withers
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Walk This Way - Aerosmith
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We're An American Band - Grand Funk
What's Up - 4 Non Blondes
When I Come Around - Green Day
White Room - Cream
Wonderful Tonight - Clapton
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
You May Be Right - Billy Joel
You Oughta Know -Alanis Morissette
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Hamer USA, Yamaha, Carvin, others (mostly 5-string). Hartke Hydrive and Gallien Krueger amplification. Effects as needed.