SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Other, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

Music files are of early original solo compositions and band collaborations. Video files include earlier solo extended-range bass performances and previous Rock cover band clips.

Most of my current efforts have been preparing new extended-range solo bass compositions for recording. I am enjoying being retired from the “day job” commitment, so time is my friend.

When in comes to playing in a band, my preference is to work with creative musicians/artists within a few decades of my age with similar length of performance and instrument experience.

For cover band opportunities, I prefer smaller groups primarily guitar, bass, drum, lead vocals driven. Keyboard influence in the realm of Mountain or Led Zeppelin as opposed to later Grand Funk.

For original music, I like a broader assortment of influences. Late 60’s and 70’s era synth Prog and /or guitar driven power trio…including electric blues…are preferences.

I have my own music that I like to compose…but, as an alternative for cover music, I really enjoy the power trio plus keyboard appearance of those groups from the late 60’s and 70’s.

I also enjoy playing original material in instrumental, progressive Rock bands. Seems to be hard to find available Prog players nearby.

Note: Practice and gig availability as “unspecified” indicates currently available status with few, if any conflicts.

Screen name:
Mark Roberts
Member since:
Mar 21 2005
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Standard Bass: Jack Bruce (Cream); Felix Papalardi (Mountain); John Entwistle (The Who); John Paul Jones (LED Zeppelin); Chris Squire (Yes); Geddy Lee (Rush); Mel Schacher (Grand Funk); Allen Woody (Govt.Mule); Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead); Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, BBA) and bands like Deep Purple, Robin Trower, ZZ Top, SRV and Double Trouble, KWS, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson, and more.

Extended Range Bass Solo Artists: Trip Wamsley, Stew McKinsey; Yves Carbonne; Darren Michaels; Edo Castro; Eric Czar; Jeff Schmidt; Steve Swallow; others

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Pro gear to handle living room to large stages and everything in between.
markroberts.erb at g mail dot com

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Solo performance. Original instrumental compositions performed with an extended range electric bass. From 5:30 to 7 pm, main lobby area of the downtown Lawrence Spring Hill Suites by Marriott hotel, Wednesday April 27, 2022. There are two different music performance artists that split the time allotted.

Local artists of multiple disciplines will present/demonstrate their crafts in an audience interactive environment.

This is free, open to the public and refreshments provided.