Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Drums, Other.


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

I am enjoying being retired from the “day job” commitment, so time is my friend.

My current project is creating emotive music using extended range basses. Occasional solo performances and preparations for releasing new music continue.

Those listed in my influences are key to the Rock music I prefer to create from new in a band environment. Especially a power trio or the latter with a lead vocalist. I enjoy working with creative musicians/artists with similar length of performance and instrument experience. I practice and value musical and personality chemistry and improvisational skills by all contributors as a precursor to rewarding experiences in a group.

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:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100


Standard Bass: Jack Bruce (Cream); Felix Papalardi (Mountain); John Entwistle (The Who); John Paul Jones (LED Zeppelin); Geddy Lee (Rush); Mel Schacher (Grand Funk earlier power trio); Allen Woody (Govt.Mule); Tim Bogert (Beck, Bogert, Appice) and bands like Deep Purple, Robin Trower, 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:


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



Past Events

I will be playing a 40 minute solo set on the lobby stage Friday 11/24 for the annual Bizarre Bazaar event at 5PM in the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, Kansas USA 66044. Original, emotive instrumental compositions played on an 8-string extended range bass guitar. This is a free, well attended event open to the public.

Solo instrumental extended range bass set at Art of Local event held at Springhill Suites by Marriott in downtown Lawrence, KS. Free to the public, local artists representing graphic, sculpture, jewelry crafting, photography, music will be present from 5PM to approximately 7:30 PM.

I play melodic, emotive original instrumental songs in an Americana-style. There are two music acts that may split the time.

This is an event where the artists are present to answer questions from the attendees.