mark1605839
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Keyboard, DJ.

ABOUT

Ideally, I would like to form a new band with a handful of songs that I've written over the last couple of years, and I am also very open to bringing in other songs from the other band members.

At the same time... I'm also open to joining a band as long as "they" are open to playing some of my songs at some point down the line.

I've been playing in bands for over 40 years and at this point, I've been in 18 bands in two different countries. I've recorded one album released on SST Records in 1984. I've cut two 45s (self-released on my own label), Recorded one CD on an independent label here in the states. And recorded and produced one CD on an independent label in Holland.

For the most part, I'm a self-taught bass player, but I was classically trained on upright bass in the high school orchestra and on tuba in the high school marching band.

The first three audio tracks are my own songs. I wrote and sang lead vocals on the first track... World Gone Mad. The second song is something I wrote and collaborated on back in Amsterdam with a friend of mine on vocals. The third tune is a rough mix from my LA band, The Condors. And the fourth track is just one of my favorite songs from the Dutch band I was playing with back in Amsterdam. I didn't write it, but I played the shit out of it!

Some of the bands I've either started and/or have been in...

The Adaptors
The Factory
Saccharine Trust
Fontanelles
Rik L Rik
Why Things Burn
Strangeways
The Ugly Empire
Love Drunk
The Sex Dolls
Mr. Pulp

Screen name:
mark1605839
Member since:
Mar 27 2022
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Stiff Little Fingers. The Jam. The Damned. New Order Joe Jackson. Joy Division. Booze & Glory. Rancid, Undertones. Bombshell Rocks, The Wedding Present

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist - Bass:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Washburn Bass
Washburn Acoustic Bass
Ampeg combo amp
Line 6 Wireless System
And a handful of pedals that I use very sparingly and very tastefully.

MUSIC