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Michael hails from Camden, NJ, and the greater Philadelphia, PA and New York City areas. His musical technique, along with his defined bass chops, is deeply rooted in the rich funk styling of mid-Atlantic/east coast jazz ,rock and soul tradition.

Background/musical up-bringing:
Originally a drummer who started performing with various jazz, folk and rock ensembles at an early age, Michael's interests quickly turned to string instruments. While guitar became an initial focus during his early teen years, a more honed and enthusiastic affinity toward bass began to take shape later. This fast developing talent proved to be a natural, fluid stride forward.

The knowledge and proficiency acquired over the years of performing on trap set and various percussion instruments provided keen insight and ability toward bass-playing, strengthening an already naturally-felt sense of the relationship between bass and drums. Michael's ability to lay down solid bass lines and syncopated phrasing to accompany any given drum groove pattern very quickly became second nature. Beside studying and playing acoustic upright bass (double bass), during this time, a solid slap-funk style began to surface within his playing, a technique influenced by electric players such as Stanley Clarke, Chuck Rainey, and Larry Graham. This merged with a Jaco Pastorius/Jeff Berlin technique (two other highly influential bassist) already present in Michael's playing, to create a uniquely textured style.

Screen name:
Michael Carlucci
Member since:
Dec 18 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


Bassist influences:

Chris Squire, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Chuck Rainey, Rocco Prestia, Andy Fraser, Jeff Berlin, Mark King, Charles Mingus, Ron Carter, Brian Bromberg, Charlie Haden, Ray Brown, Dave Holland, and many more.

Influences from musical ensemble, as well as individual artists and composers, are wide ranging. They include;

Yes, Gentle Giant, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Shakti, Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Tribal Tech, Charlie Parker, Chico Hamilton, Miles Davis, xTc, Beatles, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Procol Harum, Steven Wilson, Steely Dan/Donald Fagen, Tower of Power, Chic Corea, Johann Sebastian Bach, Aaron Copland, Antonio Vivaldi, Edgard Varese, Bela Bartok, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Simon & Garfunkel, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton,The Weavers, Kingston Trio, Woody Guthrie, Peter/Paul/and Mary, Joni Mitchell...

Wow! And too many more to mention!

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Upright bass:


My Basses:

- Schecter Diamond Series/Elite-4,
- Schecter Diamond Series/Stiletto Extreme-5,
- ESP LTD D-4 - 4 string-Natural Satin,
- Ibanez SR370EF Fretless 4-String,
- Fender Precision Fretless/vintage 1970.

- Thompson RM-100 3/4 Upright.


Other Instruments:

- Hofner acoustic guitar
- Seagull acoustic guitar
- Roland JUNO DS61 Synthesizer Keyboard
- Yamaha PSR-320 Synthesizer Keyboard


- Fender Rumble 500
- Fender SFX Acoustasonic
- Hartke 300 combo/two cabinet stack 4x10/1x15
- Nemesis 200 4x10.


- Boss ME-50B
- Lexicon MPX550 w/ Rolls MP128 MIDI Buddy Pedal
- TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3.


Home Recording:

Windows-based Digital Orchestrator Pro software, as well as Cakewalk/Music Creator 7 software, interfaced w/ Roland VS-880 Digital Studio Workstation.


Please feel free to listen to some of my home recording projects along with some live recording in the section below.