Michael_Plays_Bass
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join.

ABOUT

Looking for the right musical situation. I enjoy playing cool songs with nice folks. The genre is of secondary importance. It would be enjoyable to be in an old-school C&W cover band complete with a pedal-steel player but it doesn't seem commercially viable in our area, however it'd be fun to be proven wrong.

You can contact me at coolbreezes60(at)tampabay(dot)rr(dot)com
There's an old musician's saying: Money, music, hang . . . there has to be 2 out of the three to make it worthwhile. Currently, money is not the deciding factor in my desire to play music with others. Nonetheless, if in a band, I don't wish to play for free . . . for "the exposure" on general principle. If someone is profiting from our labor, then so should we.

I enjoy the music with which I grew up; Zep, Allman bros., Dio, Steely Dan, Deep Purple, Little River Band, AC/DC, Orleans, The Doobies, Eagles, Stevie Ray, etc., but also have an appreciation for old-school Country, like John Cash, Buck Owens, Don Gibson, Roger Miller, Merle & Waylon, et.al., and enjoy Motown as well.

If you're looking for Jaco, Billy Sheehan, Joe Dart, or Jeff Berlin, I'm not your guy. TBH, I don't have the chops for it, having taken up music again several years ago after an extended time off. I love and appreciate what they bring to the table, but that's not me.

I believe that I've reacquired most of my timing, taste, and tone. Stylistically, my goal is to play like John Deacon of Queen, not to overplay. As your bassist, I see my job as holding the song together and pushing it forward . . . locking in with our drummer and playing in the pocket.

At this stage of the game, not willing to put up with any falderal, ballyhoo, or balderdash . . . Ok, mebbe a little balderdash on occasion.

Growing up in Miami during the 70's, nothing shocks me. I've seen everything and done . . . most everything. I drink very little and don't take illegal drugs. That being said, your business is your business, as long as it doesn't affect OUR business. A creed for which I strive is: "Be professional, be on time, and be prepared."

Here's hoping to hear from you.

Screen name:
Michael_Plays_Bass
Member since:
Jun 06 2018
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
30
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

John Paul Jones,
James Jamerson
Chuck Rainey
Donald Duck Dunn
Carol Kaye
John Deacon
Jerry Schiff
Whitey Bulger
David Brown
Carl Radle
Roger Glover
Joe Osborne
Bootsie Collins
Barry Oakley
Mars Cowling
Gary Thain
Ed Grundy
Tiran Porter
Lee Sklar
Will Lee
Geddy Lee
Brenda Lee
R.E. Lee
Sarah Lee
Stagger Lee
R. Lee Ermey
Lee Enfield
Lee Jeans

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

More gear than bassists should be allowed to have.