mike1282148
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Just getting started in the local band scene. Currently with a band in the building phase, but willing to gig with others if I'm available.

Coming off 30+ year military career. Limited garage band type experience during that time, but played often with multiple groups for charity/fun events. Ready to gig full time now. Drug free and reliable.

Above average bass player. Limited slap bass skills, but no problem holding down a funky or jazzy groove. Blues, rock and country are no problem.

Prefer bass, but acoustic and electric rhythm playing also above average. Can hold down the rhythm section to almost anything.

Vocals are OK with acoustic/rhythm guitar, less so when playing bass. Harmony possible with practice. Voice quality and range similar to James Taylor.

Screen name:
mike1282148
Member since:
May 12 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

All over the place. Haggard and Jones to Elton John and Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Beetles, Stones, AC/DC, Eagles, Keith Urban, John Meyer, Dave Matthews, Blackberry Smoke, SRV, Hendrix, Justin Timberlake, Skynyrd, and many others. I'm down with just about any artist that actually uses stringed instruments.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Two Ibanez 4-string basses
American tele, and a few other electrics
A couple of Martins and other higher end acoustics, all 6-string.
A 4x10 bass halfstack, and a combo for smaller stuff (all DI capable)
Boss Katana 100 Solid State (DI capable), and Bugera V22 tube guitar combo amps
Fishman loudbox 100 (DI capable) acoustic amp