mike625
CONTACT

SEEKING

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Former Road Musician that plays a wide range of genres of music. I play in several Praise Teams and more than one church. I also play in a Duo and front a Quartet playing in Assisted Living Facilities, mainly memory units. We do big band, jazz and sing along music.
I work in a variety of other combinations, but would like to get in a more permanent situation.
I plan on retiring from my full time job December of 2017, and would like to have a group to work with on a regular basis, At least once a week. Light occasional travel would be fine.

Screen name:
mike625
Member since:
Oct 25 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
A wide variety of musical influences, too numerous to try to mention. I am always interested in learning new styles and I am good at reading chord charts and improvising. I can slowly read regular music charts, but I am out of practice sight reading. I have sat in as a side man and a temporary bassist for a wide variety of bands. I have done pit work as well as large scale concerts and recording.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Moderate
DJ:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Saxophone:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate
Flute:
Moderate
Clarinet:
Intermediate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Drums:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic head and two cabinets. ( 4-10's and 1-15)
Several Basses: Fender Jazz Aerodyne, Hartfield by Fender, Hamer Slammer and a couple other electric basses.
I also have a 3/4 upright bass.
I have full PA and Lights par 38's to par 64's along with LED pars.
I have a Yamaha Motif keyboard.