Band to Join.


Hello reader! My name is Paul Brackens and I have been studying music for 30 years. I started gigging with steady working professional bands at 17 years old. I play ALL styles/genres of western music (some eastern too) and am completely open minded about music. I am a very quick learner. Whatever the music needs is what I try to provide.
Looking for professional, hard working, talented, and established musicians/bands to work with as much as possible… down to tour, down for out of town gigs, down for studio work. I’ve played in many types of bands (cover, tribute, original, show, big) in pretty much every western genre, I've done lots of studio work and played 1000+ clubs, halls, theatres, weddings, festivals, private events, etc. with both original and cover bands including Jackson Stokes, Joanne Shaw Taylor, James Armstrong, Jeremiah Johnson, Ryan Perry, Whitney Shay, Dave Kalz, Brothers Lazaroff, Philip Gomez, Andrew Stephen, StringzEMB, Lola Kristine, Ryan Marquez, Not Quite Human, Two Cities One World, Hollywood 5, Vote For Pedro, Styxmas, Samba Bom, Tom Christopher Band, St. Louis Music Box, KC FLO, Project324, Glen Zimmerman, and many more… I have been a music director for several bands. I can read/write charts. I have transportation. You can find me on YT, FB, and IG as "Paul Bass Brackens" or "Paul Brackens." Thanks for your interests and I look forward to hearing from you!

Screen name:
Member since:
Aug 26 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


All of it.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


Bassmodz K524
Warwick Corvette fretless
Rickenbacker 4003
Fender P-Bass Special
MM Stingray 5
Michael Kelly Dragonfly 5

Ampeg Portaflex 800
Markbass Little Mark Tube 800

Accugroove El Whappo
Harkte High Drive 410
Phil Jones Suitcase Combo

Pigtronix Disnortion
MXR Octave
MXR Envelope Filter



Past Events

Smoke N' Barrel Fayetteville, AR

Cumberland Caverns McMinniville, TN

Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL

First Financial Music Hall El Dorado, AR

BB's Jazz Blues and Soups St. Louis, MO

The Blue Monkey Memphis, TN

Temple Theater Takoma, WA

McDonald Theater Eugene, OR

Roseland Theater Portland, OR

Fox Theater Spokane, WA

The Domino Room Bend, OR

Center For The Arts Grass Valley, CA

Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA

The Crystal Bay Club Crystal Bay, NV

Terrapin Crossroads San Rafael, CA

Palace Theatre Los Angelas, CA

The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA

Lensic Performing Arts Center Santa Fe, NM

Pikes Peak Center Colorado Spings, CO

The Grand Opera House Macon, GA

Grant's Lounge Macon, GA

The Norva Norfolk, VA

Count Basie Theater Red Bank, NJ

The Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY

Scottish Rite Auditorium Collingswood, NJ

Blue Ocean Music Hall Salisbury, MA

Garde Arts Center New London, CT

Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY

The Westcott Theatre Syracuse, NY

House Of Blues Cleveland, OH

Michigan Theatre Ann Arbor, MI

The Clyde Theatre Fort Wayne, IN

20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI

The Arcadia Theatre St. Charles, IL

Rose Music Hall Columbia, MO

B Bar Omaha, NE

Old Rock House St. Louis, MO

Knucklehead's Kansas City, MO

Duffy's Tavern Lincoln, NE

The Rude Dog Pub. Cape Girardeau, MO

The Outland Ballroom Springfield, MO

@Pat Connolly Tavern St, Louis, MO 1/16/2020 8-10pm

The Paramount Huntington, NY

Sherman Theatre Stroudsburg, PA

The National Richmond, VA

The Lyric Theatre Blacksburg, VA

Metropolitan Theatre Morgantown, WV

The Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC

Woltosz Theatre Auburn, AL

Miller Theatre Augusta, GA

Omaha, NB

Knuckleheads Kansas City, MO

Lola Kristine featuring the Ryan Marquez trio perform Friday Oct 4th & 5th at Jazz at the Bistro

Lola Kristine featuring the Ryan Marquez trio perform Friday Oct 4th & 5th at Jazz at the Bistro