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Hello reader! My name is Paul Brackens and I have been studying music for 28 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. I am a very quick learner. I am proficient at improvisation. I can play anything from simple powerful hypnotic bass lines, to odd meter, to intricate compositions, to thoughtful/soulful bass solos (whatever the music needs). Looking to work as much as possible, down to tour, down for out of town gigs, down for studio work. Looking for professional, hard working, talented, and established musicians/bands to work with or any driven and open-minded musicians... 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. 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!

Due to the pandemic I am not accepting gigs for the time being... however, I have the means to record at home and could also feel comfortable masking it up in a studio (depending on safety). So, if anyone is looking for some bass on their song/album please feel free to hit me up! Thank 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


My influences are all of the art/music that has ever been made, and every other aspect of life (not just art) as well....

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


Bassmodz K524
Warwick Corvette fretless
Rickenbacker 4003
Fender P-Bass Special
MM Stingray 5
Michael Kelly Dragonfly 5
Little Mark Tube 800
Harkte High Drive 115 and 410 cabinets
Hartke LH1000
Genz-Benz Shuttle 6.0
Phil Jones Suitcase Combo
Tube Compression
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