SEEKING

Band to Join.

ABOUT

Hi,

I'm a self taught bassist & rhythm guitarist who's looking to join an established band, or a determined start-up project. I've played in both original bands & cover bands, and while I prefer cover bands (usually larger crowds with higher pay), I'm open to both. I've written many original songs, I'm familiar with the writing process and I welcome collaboration between band mates. I prefer playing bass, but would play rhythm if needed. My main objective is to have fun while putting on a professional show for an audience.

I'm 44 years old and I have 20 years of stage & studio experience. I'm very easygoing with an upbeat & professional attitude with no drama, drug or alcohol problems. It's been a while, but after some practice I may be able to help with backing vocals. I'll arrive at practice well prepared so as not to waste anyone's time. I have pro equipment, reliable transportation, great "stage presence" and the itch to get back on stage.

In full disclosure, I'm a career firefighter and my work schedule could be a factor. I'm on duty for 24 hours, then I'm off duty for 48 hours. I know this sounds different, but I've been playing in bands on & off for 20 years and I've either been able to get the shift off, or the band was gracious enough to scheduled gigs on days that I'm off duty. Please take this into consideration if you decide to reply to this ad.

I live in Mechanicsburg, but I don't mind driving a reasonable distance for practice. So if your band is located anywhere in the western to central Ohio area and needs a fun, hard working bassist or rhythm guitarist, feel free to contact me. Please send details about your band including audio/video recordings, web sites, social media pages, etc., and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Attached are several studio recordings & a video performance of me playing bass, as well as some professional photos of me having a good time jumping around. Also attached is a list of some of the cover songs that I've played in the past on bass guitar.

Thanks and good luck on your search!

Screen name:
pks4766
Member since:
Jan 14 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Many styles of music from punk rock to classical, pop rock to bluegrass, heavy metal to outlaw country, classic rock to radio hits, etc., etc.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Full PA with two Peavey SP5G 15" mains, two Nady PSW 15" subs, two Peavey TLM2 12" wedge monitors & one Carvin 12" monitor, one Peavey CS800S power amp and one Nady XA-900 power amp, full set of drum mics, three Shure PG58 vocal mics, two MBT LED Gig Pack light banks with a four-pedal foot controller, various stands, cables, etc. Definitely enough PA equipment for small to moderate sized venues.

- Rickenbacker bass w/ Ampeg SVT-450 amp & SVT-410HLF cabinet
- Les Paul Special guitar w/ Marshall JCM 2000 DSL amp & MG412B cabinet.

MUSIC