ABOUT

Scroll down and listen to the included audio samples of MY BASS PLAYING which I recorded over songs in various musical styles from Soul R&B, Metal, Hard Rock, Country, Fusion, Blues Rock and others

This ad is primarily for bass playing gigs, but I have other projects going, which focus on music other than bass playing.

I am a seasoned Bass Player who has recorded in MAJOR LABEL STUDIOS & GIGGED with LEGENDARY MUSICIANS and GROUPS in the Eastern USA and in LOS ANGELES as follows:

Everything from PRO ROCK CONCERTS & MAJOR STUDIOS, NATIONAL TV, to CLUB GIGS, & CORPORATE GIGS.

I have played bass for MOTOWNS ORIGINAL MARVELETTES.
Studio sessions with DON PRESTON Keyboardist with FRANK ZAPPAS, "Mothers of Invention", DARYL DRAGON of the BEACH BOYS & the Captain of "CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE" in Los Angeles., MIKE PINERA of "BLUES IMAGE", STEVE CROPPER of the "BLUES BROTHERS" & "BOOKER T. & the MGs" at the Legendary STAX STUDIOS in Memphis Tenn. (There, Duck Dunn let me use his bass, in his chair, where he recorded many STAX hits including Otis Redding & Sam & Dave). I have been in concert with ISAAC HAYES, EXPOSE', the STAPLE SINGERS, the BOXTOPS, BLUE CHEER, FLASH CADILLAC, WAR. Appeared on TV at the "WFIL" AMERICAN BANDSTAND STUDIO in Philadelphia Pa., THE UPBEAT SHOW in Cleveland Ohio, Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood Troubadour, various university concerts, various shows for major corporations and national politicians.

Studied privately for a while with late renown Jazz Bassist Herb Mickman, who played with Jazz legends Chick Corea, Barney Kessel & Sarah Vaughn and had studied with Charles Mingus,

Read charts or learn off recordings or live instantly at the Gig.

Seeking Pro or Ex-Pro experienced Musicians or same Musical Artists for paid Gigs & Shows.

Bass Subbing "Pro" OR SEMI-PRO GIGS, CONCERTS, STUDIO, THEME PARK, CORPORATE, CASUALS, CLUB/COVERS, TRIBUTE BANDS in the SO. CALIF. area or wider regional vicinity, IF the COMPENSATION makes sense or THERE IS A SERIOUS PLAN and GOALS.


Contact me via "lateplateman at gee male dot com" (you translate please)

Screen name:
RAY J1234
Member since:
Sep 02 2013
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week

Influences

ALL Styles of Music.

R&R to R&B, Soul, Funk to 60s Woodstock, Hard Rock & Metal to New Wave to Disco, Country(old & new), EDM to Fusion, Jazz to Smooth Jazz, New Age & Classical and more.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Accordion:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

4 & 5 STRING BASS GUITAR & AMPS AS REQUIRED.
Other instruments as needed.

Below, are a few songs and segments of various covers, in many different styles overlayed with my bass playing .

MUSIC