rickfan1964
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Vocalist - Tenor, Other, Flute, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Other Percussion, Drums.

ABOUT

53 year old rock bass guitarist with 32+ years' playing and gigging experience available in Danville area. Looking for people around my age, give or take, into classic rock. Generally, any rock from the 60's to the 90's. I have my own equipment, but don't have transportation, so anyone local to North Main and Riverside Drive(58) might work better. I'm hoping to find a band who is already established and playing out, as I am out of work and this would be my sole source of income. I'm a fairly quick learner, so it wouldn't take me long to pick up the material. I also sing lead and backup and play a bit of keyboards. Feel free to contact me for more info.
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**11-10-'13**

Due to unfortunate developments, my search is hereby put on semi-hold to Danville, Virginia and the surrounding area. I lost my car in April of 2013, so now I have no transportation. All I can say is if someone wants to contact me, they will have to keep my current situation in mind and unless they are willing and able to come and get me for practice and/or gigs, I don't know if this is going to be workable. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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53 y/o bass guitarist/keyboardist.

drums and miscellaneous percussion - 1975 to 1984

piano and/or keyboards - 1977 to present

bass guitar - 1980 to present

studied music theory, jazz in college.

Played in numerous bands in and around the Lynchburg, Virginia area since 1985. Have played many different styles/genres, including blues, classic rock, southern rock, top 40/pop, heavy metal, country, western swing, etc. My passion is progressive rock, in the vein of Yes, Genesis, Starcastle, Rush, Gentle Giant, Pallas, King Crimson, Kansas, Renaissance, Pink Floyd, Queensrÿche, etc. I would LOVE to organize a group that would be willing/able to do some or any of this type of music. I feel that the music scene in this area has become too stagnant and is not as receptive to a variety of music styles as it once was. I would like to make an effort to change this. Everything nowadays is either country or rock that everybody has been hearing forever and has been run into the ground. Don't get me wrong...I still like the classics, but would like to be in a band that isn't afraid to test the boundaries a little and play some 'deep cut' material once in a while, i.e. songs that people don't hear that often, but would like to. Couldn't hurt, right? ;) There needs to be a rejuvenation of the music scene. I've been hearing this from people for a long time! And at the risk of offending some, I'd like to get away from contemporary country - FAR AWAY!!! Despite how much country has changed in the last couple of decades, it's too formulaic, sounds all the same and is not conducive to good musical growth and expansion. Believe me! I know what I'm talking about. I was a country radio announcer for ten years and have played in a number of country bands. It's time for a change!

Screen name:
rickfan1964
Member since:
Jan 16 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

bands/artists - Ambrosia, America, Art In America, Asia, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Bad Company, Badfinger, Billy Joel, Blue Oyster Cult, Boston, Boz Scaggs, Bread, Carly Simon, Carole King, Chicago, Christopher Cross, Cliff Richard, David Bowie, Deep Purple, Doobie Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, Electric Light Orchestra, Elton John, England Dad and John Ford Coley, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Gary Wright, Genesis, Gerry Rafferty, Hall and Oates, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Journey, Kansas, Kenny Loggins, Led Zeppelin, Live, Missing Persons, Joni Mitchell, Orleans, Pablo Cruise, Pallas, Paul Davis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Queensryche, Renaissance, Rolling Stones, Todd Rundgren, Rush, Seals and Crofts, Spirit, Spyro Gyra, Starcastle, Starship, Steely Dan, Styx, Sugarloaf, Supertramp, James Taylor, 10CC, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Cars, The Crusaders, The Police, The Who, Three Dog Night, Toto, Traffic, Triumph, UFO, Uriah Heep, White Witch, Wings, Yes, etc.

individuals(bassists) - Geddy Lee, Chris Squire(R.I.P.), Mike Rutherford, Gary Strater(R.I.P.), Allen Woody(R.I.P.), Benjamin Orr(R.I.P.), John Entwistle(R.I.P.), Larry Graham, Verdine White, Jaco Pastorius(R.I.P.), Stanley Clarke, Jeff Berlin, Roger Glover, Ross Valory, Dave Hope, Ed Gagliardi(R.I.P.), Trevor Bolder(R.I.P.), John Paul Jones, Dee Murray(R.I.P.), Graeme Murray, Roger Waters, Jon Camp, Paul McCartney, Wilton Felder(R.I.P.), Chuck Rainey, Billy Sheehan, John Wetton(R.I.P.), Joe Puerta, Leland Sklar, Tony Levin, John Deacon, Glenn Hughes, Sting, David Hungate, Joe Schermie(R.I.P.), Peter Cetera, Eddie Jackson, Chuck Panozzo, Graham Gouldman, Greg Lake(R.I.P.), etc.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

1985 Jetglo Rickenbacker 4003 bass(left-handed w/ right-hand stringing), 1989 Mapleglo Rickenbacker 4003 bass(left-handed w/ right-hand stringing), Ampeg B2 single 15" combo amp(incorporating a Peavey Black Widow speaker).