Ross Hoekman


***DISCLAIMER: I don't really stop by Bandmix all that much, you'll get a quicker response if you get in touch with me directly. (see below)

I've been involved in music almost all my life... My parents started me in piano lessons at age 4 and I added saxophone at age 11 (after torturing them for a year with violin). While being involved in concert, symphonic, marching and jazz bands throughout high school and college, I found my true musical passion as a bass player while on tour with Up With People.

I currently play for Groove 'N Motion, a 70's/80's funk/rock cover band (groovenmotion(dot)com), and sub with 6 Million Dollar Band (6milliondollarband(dot)com), Gumbo Le Funque (gumbolefunque(dot)com) and Citizen Dan (citizendanband(dot)com). I've also enjoyed playing the occasional musical, I'm available for sub/freelance work, and I always love being in the studio. Don't be afraid to drop me a line though, I'm always down to meet new musicians and see what happens. Lately I've been thinking about an instrumental metal or Dream Theater style project, something Sublime/Long Beach Dub Allstars-ish, even something Latin (Sergio Mendes anyone?). My only real requirement: No egos please! :)

Thanks for checking me out, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Screen name:
Ross Hoekman
Member since:
Nov 02 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100


Take a spin through my audio player and you’ll find a wide list of musical influences: everything from Marcus Miller, Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown, The Motet, Mingo Fishtrap, Papa Grows Funk and Lettuce/Soulive to Dream Theater, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Primus, Tool, Liquid Tension Experiment… and everything in between.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


Pro level gear and my own transportation to get there. ;)