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Bassist with solid day gig looking for an opportunity for paying gigs with an established band on the weekends, maybe a few weeknights. Full-time member, fill in/sub gigs, I'm open.
I'm a 50 year old player with nearly 35 years experience on the instrument. I'm not a standard notation reader but I've got great big ears, a rock-solid groove and have a decent grasp of theory and harmony as it relates to my chosen instrument. I can navigate chord charts and understand the Nashville # system. I've played with a number of bands over the years in styles as diverse as Reggae, Rock/Metal, Trop Rock, Country, Singer/Songwriter Pop and Jam/Improvisational music. I'm also well-versed in R&B/Soul, Funk, Jazz (some standards but I have more of a fusion background) and Blues. Thanks to a lifetime of studying many outstanding influences, I'm just as comfortable going from Motown-style support to Wooten/Sheehan-style pyrotechnics and everything in between. I'm equally adept with fingerstyle, pick or slapping, whatever the song calls for. I suppose my greatest assets are being a quick study, providing a solid, swinging groove (no matter the context), complementary note choices, strong old-school work ethic and the all-important "hang factor".
If any of this sounds like something you need, I might be the droid you're looking for.
(My music samples are some improv recordings I did a few years back with a drummer friend, for reference.)
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- May 29 2011
- 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:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Chuck Rainey, Anthony Jackson, James Jamerson, Oteil Burbridge, Jaco, Jeff Berlin, Tony Franklin, Louis Johnson, Bakithi Kumalo, Stu Hamm, Geddy Lee, Paul Chambers, Henry Rollins, George Porter, Jonas Hellborg, Stanley Clark, Victa, Carroll Dashiell, Gene Simmons, Dennis Chambers, Pino Palladino, Elvin Jones, Randy Rhoads, Bootsy, Les Claypool, John Paul Jones, The Ox, Adam Nitti, Gary Willis...the list is endless. Oh, and the guy from Poison (yeah, and I got jokes too!.) I'm a hardcore fan of so many styles of music, it's just impossible to list it all here. My top five? Weather Report, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Pantera and Jaco. No wait, let's make it ten with Metallica, Tribal Tech, King Crimson, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones and Jimi Hendrix.
- Bass Guitar:
A P-bass, hands, picks, imagination and an amp will make it happen every time.