I am a 42 year old bass player that has been playing for over 25 years.
I have played at several of the clubs in the Chicago burbs. Most of the really good ones are long gone now from my younger days. Of the old clubs that I played some of the best ones were The Thirsty Whale, Malo's, Sir Donald's, and The Gateway Theater. Recent venues that I have played include Bada Brew, Star Bar, Livewire, Redline Tap and more.
I am not looking to hop in a van and play at all the sh*t hole clubs around the US. I am looking to play local shows and am not opposed to an out of town show on a weekend, but I am not spending a week on the road or anything like that.
I have son and a full time job. So those are my biggest priorities in life. Playing is fun and something that I love to do, but not something I am willing to give up my life for.
I currently play in an original metal band (.bandmix/endgamemetal). I am not currently looking for a new project unless you have something really good going on or it peaks my interest. :)
I am not looking to play out every weekend, Friday and Saturday night, or anything like that. I would love to gig once or twice a month and rehearse once a week (maybe twice if it is real good).
Anything else just email me and ask away.
I love Scooby Doo, Rurouni Kenshin, Tom and Jerry, American Ninja Warrior and South Park. I don't watch too many movies anymore.
I am easy going with a slightly off sense of humor. As long as you aren't a controlling dick I am pretty easy to get along with. HA! I am not into "band leaders" and "one man shows". I prefer working in groups with all members of the band (even drummers) working on music, although I am not opposed to song writers having the music started before we work and fleshing the song out as a band.
Well I can't think of anything else to type so that is that.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Nov 10 2007
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
So much music that I can barely begin to list anything. Everything from oldies to classical, metal to rock and jazz. Something for everyone. I am not really into specific "genres" of music as most of it not my style, but there are rock / metal / oldies / whatever bands that I love. I am pretty picky about the music I listen to and unfortunately a large number of the newer bands just are not my thing.
As far as band go some of my favs are:
Alice in Chains, Guns and Roses, The Gaslight Anthem, Modest Mouse, Foo Fighters, Horrible Crowes, Rage Against The Machine, Shinedown, Carcass, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Fratellis, Queensryche, Bob Marley, Social Distortion, Andreas Vollenweider, The Monkees (RIP Davy), Bruce Springsteen, Bouncing Souls, Hall and Oates, Elton John, Alkaline Trio, The Eagles, The Beatles, Black Star Rising, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Heart, Rise Against...I am sure I will think of more.
Bass Players that influence me:
Adrian Davison (god), Victor Wooten, Steve DiGrigorio.
Bass players that I play like:
Duff McKagan, Tim Commerford, Mike Starr
Currently listening to Rise Against - Revolutions Per Minute
Not much of a gear head, but I use 4 string Ibanez basses.
Two 4 string SoundGear SR400s
Acoustic / Electric Ibanez bass
1989 Ibanez road gear
Line6 M6 effects
Hartke and GK amps