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Not currently searching for a new band: working with two busy bands in Chicago area (80 gigs per year) and holding down a day job. Interested in aggressively innovative and original projects that aren't time-intensive or subbing for rock/country groups.
I've performed professionally full-time for 30+ years, touring almost constantly in jazz combos, big bands, rock/country/pop cover bands, and piano trios as a bassist, group leader, arranger, and tour manager. Highlights of these travels were multiple concert tours across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
I own reliable transportation, pro-quality equipment, and have no bad habits that could cause you to question my reliability. Comfortable in all styles. I read music (standard notation, chord symbols, Nashville notation), can transcribe quickly, and learn material fast. Ignore the three genre selections...I had to select something, but can successfully perform most any contemporary style.
·¦· Rockstar Rodeo (rockstarrodeolive): Top 40 country, classic and modern rock
·¦· The Remedy (theremedyrocks): 40 years of rock, pop, and country covers
·¦·Continuum (FB/kurtmichaelscontinuum): Progressive rock and dream pop
·¦·Bourbon Creek: Mississippi hill country blues and adventurous covers
·¦·Quiet Storm: Variety band 60s to 80s (substitute bassist)
·¦·Dixie Crush (dixiecrush): Modern country cover band (substitute bassist)
·¦·BoneWhiskey: raucous, edgy, steampunk country covers and originals. Performed as bassist, rehearsal director, transcriber, business manager.
·¦·Brass from the Past (brassfromthepast): classic 60s, 70s, 80s horn band
·¦·Fionnghlas: Irish party music and folk rock from Dublin and Chicago. Performed on bass & tin whistle; contributed as rehearsal director, transcriber, business manager.
·¦·Candy Town: theatrical, more retro than retro, alternative avant-garde, steampunk...must be experienced. Performed as bassist and transcriber.
·¦·Carissa Dawn (carissabiele): independent country artist based out of Memphis, TN and Fulton, MO
·¦·Sugar Creek Revival: classic rock and blues from Memphis
·¦·Jimmy Hudson Band: technical/shred progressive rock and blues from Memphis
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jul 30 2008
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
I have mostly inspirations drawn from the deity class of bassists: Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Ray Brown, Vincenzo Maurogiovanni, Mark King and many others. To call them influences would imply I manage to play at the same or similar level as them; that would be an embarassing overstatement.
- Bass Guitar:
- Upright bass:
• Ken Smith BMT Elite 6-string bass
• Ibanez BTB1805E 5-string bass
• Fender Precision bass (4-string)
• Renaissance 4-string fretless bass
• Ergo electric upright (8-string)
• Fagerstrom electric bagpipes
• Gallien-Krueger amps and cabinets
• Hartke cabinets
• Mackie SRM150 personal monitors
• MiPro wireless system
• Finale software
• Aguilar compressor
• DarkGlass pre-amp