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SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I have been gigging and recording in San Diego with various projects for the last 20+ years. I'm currently the bassist in pop punk nerdcore outfit Kitty Plague, but that's always been considered my *side* passion project...a very good time that I have with very good friends who also happen to be superlative musicians. My main focus has always been on projects that are more psychedelic and progressive...from Idiot Wind to Variable to Fractophone to Hot Mustard, I've always gravitated towards bands that wrote slightly aggressive, yet often times ethereal, but always trippy song structures over odd time signatures and poly rhythms.
Hot Mustard went our separate ways just prior to the pandemic putting an end to live music. So I've been holed up over the last ~18 months writing and recording an astronomical amount of material for a new alt-psychedelic-prog rock project. I'm currently going to find musicians to get it off the ground. I'm working with another multi-instrumentalist (guitars and keys) and we're hoping to find a drummer as soon as humanly possible to see which direction the material might go as it's taking shape.
You can hear how I've been keeping myself busy here:
Check out FractoFlow Productions on the cloud of sound here by searching FractoFlow Productions.
Some of my pandemic recordings can be found by looking up sandiegobass75 on the grams.

Screen name:
sdbassist
Member since:
Apr 18 2021
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Tool, Puscifer, Primus, Lennon Claypool Delirium, Phish, Pink Floyd, Rush, The Black Keys, At The Drive In, The Weather Report, Mogwai, The Lynx, The Album Leaf, Tristeza, Don Caballero, Intronaut, The Sounds of Animals Fighting, Animals As Leaders, Led Zeppelin

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Electronic Music:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Too many basses with too many strings for just an enthusiast, a vintage amplifier that's older than me, and probably weighs more than me, and enough analog effects pedals and synths to make the whole thing purr.