simons007
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ABOUT

I'm a bass player (mainly electric, some upright) looking for my next project. At this point I'm looking to either getting back into a cover band (ideally classic rock and/or new wave/post-punk, but I'm up for the occasional recent hit) and just having fun, or collaborating writing music and supporting a vocalist/lyricist or singer/songwriter in a more modern indie/electronic style.

I also write/record electronic and video game music for fun. I'm primarily interested in gigging and recording as a bass player but can bring these elements too if the music calls for it.

For the last 5 years I've been playing bass in an original rock/blues band, creating original bass parts and doing some song writing. I also recorded and produced 3 albums for the band (://open.spotify.com/artist/1whxj4YisRGrELq4KnfoJ4), handled all the PA needs, and built the website.

Prior to that I played bass in a Seattle classic rock/80's/alternative cover band for 8+ years gigging about once a month at bars/wineries, corporate functions, neighborhood park concerts, Bite of Seattle and Seahawks games/events.

Finally I do producing and recording/mixing/"mastering" for other artists using my home studio and another studio space in South Seattle. If you are a singer/songwriter, a band doing original songs (or doing original takes on covers) and are interested in recording check out my studio website: ://hearme.studio

Screen name:
simons007
Member since:
May 21 2014
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week

Influences

I enjoy listening to and playing all types of music from old school rock-and-roll to modern indie music, but when it comes to my bass influences it is all of classic rock. I can't say my style is influenced by any particular bass player(s). A few of my favorite bands are The Who, Pink Floyd and The Doors more for the uniqueness the entire band brought to rock rather than just the bass playing (although John Entwistle is awesome). As long as the drums and bass are locked into a solid groove I'm into it. I'm also a huge believer of playing too the song, so my bass parts tend to be more about groove then flashy technical stuff.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced
Electronic Music:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Multiple basses and bass amps. Full PA with wireless Mackie mixer and monitors. 24 track studio w/ acoustic treated spaces, high quality mics, pre-amps, etc. Full in-the-box mixing and mastering.

MUSIC