slesker
CONTACT

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've been playing the electric bass (which is my main instrument) for 5 years with some basic acoustic/electric guitar and piano work. My secondary instrument is the synthesizer. I live in Antioch and I work in Arlington Heights, so practice best works for me afternoon to the early evening as I have to get up very early, and my days off are Sunday and Monday. I will do what it takes if it flows I have played in one band that played a number shows around the city and suburbs including the House of Blues, and produced an EP at Studio VMR downtown. I have no problems if only session work is needed, however I do most enjoy being part of the creative process with others.

Screen name:
slesker
Member since:
May 18 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
5
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

I generally have an open ear to most genres, however my greatest influence lay in 90's grunge and alternative hard rock, second to blues and jazz, classical impressionism, various electronic genres such as dubstep and D&B, and the whole of avant-garde.

I also take much influence in my bass playing from lead guitarists. I tend to be melodic in my bass lines striving to see my bass as a guitar

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Piano:
Intermediate
Background Singer:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Fender 2018 "Player Series" 4-string precision bass, Fender 2012 4-string shortscale Rascal bass, Fender '72 Reissue Telecaster, a work in progress pedal board w/ a black box Sovtek Big Muff, EHX Big Muff Pi, EQD Afterneath and Rainbow Machine, Digitech Obscura, MXR M80; Ampeg V-4B 100w head and 2x12 cabinet, Moog Sub 37 and Grandmother analog synthesizers

I also have Ableton Live 10 standard and Studio One v4 though I'm in the process of acquiring a new computer and interface