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Pro Bassist/Vocalist For Paying Gigs (OC/CA/World)
Need a bassist/vocalist for a gig or longer (Including fill-in gigs, touring & studio session work)? Search no further - my name is Stephen & I've been playing electric bass/singing for decades.
I have my own gear (4-string fretted & fretless electric basses) & transportation. My nirvana is being in the pocket with a great drummer, actively listening and being a creative, supportive player. Non-smoker and substance-free.
I'm professional & on time - NO restrictions on travel or length of time to be on tour. Dedication to performance excellence is all that matters - no ego here. I live to create quality music with talented & dedicated musicians.
Vocal range is high tenor (Great harmony & lead parts). I can find a part immediately and make accurate (In-key) adjustments up or down when necessary; an example is if the lead singer (Or another singer) suddenly starts singing my part, I immediately find another part and continue. . .
Main genres I am competent in are Rock, Pop, Blues, R & B, Acoustic, Funk & Reggae, Jazz (Contemporary/Traditional/Fusion), Gospel/Praise & Worship, Orchestral, Big Band, Country, New World, Experimental, Indie, etc. If I don't know it, I learn it -- I always do my homework before a rehearsal or performance, NOT during. . .
Of major importance to me is playing with "dynamics" & being tight, but I also have the ability to jam out when necessary! I've been blessed with a great ear, so I can get on track very quickly, having the ability to "lift" or duplicate exact bass or vocal lines with 99% of tunes.
I have extensive experience in playing clubs & private parties, recording, touring, and songwriting (I also have a sixth sense to "hear outside-the-box" options which can help a song or creative ideas come to life).
I read chord charts & improvise from there. I can read written bass lines with some preparation, but (To be honest) need some improvement with sight-reading (My first instrument was a treble clef instrument - Eb Alto Sax). I have experience in playing many other instruments as well, which puts me in a good position as a musician overall.
Having music to review in advance of a performance is preferable, but not always necessary. It helps that I already know a large song repertoire in many genres and can adapt "on the fly" even if I have never heard the song before. I do have some Fake Books as well.
I am requesting paying gigs only please, unless it's for a really great cause. Rate of Pay to be determined on a per-gig basis - depends on the details/requirements of each gig.
In your reply, it will be helpful for you to include important facts (Such as your website, group bio, set list, and upcoming gigs - when/where, etc.). I will happily consider a permanent position with the right band.
I'm looking forward to playing great music with you soon!
Stevie D | Musician |
"Do more than you are paid for. There are never any traffic jams on the extra mile." --- Brian Tracy
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- May 01 2012
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week