thebajista
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ABOUT

Bass player/vocalist looking for work in the music industry. Willing to travel/tour/do sessions - whatever it takes to make a living doing music. I really want to collaborate with other talented and like-minded musicians to further promote my music career. I am incredibly blessed with a supportive wife and kids who believe in me and my talent and I want to make good by that. In a nutshell, I'm all done with "paying to play" or "doing it just for the fun of it." To me, music is fun anyway and I've been doing this long enough where I should be compensated for it. If I have to "pay to play" or "do it just for the fun of it," then I'll stay home and have an absolute blast writing/recording. If this isn't what you're looking for, then I truly wish you the best of luck finding a bass player and truly hope you find what you need.

Screen name:
thebajista
Member since:
Jul 13 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
1
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Too many to name and they are all the typical influences everyone has. And it's more than just bass players. Dave Grohl is held in especially high esteem by me (the man is just incredibly talented!!! I only hope to write as well as he can/does). Manu Katche and Steve Gadd are pleasant to my ears for drummers; I love their styles. While I appreciate all art forms and support all art forms, I personally cannot play/perform country on a regular basis. I am currently working in a trio act that does do some but would welcome the opportunity to be as busy as I can playing music for a living. Rap/Hip Hop is tolerable in small doses but mostly as session work. Pretty much anything that has a groove and musicality, I'm into.

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha MB-II 4 string bass recently loaded w/an active EQ (this is my workhorse). ESP C-305 5 string w/onboard 3 band active EQ. 900 watt power amp driving a 600 watt RMS 4 ohm 4x10 cab. I have a Tech 21 SansAmp RBI rackmount preamp feeding the power amp. I LOVE running my Shure UT guitar wireless - helps me to connect with my peeps!! ;-) I use Sennheiser mics and have boom mic stands and various cords. I also have a modest home studio running Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 w/a simple analog interface. There is a full 5 pc. drum set available in my home studio as well.