Tom Cat
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

In short, I'm a lead bassist. I've made it my mantra to bring the bass to the front of the stage as a lead instrument by incorporating the speed, complexity, and melodic improvisation of jazz into rock music. Among the many bands I've played in, some notable entries include Krankin’, Polar, No Comment, Nitro, Trips’s Society, Truce, Sons of God, Prayground, The Parlour Dogs, Snake Oil, SRP, and Maximum Impact. I've also done numerous sessions and studio work for a plethora of Detroit’s jazz, fusion, and rock artists.

I also play guitar (primarily acoustic) and some keyboards/piano.

I'm totally professional, extremely knowledgeable, and full of energy. I use the whole stage and engage the audience.

Screen name:
Tom Cat
Member since:
Feb 28 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I play Fender Jazz Basses that I've fully customized, and use either Ampeg or Trace Elliot amplification depending on the genre and venue. Along with that I utilize midi controlled effects (flange, phase, reverb, chorus, etc.) at line level, and a Shure QLXD4 wireless.