SEEKINGBand to Join.
30+ years of stage and studio experience, pro-gear, pro-attitude and work ethic, reliable transportation, and deep repertoire spanning multiple genres of music. Would really like to get into something that's a mixed bag of funk, rock, soul, and groove (Please no metal, country or jam-bands - have nothing against listening to it, just don't want to play it). Easy going and laid back, but takes the work that has to go into getting gig ready, and the gig itself, very seriously. Mid-40's, young at heart with a serious day job and no delusions of "getting a major label deal and going on tour" at this point in life. This is meant to be fun first, and not a second job.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Mar 11 2019
- 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:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Les Claypool, Sting, Jaco Pastorius, George Porter Jr., Flea, James Jamerson, Larry Graham, Louis Johnson, Bootsy Collins, Steve Harris, Geezer Butler, Geddy Lee, Chris Squire (and the list goes on forever...)
- Bass Guitar:
Warwick Thumb Bass 5 Bolt-on
Ken Smith Proto-J 705
Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray HH 5 String
Stingray 4 String
Fender P-Bass Deluxe
Hartke 7000 with a GK 2x10 Neo Cab
Aguilar Tone Hammer 350 with a Markbass Traveler 2x10 cab
Boss Octaver, Chorus, Synth, Tech 21 Sansamp DI, MXR Envelope Filter
You're No Good
You're No GoodWay before I started playing bass I grew up in a house that had Linda Ronstadt on the turntable constantly. I always dug this song, and when I first heard the Vamp Kings do it, I knew I wanted to be part of the band. Their take is super-funky-groovy, and Vamp Kings are firing on all cylinders on this track.
I WishStruggled for years with this bass line.... Vamps nail this one.
Rock With You
Rock With You
I Cant Go For That (No Can Do I)
I Cant Go For That (No Can Do I)This tune jogs memories of Saturdays spent at the Roller Rink. Years later I caught Daryl doing this with Cee-Lo on Daryl's House, and now I'm playing the tune with the Vamp Kings. Life comes full circle.
KissThe Vamp King's funkified take on a Prince classic
Pick Up The Pieces
Pick Up The PiecesA two guitar take on the Average White Band classic.
Man Of Sand
Man Of SandThis track was recorded in 2001, shortly after Mark Sandman from Morphine died. Morphine was a massive influence on us, and you can hear I was listening to a ton of them, Dave Matthews Band and The Meters for the groove, Jaco for the tone, and Rush and Mike Watt for the melodic passages. Yes that's some slide bass in the into and outro, as an homage to Mark. Immensely proud to have been one of the players in this band - and the track still holds up as some of my best playing 13 years later.