tonykirmser
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ABOUT

I have played bass guitar with many groups, including two jazz big bands and currently an R&B/soul band called Sweet Beaver Soul Band. I have also played in pit orchestras for musicals and with various small jazz combos. I am looking to possibly play gigs with bands/groups in the area.

Screen name:
tonykirmser
Member since:
Nov 24 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Isley Brothers, Bootsy Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tower Of Power, Tony Toni Toné, War, Sublime, Donald Byrd, Harvey Mason, George Benson, Jorge Dalto, Gato Barbieri, Ivan Lins, Jeff Berlin, CAB, Mike Stern, Bob Berg, Joey DeFrancesco, Jimmy Bruno, Omar Hakim, Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco, Ron Carter, Abraham Laboriel, Nathan East, Jeff Lorber, Philippe Saisse, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Khan, Paulinho Da Costa, McCoy Tyner, Grover Washington Jr., Idris Muhammad, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Pass, Woody Herman, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, George Cables, Joe Farrell, Peter Erskine, Joe Beck, Bob Mintzer, Dolphins, John Tropea, Thom Rotella Band, Ernie Watts, Pat Martino, Roy Hargrove, John Scofield, Dave Holland, Gary Burton, Wayne Shorter, Charlie Hunter, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Maynard Ferguson, Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon, Tom Browne, Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, Eric Johnson, Brother Jack McDuff, Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass, Brecker Brothers, Ambrosia, David Benoit, Flim & the BB's, Jimmy Johnson, Allman Brothers Band, Pleasure, Roger Troutman/Zapp, Ohio Players, Lakeside, Slave, The Time, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Buddy Rich, Matrix, Anthony Jackson, Lee Ritenour, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tom Scott & The LA Express, Herb Alpert, Ozomatli, Jeff Beck, Eberhard Weber, Brothers Johnson, Bad Religion, Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, 311, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The Dramatics, Stone Temple Pilots, The O'Jays, Dave Weckl, Al Jarreau, Gary Bartz, Larry Carlton, Joe Sample, Spyro Gyra, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Hiram Bullock, Will Lee, Pat Metheny Group, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Yellowjackets, Booker T. & The MGs, anything on Memphis' Stax Records with Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass, Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald, Billy Joel, Jamiroquai, The Meters, Michael Jackson, Lettuce, King Curtis, Hall and Oates, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, Little Feat, James Brown, Dave & Don Grusin, Huey Lewis And The News, Clover, Toto, Jeff Porcaro, Journey, Grateful Dead, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Wes Montgomery, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Return To Forever, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, The Commodores, Parliament, Stevie Wonder, Christopher Cross, Brand New Heavies, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Van Halen, Sly & The Family Stone, Larry Graham, Chic, Kool & The Gang, Kenny Loggins, Jurassic 5, Bob James, Supertramp, Deep Banana Blackout, Deodato, Steve Winwood, Phil Collins, and countless others

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Fender '70s Jazz Bass Pau Ferro Fingerboard 3-Color Sunburst, Gallien-Krueger MB150S MicroBass Combo Amplifier (with Direct Out XLR), & Roland XP-10