SEEKING

Band to Join, Bass Guitar.

ABOUT

I love the bass. I fool with other instruments, but I can't leave the bass guitar. I've been playing for a while now. I started in Chicago cutting my teeth at Rosa's on the west side. Of course, being a middle-class kid from the 'burbs, I got with some buddies and played some good rock and roll, the went into pop-punk stuff for a while. I moved to HI in the mid-90's and got a gig w/a country rock band. Pretty fun, I scored a reggae gig there on a sand bar. My favorite memory (tastes like rum). Then it was off to NY where I hooked up with my bro, Jethro Payson, from Illinois Payson. We did pretty good. gigged every week for a few years.

Off S. UT in 2004 saving animals and playing bass on the side. there are only a small number of us bottom enders here so I get to play a lot more than I thought. I've become so much more fluid that I'm looking at trying to get a traveling gig for the summer.

I'll upload a few tunes from some of the stuff I recorded with these groups.

UPDATE: Southern Utah came to a crashing halt! I'm back in NY! Long Island actually. I got a job in the Hamptons. The only gig I found so far is open mic nite at Quoguee's Pub in East Quogue.

UPDATE: Long Island was a bust. Lost the job. Now in Philly. I actually am living in S. Jersey. But I work and play in Philly. Trying to get something together with singer/songwriter Brant Buckley.

Playing around the Philly area still. Many gigs, many musicians. Still at it and enjoying.

Screen name:
topscratch
Member since:
Aug 09 2009
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

A whole range of influences. Classic rock played a large role growing up. John Paul Jones and the Zeppelin crew. The Who, Beatles, Stones.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime

Motown - James Jamerson

I love Booker T and the MG's

Bootsy,

Parliment Funkadelic

I learned at open mic blues nights. Mostly at Rosa's in Chicago.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Fender Jazz
Fender Bassman 200
Ampeg 115ba
Vox 60 Watt 15"
MXR DI
Source Audio Orbital Modulator
Digitech Bass Squeeze
Boss Syb-5 envelope filter
Digitech BP200

Just added! Douglas 5-String Fretless

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Olde City Rock and Soul will be performing at Pepper's in King of Prussia, PA from 9pm-1pm.
www.oldecityrockandsoul.com
https://www.facebook.com/OCRnS/

I will be playing a set with Disco Machine Gun at Kungfu Neck Tie in Philadelphia.

DISCO MACHINE GUN • Caustic Casanova • Slaughtaur at KUNG FU NECKTIE in the Party Lounge

1250 N. Front St. In Philadelphia, PA