Willie Bop
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Bass Guitar, Upright bass, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

Started studying the saxophone in grammar school during the Kennedy administration. Than came Sunday, February 9, 1962, and everything changed .... well, almost everything. Continued with the sax (tenor & baritone) through high school, while playing the bass in rock-n-roll bands on weekends.

Later on, (seriously) studied bass in the vein of Lennie Tristano, Warren Marsh, Lee Konitz, Wes Montgomery; i.e., read charts, good timing, solid rhythm - cognizant of bass as an accompanist, and member of a band.

Have had the good fortune of growing-up (and sometime playing) with local guys that "made-it" but at this point content as an unsung hero (maybe like yourself) and still got my chops.

Screen name:
Willie Bop
Member since:
Aug 19 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
60
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Artis, Blanton, Jamerson, Babbitt, McCartney, Wyman, Collins, Mark Rocket, Rosas, Sting, Oakley, Lee and Others; Beatles, Mikey Flasher, Motown, Winter Brothers, Hank, Cash, Detriot Wheels, Berry, Derringer, Stones, Strangeloves, STP, Foo Fighters, Waters, etc. etc. etc. .... and Rock-n-Roll.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Accordion:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Fender Precision
G&L SB-1 & SB-2
Fender Musicmaster
Ampeg V-4B
Variety of Cabinets: 10's-15-18" reflex & folded

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