Willie Bop
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Bass player with eclectic tastes and experiences ~ initially studied saxophone (grammar school through high school; tenor & baritone) while simultaneously playing bass in rock-n-roll bands on weekends.

Seriously studied bass in the vane of Lennie Tristano, Warren Marsh, Charlie Christian, Lee Konitz, Wes Montgomery; i.e., can read charts, excellent sense of time, solid rhythm - cognizant of bass as an accompanist and foundation of rhythm section.

Grew-up (and sometime played) with local guys that "made-it" ~ very happy to still have chops and pride in ability to deliver a good product.

Listen to "Music List" tunes, which I play on.

Fast learner-Know lots of tunes-Responsible

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

Influences

Artis, Blanton, Jamerson, Babbitt, Flowers, Glaub, McCartney, Wyman, Collins, Rosas, Oakley, Sting, Shannon, Sulton and others; Beatles, Bowie, Hendrix, Winter Brothers, Hank, Cash, Derringer, Rundgren, Muddy, Zevon, Detriot Wheels, Stones, Strangeloves, STP, Foo Fighters, Motown, etc. etc. etc. .... and Rock-n-Roll.

Instrument experience:

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

EQUIPMENT

Fender Jazz/Precision
Fodera Ying-Yang
G&L LB-1
Rickenbacker 4003S
Engelhardt ES1

Ampeg V-4B
Markbass
Mesa Boogie
Variety of Cabinets

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