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ABOUT

I'm a bass guitarist looking for an existing band, trios, duets, or anyone that wants to play gigs on a regular basis. Any kind of Blues, Classic Rock, Rock, Country, or Americana band would be perfect. However, I will entertain almost all reasonable offers. The important part is to get out in front of people and play. I am a full-time musician; I play bass and practice bass, that's it, I have no other distractions. So if you are serious about getting out and gigging full time, I'm your guy for bass. I can play anytime (except Wednesday), anywhere (within reason).

I am also very interested in any one-off opportunities; providing bass for recordings, songwriting collaboration projects, etc.... I have electric and acoustic bass guitars along with bass rigs for most small to large venues. I am also set up to record bass tracks for your scratch tracks or masters at my place if you find getting people all in one place to complete a recording is difficult.

My music career started back in 1963 in Niagara Falls, NY when I performed my first paying gig. I worked playing bass during those 15 years in the Falls extensively around Western and Central New York and Southern Ontario. My playing did slow in St Louis and Dallas because of family and trying to maintain a day job. The family is all grown and I retired a few years back, so music is all I do today.

Currently, I am playing the occasional gig around North Houston with "The Can't Hardly Playboys & One Girl Band", a predominantly Country/Texas Country Outlaw band that also does a small amount of Classic Rock. On evenings during the week, you can find me providing bass for anyone asking as part of duets for a couple of local guitar players/singers at Open Mics at Puffabelly's, Swanny's, Green Oaks Tavern, and Americana. I also cover the occasional festival or charity event. I am also always available to anyone looking for a bass for recording or original song development.

I enjoy playing Blues, Country, Funk, Classic Rock, Jazz, R&B, Southern Rock, Contemporary Christian, and just about anything else with a good bass line. I'll work with a full band or back an acoustic player either with an electric bass or acoustic bass. BTW, I play real bass, laying down the bottom with a solid beat and try to stay hooked up with the drummer. I am not a bass soloist and have no interest in a lead guitar player trapped in a bass player's body.

I am available for practice days, evenings, and weekends with adequate notice.

So whether its a full-time gig working for a club with a band or you just need a bass player for a one-time performance, I'm your guy; let's talk.

I can be contacted via e-mail at myblackz06@gmail.com

If you are interested in collaborating on a song, contact me on Kompoz ( https://www.kompoz.com/music/artist/p-bass-player ) or drop me an e-mail.

There are also additional details about my bass playing on my website at
http://WillieFavero.com/Bassist/

My YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/williefavero/

A member of the Houston Blues Society, http://houstonbluessociety.org/

Screen name:
Willie_Favero
Member since:
Apr 13 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

The Crusaders, Tower of Power, Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, The Electric Flag, Quick Silver Messenger Service, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, the original Quick Silver Messenger Service, the original Blood Sweet & Tears, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chicago, Steely Dan, Beatles, Moody Blues, Stevie Wonder, The Who, ZZ Top, Thom Rotella, Joe Bonamassa, Jamiroquai, Merle Haggard, Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Earl Keen Jr, Lynlrd Skynyrd, and any kind of 60s Motown.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Beginner
Rhythm Guitar:
Beginner
Upright bass:
Beginner
Vocalist:
Beginner
Vocalist - Tenor:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

I currently own:
Electric Bass Guitars (J & P, both active and passive)
Fretless Bass Guitars
Acoustic Bass Guitars
500 W bass amp (DI ready)
2x10" extension cab (if necessary)
15" extension cab (if necessary)
40 W bass amp (DI ready) for smaller gigs
DI Pedal for direct to house
A few pedals that I use only for recording

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Birthday Party

I kind of do the "House Bass" thing for Puffabelly's open mic. If someone would like a little bass accompaniment, I try to provide.

Providing mid-week entertainment with "The Can't Hardly Playboys and one Girl Band". The band starts at 5:00 PM and usually goes to at least 8:30 PM... maybe longer if we have dancers and we're having fun.

New Year's Eve party

I kind of do the "House Bass" thing for Puffabelly's open mic. If someone would like a little bass accompaniment, I try to provide.

Chuck Collins Open Mic

I kind of do the "House Bass" thing for Puffabelly's open mic. If someone would like a little bass accompaniment, I try to provide.

Providing mid-week entertainment with "The Can't Hardly Playboys and one Girl Band". The band starts at 5:00 PM and usually goes to at least 8:30 PM... maybe longer if we have dancers and we're having fun.

Benefit in support of "Toys for Tots".

Old Town Spring "Home for the Holidays"

Birthday Party

Old Town Spring "Home for the Holidays" festival

“Benefit for The Homeless”

Providing mid-week entertainment with "The Can't Hardly Playboys and one Girl Band". The band starts at 5:00 PM and usually goes to at least 8:30 PM... maybe longer if we have dancers and we're having fun.

Played bass for Moe Hansum Band with Rich DelGrosso, Clennis High, and Mike Durbin.

Supplied bass for Jarrod's band.

We will be providing a musical pre-show for the Old West Melodrama's last performance of "Trouble at the Tropicabana" on October 19, 2018. The show takes place at Puffabelly's Old Depot Restaurant in Old Town Spring at 100 Main St, Spring, Texas 77373

https://www.facebook.com/oldwestmelodrama/

Playing with "The Can't Hardly Playboys and One Girl Band" for a Friday night a Jumbo's Road House in Hockley Texas.

Playing with "The Me, Jennifer, Joe & Willie Band" for the Melodrama Preshow

I'll be onstage supporting various performers from Noon until 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Puffabellys Old Depot Restaurant in Old Town Spring. Their address is 100 Main St, Spring, Texas 77373.

http://www.puffabellys.com/

Playing with 5 groups of performers on Puffabelly's Outside Courtyard Stage

Playing with 2 groups of performers on Puffabelly's Outside Courtyard Stage

I'll be performing with "The Can't Hardly Playboys and One Girl Band" Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Jimbo's Road House (https://www.facebook.com/jimbosroadhouse/) in Hockley Texas at 35230 Hempstead Hwy. The band starts at 5:00 PM and plays until 8:30 PM (sometimes later).

Playing bass for Open Jam

Supplying bass for multiple Open Mic'ers

Playing bass for "Murder of Crows Blues Band"

I'll be performing with "The Can't Hardly Playboys and One Girl Band" Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Jimbo's Road House (https://www.facebook.com/jimbosroadhouse/) in Hockley Texas at 35230 Hempstead Hwy. The band starts at 5:00 PM and plays until 8:30 PM (sometimes later).

I'll be performing with "The Can't Hardly Playboys and One Girl Band" Sunday, August 19, 2018, at Jimbo's Road House (https://www.facebook.com/jimbosroadhouse/) in Hockley Texas at 35230 Hempstead Hwy. The band starts at 3:00 PM and plays until 7:00 PM (sometimes later).

100 Main St, Spring, TX 77373, USA

I'll be performing with "The Can't Hardly Playboys and One Girl Band" Wednesday August 15, 2018, at Jimbo's Road House (https://www.facebook.com/jimbosroadhouse/) in Hockley Texas at 35230 Hempstead Hwy. The band starts at 5:00 PM and plays until 8:30 PM (sometimes later).

Open Mic with Keith Rogers

Patti Sullivan's Good-Bye show

Old Town Spring's Christmas festival. Playing bass for a couple of acoustic performers on Puffabelly's Outdoor Stage.

Old Town Spring's Christmas festival. Playing bass for a couple of acoustic performers on Puffabelly's Outdoor Stage.

Our every other Wednesday performance at Jimbo's.

Providing bass guitar for a couple of acoustic performances on on pUffabelly's Outdoor Stage.

What's the perfect weekend activity to cap off that wonderful Thanksgiving meal you just enjoyed with family and friends? Spend your Saturday afternoon listening to some excellent live music on Puffabelly's Outdoor Courtyard Stage at Puffabelly's Old Depot Restaurant (100 Main Street, Old Town Spring, Texas).

Puffabelly's will be showcasing the Talented Performers from Puffabelly's "Open Mic Nite Thursdays". There's plenty of seating available in the Outdoor Courtyard with outdoor dining and beverage service being made available by Puffabelly's Old Depot Restaurant.

Saturday (November 25, 2017) Lineup
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11:25 AM - Kenny Courville --- Opening Set
12:00 PM - Table 4 Free Evolution
12:40 PM - D. Becker w/ Namkin & McFarland
1:20 PM - The Me & Jennifer BandThe Band
2:00 PM - Todd ‘Barefoot’ Martin
2:40 PM - Jacob Marshall
3:20 PM - Barbara Strong & Kevin Griffin
4:00 PM - Barry Rome w/Willie Favero
4:40 PM - Kenny Closing ...then Open Jam!

8-12 gig at Whiskey Tango Bar and Grill

Jimbo's Roadhouse, 35230 Hempstead Hwy, Hockley, TX 77447, USA

Puffabelly's Old Depot Restaurant, 100 Main St, Spring, TX 77373, USA

Benefit for Hurricane Harvey flood victems

Get ready to add a party to your commute... It's almost Wednesday (May 24, 2017).

That's right, tell all your friends that "The Can't Hardly Playboys & One Girl Band" will be back again performing at Jimbo's Road House this Wednesday (May 24, 2017), starting as usual at 5 PM and playing through to 8 PM, sometimes even later if we have dancers and the crowd is having fun.

You all stop by and say “Hello”.!!! You can have a listened to some good old Texas Outlaw Country along with some of your favorite Classic Rock, all while do a little dancing and enjoying your favorite cold beverage. If you're hungry, after all it is 5:00 PM, you can even grab a sandwich, slice of pizza, or choose from any number of other hot food selections available.

So, spread the word... the more people, the more fun will be had... and we're looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!!!

"The Can't Hardly Playboys & One Girl Band" performs at Jimbo's Road House every other Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

JIMBO'S ROAD HOUSE
35230 Hempstead Hwy
Hockley, Texas 77447

The benefit will be held at Monaville Hall on May 20, 2017. It starts at 1:00 pm and goes to late... There will be food, bands, an auction, and more.

Monaville Hall is located in Waller at....
13527 Cochran Road
Waller, Texas
77484