- Member #
- Member since
- 28 Apr 2009
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Background Singer, Bass Guitar
- Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative/Modern Rock
- Screen name:
- Stoke-on-Trent, England, ST8
- 22 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
- Background Singer:
- Bass Guitar:
Band to Join, Background Singer, Keyboard, Drums, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - General, Other, Vocalist - Alto.
Im the bass player for Stoke-on-Trent based Hard Rock band Blue Origin, however I'm also looking to play in various other bands & acts, as I just love making music.
Get in touch with me either over Facebook (search Danny Venom-Higgins) or email me at email@example.com
Currently I'm wanting to start playing in something heavier than my current band (think, Pantera, Black Label Society, Cancer Bats, Everytime I Die).
Or something along a "Sleaze Rock" vein (think Ratt, Skid Row, Motley Crue, Velvet Revolver etc)
I draw alot of influence from pretty much any music that I listen to, for a good few years of my playing, that was mostly metal musicians, however in the past 12-18 months, I've drawn alot from more classic rock, alternative rock & even jazz, blues, & funk player, I think that this large pool of influence has helped me to become a more well rounded player.
However, I would generally sight my main influences as a bass player as the following:
Josh Newton (Every Time I Die & The Damned Things), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), James LoMenzo (White Lion, Ozzy, Pride & Glory, Black Label Society), Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx AM), Rex Brown (Pantera, Down), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Steve Vai, various others), Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Dethklok, various others), Justin Chancellor (Tool), Blasko (Rob Zombie, Ozzy).
Dean Hillsboro Jazz (active jazz style, maple fretboard, 2-band pre-amp)
Dean Demonator (active Thunderbird style bass, 2-band pre-amp)
Dean Spire (active Thunderbird/Mockingbird style, 3-band pre-amp)
Dean Edge Hammer (active Ibanez-y type bass, 2-band pre-amp)
500 watt Hartke, LH500 (valve/solid state hybrid) & Marshall VBC 4x12 cab.
Pedalboard full of stuff for different tones & sounds (from clean & phat funk, to bluesy growl, to that classic SVT snarl, even to fuzzed out awesomeness. 4
Current board: Line 6 Wireless -> Korg Pitchblack Tuner -> Ashdown Sub-Octaver -> Digitech Synth-Wah Envelope Filter -> Ashdown James LoMenxo Hyperdrive -> Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff -> BOSS PH-2 Super Phaser)
Currently saving for a valve amp & different sounding basses (fretless, 5 string, hollowbody etc)