SEEKINGBand to Join.
I'm a melodic bass player/guitarist with a good ear, an approachable personality and a high-energy stage presence. I've also got absolutely no musical prejudice, good music is just good music!
I do have a day job, but it's flexible. I'm looking to join a band that is fun and interesting. I am also very much into songwriting, especially collaborating, and ideally would like a band that would allow me to do that. No ego issues though, I love a good choon regardless of who wrote it!
I can't reply through here, so if you'd like to contact me just give me a shout at carlos_grau@
- Screen name:
- Carlos G
- Member since:
- Nov 06 2010
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Music I listen to:
Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Steve Vai, Led Zeppelin, Ramones, AC/DC, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against The Machine, Steel Pulse, Sigur Ros, Air, Spin Doctors, The Killers, The Rock of Travolta, Maximum Indifference, Roy Buchanan, Bombay Bicycle Club, Postmodern Jukebox, System of a Down, Frank Zappa, Jane's Addiction, Jimi Hendrix, L'Arc-en-Ciel, Florence and The Machine, Lake Street Dive, Peter Tosh, Dixie Chicks, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen, Marillion, Iron Maiden, Fetish, October Project, Tori Amos, Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, Mozart, Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bach, Pearl Jam, Guns 'n Roses, Chapter XIII, The Eagles, Dream Theater, Louis Armstrong, Rush, Victor Wooten, Saga, Fish, Dave Matthews Band, Stefan Grapelli, Django Reinhardt, Faith No More, Dixieland jazz, Steve Morse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, B.B. King, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Porcupine Tree, The Clash, Kansas, Men at Work, Ismael Lo, Vanessa-Mae, Spock's Beard, Fun Lovin' Criminals, U2, Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada, Rancid, Nickel Creek, Parliament Funkadelic, Norah Jones, Velvet Revolver, Green Day, Travis Tritt, Wolfmother, Rammstein, Audioslave, Maná, Elguapo, Hank Williams, Aleph, Blink-182, Skindred, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Vivaldi, Nirvana, Metallica, Belly, Hayseed Dixie, You Me At Six, Cantaloop, Justpassingthru, The Cure, Sly and the Family Stone, Black Oak Arkansas, 4 Front, Santana, The Police, Queen, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, Johnny Cash, Foo Fighters, Blues Traveller, Paganini, No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, Stevie Ray Vaughan, My Chemical Romance, Machine and the Synergetic Nuts, The Hellecasters, Soweto String Quartet, David Bowie, Rubén Blades, Jaco Pastorius, Soda Stereo, Code Red, Blackberry Smoke, Eric Johnson, The Mars Volta, Muse, Vampire Weekend.
And some 'disposable' pop ditties are pretty cool too, but I won't mention those because it would be embarrassing...
- Bass Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Lead Guitar:
- Rhythm Guitar:
4-string Westfield Fender Precision copy bass, Bentley Series 10 Explorer guitar, Legend fretless bass, Zenison 5-string banjo, Stagg Classical guitar, Zoom effects pedal.
Mellow Bass Solo
Mellow Bass Solo Genre: Other
Just a fun track, trying out a new bass tone...
El Pistolero Year: 2014 Genre: Other
On a dusty Texas town, a duel at high noon...
El Bass Shredder!
El Bass Shredder! Year: 2016 Genre: Latin
I know, you're not supposed to play bass as a lead instrument, but I stumbled on this excellent backing track on YouTube and couldn't resist... Just having fun! One take, all the mistakes are there, I just went back once over it to do some harmony bits. Credits: Backing track is "Sultana Smoothie" by Stax of Trax. Solo is me :-)
Uphill Both Ways Every Day
Uphill Both Ways Every Day Year: 2017 Genre: Country
I've just gone n' written a good 'ol, cry-in-your-beer country tune with a whole bunch of ridiculous lyrics. Just for fun! I played everything in this here ditty (except for the drum track)... Pedal Steel guitar sound was done by fiddling with the volume knob.
Trying out a new lead tone...
Faux Souk Year: 2013 Genre: World
I had been listening to a lot of African music that week, and decided to try my hand at writing a Soukous-style tune...
Theme For An Imaginary Series
Theme For An Imaginary SeriesLearning to use GarageBand...
Rusty StringsRemixed with compression, I think it sounds better maybe? Still learning...
UphillI've just gone n' written a good 'ol, cry-in-your-beer country tune with a whole bunch of ridiculous lyrics. Just for fun! I played everything in this here ditty (except for the drum track)...
El PistoleroA theme for an imaginary Mexican...
¡El Bass Shredder!
¡El Bass Shredder!I know, you're not supposed to play bass as a lead instrument, but I stumbled on this excellent backing track on YouTube and couldn't resist... Just having fun! One take, all the mistakes are there, I just went back once over it to do some harmony bits. Credits: Backing track is "Sultana Smoothie" by Stax of Trax. Solo is me :-)
Czardas BitJust today I learned the name of this tune, I remember it from the Bugs Bunny cartoons!
Over The Rainbow Bass Solo
Over The Rainbow Bass SoloA lazy Sunday afternoon...
El RatónI did this one the other day (as a tribute to the late great Cheo Feliciano) but wasn't happy with the way the main melody was buried in the mix. Hopefully it's better now...
Faux SoukI've been listening to a lot of African music this week...
Tumbao BeatMy first attempt at something Latin. Two basslines having fun on the dancefloor...
NocturnalJust a sketch...
Broken. Sophie Kimm feat. Carlos Grau
Broken. Sophie Kimm feat. Carlos GrauThis is a rough sketch, lots of mistakes on my part, but you get the idea... Hope you like.
Little ViolinA little original melody, to try out a new tone...
Mellow Bass Solo
Mellow Bass SoloI was fiddling around with the settings on my Line6 and came up with this really purty tone...