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cliff_wootton
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SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Experienced bass player with a very eclectic taste. Have played in many covers and function bands. Able to hit the ground running and sit in at short notice in emergencies. I have a very good ear. Have played in large and small ensembles, orchestras and duets/trios. Regularly playing in church most weeks and have done some larger events. Finding the groove and interesting harmonies to keep the musical pulse going is important to me. Sometimes when the piano player is all over the root notes I'll find a tenor part as an alternative and my instincts for supporting the singers are good. Diary permitting I am available most evenings and also for daytime gigs. Sunday is usually my busiest day. Outside of my church work, I am currently playing in a Ceildgh band for occasional gigs and a Progressive Folk/Rock band for recording and theatrical work.

Screen name:
cliff_wootton
Member since:
Apr 25 2018
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Acoustic Alchemy, Hugh Masekela, Tower of Power, Down to the Bone, Earth Wind & Fire, Nik Kershaw, Otmar Liebert, Jon Gibson, Jamiroquai, Incognito.

Interested in playing baroque classical music in the fashion of Sky (John Williams). Contemporary Christian music from 1970 to present and I keep up to date. I particularly like playing Latin Jazz & Fusion. Nouveau Flamenco, world music, and fusing African, Celtic and Latin styles.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

For generic use, I play a Steinberger Synapse 5 string bass. If the gig calls for reflective or melodic styles, I use a Small Body Stanley Clark Alembic four string. For pop covers and Jazz where I need synth bass sounds or double bass, I use a custom Alembic fitted with a GK pickup played through a Roland V-Bass 99. A range of bass rigs from small club size combos (mainly Roland because they are silent when not playing) up to larger Ashdown/Aguilar stacks. I am developing my fretless bass playing skills on an electric double bass.

MUSIC