den312627
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone.

ABOUT

I've being playing for 47 years Classically trained on bass tromben. Played in many genres of music, mainly Soul, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Fusion, Disco and Prog. Rock and Classical. I play 4, 5, 6, string Bass as well as fretless. Having been fully professional, l've done pit orchestra work, studio sessions and countless live gigs. I'm passionately committed to playing and my love of music in general is second to none. I have loads of really professional gear and transport, so distance is not a problem. Also, l play Bass Trombone to a similar professional standard and have played in most of the prerequisite ensembles that require a bass trombone...

Screen name:
den312627
Member since:
May 17 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Many amazing Bassists from the Jazz Fusion genre, too many to mention. Disco and Soul together with funk and Blues and also Prog. Rock. This list could be ridiculously long, so I haven't mentioned any names. Although listening to sublime bassists in their genres, l don't feel any urge to play the rather non-commercial material as the public in general aren't at all interested in hearing it. I love melody and the two-way interaction one gets when gigging to a really appreciative audience. There's nothing quite like getting the punters up dancing if that's the music you're playing...

If l had to mention just 3 of my all time favourite bassists, they are Chris Squire, Jeff Berlin and Abraham Laboriel. Chris playing in 'YES' was the guy being so amazing, who made me realise that l just had to play bass. I'd already been playing brass for 7 years prior...

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Trombone:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Roscoe hand built Basses (4 and 5 string), Paul Lairat 'Stega' custom deluxe 5 string, Status Graphite 4 string, Sire Marcus Miller 4 string Jazz Bass, Cort 6 string and a fretless Tobias. Bergantino amplification and Bergantino cabinets. Several effects pedals on a pedal board.

Yamaha YBL 830G Xeno Custom Bass Trombone.

4 six string guitars, both acoustic and electric.