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jeremy_ww
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SEEKING

Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Saxophone, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Looking for a bass player or multi-instrumentalist to play original material. There's a good collection of songs covering quite a range . . .
Influences are wide and varied.

Not trying to imitate or emulate anyone else.
(There might be some inadvertent, unconscious homages )

To attempt to narrow things down a little . . . it's not metal, punk, indie, disco or anything that relies on dressing up or pouting at cameras :) see influences section for a rambling discourse . . .

Drop me an email to arrange a telephone conversation - let's have a chat to fill in the details both ways and see if this is up your street.

Regards

Jeremy

JEREMY at M A S S E dot O R G dot U K

p.s. I'm mobile and happy to meet almost anywhere in London.

Screen name:
jeremy_ww
Member since:
Jul 07 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

For every influence I could mention I'd want to offer a qualifying reference. I like fragments or elements of a given song rather than the whole oeuvre of a particular band.

I'd far rather have a chat to throw ideas around and see where there is common ground.


However, if you can't resist a list, here you go !

- Alright Gandhi.
Exquisite, sparse, elegant.
Pictures float past.
A band full of love and beauty.

- Soul Coughing and Mike Doughty
Great words, great band, greater than the sum of its parts.
Recent reunion of Mike and Sebastian worked brilliantly.

- Radiohead
I like loads of elements of the band particularly the
intensity of the singing. Rather liking the hypnotic effect of
Thom Yorke's new band, The Smile.

- King Crimson
Lizard and Islands, current live band.
Starless is lovely.
Tony Levin is no slouch!

- Morphine
Lyrically interesting, great vocals, brilliant drummer,
astonishing chemistry - not looking for slide bass player
. . . but not adverse to experimentation.

- Billie Eilish,
something special about her singing and lyrics.
her brother is a real treasure.

- tUnE-yArDs, fascinating engagement with the idea.

- David Bowie, later period. mood and thread.
His singing got better as he matured.

- David Gilmour is a beautiful guitarist.
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to play like him !

- Portishead, Massive Attack.
Love the bottom end, love songs like Angel, Teaedrop.
Low bass, high floating voices, sparse, space, mood.

- Jon Martyn
The mood, atmosphere, those chords, the slurry voice.
All those chord tunings.

- Joni Mitchell
She can use all the chord tunings she likes !!!
Pastorious could try sounding less like pastorious once in a
while !!!!

- Biig Piig
Those live acoustic performances are beautiful. Lyrics, magic.

- Michael Woodman (Thumpermonkey)
Lovely voice, skillful arrangements.

- Zero 7 with Sia
Some brilliant songs with vocal arrangements that tingle.

- Allen Hinds, Greg Koch for guitar playing learning

- Bela Bartok, orchestral tone colors and modes.

- Gamelan music
Central Javanese more than Balinese.
Interested in how playing is approached, methodology.

- Gentle Giant
Great live.

- Other music on my playlists . . .
POLIÇA, Beck, Erykah Badu, Talking Heads,
Amy X Neuberg, St Vincent, Jon Hassell, Anna B Savage,
Tigersonic, TOOL, Raymond Scott, Uakti
Egg, Mont Cambell, Treat Her Right, Photek,
Jonny Trunk, Snarky Puppy, Hooverphonic,

Not saying I like every aspect of every artist or tune however, I can learn from everything.


Then of course influences don't indicate a desire to emulate that band or genre. Influenced by everything I've heard, want to sound like myself 'cause I figure I'll do a better job of sounding like me than anything else.

Be great to have a conversation to let you know more about what we're doing and where that might fit in with what you are looking for.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Guitar rig using amp modellers, excellent supplementary fx and full range cabs. Good quality microphones, vocal channel and fx.