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Jon Gillham


Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Keyboard, Trombone.


Good standard bass player, who sings a bit

30 years playing experience
Many styles played and love picking up new stuff all the time
I just love playing the bass, my wife would agree, she's tripping over them all the time and we are running out of wall space
Play a little upright too (3/4 size) but not rockabilly slap
Fretless, 5 string, slap, disco, rock, funk, jazz, prog
Young family and occasional work commitments (not stopping me playing in bands though, unless its touring or gigging every weekend)

Screen name:
Jon Gillham
Member since:
Oct 24 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:


Far too many to list and many have come and gone, I really like Guy Pratt's style and sound at the moment (Floyd, Ferry, Madonna, Michael Jackson, countless others)

I sound like me...whenever I hear me

I like lots of different techniques, all the flashy 2 handed tapping stuff for sure, double thumps, etc BUT there's not always a space for that stuff (and it gets a bit boring) so I prefer great fingerstyle and plec basslines and using slap when required

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Upright bass:


TC Electronic 250w Bass Combo
Tune TBC - 4
Tune TWB - 4
Sire V9 Fretless
Ibanez Roadstar Fretless, rebuilt one too many times
Mexican Fender Jazz bass
Harley Benton 5 string PJ bass
Full acoustic upright!
Squire Telecaster 6 string
Hudson Acoustic