Jon Gillham


Band to Join, Drums.


A bass player who loves to experiment with different styles and try creative sounds and styles.

Best described as a real fusion player, like to play all sorts of music.

Very funky slap and fingerstyle player but really whatever a song needs, also play with plec and fingerstyle.

If something sounds cool or makes you feel good you want to play it don't you?

Started out into hard rock, metal, thrash but now listen too and play lots of funk, disco, jazz styles, really anything I like, prefer not to be pigeonholed or stereotyped.

Happy to jam and be creative even join a band to experiment with sounds and ideas with a view to gigs.

Also happy just to play a few covers!

Very busy usually with work travel, family and keeping as fit as possible make sure I find time for Music!

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


To name a few of the most influential
Verdine White, Larry Graham, Nate Watts, Bernard Edwards
Geddy Lee, JPJ, John Entwhistle
Flea, Jaco, Stanley Clarke
Les Claypool, Mark King
John Taylor, Sting, Phil Lynott
Too many great bass players out there I have admired or stolen something from.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Upright bass:


300w Behringer Bass Amps with 2x10 & 1x15 cabs.
Tune TBC - 4
Tune TWB - 4
Yamaha TRBX5A
Ibanez Roadstar Fretless, rebuilt many times!
Squier VM Jazz Bass Fretless
Harley Benton Jazz Basses x 2 (don't snigger, sound a play great!)
Full acoustic upright!
Squire Telecaster 6 string
Hudson Acoustic
n-track recording studio