SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone.
I would describe my approach to playing bass guitar as intuitive, feel the groove and lock in with the drums. Over the years I’ve mostly played by ear but recently had some tuition to improve technique/theory and can now read chord charts. I’m not phased by complex arrangements and song structures - I toured with the Otis Grand Blues Band without any rehearsal having to learn the set from a CD the night before.
I’ve played in to many bands to mention, starting out in a surf pop/ska band in the late 70s moving on to Reggae, Afro Funk and Cow Punk. Also with various singer songwriters, writing bass lines to original material influenced by Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill and Johny Cash.
I’ve also been called to play with function and wedding bands covering a few jazz standards to more dancable latin jazz and New Orleans funk, notably with Pete Saunders, ex Dexys Midniight Runners.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Dec 20 2006
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
My favourite bass players are: James Jameson - Motown.
Bernie Edwards - Chic. Norman Watt Roy - Ian Dury. Anthony Jackson. Chuck Rainey - Steely Dan. Horace Panter - The Specials, I could go on!
I’ve an open mind and ears to most styles of music with a love for Soul, Funk, Latin, Blues, Rock and some Jazz.
Old Fender Jazz and Precision, acoustic bass guitar with pick ups, Trace Elliot head and cab. No effects just pure bass mainly played finger style.