Keysnbassman
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Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I'm a 53 year old bassist and keyboard player. I have over 35 years of experience of live performance work and about 30 years of occasional studio work.
Generally, bass guitar is my chosen instrument although I am very comfortable playing piano or keyboards as well.
As a bassist, I pride myself in being a musical bassist, sympathetic to the music being played and a firm believer in the 'less is more unless otherwise necessary' school of thought.
As a keyboard player I am a classically trained pianist although I prefer to play other genres, mainly blues, rock, jazz and (clever) pop. This said, I have no desire to be the focal point or featured instrumentalist in any band. I am quite happy to sit in the background contributing to the overall sound of the band, (with perhaps only the occasional short solo - just to let people know that I'm there).
I have recently been performing as bassist in live theatre band work in Chester Mystery Plays at Chester and Liverpool Cathedrals. This has also incorporated some live TV performances and studio work.
I now find myself at a loose end and I have a desperate urge to get out there playing decent live music with a band of decent musicians, so if there is anyone out there that needs a decent bassist, I can provide good solid punchy rock basslines to silky smooth jazzy fretless bass.

Screen name:
Keysnbassman
Member since:
Oct 08 2013
Active within 1 week
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

Influences

Peter Gabriel, Tony Levin, Sting, Genesis, Steely Dan, Eagles, Billy Joel, Toto, Boston, Santana, David Sancious, Chick Corea, Dill Katz, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, etc...

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Flute:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Harp:
Moderate
Vocalist - Bass:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Drums:
Intermediate
Saxophone:
Beginner
Acoustic Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Basses: Yamaha RB160, Fender MP Jaguar, customised 1975 Fender Jazz Fretless

Keyboards: Roland FP4, Roland JV2080 rack synthesiser, Roland A30 Controller, Yamaha YS200, Yamaha TQ5 Module, Yamaha KY7 Keytar controller, Yamaha DX7, Korg M1, Moog Prodigy.

Amplifiers: Roland Bass Cube 100, 2x Roland Cube 80XL, Carlsboro KB90 Keyboard/Bass combo.

PA System: Behringer Xenyx 2220 22 Channel Mixer, Behringer Eurorack 1220 Rack mount 12 Channel Mixer, Behringer Ultragraph Pro FBQ3102 Equaliser, Behringer Ultragraph Pro FBQ6200 Equaliser, 2x DBX Driverack Sound Processors, 2x Behringer EP1500 1500w Power Amplifiers, 2x McGregor 250w 4 Channel Amp Heads, 2x McGregor 250w full range 12" Speaker Cabs, 2x SEE 15" Bass Reflex Cabs 200w, 2x Peavey 12" full range 500w Speaker Cabs, 2x Peavey 15" full range 500w Speaker Cabs, 2x Peavey 15" Bass Sub 600w Speaker Cabs,

Recording: Panasonic 24 Channel Rack Mount Line Mixer, Behringer Powerplay HA8000 8 Channel Headphone Mixer & Distribution Amplifier, Fostex MR16 Digital Recorder, Boss BR600 Digital Recorder.