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MarkMarek
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join.

ABOUT

I am a bass player looking for an engaging project to get involved in .- could be ska/2tone, could be in the style of Flogging Molly , could be upbeat covers band - as long as i can see an audience bouncing along to it i dont mind ????

Playing live is my fave thing to do - not so worried about recording but have done a little .

Have had a lot of live experience (not recently!) in and around Bristol playing bass instruments in various bands with various flavours of style ranging from skiffle and folk to ska and punk .

During lockdown I have been getting into some 70's disco(chic, fatback band) and funk (parliament/bootsy ) bass lines just for lols - really enjoyed that.

I do not read music, play by ear but can pick up a tune and play a bass line after a couple of listens generally - although muse histeria is proving a little more challenging

I play most days for an hour or so - lockdown has seen that go up to 2 or 3 hours some days (Netflix is so samey !!) so lockdown has been useful from that point of view.

The demo track is part of a jam/rehearsal session recorded on a phone in April 2021 - first time i had played the original material and with the band so be kind ! If you can try and listen on something with some bass response ( eg not a phone!) to get a proper idea .

Screen name:
MarkMarek
Member since:
Apr 13 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Genres I enjoy playing
Ska/2 Tone (Specials , The Beat , The Selecter etc)
Reggae /Ska / Rocksteady (Anything Trojan/Studio 1)
Punk/New wave (Clash/Blondie/Ramones/Pistols/Undertones etc)
Electro/Swing - Caravan Palace, Parov Stelar, anything on Post Modern Jukebox etc
Disco/Funk - Parliament, Chic, Nile Rodgers , Bootsy Collins etc

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Upright bass:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

A couple of Trace Elliot amps
A Fender Jazz used with a few effects pedals and Sennheiser Wireless system,
A Musicman Sterling
A Yamaha 5 string for when I need to know how low can I go
A 1940's Hungarian double bass
A 1960's tea chest bass with a 2010 pickup upgrade
I will be replacing the markbass rig I sold just before lockdown at some point soon too .

MUSIC