MarkRound
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Background Singer.

ABOUT

My background is the classic "frustrated guitarist turned bassist" story! I dabbled with guitar for around 10 years, but switched to bass a few years ago and never looked back. Can't beat standing in front of a TC Electronic stack and feeling the bass slam you in the back :)

I also really enjoy sound engineering and live sound - I have a full PA system and lights (with public liability insurance), so if you want someone to come and run sound at a gig, just give me a shout! I have uploaded some of my tracks to this profile so you can get an idea of some of the sound engineering work I've done with one of my previous bands.

My main focus is really playing in covers bands, but I have also dabbled in writing original material and it would be nice to be able to bounce a few ideas off someone. Maybe knock my ideas into some sort of coherent songs!

Contact me here, or at bandmix@markround.

Screen name:
MarkRound
Member since:
Jul 06 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

You hum it, I'll play it! I love all kinds of music, from classic rock (Stones, Floyd, Led Zep, etc.), modern rock and 90's alternative, all the way through to death metal and industrial and out on the other side to trance and electronic music.

Although I have written and recorded my own trance & metal-based music (See my tracks "The River" and "The Pleiades" for some of the more out-there stuff I'm into), I'm mainly into playing classic rock/metal and modern "alternative" stuff. See my band's cover of "Word Up" and "Fire Woman" (video and tracks links should show up on this page and in the audio player at the top) for an idea of my more traditional rock playing.

The bands I've been in have played the usual covers stuff - from slightly "heavier" things to 90's alternative, 60s and 70s classics and so on. I would love to meet up with other musicians to chat, talk shop (especially sound engineering, rackmount toys and that sort of stuff) and maybe have a jam or gig with.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Ibanez Prestige SR5000e (my main bass)
Ibanez SR375 5-string
Vintage bass for drop tunings
Stagg upright double bass

Full PA system :
* Full private liability insurance
* Lights
* Analogue and Digital consoles (Presonus, X32/S16, Allen & Heath)
* Couple of outboard racks (power amp, EQ, compressors, FX, etc)
* EV ZLX12 & ZLX15P speakers
* Alto TSUB15 sub woofer
* powered monitor wedges
* stands, SM58 vocal mics, drum mics and more XLR cables than you can shake a stick at!

Full bass rack for gigs featuring :
* Crown Drivecore XLS 2000 power amp
* Avid Eleven Rack Multi FX
* TC Electronic BC212 and BC210 cabs

MUSIC