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matthew87611
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I have been playing bass for 12 years. This has included a music performance degree (in Bass) from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London. I am competent in all popular styles, including jazz and blues, though I specialize in Soul and Jazz Fusion. Very competent sight reader. I have played for function bands, funk bands and various one-off performances. I also play upright bass.

Have been playing saxophone for 14 years, which has included jazz and classical orchestras, function bands and open air performances. I have written and arranged horn parts for songs.

I have also played piano and keyboard competently for the past 5 years, focusing on jazz and funk chords, particularly interested in improvisation. Have played keyboard as part of large bands, accompanying solo singers, or accompanying and leading large choirs.

I have been an MD and arranger for various bands over the years. Am passionate about playing music and meeting new people.

Screen name:
matthew87611
Member since:
Nov 23 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
12
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Prince is my ultimate musical influence.
Soul: Motown and Stax, from start to present. Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles etc, Jill Scott
Disco and Funk: The Brothers Johnson, Chic, Marcus Miller, Anything relating to Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Jamiroquai
Rock: Faith No More, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, (Early) Van Halen, Cream, RATM, Pearl Jam, Yes, The Mars Volta, Metallica, Primus
Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robben Ford, Eric Clapton
Jazz: Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Peavy Grind 5 string Bass.
Stagg EUB (upright bass)
Roland Cube 100 amp with various effects).
Various larger speakers I can borrow
Yamaha alto Saxophone.
Bentley steel string acoustic guitar.
A car!