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**Currently in a band full time, so not available**
I'm a talented and experienced bass player and vocalist with a great valve sound based in Eastleigh in the Southampton area.
I'm not looking to make money, Age or sex is not important, just to meet and play in a decent local band, or jam with competent musicians from the South Hants area and play some of the songs i love or some exciting original music, perhaps with a mind to starting a new project.
No ego, I'm friendly, chunky and tattoed and quite youthful for my age and experience. Hair is short at the moment, but any style is possible if needed to fit a band,
I have played various styles from metal, to blues, grunge, rock and Alt, as well as a stint in a function outfit where I was joint lead singer.
Over recent years, I have played with a superb classic rock band called Hammerhead (see demo), touring around the South East.
I then played bass for the live EP release gigs with songwriter, session guitarist and celebrated slide player Mickey Wynne, who formed The Pioneers with John Entwhistle, playing such venues as the 12 bar club in Soho and the Albert in Brighton. This also included country rock recording sessions with actor Patrick Bergin at Westway Studios in Brighton.
Finally, I did a two year stint with the Foe Fighters, who were the most successful Foo Fighters tribute in the South of England (see demo), playing venues such as large outdoor festivals, Phoneyfest, The Latest Music Bar in Brighton and Talking Heads in Southampton.
So far as bass goes, I play with tone, passion and drive. Coupled with a good drummer, I'm the engine room for your band.
I can play more or less any style including fretless.
My vocals range from gritty rock or blues to a passable Jimi Hendrix or Hugh Cornwell. I have sung backing vocals in most of the projects I have been involved with and I have a good range.
I'm willing to front a band if the music is right for my voice, or just hold down the low end with my bass.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 12 2010
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Metal, Alt, Grunge, post grunge, Rock, Blues, Southern Rock, Punk, funk-o-metal R&B, Prog. Pop, 60's. I love all the greats past and present, including some weird stuff like Zappa and Primus and the Pixies.
- Bass Guitar:
Ampeg SVT3Pro 400w valve head.
Ampeg SVT classic 4x10 cab.
Black Music Man Sterling 4 string bass with Hipshot detuner.
Warmoth "Fendermoth" 4 string fretless precision in stripped unfinished Alder.
Full pedal board.
I also have a PA system (tops and bins), including Mics.