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mike305988
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ABOUT

I started playing guitar at 14 - a lefty borrowing a friend's right-hander, thus joining Albert King, Dick Dale, Gerald Johnson, Doyle Bramhall ll et al as an upside-down southpaw - and never really stopped. Various bands through to my early 30s but a busy career in record label marketing and a young family forced a pause. I picked it up again as retirement approached and properly got back into it after moving from London to Rottingdean in 2015. I'm primarily a bass player and looking to join a band as the bassist, but can also double on guitars if required. Demos of my bass playing with The Astrelles and Pier Pressure are included here, plus demos by River Deep, on which I played lead guitar. I've gigged in the area with all 3 bands, playing funk, soul. pop, rock, blues, ska and reggae.

Screen name:
mike305988
Member since:
Oct 14 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Bass - Paul McCartney, Jaco Pastorious, Jack Bruce, Norman Watt Roy, Joe Dart, Ronnie Lane, Oteil Burbridge, Glenn Cornick, Andy Fraser, Danny Thompson, John Entwhistle, James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Lee Sklar, Gail Ann Dorsey, Larry Graham, Gerald Johnson, Tony Levin, Chuck Rainey, Mick Karn.

Guitar - Blake Mills, Ry Cooder, Derek Trucks, Joe Walsh, Vince Gill, Lowell George, Jimi Hendrix, John Martyn, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Baxter, Ry Cooder, Steve Cropper, Cory Wong, Eric Clapton, Larry Carlton, Mike Campbell, Ronnie Wood, Albert Lee, Lewis Taylor, John Mayer, Jimmy Page, Denny Diaz, Joni Mitchell, Peter Green, Jonny Greenwood, JJ Cale, Dave Rawlings, David Hidalgo.

Writers - Lennon/McCartney, David Bowie, Jagger/Richards, Ray Davies, Brian Wilson, Costello, Van Morrison, John Martyn, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Fagen/Becker, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Paddy McAloon, Lowell George, kd Lang, Blue Nile, JJ Cale, Ronnie Lane, Jeff Buckley, Stevie Wonder, Tom Waits, Tom Petty, Jason Isbell, Blair Dunlop, Burt Bacharach, etc, etc.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Ibanez SR1200L bass, Fender Jazz fretless bass, / Ampeg PF500 amp, Markbass cab. Telecasters /Vox combo amp. Taylor K24 and Faith Venus 12 string / Acus acoustic combo amp.

MUSIC