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Neil_W
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ABOUT

Currently with a jazz/funk covers band (Cool Fire, "smoothjazzfunk" on FB, gigging in the West Sussex, Hants area) and really enjoying it but always open to more experiences.

The audio on here is just for fun, mostly to show off the fretless, doesn't represent gigworthy material!. Personally I have a wide variety of musical tastes (see below) and would be keen to work with anyone who has an unusual slant or unorthodox instrumentation.

Based south of Chichester but can travel. Good availability and commitment. Contact me via email, bass (at) elmac (dot) myzen (dot) co (dot) uk

Screen name:
Neil_W
Member since:
Dec 19 2009
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Very wide. Hatfields/National Health, Peter Gabriel, Hammill/VdGG, Crimson/Fripp, Porcupine Tree, P. Floyd, Pat Metheny, Joe Satriani, David Sylvian, John Martyn, Roy Harper; slightly more recently, Banco de Gaia, Esbjorn Svensson Trio, GoGoPenguin, Bela Fleck, the Ozrics and the mighty Lau. Also original and unconventional female singers, eg Ruth Theodore, Tori Amos, Stina Nordenstam, Hannah Reid; and some classic folk singers, e.g. Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny. Favourite bassists (not in any order): Michael Manring, John Giblin, Steve Swallow, Mick Karn, Mark Egan, Colin Edwin, Tony Levin, Victor Wooten, Tal Wilkenfeld, Norman Watt-Roy and Chris Wolstenholme. Jaco, of course.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Fender Fretless Jazz, RockBass (Warwick) Corvette + Hipshot D-tuner, Aria Pro II Mad Axe, TC Electronic amp & cab, DarkGlass overdrive, Sansamp Deluxe, wireless system

MUSIC