SEEKINGBand to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar.
Accomplished bass player/producer with good backing vocals - now looking for my next collaborative recording project or gigging band.
Plenty of live, touring and studio experience.
Main instrument is 4/5-string electric bass guitar, but I also play fretless, upright acoustic bass and keyboard/synth bass.
Plenty of recorded catalogue, where I have also produced and arranged. Generally, I like to work creatively with the songwriting team, to turn simple demos into finished recorded productions or arrangements suitable for specific gigging line-ups.
Preference for original material.
Highly click-compatible "internal clock"
I've also created and edited quite a few music videos
Live, I'm a singing bass player...in the studio though, I often turn my hand to lead/rhythm guitar, mandolin, piano/organ/strings and drum programming - whatever it takes to get the ideas down.
Geographically, I live in Gloucestershire, in the Cotswolds, with easy access to Bath/Bristol, but I can consider projects based just about anywhere between Birmingham, Newport, Oxford, Swindon and central Somerset. Of course, something near Stroud would be ideal....
A medley of some fairly recent recordings is here on SoundCloud....
(sorry, not really enough space here on BandMix)
The past year or so I've played on and produced released CDs from Kyotie, Wilderspin, Sarana Verlin and Billy Brandt, plus a few dance remixes. I also played bass and sang on Paul Merrell's (ex-Jaguar) first solo album '1PM' last year - which we've been gigging as the 6-piece 'Cross the River' band ever since.
Failings? ....maybe too enthusiastic, often prone to sharing opinions. Can't help my age, and that I'm not quite as slim and hairy as I once was ;-)
Am I serious? My day job means that I'm lucky enough not to have make money to live on from my musical activities, but be sure that for the right opportunity I'd be back on the road touring professionally again in a heart-beat.
Am I committed? Well, I don't really believe you can hold down multiple music projects at the same time, without compromising something.
Am I hard working? Well somehow I like to get in at least a recording session, a rehearsal, a personal practice session, a mixing/production/song-writing development session and a gig - every week.
Can be contacted via email at pbryant at lightquest dot co dot uk
- Screen name:
- Paul Bryant
- Member since:
- Apr 01 2009
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Classic/adult rock / new-country / folk / celtic / Americana and some metal. Anything with quality harmony vocals.
I'm also well into modern pop productions, a lot of funk/soul, dance and chill/electronica.
I suppose I should be honest and not waste anybody's time by saying '.....if it's jazz, world, tribute or pub-rock, then this marriage is probably not going to be fruitful' ;-)
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Upright bass:
Mostly Fender, MusicMan, Gibson, Ampeg, Bergantino, Genz Benz bla bla bla
Quite a collection of interesting and rare guitars and other stringed instruments
Own fully-equipped computer-based studio, with some analogue outboard and keyboards/modules.
PA and lights
Quality video cameras, green screen etc.
Can record and rehearse at my place.
Understanding wife / kids long since moved out :-)
Every River Track number: 1 Year: 2010 Genre: Country
A Kim Richey song, recorded recently in my home studio, but not yet mixed and mastered. I'm playing bass guitar, keyboards and drums and singing backing vocals. Lead vocals by Claire Gaynor.