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I'm heading back from uni in a few weeks and I want to spent that time (15th June to 12 Sept) playing bass with different groups. I have experience as a jazz bassist (big band bassist for the last year). Prog (rock/metal) bass would be my forte, but I'm more interested in breaking the mold branching into experimental jazz, math rock, death metal or any other direction that I can't be bothered to specify.
A jazz trio or quartet would be really fun.

Examples - (both of these are from a year or two ago)

note - I do not drive which means wherever practice happens an amp will probably have to be provided. I am happy walking distances to practices, but i'm not carrying my amp any more than a few hundred meters. Also happy to pay my way with practice rooms.

I don't know how this site works so if in doubt just contact jonathankeeler1@live.co.uk


I forgot some details. I'm in the second year of a composition course at uni so i'm more than happy to be helping out with the creative process. 20 years old if that changes anything too.


I can read sheet music for standard tuning bass guitar (thanks big band), but following a lead sheet is not so strong. Pretty good learning by ear and jamming, but 90% of my music learning is through guitar pro (five).

Damn I forgot a lot. I can do vocals like you would find in death metal or avant-garde metal, but they're something to be used as a backup and not a center piece.

Gigging is not a necessity, I just like playing music with people though getting some extra cash on the hip from paid gigs would be nice. Though I still don't drive so that hinders regular gigging I guess.

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Member since:
May 31 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:


Music tastes: http://www.last.fm/user/jonajon91 (note classical music, Latin and Jazz rarely makes it onto here since I listen to most of that on youtube).

For the lazy ones it's mostly just modern prog.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:


Gear: 6 string bass in standard tuning - 5 string bass which I use for things bellow standard (down to drop Ab) due to the longer scale length - 4 string fretless bass which I would play if I did not need extended range or drop tunings because fretless is fun. My amp is a 150watt line six (Yeah I know) bass amp and it weighs a ton.

Note - I also play guitar but not as well, plus I slapped stupid heavy strings on it so I wont be able to get it any higher than drop C at a stretch.