walbassist
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Drums, Keyboard.

ABOUT

LOOKING FOR VOCALIST, KEYBOARD PLAYER AND DRUMMER TO JOIN AN EXISTING TRIO.

Contact is walbassist googlemail com

I'm a bass player with 35 years experience, from my formative years playing local pubs and clubs, right up to function band/corporate experience travelling all over the UK.

I have excellent quality gear and my own (reliable) transport. I can provide decent backing vocal and am also happy to sing lead vocals as long as the key is right! :)

Screen name:
walbassist
Member since:
Feb 10 2014
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Fairly eclectic, to be honest...

As a teenager in the late 70s/early 80s, I grew up listening to rock bands like Rainbow, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Wishbone Ash, Thin Lizzy and Free, and my bass playing heroes were Neil Murray and Martin Turner.

I got into the blues as a teenager, when on a visit to Texas I saw Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top on the same bill. I was blown away by both bands, but SRV in particular was just amazing.

I've also always loved female singer-songwriters like Janis Ian, Judie Tzuke, Julia Fordham and, more recently, KT Tunstall.

I also enjoy a lot of Australian music, especially Cold Chisel ,The Black Sorrows, Hunters and Collectors, Noiseworks, and The Screaming Jets.

As a bass player, I also enjoy playing funk, soul and disco. How could I not?

Recently I've been discovering Faces (a band that passed me by when I was a teenager) and especially the solo material of their bass player, the late great Ronnie Lane.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Franz Sirius Fretted and Fretless 5s
Hora Upright Bass
Markbass CMD Super Combo K1 and Traveler 123 cab