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I have been playing the electric bass guitar for over 40 years.
My early bass guitar influences included John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, John Entwistle - The Who , Chris Squire - Yes, Jack Bruce - Cream , and of course Paul McCartney . Early years were spent listening closely to the albums of many different great bands , and have always enjoyed learning to play bass parts which I found to be the most inspiring, and challenging.
I eventually started checking out a lot live bands , met many like minded musicians, and took many opportunities at a young age to collaborate musically with others, and learned to play many styles of music on the bass guitar.
Over the years I have learned many songs, resulting in an extensive repertoire, and have performed in many local pubs , casinos, corporate , and public events.
I have also worked on original musical projects , both on my own , and collaboratively with others.
As a result over the years , having kept an open mind , I have learned to appreciate (and am capable of performing ) many types of music including R&B, blues , classic rock, country, funk, folk , etc.
The following is a list of many bands I have played with professionally over the years:
Glider - Edmonton
Rockin Robin and the Jaybirds – Edmonton
Black Cat Bone - Vancouver
Pillar Band - Calgary
The Silver Lake Band - Calgary
Susan Graham Band - Ft McMurray
Das Boot Band - Calgary
Dave and Deb Guerin - Calgary
Livestock Band ( Blake Reid) - Cremona
After Ian Band - Calgary
Alter Ian Band - Calgary
I have gained recording experience through a local Calgary studio ( The Beach) , composing and recording bass tracks for a good friend Karen Campbell, helping her complete part of her original music project.
I use several new and vintage bass instruments ( both 4 and 5 stringed ) , quality David Eden amp and Mesa Engineering cabinet , and a small truck for transporting gear.
I have a very good work ethic , friendly, easy going, and enjoy establishing a positive, cooperative working relationship with other like minded musicians . I also enjoy contributing musically as a team effort, and most of all, for it to be a fun experience for the band , and the audience !
I am a good listener of music, can capture the essence of songs , memorize bass parts quickly, and also improvise when required, whether it be for short notice "one time" gigs or long term collaborative projects, within a band setting.
I enjoy playing with a lot of feel and enjoy forming a solid groove with a good drummer to create rhythm section.
I have never been afraid to lift or load band gear around from initial gig set up to tear down.
I have a professional attitude, am reliable , dedicated, focused, and always musically prepared to the best of my ability , prior to any gig.
I have been involved and understand the ups and downs of music business , as well as the expectations of audiences, club managers , owners, agents etc.
I also play classical guitar and have achieved a Grade 4 level diploma from Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music, and hold an RCM silver medal.
I am a non smoker , and don't do drugs .
Note: My desire is to continue learning and exploring the bass guitar , but must be clear up front that I am definitely not a singer .
Please contact me , if you feel I might be a good fit for your band and / or musical project in the local Calgary area .
My preference is to play only part time on weekends, locally.
Note: I have always been interested in being involved with a YES tribute band (as a bass player), if one exists locally.
My bass guitar influences include music mainly from the rock, country, and folk eras , from the 1960's to the late 1990's and beyond.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jun 10 2015
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Ten Years After
Yamaha Bass - 5 String
1975 Rickenbacker 4001
Fender Squire - 5 String Jazz Bass
David Eden Traveler Bass Amp
Mesa Engineering 4 x 10 Cabinet