SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Keyboard, Background Singer, Harmonica.
Looking for very good, and solid, players
My name is Robert. I live in Burlington, Ontario, and I am a long-time resident here. I have been playing bass for a very long time; 35 years and counting. Nothing really fancy, people; I am just a solid rock bassist. I can also sing a little; both lead and harmonies. I play many genres of music; but my main interest, my main love, is classic rock. I like power trios, as I love a good challenge; a larger band can be fun, too......power trios are great, IF you have the right chemistry happening.
It is my goal to work with a cover band who realizes that stage presence is a huge part of any live show. I don't want to play with a bunch of shoe-gazers, as energy is key. I believe that you need to give your fans something to look at. A band doesn't have to have matching suits, or provide choreography, to be entertaining and interesting. I am looking for professional, accomplished and mature players to work with.
I own, and use, pro-quality gear. I run my Ibanez and other basses through a 400 watt amp. I have a fair amount of recording experience, and have experience in sound reinforcement and lighting, as well. I am reliable, easygoing, and I don't have a huge ego. I am a good, solid player, and I take direction and constructive criticism well. My philosophy is that music just HAS to be fun (if it is to be worthwhile doing), and a great sense of humor goes a long way.
Thanks for reading my novel :).... Give me a shout, folks!!
Please contact me at: rsears at cogeco.ca.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jul 08 2008
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very 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:
Beatles, Cream, The Who, The Guess Who, Elvis Costello, Rush, CCR, Stones, David Wilcox, Talking Heads, Bad Company, The Stones, The Tragically Hip, The Eagles, April Wine, Nickleback, Neil Young, REM, Metallica, Black Sabbath,, R & B/Motown, some punk, a little reggae, MANY more; I am very open-minded and I listen to a very wide range of music. I LOVE different styles.
- Bass Guitar:
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Background Singer:
1988 Ibanez SDGR 1000 active bass (top of the line-nice!)
Dillion Ric 4001-'inspired' bass (passive/non-stereo)
Gallien-Krueger 800RB head, 300 watts
Fender 410 PRO cab w/ attenuated horn, 500 watts
Yorkville 410 cab w/ attenuated horn, 400 watts
Digitech BP80 multi effects pedal
Professional quality mic and boom stand
Yorkville wedge floor monitor
My old band 'Straight Cut's demo
My old band 'Straight Cut's demo Track number: 1 Year: 2008 Genre: Classic Rock
I recorded the bass tracks for this demo before I had even met all the members of the band Straight-Cut. They saw me play at an open mic night, and looked me up online. They gave me a list of songs, asked me to learn them, and then we went to the studio. I am happy with my playing on this demo; the playing is pretty representative of my style, and we all had good chemistry. I hope you like it. Robert
Brown Sugar/Cover2Cover, fretless99 on Bass
Brown Sugar/Cover2Cover, fretless99 on Bass Year: 2011 Album: Faithless Fellow Respect Genre: Cover/Tribute
A track I recorded with my former friends; other than the messed-up drum intro, it ain't bad ;). The bassist is stellar :D...the song was fun to record, and even more fun to play!
Downtown Came Uptown-David Wilcox cover; Stone Free, Jimi Hendrix cover (both by Cover2Cover)
Downtown Came Uptown-David Wilcox cover; Stone Free, Jimi Hendrix cover (both by Cover2Cover) Track number: 66 Year: 2011 Album: Johnny Weismuller's Philharmonic Trio...Ha Ha Genre: Classic Rock
Sound quality is a little lacking, but on Downtown, you can hear me sing lead!
My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble
My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble Year: 2008 Genre: Blues
This is a David Wilcox cover; I sing lead vox on this one.
Immigrant Song, Led Zeppelin cover by Straight Cut; Robert Sears (bass guitar) (Video)
Immigrant Song, Led Zeppelin cover by Straight Cut; Robert Sears (bass guitar)GdB3P3f8sjs
Turn It On, Genesis cover by Straight Cut: Robert Sears on the bass guitar (Video)
Turn It On, Genesis cover by Straight Cut: Robert Sears on the bass guitarm5S71tHgO8c
Playing Bass and Singing Backups with Straight Cut (Video)
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