Guy Dagenais
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ABOUT

I am a rock bassist/vocalist/back vox/guitarist/composer; can play various styles. For live/band, my role would be bassist/vocalist.

I am fluently bilingual (french/english) and have written/recorded/sung songs in both languages.

Comfortable in live, and recording environments.

Screen name:
Guy Dagenais
Member since:
Apr 30 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Musically: Too many to list - so many great artists out there - anything with good vocals, catchy hooks and grooves. Original past projects Blue Zinc, The Rebel Wheel, Nathan Mahl ranging from R&B to full out Canterbury Prog. Also enjoy movie scores (turning action into music). Really anything fusiony, groovy, melodic and outta-da-box-interesting. I also have an appreciation for late 70's-80's music; how raw it was.

UTube Vids various bass covers:
- Cover Collaborations:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRy35Ec2nwNJYFoaFesXhkX03mCmPgZX1

- ABBA songs:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRy35Ec2nwNLLPpNoKCOflm_9T_iWHkH2

- Films/TV Shows:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRy35Ec2nwNJXuo00cSMDClqaRY0aqX60

- Metal (various):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRy35Ec2nwNKwLoW_QdtVsRjgq9XtMaW6

- Miscellaneous:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRy35Ec2nwNIN2jTkuJPhXI7U1auEUbrP

- All my videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRy35Ec2nwNIwYZGrtYPmgjrxaUZRyaYi

Vocally: I've always appreciated vocals of the likes of John Farnham, Paul Carrack, Beatles/McCartney, Lou Gramm, Joe Lynn Turner, Carl Dixon, Chris Thompson, Tommy Shaw, Mickey Thomas, Steve Walsh, George Michael; even Neil Diamond amongst many other 'non' screaming singers.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

BASSES (presently) always 5 strings - Laklands (55-02s), Musicman Bongo 5 str, Carvin 5 (modified), BC Rich Mockingbird 4str (modified), Yamaha fretless (modified), Fender Jazz 5s, Warmoth Jazz 5. Roland Bass Synths (VBass & VB99).

GUITARS (presently): Parker Fly Classic (w piezo), Godin LG (w piezo), Fender American Strat, Brian Moore (w piezo & midi), Ibanezs (Artist, S100, RoadstarII & acoustic 4 str), Ovation Balladeer 12 str, Ovation classical. But in a band, I am a bassist at heart.

AMPS (power & pre): David Eden, Bergantino cabs, 2Notes pre and cab sims for both guitar and bass, Rocktron ProphesyII, Marshall JMP1, Line6 Live3, MesaBoogie 20x20, Tech21 Brownstone, Peavey MegaBass, Avalon U5 - gear gear and more gear.

RECORDING: Still using CubaseSX to Echo Layla interface, Alesis M1, MAudio & Bose Monitoring (if it ain't broke...) & various AKG headphones.

KEYS: MAudio Radium controller, Roland D20 & D50, Akai S1000, various plugs too many to mention.

MUSIC