John Werner


Bass Guitar.


I am a bass player, but play rhythm guitar in my new band, so l need a bassist. A bass player with rhythm guitar ability is an advantage, l would like to switch around a bit, if possible. I only play original music, and l need a creative and competent bass player with a great groove.

The immediate goal is to play local gigs, and record an album. I am well connected, so finding gigs and recording options are no problem.

I played bass in Vancouver's first punk band the Furies in 1977. Played bass for the Pack
in London, UK 1978-1979, with Kirk Brandon.
We reformed in 2019, and still tour in UK.
Currently playing bass, gigging and making records with the Graham Brown Band, for the last 10 years.

I am a singer/songwriter and have a new band 'Sudden Darts', where l sing and play rhythm guitar. Modern melodic rock, eclectic influences including garage, psychedelic, indie rock, and '60s and '70's references. All original songs.

I have an excellent guitarist and producer, Scott Fletcher; and a great groove drummer, Don (Betsy) Betts.

Screen name:
John Werner
Member since:
Aug 10 2022
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, Kinks, Sex Pistols, Television, Stooges, Cream, Stanley Clarke,
Fleet Foxes, Land of Talk, The Damned, Theatre of Hate, Joy Division, early REM, early Jethro Tull, early Stones, John Entwistle, Steve Earle, Hank Williams, Django, Return to Forever, Joy Division, Squeeze, XTC etc. etc.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Vocalist - Baritone:
Rhythm Guitar:
Background Singer:


1973 Fender P bass, Danelectro Longhorn bass, several vintage Japanese basses.
Guild D55 acoustic guitar, '83 Telecaster, and many other guitars.
1961 Fender deluxe gutar amp, Fender blues junior guitar amp, Markbass bass amp, Trace Elliot bass combo. Mics and recording gear.