Mark-OnTheRun
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ABOUT

I'm currently playing with other people, but it's always nice to find new people to create music with. Give me a shout if you are looking for a bassist.

I'm a mature bassist, playing mulitple styles, no stress and no drama please. I'm not flashy, but I hold down the bottom end. I don't play for fame, applause or money (although that's always appreciated), I've always played for the joy of the music. mcollis AT ontherun DOT ca

I'm still looking for people to play with... drop me a line.

Can be contacted at: mcollis (at) ontherun.ca

Screen name:
Mark-OnTheRun
Member since:
Sep 25 2014
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Just about all bass players. My seminal influences are Chris Squire (Yes), Jaco (Weather Report), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Geddy Lee (Rush), Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and Victor Wooten are major inspirations for me playing the bass. Yeah, I'm all over the map, but it's all about listening and playing good music.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Intermediate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate
Upright bass:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Bass:
Intermediate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Beginner
Piano:
Beginner
Fiddle:
Beginner
Cello:
Beginner
Ukulele:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Basses: Rickenbacker 4003 (4 string), Fender Precision Lyte (4 string), Fender Geddy Lee Jazz (4 string), Tacoma Thunderchief (4 string accoustic), Brice (6 string). Ergo Electric Upright (5 string), ukelele bass (4 string) and custom built fretless (4 string).
Guitars: Yamaha 6, Martin 12 string acoustic and a heavily modified lawsuit era Les Paul copy.
Percussion: Cojon, djembe, bodhran (Irish hand drum) and various shakers and hand percussion.
Amps: Gallien Kreuger MB-X III combo amp and external cabinet (150 watts), Gallien Kreuger MB500 & GK NEO 410 cabinet (500 watts).
Pedals: Tuner, compressor and bass chorus are my go-to standbys.
PA: 2 Yorkville DX55p powered speakers (550 watts each)

MUSIC