Band to Join, Bass Guitar.


Currently looking for band. Must have goal of playing out please :) 905-329-0019 ferret @ cogeco. ca

Bass, Keyboards
Playing for over 40 years, Don has also had a long history as a musician, on stage and in the studio. Don started playing professionally at a young age spending many years as a road musician.
Beginning in Niagara, Don started out with a five piece country band consisting mostly of musicians under the age of 18. This lead to extensive touring of Canada before returning to Niagara and joining top Niagara rock group, ‘The Shoes’. From there it was back on the road with a Dire Straits tribute band ‘The Sultans’. From there, Don joined Toronto group ‘Blue Tattoo’ and continued traveling Canada. Once returning to Niagara Don created Rattlesnake which still can be seen in various venues in Ontario. Over the last number of years Don has been also doing session work in studio, filling in with groups when needed and had played with local cover band groups ‘Revival’ and ‘Summerfield’. Over the past couple of years he played for Kim in KGB. After KGB, Don, Kim , Steve, Steve started Our Brilliant Mistake, a 70, 80s Punk/New Wave band is still one of the top bands of their genres on #1music. The band discontinued after the sad death of their drummer, Gary Kelba.
Other bands that Don has shared the stage with included ‘David Wilcox’, Johnney Paycheck,, ‘Garry Lewis and the Playboys’ (This Diamond Ring), ‘Danny and the Juniors’ (At the Hop), Classic IV (Spooky), Leslie Gore (Its my party and I’ll cry if I want to), ‘The Wilkinson’s’, ‘Jamie Warren’, ‘Farmers Daughter’, ‘Beverley Mahood’ among others, along with appearing at the Ontario Country Music awards in 2000.
Recently Don also ended his stint with local band Back to the 80s

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Member since:
May 02 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


McCartney, Entwisle, Geddy, Bruce Thomas (original bassist for Elvis Costello)

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


16 channel Ipad controlled Mackie DL1600
1985 Ibanez Axestar (5 string)
2011 Rickenbacker 4003
2010 Hofner Violin Bass
1987 Horner Jack Custom Professional V
Custom Telecaster style Baritone Guitar
Custom Les Paul style fretless
Peavey Mark 6 Head
Trace Elliot Head
Peavey 4x10 Cabinet
Peavey TKO 80 15" Speaker Cabinet and Power
Korg Karma Workstation
Keith McMillan Softstep
Keith McMillian 12Step
Full modelling setup
Morley ABC Switch box
Dual AKG wireless system