SEEKING

Band to Join.

ABOUT

I am looking for a working band currently gigging within the National Capital and Eastern Ontario Regions. I am free at any time to travel and cross borders. I can devote a great deal of time to preparing, rehearsing, recording and playing live, as I have recently retired.

Experience, wheels, pro gear and attitude, combined with an understanding life-partner, make me a reliable band-mate. I can supply musical references upon request.

I have played with touring show groups and rock bands, Top 40 bands, western swing bands, wedding bands... I have done it all, usually holding down the pocket and contributing background vocals, but sometimes up front growling out Springsteen and Thorogood tunes.

I have gigged and recorded within almost every genre with some great musicians over 40 years. From high school groups Ostrich Party and Metallus Cimba, to touring show bands such as Frendz and Syren. In Sault Ste. Marie, Rick played with La Band, Bob Yeomans (Jackson Hawk), Jimi Scali (Sasquatch, Kensington Market) and many other huge talents.

In Southwestern Ontario, I most recently played bass with Sarnia's Lit'l CHICAGO, and has gigged with Blues greats Sam Hurrie, Tim Woodcock, Robbie Antone and many others.

Screen name:
Pocketman
Member since:
Mar 12 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

James Jamerson, Bootsy Collins, Carol Kaye, Duff McKagen,Tina Weymouth, Michael Anthony, Timothy B. Schmit, Jaco...

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Basses: 1974 Fender P-Bass, modified and upgraded Fender Jazz, Fender Cabronita, Reverend Mercalli IV, Duesenberg Starplayer, Ibanez ATK 800 Series.

Amp Rigs: Fender Bassman head and matching 4-10" cab, TC Electronic Rebelhead 450, Bergantino shallow stack cabs: 1-12" and 2-10", 1979 Traynor Mono Block II, Kroth 1-15" cab w/Gauss driver. Eden 1-10" cab for the coffee house!

MUSIC