SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Drums, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

A good classic rock, folk rock, progressive rock, blues and jazz/R&B bass player interested in recreational playing, jamming, creative recording projects and the odd charity event/gig. I am a versatile bass player and backing vocalist who enjoys helping the band sound great regardless of what we are playing - but I have a particular interest in 70's era progressive rock and playing some of the classic works of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, The Who, Rush, Boston, Crosby Stills and Nash, Marvin Gaye, The Allman Brothers and Heart. John Paul Jones is my biggest bass influence who of course was heavily influenced by the great James Jamerson.

I have a network of other recreational amateur musicians who are also focused on their other professions and family life - but share a passion for getting together to play, record, create or perform the odd gig for charity or a social event/party.

I also enjoy supporting the lead vocalist with backing harmony and chorus vocals. Proficient at high and low harmony. Vocal style is similar to Michael McDonald.

Congas/bongos percussion is my second instrument. I have played many social event gigs as a supporting percussionist/backing harmony vocalist and I find the extra rhythm support helps to get people on the dance floor - which is great fun! Have a 4 piece congas/bongos LP/CP percussion set.

Screen name:
RonPaulJones
Member since:
Dec 29 2013
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Bass Players: John Paul Jones, James Jamerson, Paul S. Denman, Geddy Lee, Geezer Butler, Christopher Squire, John Entwistle, Steve Harris, Tiran Porter, Bernard Edwards, Fran Sheehan, Steve Fossen, Jaco Pastorius, Guy Pratt, Tim Bogert, Allen Woody, Pino Palladino

Bands: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Doobie Brothers, Rush, Yes, The Who, Boston, Crosby Stills & Nash, Heart, Marvin Gaye, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Eric Clapton, J.J. Cale, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Allman Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, America, Neil Young, Chilliwack, The Police, The Cult, Simple Minds, Big Country, FM, Sloan, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, The Sheepdogs, Sade, Chic, Jamiroquai.

Other Composers: Philip Glass, John Adams, Terry Riley, Steve Reich

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Fender Jazz, G&L L1000 (Precision), Music Man Stingray Classic 4.

LP/CP congas and bongos. Variety of hand shakers. Selection of quality condenser and dynamic microphones.

MUSIC