silverdroid
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Trombone, Clarinet.

ABOUT

I play electric bass and record + engineer for two bands where I am the bandleader of "Beat, Slap & Shred". I have a 20 year background in electronic music production and have been playing electric bass again since November 2016.

Although I already operate in two bands, I am open to other opportunities. I have a preference for original instrumental music, ideally within the genres of Funk, Jazz, Fusion, and Blues. I also like reinterpreting existing material (covers), but in no way that have to use the original arrangements. I have no interest in playing "Top 40" music or to the style of a generic bar cover band.

For "Beat, Slap & Shred", I am seeking an experienced keyboard player, ideally someone that could provide a Rhodes / Clavinet emulation. If needed, I have Arturia plugins of the Rhodes and Hammond C3 that can be used along with semi-weighted keys.

Along with my extensive experience with analogue synthesizers and recording technology, I consider myself an audiophile that puts a significant emphasis on tone and sound quality.

I'm generally available after 7:00pm weekdays and all day during the weekends. My bass rig is fully portable.

Music from my bands can be heard here:

https://soundcloud.com/beatslapshred
https://soundcloud.com/alexreidbass

Screen name:
silverdroid
Member since:
Jan 16 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Weather Report, Larry Graham, Stanley Clarke, James Brown, The Meters, Mahavishnu Orchestra

Electronic: Kraftwerk, Richie Hawtin / Plastikman, the Berlin parent and sub labels of Basic Channel, Chain Reaction, Wackies, and Main Street (Rhythm & Sound), Deepchord (Rod Modell).

Instrument experience:

Electronic Music:
Expert
DJ:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Fender American Professional Jazz Bass
Markbass MoMark 500W (bass head)
Barefaced Big Baby II G3 (12" cabinet + horn)
Sadowsky SBP-2 (preamp)
Empress Effects ParaEq (parametric EQ)
MXR M82 Bass Envelope Filter
MXR Phase 90
Dunlop 105q Cry Baby Bass (wah)
Darkglass Perfect Symmetry (compressor)
TC Electronics Polytune 3

MUSIC