If you came here looking for a bass player who prides himself in being prepared, you're in luck. Why? Because the one word that best describes how I work, is "hard."
I learned early on as a musician that being prepared wasn't just a good idea, it's mandatory if you want to put on an excellent performance. I believe that "magical" audience experiences have nothing to do with magic, and have everything to do with countless hours spent going over my parts and knowing them perfectly. I also believe that if I'm being paid for a performance I have a responsibility to make it the best performance that I can.
My bass playing isn't the only reason to book me. My voice has a nearly 4-octave usable range. What that means is, while I can sing a bit over 4 octaves, notes that I can reliably achieve in any instance lay just under 4 octaves. D1-C#5.
I enjoy studio work, and enjoy working either on travel studio gigs, or remotely. If you have a bass part you need to record, chances are I can easily make it happen for you. Working remotely is very easy for me as well, as I have a small studio set up in my home. I can record directly via my Eden WTDI, my Zoom B9.1ut (with a slew of amp models), or my Ampeg PF500 into my Focusrite interface, and send you the file. If you're looking for a specific bass tone, I can also take a raw input and use my Audified GK Amplification 2 Pro Bass Amp Modeler or my IK Multimedia Amplitube VSTs. All I need from you are a few details.
- BPM. I record to a click so I know my parts are as exactly in time as possible
- Sampling rate, bit rate, etc.
- The sound you wish to get from the bass track so that it blends well with the other tracks.
I'm available for live performances locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, and I make booking me for these as painless as possibly via my booking form. On that form, there are a few details I need to know in order to be able to get your dates on my calendar.
- When? Where? Who? Some very pertinent details,
- Is the backline provided, or do I need to bring something? A full rig, or a preamp and some IEMs?
- What does this booking pay?
- Is the travel paid?
- Are rehearsals paid?
- Electric bass, or upright bass?
- Vocals? Backing or lead?
Sound good? Then let's book it!
In order for you to have an understanding of whether or not I am a good fit in your booking, you'll need to know about my gear as well. I carry 100% replacement insurance on all of my musical equipment.
- 1997 Fender Jazz bass - Hipshot extender and Seymour Duncan SJB-3 pickups
- 2007 Fender Jazz V bass - Seymour Duncan STC-2BO Tone Circuit
- 2012 Squier Fretless Jazz bass - Wilkinson tuners, brass nut & saddles, Fender American '62RI pickups, Santellan Sounds Elek-Trix controls with Push/Pull Series/parallel pot
- 1987 Yamaha RBX300 with RBX 200F (fretless) neck, Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounders, and a Varitone Tonestyler 10.
- 2009 Chadwick Folding bass - upright bass - Fishman Full Circle pickup
- 1933 Juzek upright bass - Underwood piezo pickup (not currently set for touring)
- Ampeg PF500 bass head
- Gallien Krueger BL600 bass head
- dbx 160 compressor
- Acoustic B810 bass cab
- Acme Low B2 bass cab
- Zoom B9.1ut Bass Multi-effects station
- Fishman Platinum Pro Plus Bass preamp
- Eden WTDI bass preamp