Bass Guitar ability
Influences: Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Temptations, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Martha & The Vandellas, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Etta James, Kool & The Gang, Earth Wind & Fire
FAVOURITE GENRES: to play: Soul, Motown and Disco, some Jazz/Swing (to listen: Soul/Motown, Classic Rock, Prog Rock, Jazz/Fusion)
2016-current Bassist in Madison Avenue UK, emerging 9-11 piece Wedding/Party Band, playing Soul, Motown and Disco - around 10 gigs
2017-current Deputy Bassist in established Soul/Motown band, Stax of Soul - 5 gigs
2013 - took up the Bass "by accident", loved it, joined a band very quickly, outgrew it as I progressed quickly - 1 gig!
2014-2015 Bassist in The FridayNite Project, rock, pop and soul, 4-piece, good local following - around 30 gigs
2015-2016 Bassist in various bands, 90s/Indie, 70s Glam Rock, Rock/Pop - 0 gigs
2008-2013 focused on Drums, looking to join a band, in 2013 played with established function band at my Wedding evening - 1 song.
2013 also played Acoustic Guitar whilst my wife walked down the aisle - 1 medley.
2005-2008 my eldest took up guitar, keys, bass and drums - and wrote songs - I refreshed my guitar to do backing tracks and played guitar in one School concert - 3 songs.
1990s-2005 lapsed, occasional guitar
1980s - tried Soprano Sax, dabbled in guitar
1970s - took up guitar, electric and acoustic, dabbled in Clarinet and keyboards