BASSIST

Skill Set:

  • Bass guitar (4 ,5, or 6-string) 
  • Electric upright bass (arco & pizz.) 
  • Keyboard bass (mono or poly)
  • Sing harmonies/BGV while playing  
  • Playing By Ear
  • Reading/Playing From:
    Music Notation, Nashville Numbers, Chord ChartLead Sheets, Fake Books
  • Good sight reading skills 
  • Fingers, pick, slap/pop 

Bass Gear:

Instruments:

  • 2 Hill Motto Basses (4-string)
  • Bootleg Custom Semi-Hollow Bass (4-string, with D-tuner)
  • Rira Neck-Through Bass (4-string)
  • Antoniotsai-Stovicek Neck-Through Bass (5-string)
  • Brice Bass (6-string)
  • N.S. Design Electric Upright Bass
  • Custom designed Bass Bow
  • M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 / Axiom 25 MIDI Keyboards w/ Mainstage software

Amplification:

  • Markbass R500 Amplifier
  • 2 Markbass Traveler 102P (2x10) Cabs
  • Markbass Standard 151HR
  • Markbass Micromark 801

Effects:

  • BOSS ME-50B Bass Multi-effect Pedal
  • Markbass Super Booster Pedal
  • Electro-Harmonix Micro POG Pedal

For Hire:

  • Sideman, Band Member, Sub
  • Musical Theater Pit Orchestras
  • Recording Session Player (all genres)
  • Private Lessons (through VMS)
  • Music Director
  • Cover Bands, Original Projects, Worship Bands

Genres:

  • Blues  
  • Country-Western  
  • Americana
  • CCM  
  • Rock n Roll  
  • Pop Rock  
  • Reggae  
  • Classic Rock (50s - ?)  
  • Top 40  
  • Soul, R&B, Funk  
  • Hip Hop (808-style bass lines)  
  • Singer-songwriter / folk 

Biggest Influences on Feel & Style:

  • Paul McCartney
  • Donald "Duck" Dunn
  • James Jamerson
  • Michael Barrick

GUITARIST

Skill Set:

  • Acoustic Guitar (Nylon or Steel String)
  • Electric (Strat)
  • Bass Guitar (see above)
  • Ukulele (soprano & tenor) 
  • Rhythm guitar 
  • Moderate lead guitar abilities 
  •  Sing harmonies/BGV while playing
  • Playing By Ear
  • Reading/Playing From:
    Music Notation, Nashville Numbers, Chord Chart, Lead Sheets, Fake Books
  • Can play finger-style & with pick

Guitar Gear:

Instruments:

  • Taylor Acoustic - Electric Guitar
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Gretsch Tenor Ukulele (with pickup)
  • Soprano Ukulele

Amplification and Effects:

  • Vox Solid-State Amp and Cab
  • BOSS ME-70 (guitar multi-effect pedal)

For Hire:

  • Sideman, Band Member, Sub 
  • Musical Theater Pit Orchestras 
  • Recording Session Player (all genres) 
  • Private Lessons (through VMS)
  • Music Director
  • Song Leader
  • Cover Bands, Original Projects, Worship Bands

Genres:

  • Country-Western 
  • CCM 
  • Folk 
  • Bluegrass 
  • Americana 
  • Blues 
  • Classic Rock 
  • Christian 
  • Top 40 
  • Soul, Funk, R&B

VIDEO

Backing Vocals and Bass Guitar with cover band. (Rock)