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)

Electric Upright Bass and Backing Vocals with cover band. (Southern Rock)

Bass Guitar for "Messin' With The Kid" on Hofstra's Thursday Night Live. (Blues)
**Bass solo begins at 2:10**

Acoustic Guitar accompanying an audition video for Berklee's summer music program. (Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy")

Bass Guitar and backing Vocals for Blues Brothers Tribute Band (Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Blues)

Bass Guitar with cover band. (Blues-Rock)

Bass Guitar for cabaret show featuring Arbender Robinson. singing Billy Joel's "Summer Highland Falls."

Piano accompanying an audition video for Berklee's summer music program. (Pop Ballad)                                 

Bass Guitar on a short clip of "Zoot Suit Riot" by Cherry Poppin' Daddies. (Swing)

Bass Guitar with singer-songwriter Diana Chittester on FOX 8.

Bass Guitar solo on bluesy version of "Hound Dog" at an open jam, featuring Becky Boyd on vocals.

Playing a Beatles classic on a piano in the park in NYC.                                                                                                        

Bass Guitar on a short clip of "Funk #49" by the James Gang.