Not like me to stray into non-gear territory, but here goes.
After a couple of wedding gigs last year a band (covers, but NOT the usual over-pIayed standards) formed with friends took a hiatus, and we've now got the time to get back into it. We are all busy with careers but keen to do pub / club gigs once a month or so with a view to getting exposure and live promo material for better paid wedding functions and the like. I'm not really in it for the money but I know the singer would find it useful. We have a rough and ready song reel and outline FB page which I'd want to improve on with more live footage once we get going.
Our members are based in Bristol and London (yes, not ideal and partly why we wouldn't play more regularly!), so looking for gigs in the SW. Any of you local who've much / any experience with agents or have you simply approached venues with a web / Facebook link? I'm sceptical as to how much use these "artist for hire websites" really are.
We’re looking for an experienced bass player for a 3 piece band (70% songs, 30% jam), stage ready and with own equipment (session players welcome), influences go from Cream/Hendrix/Zeppelin, Funkadelic, Beatles&Stones&Bowie, Janis Joplin, Hawkwind to Kyuss, Jane’s Addiction, Mars Volta, Jeff Buckley, Soundgarden, BRMC, Goat, Sleep, Black Angels, Miles Davis, Ravi Shankar, 60’s freakbeat and other chemically/naturally enhanced ritualistic sounds worldwide, both (super) vintage and modern (we’ve got a Drum and Bass tune). Solid jamming experience is a must! A bit of theory is a plus. Drone addicts and shoegazers with a taste for experimentation welcome. Please attach recordings when answering, messages without recordings won’t be replied to as we’re busy as hell!
The cake here, soundcloudDOTcom/derelics/sets/illusions-of-control/s-z8ocX (replace the Doy by uh, a dot)(the bass sound on the tracks is open to change as long as it fits the arrangement, you won’t have to play exactly this)
Learn the bass line from Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits.
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Bassist Available, Eric Rupert here happy to travel and Dep. Got great gear, reader, big ears. Electric/Upright Basses I play any styles and all situations. PM for any details and Feel free to checkout my website
I have always been a huge Queen fan, so I decided to send them a video for the #Youarethechampions proyect. It was a campaign they launched to make 3 new videoclips. It ended the 18th of August of 2019. Graphic dessigners participated creating art content for A Kind of Magic video, dancers danced for Don't Stop Me Now video and singers and musicians had the opportunity to play Bohemian Rhapsody. For that reason I covered that great song. The opportunity was because Bohemian Rhapsody hit one billion views on YouTube. It was great because it allowed fans to get involved on Queen's videos and feature them. The song is not very difficult on bass, although momentaneously shows some interesting and cool John Deacon fills. The details he adds show how great and tasty player he truly is. The bass sometimes was a bit hidden by the mix, so people could'nt always apreciate its greatness.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a fantastic song that almost everybody Knows nowadays. It was released in 1975 as a single and as part of the great "A Night of the Opera" álbum. I hope you ENJOY my try at that song. YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE IF YOU LIKED!