Welcome to my webpage. I am an amateur bassplayer living in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne (Australia). Please have a look around my webpage and feel free to email me on any questions you might have - or just for a chat.
WOW the last few months have been BUSY !!! I am still playing with Taken (www.takenrocks.net) and the In-The-Blues Trio (www.intheblues.com) which has been doing a heap of work around town.
I have been also working to get a new pop band off the ground called VEX (www.vexcovers.com) which finally had its first gig after almost 18 months in the planning. We had and absolutely awesome time planning at the Village Green with a massive crowd - big shout-out there to our manager and our vocalist's dad who sold a ridiculous number of tickets !
Other than that, a few new toys : managed to pick-up a new PA (see gear list below)
I suppose this is my own form of BLOG - so thats about it for now - Please drop by some of my friends links and support our local artists like 'Bennett' and Shane Dilorio.
Happy to help out any fellow aspiring bass players. I can help out with :
* players just starting out
* reading music
* learning songs from cd's
* slap technique
* working in a band
I can also recommend an excellent professional bass teacher (www.craignewman.com)
|Favorite Tunes :||
Birdland (Weather Report), GoodBye PorkPie Hat (Marcus Miller), So What (Ronny Jordan)
Klunky (DIG), Love Games (Level 42), Flashlight (Parliament), Simple Song (Sly Stone)
Higher Ground (RHCP vers.), Harder to Breathe (Maroon 5), I Dont Want to Be (Gavin DeGraw)
I guess what I listen to vs. what I play is a bit different. Ive learnt a lot listening to trad. jazz, 70s disco, or even current Rap...but for general listening Im just as happy putting on some top 40 (except for some of the new style R&B which Im not too keen on)
I really dig all the traditional bass legends like : Stanley Clarke, Stuart Hamm, Mark King, Marcus Miller, Randy Coven. Locally, if you haven't heard Craig Newman play in his band Logic check him out !!!!
Im 39 years old and work a busy 9 - 5 job. Bass is my major hobby and have been playing for about 17 years. I practise about 20 hours per week and still try and fit some bass lessons in for myself.
|What do I sound like :||
Jammin with the Intafunk crew !!! (2004)
Rockin out with VEX (2006)
Solo Bass Work
|Links / Friends:|
Photos : (2002/2003)
In the studio and on stage with IntaFunk
Photos : (2004)
DST band live in StKilda
Photos : (2005)
Live at Beaches with Taken
Photos : (2006)
In the studio and band photo shoot with the original VEX crew
Photos : (2007)
Photos with the new VEX band !!! (now touring)