Bassist (electric &/or upright) w/vocals available
I've been a pro player for decades, supportive and comfortable in virtually any genre and situation: Broadway, big band, rock, folk, jazz, country, bluegrass, studio, etc.
Electric (fretted and fretless), acoustic bass guitar and upright basses, but I also provide strong vocals (lead or harmony), and occasionally double on flute or keys. I'm well-schooled (theory, notation, etc.), and generally fit smoothly into any musical situation.
I particularly love "original music" gigs (so if you're a songwriter with great material and in need of bass, let's talk!), but am interested in ANY quality situation. Most importantly: My attitude. I know that I'm there to support the music. The best musical trait any player can exhibit is discipline and a sense of the big picture. It's not about me - it's not about ANY individual - it's about the music as a whole and what works to make it great.
I'm mostly interested in pro situations. That said, I'm NOT opposed to rehearsals, am more than willing to put in the time, do the homework, and will travel any distance for great gigs (I've gotten on planes for gigs, so if you've got a great gig it's probably not too far!). I'm completely professional in every way and bring a great deal to the table.
Whether you're looking for a temporary sub (to cover a bassist on vacation or such) or need a full timer, shoot me an email. PLEASE include some info on the music, the gig(s), the calendar, anything that will give me a feel for what you have and what you seek. I'll get back to you asap, and would be happy to send you my credentials and samples. Lastly, for more insight, please check my website at www.barrybassist.com.
Location: Orange County, NY
Posted by: barry_d44
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