Home base Centennial, Colorado
Occupation IT Professional
Gigs Zing!, Coral Creek, Eddie & The Haskells, Exit 232, The Naughty
Basses Kinal SKB-5, STR LS-549, LeFay Midas 5, Brooklyn Custom 5,
Xotic XB-2 6, Stambaugh Fretless 5, Yamaha BB-2000 (fretted
and fretless), Fender Precision Bass (MIJ), John Kallas 66 Jazz
Bass, Custom TBC Lightwave Fretless 5
Rig Eden WT-800, WT-405, WT-390, and WTX-260 heads; Eden D112XLT and D110T cabinets
Effects Roland CE-20 Chorus, Roland SY-3, Line 6 Echo Park
Strings, etc. Elixir
Heroes & Inspiration Leland Sklar, Jimmie Johnson, Blake Eberhart, George Hawkins Jr., Kevin
Gilbert, John Entwistle, James Jamerson, and Jaco Pastorius
How did you come to play bass? As a 14-year-old trombone player, I saw that all the girls were
interested in guys in rock bands. I figured learning the bass guitar would be easier because it
only had four strings. It was a conscious decision to meet girls
and become more popular. The good news is, it worked!
What’s a lesson you’ve learned along the way? There will always be
someone who can play rings around you on a technical level, so just
focus on playing for the song and don’t worry about the competition.
Also it’s the space between the notes that really matters. It’s
not how many notes you can play or how fast you can play them.
What are your musical goals? Continue to develop my skills as a
producer and player. Find as many opportunities to play original
music as possible. Continue to impart my passion and love for
music to my daughter Jasmine who is already a guitar-playing
singer-songwriter at only 14 years old (www.jazzyrenee.com).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, www.exit232.com