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The Real World: Dany St-Jean

Occupation Record-store clerk, bass player
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Occupation Record-store clerk, bass player

Home base Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Gigs Talamyus

Basses Warwick Vampyre Dark Lord 4-string, Peavey Grind 6-string

Rig Peavey Tour 700 head, Peavey Headliner 4x10 and 1x15 cabs

Effects Tech 21 SansAmp RBI preamp

Strings D’Addario XL

Heroes & inspiration
Martin Mendez, Steve Harris, Geddy Lee, Alex Webster, Jan Erik “Tyr” Tiwaz, Johan De Farfalla, Lars K. Norberg

How did you come to play bass? When I was younger, I imagined having a band with my friends, and I always wanted to be the bass player because I loved the sound and groove of this instrument. So one day, I grabbed a cheap bass at a local store, and I’ve never regretted my choice. Bass is the best among all instruments!

What’s a lesson you’ve learned along the way? Never make music to make money. It really is more fun that way.

What are your musical goals? I don’t need to be a superstar, but I’d like to quit my day job and live off my music. But I think that’s the goal of every musician, right?

Contacttalamyus.bandcamp.com

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