The Real World: September 2013 - Bambo Kino

Bambo Kino
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Bambo Kino
Home base Youngstown, Ohio
Occupation Composer/musician
Gig Bambo Kino
Bass Fender American Standard Jazz
Rig Markbass CMD102P 2x10 combo
Effects None
Strings Rotosound Swing Bass 66
Heroes & inspiration Jaco, Stanley, Weather Report, and Richard Bona

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How did you come to play bass?

I played keyboards in high school. My band had broken up, and I was bandless. My friend at the musician’s union told me a band of older guys was looking for a bassist. He encouraged me to audition. I did, got the gig, and have been playing bass ever since.

What’s a lesson you’ve learned along the way?

Rejection is part of the deal. Failing isn’t a problem; not trying is.

What are your musical goals?

To not stop trying, to continue writing and recording.

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