Recorded 2012 - 2013
These were all recorded around 2004 as novelty bits as I learned how to use the loops and recording features in Apple's Garage Band Software.
I'm looking for new opportunities as a professional bass guitarist. I've got a full complement of pro gear, able to play a wide range of rock, pop, country, and blues music styles, and have a "day job" career that allows me to be flexible with schedule commitments.
I've played styles from Motown to Metallica on stages large and small. Get at me. I'm easy to work with, can get the job done, and can smile when things go wrong.
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels (website) Authentic Louisiana Zydeco, Blues
Scott Simon Project (website) Classic Rock, Jam Band, Fusion. Note: music demos on this site feature a previous bass and drum lineup.
Click here for a Google Calendar with performance dates for my current projects. Dates labelled "Zydeco" = John-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels, dates labelled "SSP" = Scott Simon Project. Bandleaders - please check with me if you encounter date conflicts, etc. Some dates may be tentative, etc.
MTD 535 and Sadowsky five-string basses, Fender and Peavey four-string basses. Markbass, Alembic and Crest amplification, Accugroove and Markbass speaker cabinets. Etymotic in-ear monitors. If the names aren't familiar to you, just know that it's among the best stuff on the planet and I'm prepared for both the tiniest stages and the largest concert venues!
2012-2014: Work with Austin-area groups Big Money Gators, Junction City, Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels
2003-2005: Touring bassist for JImmy Kaiser and David Lee Kaiser. These "Texas Country" artists had various regional chart hits and frequently opened for nationally-known artists in this genre, like Asleep at the Wheel, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Pat Green.
1999: Bassist for Ervin Charles. Alligator Records regionally popular blues artist in the 1950's resurfaced and began touring and recording again in 1995. In 1999 I had the privilege to play with him on a string of dates that would come as his last before he passed away in 2000.
1994-1997: Original college rock bands Nogponjami and Special Attachments. Nogponjami recorded several independent releases before and after my tenure. Special Attachments included members who were faculty and students at Lamar University. The band was popular for playing Professor of English Greg Kelly's original tunes to students and faculty in equal parts.
1989-1991 Original college rock bands The Dwellers and Uncle Virus.Notable Austin performances include opening for Soul Hat at the Black Cat Lounge during their famous, formative residency tenure there. Performed at Liberty Lunch, Cannibal Club and Cactus Cafe, frequently performing on bill with Well-known group Ten Hands.
1988-1989 Alternative College Rock cover band "The Pierres" Full concert PA would bring capacity crowds to large Southeast Texas dance clubs, playing hits from The Cure, U.2., R.E.M, Squeeze, and many more.
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Thanks for looking – i hope the best for your music and artistic endeavors whether we wind up working together or not!