Bass Guitar ability
Influences: Pop Country, Bg, Allison Krause, Mumford & Sons, Yes, Most Motown Artists, Harmony Bands, Skynard, Joe Cocker, Seger, Beatles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Police, Muse, Dave Mathews, Weather Report,
Joe Bruno Jr.
Double-Bass, Slap Bass-Fiddle, fretted 4–7 string Bass, fretless Electric bass
3277 Espanola Dr. Sarasota, Fl. 34239
I am currently performing musical engagements on bass both locally and nationally with artists most recently including American Idol Finalist, Sam Woolf. I have recently completed a two year engagement with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and am seeking a great band or touring show. I am contracted with Walt Disney World as a Casual musician performing in all capacities around the resort. I have been working professionally on acoustic and electric bass since 1976, gaining proficiency in many genres of popular music which include contracts with 17 music groups, Pop Country, Show music, Jazz, Blues, Rock, R&B, Country, Rock-a-billy, western and Gospel as well as classical. I have a gift for singing and arranging harmonies and can sing three full octaves from low Bb to High Bb. After serving in the US Navy Band for four years, I spent several more years touring and subbing with various shows and musical groups during the 80’s before settling in Florida. Since then, I have performed as a sideman on numerous engagements for a wide variety of performers and shows as well as the US Navy Band, Spiral Starecase, Joe Bruno’s Dixieland Hotdogs, Greek Tycoons, Disney Cruise Lines and most recently, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Disney for extended lengths of time.
Sara Vaughn, Harry Connick Sr., Mel Torme (John Coliani), Jerry Vale,
Mickey Rooney, Michael Andrew, Twinkle, Eddie Brandon – Elvis Tribute at Graceland 1982 (3 months of paid rehersals)
Pied Pipers, Platters, Drifters, Diamonds, Sam & Dave, Four Aces, Shirrells, Spiral Starecase,
Patsy Cline Tribute, Texas Playboys and others…
Joanne Castle (Lawrence Welk Show) Don Scaletta, Kenny Drew Jr., Dick Hyman, John La Porta, Jack Petersen, Lou Columbo, Bobby Rosengarden, Billy Shields, Warren Vasche, Eddie Higgins, Lenore Raphael, Peggy Stern, Michael Royal and many more…
Theater Music Highlights
Forever Plaid, My Way (Premier), Always, Patsy, Barnum, Dreamgirls, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Anything Goes, Gypsy, West Side Story, Aint Misbehavin, Fiddler on the Roof, Pirates of Penzance, Man of La Mancha, 42nd Street, Funny Girl, Sweeney Todd (Synth 3), Music Man, Oklahoma
Nelson Riddle Orchestra w/Chris Riddle, Native Brass, Tommy Dorsey (Buddy Morrow), Warren Covington,
Leon Merian, Benny Goodman (Henry Questa), 42nd St. Big Band, Victor Lombardo, Jerry Jerome, Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, Palm Beach Orchestra.
US Navy School of Music
Manatee Community College Music Program
BS Business Management, University of Phoenix
Member of AFM Local 189, Orlando, Florida
References Available upon request