Biography

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I've played it all, but SLAP BASS is my thing. Every time I sit down in front of iCompositions, there is always something new that inspires. I am surrounded by talented artists who provide the fuel for my funk.

Musical roots came from my grandfather who was a guitar and mandolin player. I started playing piano when I was about 9, and finally ended up playing bass guitar in high school. I was INSPIRED to learn bass after watching a SLAP great named Mark King, from the band Level 42. Other bass influences of mine include Marcus Miller, Stu Hamm, John Patitucci, Stanley Clarke, and Tetsuo Sakurai. I love and have played all styles of music, but my preferences are Funk, Fusion, Jazz, and Progressive Rock. I've played in busy cover bands for years.

Today, I have been married for over 17 years, and a father of 3 amazing little kids. The ride never slows down for me, but I'm glad I can spend a little of my time with all of you.

Some personal favorites to discover from my musical resume below are:
FDF Doggie Style, Vitruvian Jam, Emotion+2, Blade Of Grass, I Need To Know, W.S.P Piano&Bass, and SICK.

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PlusUltra's Basses:
Sadowsky 57' Burst 4-String, Kubicki X-Factor 4-String, Steinberger M-Series 4-String, Fender Amer. Jazz 60th Anniv. 4-String, Fender Amer. P-Bass Deluxe 4-String, Fender Mex. Jazz Fretless 4-String and a Fender Amer. 60th Anniversary 4-String P-Bass.

PlusUltra's Strings:
DR Marcus Miller Signature, Dean Markley SR2000 Will Lee Signature, GHS Double Ball, GHS Bright Flats.

PlusUltra's Amp:
UK made Trace Elliot AH500-7 Head, UK made Trace Elliot 4x10 and 1x15 Cabs, and a FX pedal board to make your mouth water.

PlusUltra's Computer Setup:
Apple G4 Tower, Garage Band-iLife, M-AUDIO FireWire Solo, Sadowsky Bass PreAmp.

Blog rss

New Live Band - Monkey Wax March 22, 2008
Love, marriage, kids, work, life. It's taken some time for things to finally settle down for me, but I'm finally back in a LIVE cover band, and it's better than ever.
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Bass Place - Video Extravaganza! May 15, 2007
I like to study how others play the instrument, and have put together some various video clips that may be of interest. Also added some other funny ones, related to bass.

Please feel free to add yours!!

More to come.............Enjoy.
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
HigherGround Collab Blues Feb 28, 2010 1310
Doing The Funky Monkey Collab Funk Jul 12, 2008 2832
Empty Reflections Collab Rock Jun 20, 2008 2434
Funky Monkey Funk Jun 16, 2008 1123
Emotion+2 Collab Pop Jan 15, 2008 2920
Voodo Chile 2K7 Collab Rock Nov 25, 2007 2050
SICK Collab Rock Oct 20, 2007 1982
Bounce Collab Jazz Oct 2, 2007 1513
Bee On My WindShield Funk Sep 11, 2007 1590
7 Bottles Of Beer Funk Aug 19, 2007 1075
TT-SlapVideo Music Videos Jul 4, 2007 1785
Tonsil Trot Funk Jul 3, 2007 1913
Disco Soiree Sensation Collab Dance May 20, 2007 1748
Sock It To Me Too Too Collab Funk May 6, 2007 1774
Zero8 Ultra Collab Funk Apr 18, 2007 1281
Illuminated Blues Collab Blues Apr 16, 2007 1347
Daddys Funky Music Funk Apr 1, 2007 1353
Thumper! Collab Funk Mar 18, 2007 2098
D:FUNK Funk Mar 11, 2007 1842
Red Alert Experiment Electronica Mar 4, 2007 1128
FDF Doggie Style Collab Funk Feb 25, 2007 3053
Vitruvian Jam Collab Funk Feb 12, 2007 1873
W.S.P. Piano&Bass Collab New Age Feb 4, 2007 2282
Jacob's Delicate-Ultra X Collab Jazz Dec 30, 2006 1649
Fairy Dog Funk Funk Dec 26, 2006 1523
Helios Progression Ambient Dec 22, 2006 1572
Geisha Funk Funk Dec 18, 2006 1995
Empty Reflections LIVEGIG Rock Dec 6, 2006 1769
In This World Rock Nov 27, 2006 1932
Everything To Me Pop Nov 22, 2006 1028
Not Enough Time Rock Nov 21, 2006 1172
Blade Of Grass Funk Nov 13, 2006 2383
More Beyond Jazz Nov 12, 2006 1891
Headboard Concussion Rock Nov 4, 2006 2011

Collaborations

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Whatever Youdo DonovanFraser [+1] Rock 1124
Good Bye To You My Friend II vegetal [+2] Pop 3503
Riverside brothers UndergroundHangama Folk 1133
Lazy Day MickD [+2] Pop 3167
Awake (piano acoustic) amateurpro Ambient 1685
Emotion BlendWellMusic [+1] Pop 1766
Funky Woman Sweet_T Funk 1229
Thanks for Billy Evans JodyGrenier Jazz 1339
Silly Song RolandOfGilead [+1] Other 1539
It's Up to You BossHook [+1] Rock 2570
Wayfarin' Stranger ScottCarmichael Folk 2690
I Need To Know JD [+5] Rock 5224
Funky Backing Track JTC Funk 6547
DREAMLIKE TheOmegaProject Jazz 1735
Divinity RayLaVeau Rock 2197
Purrfect guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2833
starship trooper (cover Yes) ScottCarmichael Rock 6653
Cold As Ice Revisited AaronTodd Rock 1802
This Womans Work-2 (Kate Bush Cover) jptiptonsr [+1] Other 1308
Mr Jones AaronTodd Rock 2570
Faces of Stone MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2275
The Walking Philosopher mapmak Funk 1267
Meditation IIII (When She`s Lying Next To Me) guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2817
Fractured Mind FractalGarden [+5] Rock 3162
The Valley (Still open Collab) Surak [+1] Jazz 3591
PERFECT STORM ScottCarmichael Rock 3867
Mercy ScottCarmichael Rock 3651
Wicked Annya (Dona Nobis Groovem Mix) JD [+2] Funk 2346
Slowly teddyelliot Pop 2585
Funk Jam SomethingforNothing Funk 869
Island of Forever pete Folk 1869
FAVORITE: Smooth Chill (summer re-issue) georgeptingley Jazz 1301
Fly baby fly fromano [+2] Rock 3127
B3 Blow Out #1 JodyGrenier Jazz 1209
Take Your Mama Out + RC MikeRC [+2] Pop 2103
Rolling steps MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2571
My Gift To You JodyGrenier New Age 1379
Once Again fizodan Rock 1104
The Terrace TheTiler Other 1134
SEARCHING (Featuring Kirsty) Bampot [+2] Pop 3337
Shades of Gray AaronTodd Ambient 1971
The End Leahbanicki [+1] Blues 3525
Trance (premix) maurovoconi World 929
Convoluted Blues BossHook [+2] Jazz 2335
Thanks My Friends - Guitar (premix) maurovoconi World 1168
Mystified AaronTodd Pop 1454
Confuzed fromano [+2] Rock 3067
You're not alone CollisionTheory Metal 980
She'll Feel Alone BossHook Folk 2844
D:FUNK Shred [+1] Funk 1028
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