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 1193
Doing The Funky Monkey Collab Funk Jul 12, 2008 2717
Empty Reflections Collab Rock Jun 20, 2008 2312
Funky Monkey Funk Jun 16, 2008 1040
Emotion+2 Collab Pop Jan 15, 2008 2787
Voodo Chile 2K7 Collab Rock Nov 25, 2007 1961
SICK Collab Rock Oct 20, 2007 1899
Bounce Collab Jazz Oct 2, 2007 1479
Bee On My WindShield Funk Sep 11, 2007 1507
7 Bottles Of Beer Funk Aug 19, 2007 1018
TT-SlapVideo Music Videos Jul 4, 2007 1719
Tonsil Trot Funk Jul 3, 2007 1851
Disco Soiree Sensation Collab Dance May 20, 2007 1712
Sock It To Me Too Too Collab Funk May 6, 2007 1698
Zero8 Ultra Collab Funk Apr 18, 2007 1259
Illuminated Blues Collab Blues Apr 16, 2007 1311
Daddys Funky Music Funk Apr 1, 2007 1312
Thumper! Collab Funk Mar 18, 2007 2035
D:FUNK Funk Mar 11, 2007 1782
Red Alert Experiment Electronica Mar 4, 2007 1080
FDF Doggie Style Collab Funk Feb 25, 2007 3001
Vitruvian Jam Collab Funk Feb 12, 2007 1790
W.S.P. Piano&Bass Collab New Age Feb 4, 2007 2162
Jacob's Delicate-Ultra X Collab Jazz Dec 30, 2006 1555
Fairy Dog Funk Funk Dec 26, 2006 1486
Helios Progression Ambient Dec 22, 2006 1535
Geisha Funk Funk Dec 18, 2006 1954
Empty Reflections LIVEGIG Rock Dec 6, 2006 1726
In This World Rock Nov 27, 2006 1879
Everything To Me Pop Nov 22, 2006 1002
Not Enough Time Rock Nov 21, 2006 1143
Blade Of Grass Funk Nov 13, 2006 2291
More Beyond Jazz Nov 12, 2006 1844
Headboard Concussion Rock Nov 4, 2006 1954

Collaborations

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Whatever Youdo DonovanFraser [+1] Rock 1097
Good Bye To You My Friend II vegetal [+2] Pop 3372
Riverside brothers UndergroundHangama Folk 1082
Lazy Day MickD [+2] Pop 3057
Awake (piano acoustic) amateurpro Ambient 1643
Emotion BlendWellMusic [+1] Pop 1688
Funky Woman Sweet_T Funk 1193
Thanks for Billy Evans JodyGrenier Jazz 1285
Silly Song RolandOfGilead [+1] Other 1471
It's Up to You BossHook [+1] Rock 2474
Wayfarin' Stranger ScottCarmichael Folk 2512
I Need To Know JD [+5] Rock 5046
Funky Backing Track JTC Funk 6486
DREAMLIKE TheOmegaProject Jazz 1688
Divinity RayLaVeau Rock 2126
Purrfect guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2697
starship trooper (cover Yes) ScottCarmichael Rock 6323
Cold As Ice Revisited AaronTodd Rock 1727
This Womans Work-2 (Kate Bush Cover) jptiptonsr [+1] Other 1261
Mr Jones AaronTodd Rock 2491
Faces of Stone MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2210
The Walking Philosopher mapmak Funk 1211
Meditation IIII (When She`s Lying Next To Me) guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2700
Fractured Mind FractalGarden [+5] Rock 3066
The Valley (Still open Collab) Surak [+1] Jazz 3496
PERFECT STORM ScottCarmichael Rock 3649
Mercy ScottCarmichael Rock 3485
Wicked Annya (Dona Nobis Groovem Mix) JD [+2] Funk 2233
Slowly teddyelliot Pop 2475
Funk Jam SomethingforNothing Funk 846
Island of Forever pete Folk 1784
FAVORITE: Smooth Chill (summer re-issue) georgeptingley Jazz 1234
Fly baby fly fromano [+2] Rock 3018
B3 Blow Out #1 JodyGrenier Jazz 1175
Take Your Mama Out + RC MikeRC [+2] Pop 2030
Rolling steps MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2492
My Gift To You JodyGrenier New Age 1338
Once Again fizodan Rock 1070
The Terrace TheTiler Other 1089
SEARCHING (Featuring Kirsty) Bampot [+2] Pop 3229
Shades of Gray AaronTodd Ambient 1862
The End Leahbanicki [+1] Blues 3417
Trance (premix) maurovoconi World 897
Convoluted Blues BossHook [+2] Jazz 2241
Thanks My Friends - Guitar (premix) maurovoconi World 1138
Mystified AaronTodd Pop 1390
Confuzed fromano [+2] Rock 2962
You're not alone CollisionTheory Metal 942
She'll Feel Alone BossHook Folk 2729
D:FUNK Shred [+1] Funk 993
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