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 1178
Doing The Funky Monkey Collab Funk Jul 12, 2008 2691
Empty Reflections Collab Rock Jun 20, 2008 2285
Funky Monkey Funk Jun 16, 2008 1011
Emotion+2 Collab Pop Jan 15, 2008 2766
Voodo Chile 2K7 Collab Rock Nov 25, 2007 1958
SICK Collab Rock Oct 20, 2007 1895
Bounce Collab Jazz Oct 2, 2007 1462
Bee On My WindShield Funk Sep 11, 2007 1498
7 Bottles Of Beer Funk Aug 19, 2007 1013
TT-SlapVideo Music Videos Jul 4, 2007 1700
Tonsil Trot Funk Jul 3, 2007 1842
Disco Soiree Sensation Collab Dance May 20, 2007 1708
Sock It To Me Too Too Collab Funk May 6, 2007 1680
Zero8 Ultra Collab Funk Apr 18, 2007 1256
Illuminated Blues Collab Blues Apr 16, 2007 1308
Daddys Funky Music Funk Apr 1, 2007 1305
Thumper! Collab Funk Mar 18, 2007 2026
D:FUNK Funk Mar 11, 2007 1775
Red Alert Experiment Electronica Mar 4, 2007 1074
FDF Doggie Style Collab Funk Feb 25, 2007 2993
Vitruvian Jam Collab Funk Feb 12, 2007 1776
W.S.P. Piano&Bass Collab New Age Feb 4, 2007 2153
Jacob's Delicate-Ultra X Collab Jazz Dec 30, 2006 1546
Fairy Dog Funk Funk Dec 26, 2006 1483
Helios Progression Ambient Dec 22, 2006 1528
Geisha Funk Funk Dec 18, 2006 1945
Empty Reflections LIVEGIG Rock Dec 6, 2006 1722
In This World Rock Nov 27, 2006 1869
Everything To Me Pop Nov 22, 2006 998
Not Enough Time Rock Nov 21, 2006 1130
Blade Of Grass Funk Nov 13, 2006 2279
More Beyond Jazz Nov 12, 2006 1834
Headboard Concussion Rock Nov 4, 2006 1951

Collaborations

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Whatever Youdo DonovanFraser [+1] Rock 1086
Good Bye To You My Friend II vegetal [+2] Pop 3358
Riverside brothers UndergroundHangama Folk 1076
Lazy Day MickD [+2] Pop 3037
Awake (piano acoustic) amateurpro Ambient 1636
Emotion BlendWellMusic [+1] Pop 1676
Funky Woman Sweet_T Funk 1188
Thanks for Billy Evans JodyGrenier Jazz 1276
Silly Song RolandOfGilead [+1] Other 1462
It's Up to You BossHook [+1] Rock 2462
Wayfarin' Stranger ScottCarmichael Folk 2492
I Need To Know JD [+5] Rock 5029
Funky Backing Track JTC Funk 6473
DREAMLIKE TheOmegaProject Jazz 1681
Divinity RayLaVeau Rock 2116
Purrfect guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2681
starship trooper (cover Yes) ScottCarmichael Rock 6279
Cold As Ice Revisited AaronTodd Rock 1715
This Womans Work-2 (Kate Bush Cover) jptiptonsr [+1] Other 1256
Mr Jones AaronTodd Rock 2480
Faces of Stone MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2196
The Walking Philosopher mapmak Funk 1193
Meditation IIII (When She`s Lying Next To Me) guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2685
Fractured Mind FractalGarden [+5] Rock 3041
The Valley (Still open Collab) Surak [+1] Jazz 3488
PERFECT STORM ScottCarmichael Rock 3617
Mercy ScottCarmichael Rock 3471
Wicked Annya (Dona Nobis Groovem Mix) JD [+2] Funk 2211
Slowly teddyelliot Pop 2459
Funk Jam SomethingforNothing Funk 841
Island of Forever pete Folk 1775
FAVORITE: Smooth Chill (summer re-issue) georgeptingley Jazz 1229
Fly baby fly fromano [+2] Rock 3003
B3 Blow Out #1 JodyGrenier Jazz 1171
Take Your Mama Out + RC MikeRC [+2] Pop 2019
Rolling steps MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2475
My Gift To You JodyGrenier New Age 1331
Once Again fizodan Rock 1061
The Terrace TheTiler Other 1085
SEARCHING (Featuring Kirsty) Bampot [+2] Pop 3216
Shades of Gray AaronTodd Ambient 1849
The End Leahbanicki [+1] Blues 3394
Trance (premix) maurovoconi World 894
Convoluted Blues BossHook [+2] Jazz 2224
Thanks My Friends - Guitar (premix) maurovoconi World 1133
Mystified AaronTodd Pop 1380
Confuzed fromano [+2] Rock 2948
You're not alone CollisionTheory Metal 933
She'll Feel Alone BossHook Folk 2718
D:FUNK Shred [+1] Funk 988
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