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 1251
Doing The Funky Monkey Collab Funk Jul 12, 2008 2777
Empty Reflections Collab Rock Jun 20, 2008 2382
Funky Monkey Funk Jun 16, 2008 1096
Emotion+2 Collab Pop Jan 15, 2008 2864
Voodo Chile 2K7 Collab Rock Nov 25, 2007 2006
SICK Collab Rock Oct 20, 2007 1940
Bounce Collab Jazz Oct 2, 2007 1494
Bee On My WindShield Funk Sep 11, 2007 1545
7 Bottles Of Beer Funk Aug 19, 2007 1048
TT-SlapVideo Music Videos Jul 4, 2007 1764
Tonsil Trot Funk Jul 3, 2007 1886
Disco Soiree Sensation Collab Dance May 20, 2007 1730
Sock It To Me Too Too Collab Funk May 6, 2007 1744
Zero8 Ultra Collab Funk Apr 18, 2007 1267
Illuminated Blues Collab Blues Apr 16, 2007 1328
Daddys Funky Music Funk Apr 1, 2007 1330
Thumper! Collab Funk Mar 18, 2007 2062
D:FUNK Funk Mar 11, 2007 1809
Red Alert Experiment Electronica Mar 4, 2007 1107
FDF Doggie Style Collab Funk Feb 25, 2007 3028
Vitruvian Jam Collab Funk Feb 12, 2007 1832
W.S.P. Piano&Bass Collab New Age Feb 4, 2007 2235
Jacob's Delicate-Ultra X Collab Jazz Dec 30, 2006 1608
Fairy Dog Funk Funk Dec 26, 2006 1508
Helios Progression Ambient Dec 22, 2006 1558
Geisha Funk Funk Dec 18, 2006 1976
Empty Reflections LIVEGIG Rock Dec 6, 2006 1741
In This World Rock Nov 27, 2006 1913
Everything To Me Pop Nov 22, 2006 1011
Not Enough Time Rock Nov 21, 2006 1152
Blade Of Grass Funk Nov 13, 2006 2339
More Beyond Jazz Nov 12, 2006 1867
Headboard Concussion Rock Nov 4, 2006 1984

Collaborations

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Whatever Youdo DonovanFraser [+1] Rock 1107
Good Bye To You My Friend II vegetal [+2] Pop 3439
Riverside brothers UndergroundHangama Folk 1122
Lazy Day MickD [+2] Pop 3120
Awake (piano acoustic) amateurpro Ambient 1662
Emotion BlendWellMusic [+1] Pop 1724
Funky Woman Sweet_T Funk 1213
Thanks for Billy Evans JodyGrenier Jazz 1312
Silly Song RolandOfGilead [+1] Other 1513
It's Up to You BossHook [+1] Rock 2523
Wayfarin' Stranger ScottCarmichael Folk 2598
I Need To Know JD [+5] Rock 5147
Funky Backing Track JTC Funk 6516
DREAMLIKE TheOmegaProject Jazz 1712
Divinity RayLaVeau Rock 2164
Purrfect guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2765
starship trooper (cover Yes) ScottCarmichael Rock 6480
Cold As Ice Revisited AaronTodd Rock 1772
This Womans Work-2 (Kate Bush Cover) jptiptonsr [+1] Other 1281
Mr Jones AaronTodd Rock 2525
Faces of Stone MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2252
The Walking Philosopher mapmak Funk 1250
Meditation IIII (When She`s Lying Next To Me) guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2761
Fractured Mind FractalGarden [+5] Rock 3124
The Valley (Still open Collab) Surak [+1] Jazz 3547
PERFECT STORM ScottCarmichael Rock 3773
Mercy ScottCarmichael Rock 3568
Wicked Annya (Dona Nobis Groovem Mix) JD [+2] Funk 2298
Slowly teddyelliot Pop 2529
Funk Jam SomethingforNothing Funk 857
Island of Forever pete Folk 1823
FAVORITE: Smooth Chill (summer re-issue) georgeptingley Jazz 1267
Fly baby fly fromano [+2] Rock 3071
B3 Blow Out #1 JodyGrenier Jazz 1191
Take Your Mama Out + RC MikeRC [+2] Pop 2072
Rolling steps MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2532
My Gift To You JodyGrenier New Age 1357
Once Again fizodan Rock 1082
The Terrace TheTiler Other 1115
SEARCHING (Featuring Kirsty) Bampot [+2] Pop 3292
Shades of Gray AaronTodd Ambient 1923
The End Leahbanicki [+1] Blues 3476
Trance (premix) maurovoconi World 912
Convoluted Blues BossHook [+2] Jazz 2292
Thanks My Friends - Guitar (premix) maurovoconi World 1153
Mystified AaronTodd Pop 1421
Confuzed fromano [+2] Rock 3014
You're not alone CollisionTheory Metal 961
She'll Feel Alone BossHook Folk 2790
D:FUNK Shred [+1] Funk 1011
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