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 1200
Doing The Funky Monkey Collab Funk Jul 12, 2008 2730
Empty Reflections Collab Rock Jun 20, 2008 2322
Funky Monkey Funk Jun 16, 2008 1064
Emotion+2 Collab Pop Jan 15, 2008 2811
Voodo Chile 2K7 Collab Rock Nov 25, 2007 1970
SICK Collab Rock Oct 20, 2007 1908
Bounce Collab Jazz Oct 2, 2007 1482
Bee On My WindShield Funk Sep 11, 2007 1516
7 Bottles Of Beer Funk Aug 19, 2007 1026
TT-SlapVideo Music Videos Jul 4, 2007 1741
Tonsil Trot Funk Jul 3, 2007 1862
Disco Soiree Sensation Collab Dance May 20, 2007 1716
Sock It To Me Too Too Collab Funk May 6, 2007 1711
Zero8 Ultra Collab Funk Apr 18, 2007 1261
Illuminated Blues Collab Blues Apr 16, 2007 1315
Daddys Funky Music Funk Apr 1, 2007 1317
Thumper! Collab Funk Mar 18, 2007 2040
D:FUNK Funk Mar 11, 2007 1786
Red Alert Experiment Electronica Mar 4, 2007 1085
FDF Doggie Style Collab Funk Feb 25, 2007 3005
Vitruvian Jam Collab Funk Feb 12, 2007 1798
W.S.P. Piano&Bass Collab New Age Feb 4, 2007 2185
Jacob's Delicate-Ultra X Collab Jazz Dec 30, 2006 1563
Fairy Dog Funk Funk Dec 26, 2006 1492
Helios Progression Ambient Dec 22, 2006 1542
Geisha Funk Funk Dec 18, 2006 1961
Empty Reflections LIVEGIG Rock Dec 6, 2006 1729
In This World Rock Nov 27, 2006 1885
Everything To Me Pop Nov 22, 2006 1004
Not Enough Time Rock Nov 21, 2006 1147
Blade Of Grass Funk Nov 13, 2006 2305
More Beyond Jazz Nov 12, 2006 1851
Headboard Concussion Rock Nov 4, 2006 1962

Collaborations

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Whatever Youdo DonovanFraser [+1] Rock 1098
Good Bye To You My Friend II vegetal [+2] Pop 3382
Riverside brothers UndergroundHangama Folk 1089
Lazy Day MickD [+2] Pop 3073
Awake (piano acoustic) amateurpro Ambient 1646
Emotion BlendWellMusic [+1] Pop 1697
Funky Woman Sweet_T Funk 1198
Thanks for Billy Evans JodyGrenier Jazz 1291
Silly Song RolandOfGilead [+1] Other 1482
It's Up to You BossHook [+1] Rock 2481
Wayfarin' Stranger ScottCarmichael Folk 2528
I Need To Know JD [+5] Rock 5088
Funky Backing Track JTC Funk 6496
DREAMLIKE TheOmegaProject Jazz 1697
Divinity RayLaVeau Rock 2136
Purrfect guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2715
starship trooper (cover Yes) ScottCarmichael Rock 6364
Cold As Ice Revisited AaronTodd Rock 1738
This Womans Work-2 (Kate Bush Cover) jptiptonsr [+1] Other 1264
Mr Jones AaronTodd Rock 2501
Faces of Stone MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2217
The Walking Philosopher mapmak Funk 1224
Meditation IIII (When She`s Lying Next To Me) guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2709
Fractured Mind FractalGarden [+5] Rock 3083
The Valley (Still open Collab) Surak [+1] Jazz 3507
PERFECT STORM ScottCarmichael Rock 3679
Mercy ScottCarmichael Rock 3502
Wicked Annya (Dona Nobis Groovem Mix) JD [+2] Funk 2246
Slowly teddyelliot Pop 2488
Funk Jam SomethingforNothing Funk 849
Island of Forever pete Folk 1788
FAVORITE: Smooth Chill (summer re-issue) georgeptingley Jazz 1246
Fly baby fly fromano [+2] Rock 3030
B3 Blow Out #1 JodyGrenier Jazz 1179
Take Your Mama Out + RC MikeRC [+2] Pop 2036
Rolling steps MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2502
My Gift To You JodyGrenier New Age 1342
Once Again fizodan Rock 1072
The Terrace TheTiler Other 1096
SEARCHING (Featuring Kirsty) Bampot [+2] Pop 3240
Shades of Gray AaronTodd Ambient 1872
The End Leahbanicki [+1] Blues 3429
Trance (premix) maurovoconi World 901
Convoluted Blues BossHook [+2] Jazz 2244
Thanks My Friends - Guitar (premix) maurovoconi World 1144
Mystified AaronTodd Pop 1397
Confuzed fromano [+2] Rock 2970
You're not alone CollisionTheory Metal 949
She'll Feel Alone BossHook Folk 2742
D:FUNK Shred [+1] Funk 996
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