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 1285
Doing The Funky Monkey Collab Funk Jul 12, 2008 2806
Empty Reflections Collab Rock Jun 20, 2008 2414
Funky Monkey Funk Jun 16, 2008 1109
Emotion+2 Collab Pop Jan 15, 2008 2890
Voodo Chile 2K7 Collab Rock Nov 25, 2007 2028
SICK Collab Rock Oct 20, 2007 1957
Bounce Collab Jazz Oct 2, 2007 1505
Bee On My WindShield Funk Sep 11, 2007 1569
7 Bottles Of Beer Funk Aug 19, 2007 1062
TT-SlapVideo Music Videos Jul 4, 2007 1773
Tonsil Trot Funk Jul 3, 2007 1906
Disco Soiree Sensation Collab Dance May 20, 2007 1737
Sock It To Me Too Too Collab Funk May 6, 2007 1757
Zero8 Ultra Collab Funk Apr 18, 2007 1275
Illuminated Blues Collab Blues Apr 16, 2007 1339
Daddys Funky Music Funk Apr 1, 2007 1345
Thumper! Collab Funk Mar 18, 2007 2080
D:FUNK Funk Mar 11, 2007 1830
Red Alert Experiment Electronica Mar 4, 2007 1116
FDF Doggie Style Collab Funk Feb 25, 2007 3039
Vitruvian Jam Collab Funk Feb 12, 2007 1858
W.S.P. Piano&Bass Collab New Age Feb 4, 2007 2264
Jacob's Delicate-Ultra X Collab Jazz Dec 30, 2006 1628
Fairy Dog Funk Funk Dec 26, 2006 1515
Helios Progression Ambient Dec 22, 2006 1565
Geisha Funk Funk Dec 18, 2006 1983
Empty Reflections LIVEGIG Rock Dec 6, 2006 1748
In This World Rock Nov 27, 2006 1926
Everything To Me Pop Nov 22, 2006 1019
Not Enough Time Rock Nov 21, 2006 1160
Blade Of Grass Funk Nov 13, 2006 2364
More Beyond Jazz Nov 12, 2006 1879
Headboard Concussion Rock Nov 4, 2006 2001

Collaborations

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Whatever Youdo DonovanFraser [+1] Rock 1112
Good Bye To You My Friend II vegetal [+2] Pop 3476
Riverside brothers UndergroundHangama Folk 1129
Lazy Day MickD [+2] Pop 3150
Awake (piano acoustic) amateurpro Ambient 1675
Emotion BlendWellMusic [+1] Pop 1745
Funky Woman Sweet_T Funk 1224
Thanks for Billy Evans JodyGrenier Jazz 1326
Silly Song RolandOfGilead [+1] Other 1528
It's Up to You BossHook [+1] Rock 2550
Wayfarin' Stranger ScottCarmichael Folk 2643
I Need To Know JD [+5] Rock 5188
Funky Backing Track JTC Funk 6534
DREAMLIKE TheOmegaProject Jazz 1723
Divinity RayLaVeau Rock 2182
Purrfect guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2798
starship trooper (cover Yes) ScottCarmichael Rock 6562
Cold As Ice Revisited AaronTodd Rock 1791
This Womans Work-2 (Kate Bush Cover) jptiptonsr [+1] Other 1294
Mr Jones AaronTodd Rock 2547
Faces of Stone MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2260
The Walking Philosopher mapmak Funk 1257
Meditation IIII (When She`s Lying Next To Me) guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2787
Fractured Mind FractalGarden [+5] Rock 3143
The Valley (Still open Collab) Surak [+1] Jazz 3568
PERFECT STORM ScottCarmichael Rock 3812
Mercy ScottCarmichael Rock 3602
Wicked Annya (Dona Nobis Groovem Mix) JD [+2] Funk 2327
Slowly teddyelliot Pop 2561
Funk Jam SomethingforNothing Funk 863
Island of Forever pete Folk 1844
FAVORITE: Smooth Chill (summer re-issue) georgeptingley Jazz 1285
Fly baby fly fromano [+2] Rock 3099
B3 Blow Out #1 JodyGrenier Jazz 1197
Take Your Mama Out + RC MikeRC [+2] Pop 2087
Rolling steps MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2551
My Gift To You JodyGrenier New Age 1369
Once Again fizodan Rock 1094
The Terrace TheTiler Other 1124
SEARCHING (Featuring Kirsty) Bampot [+2] Pop 3314
Shades of Gray AaronTodd Ambient 1943
The End Leahbanicki [+1] Blues 3504
Trance (premix) maurovoconi World 920
Convoluted Blues BossHook [+2] Jazz 2317
Thanks My Friends - Guitar (premix) maurovoconi World 1157
Mystified AaronTodd Pop 1438
Confuzed fromano [+2] Rock 3044
You're not alone CollisionTheory Metal 968
She'll Feel Alone BossHook Folk 2814
D:FUNK Shred [+1] Funk 1019
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