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.


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.

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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 1390
Doing The Funky Monkey Collab Funk Jul 12, 2008 2859
Empty Reflections Collab Rock Jun 20, 2008 2473
Funky Monkey Funk Jun 16, 2008 1143
Emotion+2 Collab Pop Jan 15, 2008 2954
Voodo Chile 2K7 Collab Rock Nov 25, 2007 2085
SICK Collab Rock Oct 20, 2007 2006
Bounce Collab Jazz Oct 2, 2007 1535
Bee On My WindShield Funk Sep 11, 2007 1616
7 Bottles Of Beer Funk Aug 19, 2007 1097
TT-SlapVideo Music Videos Jul 4, 2007 1799
Tonsil Trot Funk Jul 3, 2007 1938
Disco Soiree Sensation Collab Dance May 20, 2007 1765
Sock It To Me Too Too Collab Funk May 6, 2007 1798
Zero8 Ultra Collab Funk Apr 18, 2007 1294
Illuminated Blues Collab Blues Apr 16, 2007 1364
Daddys Funky Music Funk Apr 1, 2007 1381
Thumper! Collab Funk Mar 18, 2007 2117
D:FUNK Funk Mar 11, 2007 1854
Red Alert Experiment Electronica Mar 4, 2007 1147
FDF Doggie Style Collab Funk Feb 25, 2007 3083
Vitruvian Jam Collab Funk Feb 12, 2007 1916
W.S.P. Piano&Bass Collab New Age Feb 4, 2007 2328
Jacob's Delicate-Ultra X Collab Jazz Dec 30, 2006 1688
Fairy Dog Funk Funk Dec 26, 2006 1541
Helios Progression Ambient Dec 22, 2006 1591
Geisha Funk Funk Dec 18, 2006 2006
Empty Reflections LIVEGIG Rock Dec 6, 2006 1789
In This World Rock Nov 27, 2006 1961
Everything To Me Pop Nov 22, 2006 1043
Not Enough Time Rock Nov 21, 2006 1190
Blade Of Grass Funk Nov 13, 2006 2436
More Beyond Jazz Nov 12, 2006 1907
Headboard Concussion Rock Nov 4, 2006 2032



Title Artist Genre Plays
Whatever Youdo DonovanFraser [+1] Rock 1142
Good Bye To You My Friend II vegetal [+2] Pop 3546
Riverside brothers UndergroundHangama Folk 1144
Lazy Day MickD [+2] Pop 3225
Awake (piano acoustic) amateurpro Ambient 1700
Emotion BlendWellMusic [+1] Pop 1782
Funky Woman Sweet_T Funk 1248
Thanks for Billy Evans JodyGrenier Jazz 1360
Silly Song RolandOfGilead [+1] Other 1551
It's Up to You BossHook [+1] Rock 2611
Wayfarin' Stranger ScottCarmichael Folk 2767
I Need To Know JD [+5] Rock 5270
Funky Backing Track JTC Funk 6574
DREAMLIKE TheOmegaProject Jazz 1761
Divinity RayLaVeau Rock 2224
Purrfect guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2862
starship trooper (cover Yes) ScottCarmichael Rock 6756
Cold As Ice Revisited AaronTodd Rock 1839
This Womans Work-2 (Kate Bush Cover) jptiptonsr [+1] Other 1325
Mr Jones AaronTodd Rock 2608
Faces of Stone MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2290
The Walking Philosopher mapmak Funk 1285
Meditation IIII (When She`s Lying Next To Me) guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2843
Fractured Mind FractalGarden [+5] Rock 3188
The Valley (Still open Collab) Surak [+1] Jazz 3615
PERFECT STORM ScottCarmichael Rock 3936
Mercy ScottCarmichael Rock 3717
Wicked Annya (Dona Nobis Groovem Mix) JD [+2] Funk 2392
Slowly teddyelliot Pop 2621
Funk Jam SomethingforNothing Funk 881
Island of Forever pete Folk 1894
FAVORITE: Smooth Chill (summer re-issue) georgeptingley Jazz 1321
Fly baby fly fromano [+2] Rock 3175
B3 Blow Out #1 JodyGrenier Jazz 1226
Take Your Mama Out + RC MikeRC [+2] Pop 2126
Rolling steps MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2597
My Gift To You JodyGrenier New Age 1395
Once Again fizodan Rock 1126
The Terrace TheTiler Other 1150
SEARCHING (Featuring Kirsty) Bampot [+2] Pop 3376
Shades of Gray AaronTodd Ambient 2016
The End Leahbanicki [+1] Blues 3565
Trance (premix) maurovoconi World 946
Convoluted Blues BossHook [+2] Jazz 2379
Thanks My Friends - Guitar (premix) maurovoconi World 1183
Mystified AaronTodd Pop 1488
Confuzed fromano [+2] Rock 3100
You're not alone CollisionTheory Metal 999
She'll Feel Alone BossHook Folk 2875
D:FUNK Shred [+1] Funk 1044
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