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 1466
Doing The Funky Monkey Collab Funk Jul 12, 2008 2914
Empty Reflections Collab Rock Jun 20, 2008 2511
Funky Monkey Funk Jun 16, 2008 1157
Emotion+2 Collab Pop Jan 15, 2008 2996
Voodo Chile 2K7 Collab Rock Nov 25, 2007 2117
SICK Collab Rock Oct 20, 2007 2040
Bounce Collab Jazz Oct 2, 2007 1564
Bee On My WindShield Funk Sep 11, 2007 1634
7 Bottles Of Beer Funk Aug 19, 2007 1112
TT-SlapVideo Music Videos Jul 4, 2007 1831
Tonsil Trot Funk Jul 3, 2007 1968
Disco Soiree Sensation Collab Dance May 20, 2007 1782
Sock It To Me Too Too Collab Funk May 6, 2007 1824
Zero8 Ultra Collab Funk Apr 18, 2007 1301
Illuminated Blues Collab Blues Apr 16, 2007 1378
Daddys Funky Music Funk Apr 1, 2007 1409
Thumper! Collab Funk Mar 18, 2007 2146
D:FUNK Funk Mar 11, 2007 1869
Red Alert Experiment Electronica Mar 4, 2007 1163
FDF Doggie Style Collab Funk Feb 25, 2007 3109
Vitruvian Jam Collab Funk Feb 12, 2007 1942
W.S.P. Piano&Bass Collab New Age Feb 4, 2007 2361
Jacob's Delicate-Ultra X Collab Jazz Dec 30, 2006 1719
Fairy Dog Funk Funk Dec 26, 2006 1558
Helios Progression Ambient Dec 22, 2006 1604
Geisha Funk Funk Dec 18, 2006 2021
Empty Reflections LIVEGIG Rock Dec 6, 2006 1802
In This World Rock Nov 27, 2006 1985
Everything To Me Pop Nov 22, 2006 1052
Not Enough Time Rock Nov 21, 2006 1201
Blade Of Grass Funk Nov 13, 2006 2470
More Beyond Jazz Nov 12, 2006 1933
Headboard Concussion Rock Nov 4, 2006 2077

Collaborations

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Whatever Youdo DonovanFraser [+1] Rock 1160
Good Bye To You My Friend II vegetal [+2] Pop 3581
Riverside brothers UndergroundHangama Folk 1174
Lazy Day MickD [+2] Pop 3274
Awake (piano acoustic) amateurpro Ambient 1719
Emotion BlendWellMusic [+1] Pop 1808
Funky Woman Sweet_T Funk 1266
Thanks for Billy Evans JodyGrenier Jazz 1382
Silly Song RolandOfGilead [+1] Other 1574
It's Up to You BossHook [+1] Rock 2654
Wayfarin' Stranger ScottCarmichael Folk 2845
I Need To Know JD [+5] Rock 5329
Funky Backing Track JTC Funk 6599
DREAMLIKE TheOmegaProject Jazz 1790
Divinity RayLaVeau Rock 2247
Purrfect guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2922
starship trooper (cover Yes) ScottCarmichael Rock 6915
Cold As Ice Revisited AaronTodd Rock 1877
This Womans Work-2 (Kate Bush Cover) jptiptonsr [+1] Other 1344
Mr Jones AaronTodd Rock 2646
Faces of Stone MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2330
The Walking Philosopher mapmak Funk 1298
Meditation IIII (When She`s Lying Next To Me) guitar55 [+2] Ambient 2885
Fractured Mind FractalGarden [+5] Rock 3229
The Valley (Still open Collab) Surak [+1] Jazz 3659
PERFECT STORM ScottCarmichael Rock 4043
Mercy ScottCarmichael Rock 3784
Wicked Annya (Dona Nobis Groovem Mix) JD [+2] Funk 2454
Slowly teddyelliot Pop 2671
Funk Jam SomethingforNothing Funk 886
Island of Forever pete Folk 1961
FAVORITE: Smooth Chill (summer re-issue) georgeptingley Jazz 1349
Fly baby fly fromano [+2] Rock 3229
B3 Blow Out #1 JodyGrenier Jazz 1246
Take Your Mama Out + RC MikeRC [+2] Pop 2151
Rolling steps MusicLeft [+1] Funk 2625
My Gift To You JodyGrenier New Age 1415
Once Again fizodan Rock 1134
The Terrace TheTiler Other 1171
SEARCHING (Featuring Kirsty) Bampot [+2] Pop 3441
Shades of Gray AaronTodd Ambient 2072
The End Leahbanicki [+1] Blues 3618
Trance (premix) maurovoconi World 961
Convoluted Blues BossHook [+2] Jazz 2416
Thanks My Friends - Guitar (premix) maurovoconi World 1195
Mystified AaronTodd Pop 1529
Confuzed fromano [+2] Rock 3151
You're not alone CollisionTheory Metal 1018
She'll Feel Alone BossHook Folk 2934
D:FUNK Shred [+1] Funk 1066
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