The pop duo @taystimusic just recently released the lyric video for their first single that I played bass on, “Thank You For The Memories”. You can watch the full-length lyric video at https://youtu.be/IcDreQcjXog
For this recording session, I used my @kemperamps_official profiler with an Aguilar Tone Hammer & Aguilar 8×10 profile along with my trusty @ernieballmusicman Stingray5HH loaded with @jimdunlopusa flatwound strings
FlashbackFriday – During the first days of the 2020 Covid-19 quarantine in SoCal, the members of Identity Theft (the band) kept themselves busy working on a remotely recorded cover version of “Words” by Missing Persons. I used my Kemper Profiler and I created a preset for my Source Audio C4 Synth pedal to recreate the synth bass sound. You can download the preset from the Neuro presets community on https://neuro.sourceaudio.net
throwbackthursday – Goofing around at a promotional event with my Katy Perry tribute band-mate, Kimzey. The guitarist and I do the “left-shark, right-shark” thing when we play California Gurls — suffice it to say, it’s actually pretty difficult to play and sing while wearing a furry shark head, but the audience loves it. 🤪
My name is “blurry face” and I care what you think
I’m stoked to get to work with @TakeOverBen of Yellowcard again on the next @WereNoGentlemen music video. Looks like the video will be released next month. Can’t wait to share!
Plotting and planning with our producer “E” during the last @WereNoGentlemen recording session. For every minute we spend recording or playing live, we’ve spent hours in preparation, planning, and rehearsal.
It’s crazy to think of how many stories and fond memories you can recall just from the stickers, dents, and scratches you find on your travel cases.
If only these bass guitar cases could talk! I originally just started with my name and a few stickers on each case so that I could recognize my gear when it’s dark backstage and at the airport, and so that crew and other musicians don’t accidentally pack the wrong gear in their trucks (no one can mistake my ugly cases).
Over time, the stickers get ripped off due to use and abuse, so I just add more stickers over the top of the old ones. Besides, it gives me somewhere to put all those cool decals you get when traveling and when you buy new gear.
I’m looking forward to later this year when we can all get back out there and do some road gigs and fly-in gigs so I can collect some more stickers. 😉
I’ve been attending the NAMM show for years. It’s such a great opportunity to learn about all the new music tech being released as well as a chance to see so many great friends and peers. Sadly, the NAMM Winter Show won’t be be held in-person this year due to the pandemic. Since today would have been the first day of the event, I figured it would be an appropriate TBT to post a few photos from NAMMs of the past
Thanks to @red_hareimages for a great video clip of my main fretted 5-string bass, “Sakura” that he shot during the last @werenogentlemen recording session. This video shows off the artwork on the custom @alperiouspickguard that Alper designed for my bass. 🤘😎
I am so thankful to be a part of this project, working with so many talented people. I got the opportunity to provide the bass line for “Won’t Let You Hold Me Down”, the second single from pop duo @taystimusic available now on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and all other major platforms.