Bassist in an originals band club!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by 10cc, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. 10cc

    10cc Inactive

    Oct 28, 2013
    If you are a playing the bass for an originals band post up here. In all forms. Thanks for your contribution to new music.
  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    I used to be in one. Does that count?
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  3. Supadope

    Supadope Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    My goal is to leave the world a cooler place than when I arrived.
    I play in three bands.

    Pod (not P.O.D.), I'm the singer, songwriter and I switch between guitar and bass.

    Bass on The Nutboys - my brother and I write, with us each singing the ones we write.

    And bass with The Bourbonauts - a cover band that has begun writing our own material.

    Oh, and Supadope is just me.
  4. aekisz


    Jul 4, 2006
    I play bass, sing lead, write most of the music and all of the lyrics for my band. We’re still perfecting arrangements but we’re up to about 30 songs that we can pull off decently. No hurry to play out. We don’t even have a band name yet (our current members have only been together about 3 months).
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  5. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
    Originals band bass player chiming in.
  6. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Sometimes I think original musicians should have there own sub thread on TB like Double Bass players have. Our universe is completely different from what cover players and hired guns go through.

    Anyway, count me in. Bass player, song writer, lyricist, and engineer\producer here.
  7. I play in 2 original bands.
    Hero's Last Rite (metal) Wasted Prayer, by Hero's Last Rite
    Men From Earth (country rock)

    I don't like playing covers. I don't mind learning them at home, but I don't want to play them live.
  8. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
  9. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Been in original bands my whole playing life.
  10. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
    To elaborate on my earlier post... ;)

    Yup, apart from my very first band when I first started playing, I've always been in bands that have played original material, metal and hard / classic rock bands. Current band is classic rock, where every member is over 40.

    We know we aren't going to "get famous", make a living from music, or tour the world. That's fine by us. A few gigs here & there, be they pub gigs, festivals, whatever. The main thing is to play, use your creativity, use your knowledge of music (be it full songs, snippets of songs, scales, etc.), and hopefully create something new and interesting not only to play, but to listen to.
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  11. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    Two originals bands here. We do play covers to round out our set lists for live shows but we are songwriters at heart. The covers we choose are deeper tracks than most true cover bands would choose. Our goal with those is always to make our audience happy to hear a song that they won't hear anyone else in town playing.
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  12. oZZma


    Sep 13, 2018
    I play in a math-noise duo, and do most of the writing.
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  13. Uche_bass


    Jul 31, 2017
    I play bass, sing, write nearly all the songs and take the role of manager (for now). We make pop rock, and I'm hoping this year we can have our songs in various streaming platforms
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  14. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements yet...Are you listening Spector, DR, GK, Line6?
    Yup, thats me. Link in sig to YouTube channel.
    Rock on.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2019
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  15. Wanker_Joe


    Sep 26, 2017
    Fully original jam band. We are so original we often don't know what we are playing until it happens.
  16. Jamvan

    Jamvan The Bassist Formerly Known As Meh Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2014
    I'm in. Played in several bands over the years. Only one of them has been strictly cover. Currently playing in an original country band. Link in sig.
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  17. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Currently playing in 2 fusion bands, both doing primarily original material.
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  18. blakelock


    Dec 16, 2009
    original activist funk/rock band in northern VA / DC

    M4TR - music 4 the revolution

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  19. edencab


    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
    98% originals...we throw in 2- 3 covers to catch peoples attention...see below for a tune

    Last edited: Jan 30, 2019
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  20. renobassman


    Jul 27, 2011
    I'm in. Play bass and keys in a still unnamed band. We don't gig but have been writing material for an album we'll be recording this spring.
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