We are Hula Groove, a 10-piece function band comprising of 5 female singers and 5 male musicians. We are looking for a new bass player to replace an existing member who will be leaving at the end of February 2009. We perform at approximately 30-40 functions per year mostly in London and the Home Counties but also across the UK and abroad. We need an experienced and soulful bass player with their own gear and transport. You will need to be free for unpaid rehearsals in the NW London area. You must be available for regular gigs throughout the year on weekends and weekdays. The band is run as a partnership with all members taking an equal share of profits made each quarter. New members will be paid a set fee per gig during a probation period and then offered a partnership if suitable. The majority of our gigs are private functions e.g. corporate parties, weddings and charity events. We also promote our own Soul/RnB nights in London venues for the general public. Our website is consistently in the top 5 results on Google for all relevant searches e.g. soul band, wedding bands, bands to hire etc. You can see more information about the band here: http://www.hulagroove.co.uk If you wish to attend auditions on 1/3/09 in NW London, please contact [email protected] Please include the following information: - Describe your past experience as a musician - Please tell us something about yourself. What music do you enjoy listening to and playing? - Please send a link to a recent photograph of yourself - Please send a link to recent samples of you playing. e.g. MySpace page, YouTube, MP3s etc. (applications will not be considered without this) - Please confirm that you would be available for regular gigs and rehearsals - Please confirm that you have your own pro quality bass guitar and amp, your own transport and a full driving license. - Please confirm that you are available for auditions on 1/3/09 in NW London. - Please confirm that you are permanently based in London and state in which London area you live Any applications that do not include the above information will not be considered. PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE REPLYING: To make sure that were using our time seeing only the most suitable bass players, we will NOT consider anyone who cannot provide links to suitable recordings or videos of them playing. It doesnt have to be Soul/RnB material but clips of you playing in a punk/metal band probably wont help us to see that you have the right feel for this work. Please DONT email me without this information. Your email will be deleted. I dont care what make your bass is, how long you have been playing, who you have played with or how good you think you are. If I cant watch or hear a clip of your playing, you will NOT be considered. If however, you a funky, soulful bass player and can provide the requested info, then please dont be deterred from applying. You may be just the bassist we are looking for!