Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by burk48237, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Now heres the scenerio, you've been called by your favorite A & R guy to put together a tour, You get to pick all the members, your holding down the low end. No budget restraints, record company is behind you 110%, and MTV's gonna put you in heavy rotation. You get to pick the style of music. Mine would be old school R & B with a little bit of jazz. What would your band look like? Don't choose an existing group, be creative!
    Here's My "Dream tour" band:
    BASS: ME
    DRUMS: Dennis Chambers
    KEY'S and BACKGROUND VOCALS: Michael McDonald ( good on keys but does anyone remember his backup work with the Dan?)
    GUTIAR: Robben Ford (I figure he can hang with the jazz cats and has a great R & B feel)
    SAX: Joshua Redman
    TRUMPET: Roy Hargrove
    TROMBONE: James Pankow (wrote great horn parts, early Chicago)
    LEAD VOCALS: Joss Stone ( She can sing and I can't think of a better place to stand then behind her on stage!)
  2. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    Me on Bass
    Carter Beauford of Dave Matthews Band on Drums
    Ben Harper on Vocals and Guitar
    And John Frusciante on Lead Guitar

    It would be a funk band.Not heavy just always groovin!
  3. fatbassjazzer


    Feb 27, 2004
    Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom on lead guitar and vocals.
    Flo from Cryptopsy on drums.
    James Malone from Arsis on 2nd guitar.
    Jannes Warmen from Children of Bodom on keys.
    And of course me on bass and vocals too.
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    That would be truely cool.

    Of course, something that caliber, I'd have zero chance of being anywhere near those guys. I'd stink up the place so bad, small children would cry in their homes in a 4.3 mile radius from the epicenter of suck.

    Alexi and Jannes dual lead bits are really cool live. Jannes is hilariously apathetic about playing, he just knocks back beers and sorta spaces out. It's great.
  5. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA

    Boy are you dreamin' !!! :D:D:D

    But, I'm thinking, "Deep Purple". Ian Paice on drums, Jon Lord on the keys, Ian Gillan on vocals, and someone other than Richie Blackmore on the guitar. Someone who doesn't feel the need to take twenty minute guitar solos. :D

    My other dream band is a killer fusion band, consisting of Alan Holdsworth on guitar, David Sancious on keys, Billy Cobham on the kit, and an Ian Gillan equivalent on the mic. If all those personalities could somehow mesh, that would be a killer band. :)
  6. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    I can't even imagine what any of these would sound like (especially with me trying to keep up), but it's fun to imagine the possibilities.

    Mike Patton: vox
    Matt Chamberlain: drums
    Bob Mould: guitar
    Melora Creager: cello
    Mike Dillon: percussion

    John Medeski: organ
    Future Man: Future Man
    Adam Dietch: drums
    Bjork: Bjork
    Pat Metheny: guitar

    John Fruiscante: guitar
    Usher and Ludacris: vox
    Questlove: drums
    Dr Dre: beats
    Ornette Coleman: sax
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    a core group of
    Bass: Me
    Keys: Ivan Neville (Aaron's kid)
    Drums: Yuval Gabay or Billy Martin

    Then a mix/match combo of the following till it all clicked:
    Guitars: August Rutkowski
    Guitars: John Scofield
    Guitars&vox: David Gilmour
    Flute&Vox: Ian Anderson
    Computers&Vox: Peter Gabriel

    Joss S, Sarah M & Fiona A could hang too :bassist:
  8. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Me on bass.
    Chad Smith on drums.
    Brian May on guitar.
    Britney Spears in a bikini on lead vocals.
    The Simpson sisters on backing vocals.
    Uma Thurman on tambourine.
    Lori Partridge (if she could be brought back) on keyboards.

    Something like that. I'd probably want a week or so to really think it over though.
  9. snapple


    Nov 25, 2003
    Victoria-Vancouver Canada
    Endorsing Artist: PCL Vintage Amps
    Ian Paice on drums
    Dallas Green (alexisonfire) on vox and guitar
    agent m (tsunami bomb) vokills
    Tom Morello on guitar

    what a wierd combonation. i guess it would be really groovy punk or something.
  10. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    Now THAT would be a blast!
  11. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Bass: Erlendur Már Antonsson
    Singers: Dokaka and Emilíana Torrini
    Guitar: Regi Wooten
    Drums: Terry Bozzio
    Saxophone: Charlie Parker
    Backup singers: The I-Threes

    I know that didn't make sense but it's ok, I'm tired.
  12. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Bass: Me
    Lead guitar: Randy Rhoades
    Rythm guitar: Tony Iommi
    Drums: Travis Barker
    Vocals: Ozzy, Tina Turner, Gwen Stefani, and the dude from Gwar

    Wow. that would suck.

  13. the_vza1


    Jun 15, 2004

    bass: ME
    lead bass: Flea (piss off, i have two bassists)
    guitar: jonhny fru (plus backup vocals)
    drums: barret from wailers
    vocals: jimmy cliff
    vocals: Del the funkee homosapien

    we would be unstoppable
  14. Bass: Me
    Drums: Danny Carey
    Percussion: Morgan Rose
    Guitars: Adam Jones
    Vocals: Chris Volz, MJK and Layne (RIP).

    Percussion and vocal heavy - just the way I like it.

  15. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I dunno. Instead of all these huge names, I'd rather tap a bunch of my friends to do some huge tour. I mean, all these guys, they get to do it all the time. How often would I get the chance to hit the road with 3-5 of my best friends and rock the hell out?

    I'd let the famous people stick to their bands, and have my friends at an offer like that.
  16. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Hmmm... I would need two. :)

    Band #1

    Bass: Me
    Drums: Horacio "El Negro" Sanchez
    Piano: Hiromi Uehara - Just bought her new album, Brain. Amazing pianist with some unusual chord voicings.
    Guitar: John McLaughlin
    Horn: Jerry Gonzalez

    Band #2

    Bass: Me
    Drums: Ahmir "?uestlove" Thomson
    Piano: Alicia Keys
    Guitar: Larry Coryell
  17. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    People I'd love to play with if I could:

    Guitar: Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Nuno Bettencourt, Frank Zappa, Ritchie Blackmore, Ron Thal (This guy is AWESOME, not only as a guitarist. His whole musicianship is astounding. I can't recall when was the last time I was that impressed with a "new" musician).

    Drums: Neil Peart, John Bonham.

    Vocals: Adrian Belew (very underrated as a singer IMO), Robert Plant, vintage Ian Gillan.
  18. We'd be a Prog-funk band

    Me - bass & vocals

    Sly Stone- guitars & vocals ( mainly the slurry vocals he did on Family Affair)

    Joe Walsh - Guitars

    Jean Paul Gaster(I think thats his name,the dude from Clutch) - Drums

    Bernie Worrell- Keyboards
  19. fatbassjazzer


    Feb 27, 2004
    Those guys could all run circles around me. Seeing Bodom live was amazing. Alexi and Jannes were great. He doesn't even pay attention to his playing but its spot on.
  20. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    me= bass, bass mandolin, bass bazouki, bass sitar, bass vena
    David Fiuczynski= fretless guitar
    David Torn=oud
    Steve Coleman= Sax
    Gene Lake & Jeff Sipe=Drums
    Billy Banks=Violin
    Kofi Burbridge= Flute and B3 organ
    Trilok Gurtu= percussion