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Female bass player wanted in CT

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Rockgurl, Nov 20, 2005.


  1. Rockgurl

    Rockgurl

    Dec 17, 2004
    CT, USA
    I hope this is the best place to put this. I've hung my bass up for a while to take center stage back singing and playing guitar, which is where my heart lies, and so I am desperately looking for a female bass player to complete my new band.

    We're forming a new all-female band out of the ashes of two other well-known Connecticut all-female bands. There are three of us, a singer/guitarist, a lead guitarist and a drummer. We all have a lot of experience of playing live shows, recording and writing. We have excellent pro gear and a strong desire and ability to form a tight unit. We are looking for a bass player who is willing to commit to an original project with a view to writing material within a band structure. Age range is 20s-30s. Ideally you'd be easy going, amiable, musically able with good professional gear and decent backing vocals.

    We play heavy but melodic music in the style of The Cult, Evanescence, Ra, Heart, Nightwish and HIM, with some good old fashioned metal thrown in for good measure.

    This is a brand new project, but you are welcome to visit my personal website to get an idea of what I do. www.debbieseymour.com

    Please email: contact@debbieseymour.com

    Thanks guys! :D If you know of anyone please point them my way.

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  2. sexism . . .
     
  3. I play bass, and I'm from Connecticut.

    Too bad I'm a 16yr old male...haha

    good luck finding someone!
     
  4. Dream Works

    Dream Works

    Dec 5, 2003
    Toronto
    I can play bass in drag...
    Good luck finding someone to fit the full specs, I'm sure there's someone around here that fits the bill...
     
  5. Rockgurl

    Rockgurl

    Dec 17, 2004
    CT, USA
    Thanks. It's really hard to find female bass players! Still haven't found anyone. In fact, out of 12 ads I haven't had a single reply. This is so depressing. :scowl:
     
  6. Dream Works

    Dream Works

    Dec 5, 2003
    Toronto
    Well, in a last breath of desperation, you could always just pick up someone and teach them bass. If you've already played bass before, it shouldn't be too difficult to teach them.
     
  7. kjones

    kjones Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2004
    Maryland
    Or if you're really, really desperate and out on a limb, you could..........


    get a guy.
     
  8. Well, this was bound to come up, but if you cannot find a female bass player, why not reconsider a male one? You're going to be better off if you find a person who can play solid bass as opposed to finding someone who fits your "image". After all, its the music that counts.
     
  9. Murf

    Murf

    Mar 28, 2001
    Ireland
    In a perfect world...yes...

    too bad it just dosent work like that.
     
  10. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA

    Careful allowing idealism to emerge. It can be a painful road.
     
  11. DannyB

    DannyB

    Aug 17, 2004
    Of course if a female tried out for a band and was told "sorry, we only accept men"... discuss...
     
  12. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    ha!
     
  13. Rockgurl

    Rockgurl

    Dec 17, 2004
    CT, USA
    We want to be in a girl band. Why the big deal? There are three million male musicians out there and very few good female ones. I think it looks cool when women can really play so why shouldn't we have a female bass player? I've played in bands with guys a load of times. Now I want to play in a girl band. So what? Anyway, I've met male bands before that would'nt even consider a female in their band. It happens, you deal with it and move on.
     
  14. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Do whatever you want, I was laughing at chasarms comment in general, not just in the context of your deal.
     

  15. You do what you want to do. Don't settle for someone you don't want, and don't buy the idea that 'it's all about the music.' It isn't! It's about having YOUR vision play out, and if part of that is image, or having a big stage show, or whatever, that's all good.

    Stick to your plan! :cool:
     
  16. Heh. All i meant was that a solid bass player is a solid bass player. I didn't mean to come off all "screw image mannnnn". If you want an all female band, by all means go for it. I just meant that its not good to get hung up on technicalities, like "sorry, you fit in great with the group, and are an amazing player, but the whole male thing isnt going to work out." So my apologies if I came off agressive. Good luck with your search!
     
  17. Murf

    Murf

    Mar 28, 2001
    Ireland
    Of course you could also go down the dreaded "track the bass" route or get a keyboardist.

    Whats puzzling me is that your a very accomplished bassist yourself Debbie...so why not handle bass duties yourself and then you could advertise for a guitarists?..in my experience there are a hell of a lot more great female guitarists out there than bassists...(but in fairness the few good female bassists out there tend to be scarily talented...rhonda smith/meshell/Gail anne dorsey etc.



    oh yeah and feckin gorgeous as well... :D


    best of luck with the search
     
  18. Rockgurl

    Rockgurl

    Dec 17, 2004
    CT, USA
    Well, the real reason is that firstly I am a singer. I was a singer and guitarist before I was a bass player, and I'm a more accomplished singer and guitarist than I am a bass player and I don't want to lose those skills. I toured for the last year as a bass player and didn't sing at all and so it's time to do what I should be doing. I could never sing and play bass at the same time. It's like rubbing your stomach and patting your head!
     
  19. I can rub my stomach and pat my head

    sorry, best of luck
     
  20. I could never sing and play bass at the same time. It's like rubbing your stomach and patting your head!

    Proof positive that this is one of the harder things to do in music. Much easier to play guitar and sing (usually) than to play a bassline and sing, with notable exceptions both ways of course.