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Greetings from South coast, UK

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by Headshrinker, Jan 28, 2020.


  1. Headshrinker

    Headshrinker

    Nov 28, 2019
    Hastings, UK
    Hello there,
    I've been tapping into this forum for loads of useful info, and thought the least I could do was join up and show my face

    I'm an enthusiastic amateur...been playing Bass since I was about 15 years old (I turned 50 last year)
    I've realised i'm never gonna be a great technical player.....for me, it's all about the feel, groove, riff, and if I can lock in with the drummer I'm happy
    I've played in quite a few bands, mainly indie style although I've never been keen on playing in covers bands (only cos I get bored playing the same thing), I've also played in a few reggae bands, as I wanted to see if I could pull playing proper roots style as a white bwoy....we did OK I think and held our heads high

    I'm currently playing in a 60's garage/proto punk 3 piece, and despite having no vocal skills I'm the frontman/lead singer
    I hate getting old, I'm an old scooterboy and still ride a lambretta (it's the same age as me), but at least people tell me i'm having a mid life crisis by being in a band......I've always been in bands! so they can f**k off!
    I used to play whatever junk I could get my hands on cheaply, but these days I'm more of a connoisseur...I've got a Japanese Fender Jazz, and a Burns Bison, plugged into a lovely all valve Ampeg SVT

    Anyway, I'm pleased to introduce myself to y'all
    Rob
     
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  2. Oddly

    Oddly Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Welcome!
    Sounds like you've got a good life going on!

    I never had one but I've always loved Lambrettas...ridden with a mate of mine a few times...His is currently in a restoration shop in Waterford - they specialise in doing up the old mod machines.
     
  3. Malcolm35

    Malcolm35

    Aug 7, 2018
    The bike thing only lasted a short time. My elbows felt exposed. Other than that we do seem to have traveled the same road.

    Welcome.
     
  4. Headshrinker

    Headshrinker

    Nov 28, 2019
    Hastings, UK
    Thanks Malcolm35 & Oddly

    I did intend to get a real motorbike when I grew up...but I never really grew up
     

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