Bassist Available - Tampa, FL ... Submitted: 11-24-2013 ... 18:28 EST
Professional major record/touring level bassist available to lay in bass tracks to your project. Absolute results guaranteed. I cover most bags having played for 40 years professionally across the nation, in studios, major events from political to very expensive private. I specialize in Blues based, soul based, funk based, R&B based music, original or cover. I play straight toward current pop markets. Rates are reasonable payable through Paypal. I don't quit until you're 100% satisfied. "One of the best sounds in the business." -- Will Lee. ... 8480760 ... Contact:
Bassist Available - Wesley Chapel, TampaBay Area FL ... Submitted: 11-09-2013 ... 14:21 EST
Low maintenance bass player looking to write original music. Not looking to exclusively do covers although I understand the importance of them. No egos, attitudes, "we have strong east coast representation" (whatever that means), no pressure. Preferably in the blues, psychedelic, funk, jazz, R&B, rock tinge. Short original samples upon request (I know that previous sentence doesn’t make sense) Style fits best with a female vocalist. Also willing to back up female singer/songwriters with song ideas in all genres. I have a day job that pays the bills better than any local “working band” situation. This would be mainly for fun. I’m very easy to get along with, just tired of how undeservedly impressed most people are of themselves. Thanks for reading and have a nice day!!!! ... 1168492 ... Contact: Jason
Drummer Available - TAMPA, TampaBay Area FL ... Submitted: 11-04-2013 ... 14:42 EST
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Music Items For Sale - St.Petersburg, TampaBay Area FL Submitted: 11-29-2013 ... 14:43 EST
Tama Iron Cobra Jr. Double Bass pedal.With carring case. Like new hardly used. $125 Gretsch Snare Drum 14 X 6.5 White Marine Pearl. With Carrying Bag. Ex Condition. $100 Sabian HH 6" Splash Cymbal Brand New Never Used. $75 KAM 7 pc Drum set microphone system Brand New never used. with case and 20' cables $250.00. . ... 6950800
Music Items For Sale - Tampa, TampaBay Area FL Submitted: 07-12-2013 ... 10:59 EST
New, unopened bass string set, the Labella "1954 Jamerson" for 5 string bass, heavy gauge 34" scale neck. Super funky flat wounds of the highest caliber, long lasting, most consistent tension year after year, gets funkier as time goes by. One set can last a long, long time.Paid $77. Will sell for $55 shipping included. Won't find a better deal on these amazing strings. They are the funk. ... 9822410
Music Services - Tampa Bay Area, FL Submitted: 06-11-2013 ... 17:03 EST
As part of the Tampa Bay Music scene in the mid 90's, I would have killed to have the tools available today to market our band. With social media as the prime method of list-building, the days of asking your audience to fill out a contact sheet are over. Now, with Facebook fanpages, it's much easier to build your fan base. What if you could take it a major step further? What if you could simplify the process of collecting emails by placing your videos with a timed opt-in form right into your, or your fanpage timeline and have it go viral? Most bands don't take their marketing as seriously as the equipment they use, even though it's more critical to their success. You can brand your player to your band, show your latest video, and prompt for an email address, or call to action, and so much more. Click on the link to view a demo I created, then click on more info. It's quick and easy to create a FREE account to try it out. ... 7525800
Viewing of Boat Parade of Lights Aboard the American Victory Ship
Dec 12 2013
WHO: The S.S. AMERICAN VICTORY will host viewing of Tampa’s annual holiday “Boat Parade of Lights” as a fundraiser event to help support the maintenance of this historic World War II merchant steamship and national landmark, Saturday, December 21, 2013.
WHAT: The S.S. AMERICAN VICTORY will offer “best seats in Tampa” for viewing of decorated holiday boats as the “Boat Parade of Lights” tours Davis Islands, Harbour Island, and the Channelside District, along with music and light refreshments to celebrate the holidays and American history.
The S.S. AMERICAN VICTORY, built in 1945, is one of only four operational World War II merchant steamships in the U.S. The ship is supported by public donations, special events, training services, educational activities and historical tours for children and adults.
WHERE The viewing of the “Boat Parade of Lights” will take place aboard the S.S. AMERICAN VICTORY located at 705 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL, behind The Florida Aquarium.
WHEN: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 6:30pm-9:00pm.
WHY: To help raise funds for the maintenance and operation of the S.S. AMERCIAN VICTORY.
HOW: Admission: $12/adults; $7/youths 4-12; $7/seniors, military and veterans. Discount for groups of 10 or more. Purchase tickets at ticketweb.com, call 1-866-468-7630, or at ship. For more information, visit www.americanvictory.org or call 813-228-8766.
Gulfport Art Walk Provides Unique Last Minute Gift Options
Dec 11 2013
Gulfport’s Third Saturday Art Walk, December 21: Shop local for interesting last minute gift selections in Gulfport’s Waterfront Art District, on Saturday, December 21 from 6:00 -10:00 pm. Gulfport’s authentic “Old Florida” atmosphere will provide a unique and relaxing shopping experience for visitors of all persuasions. Marvel at the work of artists and craftsmen, as well as authors and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live musicians including the Urban Gypsies, the Double M Band, and others will be appearing at venues throughout the Art Village. While browsing the art and craft booths, visitors may also enjoy Gulfport’s unique shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants. There is no admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are pet and family friendly. Experience a dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. The event is located near the surrounding area of 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. For More information, follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/GulfportArtWalk, visit us at www.GulfportMA.com or call 727-322-5217.
Clearwater composer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Scott has released an Ambient Rock (no vocals) piano-based CD called Elevator. The title is a tongue-and-cheek reference to elevator music, however if music was always this nice in elevators it would likely be more enjoyable traveling up and down.
Mark co-produced Elevator with bassist and engineer John Comerford from Virginia Beach. Both are former members of Tampa Bay area band Rich Rags (from around 30 years ago) and Mark was in local rock band the Inmates from the mid-eighties through around 2004, performing at area clubs and concert venues. Mark was a contributing songwriter in both bands, and though his tendencies are rock, he is influenced by many styles that are reflected in this nearly hour-long 17-song release.
Mark's music has been recorded and released on many projects, including two records from Rich Rags and a cassette release from the Inmates. Mark performs his original ambient music in the area for special events, store openings, benefits, etc. People frequently ask him for a CD - hence Elevator. When he is playing at a public venue he will be sure to add it as a Calendar Event at Tampa Bay Entertainment.
More information about Mark is available on his website, as well as music samples and listener comments. As of Friday 11/22 Elevator is available on CD Baby and soon at iTunes. It is lovely music to listen to while going about daily activities or on your iPod while walking or jogging.
Tune Your Crystal Radio To The Fresh, New Sounds Of Cosmo Frequency
Dec 04 2013
Energy is everywhere in the universe, from a tiny grain of sand on Earth containing sub-atomic particles moving around inside it, to the largest fiery star a billion light-years away. Energy causes movement, and movement causes vibrations, waves, oscillations and frequencies. In this way, energy -- even that created in deep-space and traveling for millenniums to reach our planet -- is absorbed by human beings. A few of those beings tune in to what some call the “Cosmo Frequency.”
Cosmo Frequency also is the name of a musical group formed by keyboardists and tech-wizards Paul Martinson and Brent Vincent (with occasional vocals by Lisa Wegener). The group has released their debut album, Soundtrack to Life, containing a dozen mostly-instrumental tunes that includes some soft pieces, many mid-tempo numbers featuring a variety of synth sounds including the Electronic Woodwind Instrument (EWI), and some up-tempo tunes with dance rhythms. The album includes the sounds of synthesizers, Native flute, drums, bass, trumpet, flugelhorn, electric guitars, piano, percussion, background singing, and much more.
“We connect to the cosmos which allows our inner light-worker to absorb the messages and turn them into sounds,” explains Martinson. “We tune into the vibrations and positive influences which allows us to capture the music that surrounds us. It is a journey that includes light, love, joy, passion and positive energy. I discovered at an early age that I was able to hear music based on feeling. There is an infinite amount of energy resonating around us all the time so there are an infinite number of frequencies to tune into. On this album we present a small selection of the musical frequencies that we have discovered, that we enjoy and that resonate within us.”
“Sometimes we are asked why we pay so much attention to our rhythms,” Vincent says. “It is because the energy of the universe is rhythmic, pulsating, vibrating. Rhythms can come from atomic movement, space storms, solar flare-ups, light-waves, radio-waves, ocean waves, a heartbeat. There are rhythms everywhere in everything, and our music reflects that.”
Cosmo Frequency’s Soundtrack to Life (on Good Moves Music) can be purchased either as a CD or as digital downloads at online sales sites such as CDbaby, Amazon, iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody and many others. For more information about Cosmo Frequency, visit their website at cosmofrequency(dot)com.
Paul and Brent both started creating original music at a young age, and both became adept at utilizing electronic keyboards, synthesizers, sequencers and computers to create their own music. Martinson was a member of a new age music recording group while Vincent pursued a career in DJ-live-mixing at dance clubs. They shared their music with each other as school children, lost track of each other for more than two decades, reconnected via the Internet, felt they were on the same frequency and began working together again on this musical project.
A half-minute into Soundtrack to Life a 25-second poem is read (the poetry is by Matt Bowen, a friend of Paul’s, and the spiritual and space imagery ends with the phrase “a universe’s song about to begin a new refrain”) and the tune continues with a meditational chant. The majestic tune “The Gift” features the sounds of solar wind, an old funky piano and the EWI playing a horn part. “Apollo Skies” was inspired by the Apollo space missions (“As a child I would go outside and watch the space shuttle orbiting,” remembers Martinson).
The album kicks into another gear with the up-tempo dance tune “Classic Story (Light Years Away)” on which Vincent brings his dance-club re-mix skills to the forefront. “The impetus behind the tune,” says Martinson, “is trying to fulfill a dream that feels achievable, but is far away in time sequence.” The following tune, “Chillaxin,” also is rhythmic and upbeat with a featured wood-flute sound over the top of propulsive percussion. The music shifts gears again with “Canyon Chant” and its flute and percussion paint gentle Native American imagery. “World of Light” features Lisa Wegener singing Martinson’s lyrics about “consciousness” and includes a flugelhorn solo near the end.
“Eventide” captures the feeling of “winding down and relaxing at twilight just after the sun goes down,” explains Martinson. It includes the sounds of old and new guitars mixed together. The softest and slowest piece on the recording is “Winter Solstice” combining piano and synth. The CD cranks it up again with a pair of related Brent Vincent tunes, “Mt. Emotion (Part 1) and (Part 2)” utilizing what the group calls “a progressive trance beat.” The album ends with the tempo-varying “Horizon” (inspired by the Winter Olympics) and featuring a powerful beat and inspirational melody.
Both Martinson and Vincent are natives of Utah and still live near Salt Lake City. Paul first played a recorder at age nine and then a clarinet for four years in school (which prepared him to play the EWI many years later), but by high school he was immersed in keyboards. Brent began picking out tunes on piano at age five and also graduated to electronic keyboards at an early age. They met in middle school in a math class and exchanged music they had been working on (as a precursor of what was to come, Brent did a remix of one of Paul’s original tunes).
Paul’s neighbor, Arlene Baumgardner, was a new age music flutist with a home studio and she had released three albums under the name Gentle Wind and Rain. Paul began recording in her studio with her son, Mike, and other musicians who worked with her, and using the name Europa Prime they released an album that received scattered airplay in the West. Martinson also entered the Arts in Progress music competition with early solo versions of three tunes that appear on Soundtrack to Life (“Canyon Chant,” “Eventide” and “Horizon”) and won First Place. Martinson’s musical influences have included Vangelis (“his music on Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” TV series was awesome and inspired the name of our group”), Mannheim Steamroller, Mike Oldfield, Ray Lynch, Yanni and Enya.
During his school years Vincent was listening to groups such as Depeche Mode, Erasure, Underworld, La Bouche, Black Box and Underworld, but was especially influenced by a Friday night live radio broadcast from a dance club featuring DJ beat-mixing. This inspired Vincent to become a club-DJ while still in high school and he has pursued that career for the past decade-and-a-half. “Doing club-DJ work is very creative because I mix together current hits, classic music and my own material with beats and other sounds that I am creating right at that moment,” explains Vincent. “So the audience will never hear that music exactly that same way ever again. It is sort of like improvisational jamming.” At the same time Vincent became a music producer and built a successful business doing remixes and covers for clients as well as creating original music soundtracks for television advertising and performance videos. Several of his clients have been fitness-oriented (Cathe Friedrich, Power Music and Dynamix Music).
When Vincent was a youngster and his family moved, he and Martinson lost touch with each other for 22 years. But in 2012 Martinson spotted some music Vincent had posted on SoundCloud and they reconnected. Once again sharing original music back-and-forth, they realized they had a lot of good ideas for each other, so they began collaborating as Cosmo Frequency in December 2012. They each add contributions to every tune and consider the project a co-production.
“We hope the music on our album will help the listener align with the vibrations, tune into the best frequencies and feel the positive influences of the great cosmos allowing each person to capture the energy around them and bring forth their own creations into the physical realm,” states Martinson.
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