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Erik Am Bass: Listen to 70's early Jazz Rock with Stanley Clarke and live acting of Mark King's thumb finally sparked BASS interest. And since he saw a concert with Stu Hamm he fell in love with the four string sound! For the time of studying design Erik's bass output softened. But as co-founder of the progressive band GUM and as a live+session musician of various projects his bass tone is back ..
Erik enjoys playing Music Man, Fender and Schack basses - in particular '78 Music Man StingRay and '96 Ibanez SDGR Prestige Custom. BassLatest: Mr. Bassman "Slapper"-Bass, "Electric" BSX Upright T-Bass and a real "Grandma" Upright bass. You will meet Erik on Vintage Bass-Search - Bass Tunings by luthier Mathias Schindehütte.
Erik's heroes: Old school Progressive-, Classic-Rock and Metal - Rockabilly, Jazz, Fusion, Pop & Funk. Such as Pink Floyd - David Gilmour, Genesis, Led Zeppelin and Rush with Geddy Lee! The Flower Kings family - Tomas Bodin and Roine Stolt. Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Opeth, Maxx Eplosion, The Winery Dogs - Beat+beards of ZZ-Top, The Stray Cats - Lee Rocker's Slap Bass! Queen with unforgettable Freddie Mercury. Steve Vai, Joe Satriani - Al di Meola and Pat Metheny. Furthermore: The beautiful pop+haircut of Corinne Drewery and Swing Out Sister - Level 42, Paul Weller and The Style Council, Deftones, Jochen Distelmeyer's Blumfeld + the "Hamburger Schule"! And – of course – the bass sounds of Tony Levin, Billy Sheehan and Stu Hamm. The thumb attacks of Victor Wooten and Marcus Miller, as well as the unbelievable tapping of Adrian Davison and Jacques Bono's incredible "Bach" on the electric bass. Music is so colourful and, fortunately, there are many more fantastic bass players to groove to!
ROADWORN@bass: BASS 2008-2011: On the go with WEENA/Opera Metal as support act of James Christian's HOUSE OF LORDS European tour. Progressive-production: New GUM-EP! Playing various songs for a PINK FLOYD-Tribute. BASS 2011: NOHITS@bass for PATHOS LEGAL (www.pathoslegal.com). UPRIGHT@bass: Upright Bass-Lessons with DAVE AMBROSIO at the New York Jazz Academy/NYC (www.nyjazzacademy.com). BASS 2012: TRAVEL@bass for Opening Act SERA LEE (www.sera-lee.com) - Special Starguest at the Sixdays - the 6 Days Races in the Berlin Velodrom 2012. GROOVE@bass for FRANCA MORGANO (www.franca-music.com; New Video "Franca - Ein Meer voll Dir"). VINTAGE@bass for ROUGH BOY - 70s Vintage Power Blues (www.roughboy.de). BASS 2013: WOODEN@bass for JD WOOD (www.jdwoodandband.de; CD-Release 2012 "JD Wood and Band - World of Emotions"). LATEST/2014: JOB@bass: Upright Bass-Working for DAVID GAGE STRING INSTRUMENTS NYC at the Musikmesse Frankfurt (www.davidgage.com, www.realistacoustic.com), UPRIGHT@bass: Upright Bass-Lessons with DIDI BECK (www.facebook.com/didi.beck).
Looking for POP/ROCK/PROGRESSIVE-PROJECTS - TRIBUTE-SHOWS (especially in the Style of PINK FLOYD) are welcome. Thank you for contacting: facebook.com/erik.ambass; firstname.lastname@example.org; mobile ++49 (0)160 96726572.