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. On vintage search you will probably meet Erik in Addi's music store, Musikhaus Bornheim/Frankfurt - bass tunings by luthier Mathias Schindehütte.
Erik's heroes: Old school Progressive-, Classic- & Blues-Rock - Jazz, Fusion, Pop & Funk. Such as Pink Floyd - David Gilmour, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Free and Rush with Geddy Lee! The Flower Kings family - Tomas Bodin and Roine Stolt. Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Opeth, Bigelf, Transatlantic - Beat+beards of ZZ-Top and Queen with unforgettable Freddie Mercury. Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa, Parisienne Walkways' Gary Moore - Chick Corea, 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, Mia, Air, Deftones, Jochen Distelmeyer's Blumfeld, Kante + the "Hamburger Schule"! And – of course – the bass sounds of Tony Levin, Billy Sheehan. The thumb attacks of Victor Wooten and Marcus Miller. The groove of Adam Clayton, John Paul Jones, Glenn Hughes, Steve Harris, James Jamerson, Rocco Prestia, Paul Chambers 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.myspace.com/roughboygermany). LATEST/BASS 2013: WOODEN@bass for JD WOOD (www.jdwoodandband.de; CD-Release 2012 "JD Wood and Band - World of Emotions").
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.