Bass player, skillful and experienced in various genres and venues. If studio is my house, than stage is my backyard!
I've been playing on bass for almost 20 years in various bands, genres, with different musicians. Now, I am in the band RedsCool. So, I've grabbed a lot of experience while touring or during record sessions. I shared the stage with the bands: Dream Theater, Whitesnake, Rage, Vader, Decapitated, etc. There are some records left behind as well as videos.
I prefer playing such genres as hard rock, heavy, progressive, thrash and death metal. But indeed, I see no problems in performing or recording pop music :)
So, if you'd like to see me performing with your band or playing bass part for your song or album, feel free to contact me so we could discuss every detail in every single case.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Glam Dickens
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I can't single out one in particular, each project has been unique in its own way at each time and I am proud of them all
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: We've just finished a new album, so just rehearsing or playing this or that
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Of course! Chris Hodges! He is a perfect singer and a great guy. We've already made a lot together.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I think it can be mixed
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: It's not a promise first, it is like a bargain. But of course, in every way I do my best, and finally every one should be glad
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I was dreaming to do it, now I'm doing it dreaming :)
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Various... and they differ
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best"
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Usually it's not questions, it's a dialogue: I ask what does the client want and I suggest what I can do.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: To have absolute and clear understanding of what you need and deliver it to the provider.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: All of them! I've got no more then 5 of them... joke :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: It was "long hard road out of hell". Should I write my biography so far?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I play with fingers (3). I am fond of tapping and I hate slapping
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I really did not think about it. But if to think quick, it could be Lady GaGa, Paul Stanley, Bob Rock, Metallica...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I can't. Everybody's got his own secrets :)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Now I work most on hard and pop rock music. But I have a lot of behind and ahead, I hope
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Perseverance and skills applicability
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Oh, I guess, not a part of me, but what the song needs indeed
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If there is already prepared bass line I just sit down, start practicing, then playing, then recording. If there was no bass line prepared it's almost the same process but including the bass line work out.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have various basses (Ibanez, Schecter, Warwick, Music Man). Under my foot there are Microtubes Darkglass, Radial, Boss, Seymour Duncan, Mooer, etc. Also, I have a 1000W wall of sound in a form of two different cabs.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are too many of them, too many :)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record bass line for the client's song. I've made some. Usually, for comfortable process of recording I ask for finished drums track and maybe full track if available. As a result, I send back ready-to-use bass track .wav