The Cratez
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I am a one man band using a combination of real and synth instruments to play the songs. I started out playing bass about 5 years ago and then quickly got into music production. After failed attempts at creating a traditional band (I'm to hard headed) I decided to give the solo thing a shot. Hell, it has woorked for bassists like Victor Wooten, John Paul Jones, Bootsy Collins and other, so here I go.

I also do session and sit in work for bass.
Why this name?
My nickname is Crash after wrecking a backhoe at a former job (not the reason I left)and it has stuck. After deciding to do the solo production, I jumped in feet first and learned as much as I could in as little time as possible. I took a Crash Course.
Do you play live?
I do play live bass as a session a sit in player for bands around town. I love playing live, but I can't seem to keep a band relationship.

The most special moment playing live was impromptu. I was sitting in the crowd listening to my favorite local blues band when Bobby there bassist looked over and said "Man, grab this thing. I've got to take a leak." I did and ended up finishing the set with them that night. That is also how I became a session player.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet is a great resource for indviduals to share and express musical ideas. It is going to bring music back to its original intende form. PURE ENTERTAINMENT. No more billionare singers right out of high school.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Probably not. I would love to do some work on albums, but not as a signed artist.
Your influences?
Influences for me are like skittles. There is a variety of color and flavors, and if you mix them, you get something new and wonderful. My main influences for bass are James Jamerson of the Funk Brothers, John Paul Jones of Zepplin, Jack Bruce of Cream, Bootsy Collins, Victor Wooten, Sir Paul McCartney, Flea, .........
Equipment used:
I use Acid and Cmuzys along with Live Fender Basses
Anything else...?
Keep it Pure.
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