Bassist with Freekbass & The Bump Assembly
Freekbass is a master funk bassist, known for his technical virtuosity and dynamic, infectious live performances. Freekbass was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and honed his chops at an early age in the local music scene that is known for producing a long list of legendary funk musicians such as Zapp, Bootsy Collins, The Ohio Players, and Midnight Star. After graduating from The School for Creative and Performing Arts, Freekbass formed very successful national touring bands Shag and eventually his own band, Freekbass. Legendary funk icon Bootsy Collins calls Freekbass “The new Spiritual Warrior for the Funk”. Freekbass brings to the stage monster grooves that showcase his superlative technical ability, master showmanship and solid musical sensibility.
Freekbass has played onstage and recorded with a multitude of notable musicians including Bernie Worrell, Victor Wooten, DJ Logic, Bootsy Collins, Mike Gordon, and Buckethead. Freekbass has released five CDs, and a live DVD, and has garnered glowing reviews in the magazines Bass Player and The UK’s Bass Guitar Magazine. Freekbass also teaches, and has released several instructional DVDs. Currently he tours with his funk ensemble , “Freekbass & The Bump Assembly” including members of George Clinton & P-Funk, and Bootsy’s Rubberband. Bringing the Funk into the Future is his mission-statement.
“The Bass TightDrive has solved the 8th Mystery of The Bass World: a bass overdrive pedal that keeps your low-end while still giving definition on the top. I recently used it for the first time at a festival gig, and my speakers started to melt like cotton candy.” -Freekbass
Freekbass was recently featured in Bass Guitar Magazine in the UK.