Welcome to Shaun's (Bass) Web Site!
My Musical journey began at a young age watching my uncle david, play CCR covers on his old gibson hollowbody. it moved me in a way you cant do justice with using words to describe. i believe from then on i was a musician whether i played an instrument or not.
The radio became my first instrument. i can remember listening to all the radio stations and memorizing the words to song after song as a child. when i was young i mostly had to listen to what my parents played in the car or what was played wherever i happened to be. That was, until i got my own tape deck! anyone remember those? uh yeah..anyways...i wore cassettes out like you wouldn't believe.
i always loved to listen to something new. or to find those hidden gems on a b side.
My dad bought me tapes of the "monkeys", yes i loved them because of the show, but i loved the music.
poppy with catchy riffs.
(i used to watch them on nickelodeon - before the invention of reality tv -super-crap -there were good programs on - like "you can't do that on television, "double dare" and "mr. wizards world")
i used to listen to wierd al and huey lewis and madonna! haha. somehow those sounds influenced me and my playing even today!
when the time came where i realized i was supposed to play music, i asked my mom for a guitar, but that didn't feel right in my hands, so i asked for a bass after that.
from the heights of pawn shop heaven the new bass descended. a wonderful aria pro II.
From that day forward i have been and always hope to be; a bass player.
There was then the typical teenagers fascination with all things, rock and roll!
i formed a band with three friends from middle school and played nirvana, metallica, and pearl jam covers. there were also many late nights, fighting sleep, trying to stay awake for "headbangers ball" back when there was actually music on music television. what a concept. this wonderful show introduced me to one of my lifetime favorite rock bands, "the ramones".
Now skip to age 16 and my first taste of miles davis! i was accepted into the fine arts center, to learn jazz. i had never even really heard jazz before, but i could play well enough to be accepted into the jazz program. so i went to my local music store and picked up miles davis' greatest hits. the first cut on the cd, "move" had my head spinning (it still does that to me). i felt they way i've heard miles describe, how he felt; when he heard dizzy and bird play! "man i gotta get that sound in me, some how and some way!"
so began my journey again, at about the same time, i first heard jaco pastorius! there aren't enough words to describe the feeling of hearing music like that. all i wanted (and still want) to do is to play that way; to be able to express what i hear inside of me, in the way those great players did!
That's what im still trying to do. i hope that you can feel that way about music, when you hear something that makes your soul ignite with all sorts of emotions. That is the power of music.