| ||Growing up in Cincinnati, Freekbass connected with the bottom-heavy sounds coming out of the boom boxes like Zapp and Midnight Star, and later on he also studied the classics of Larry Graham, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Parliament and Bootsy. By high school he transferred to Cincinnati's School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), where he studied bass and dove right into the local music scene.|
Freekbass has released four CDs, including the current "Junkyard Waltz" which includes guest appearances by Phish bassist Mike Gordon, guitarist Buckethead, keyboard wizard from P-Funk/Talking Heads Bernie Worrell, and is produced by funk legend Bootsy Collins. The Rock House Method also recently released two Freekbass instructional Funk Bass DVDs. The band's live shows are known for their infectious energy, solid musicianship and fancy finger-work and their production is reminiscent of big rock shows from another era.
Freekbass is bassist/lead vocalist Freekbass, guitarist/vocalist TSly, drummer/vocalist Chip Wilson, and DJ/Turntablist Tobotius(DJ for supergroup Science Faxtion with Bootsy Collins, Buckethead, and Brain from Primus). In 2008 Freekbass was in "A Tribute To The Godfather Of Soul Tour" with the original JB's, Bootsy and Catfish Collins, Public Enemy's Chuck D, guitarist Buckethead, and hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa. Freekbass recently joined DJ Logic and Steve Molitz to form jamband Headtronics.
"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
on tour with Freekbass: