Gio's Funk Album!

Hey BassBuzz fam, I need to alert you to the very important reality that our good friend @Gio released a funk EP with his group Bronze Medal Hopefuls a few months ago, and it is very funky!

Just listen to this awesome opening unison riff, and that tasty P bass tone. :slight_smile:

I’m a little late to the party… but the party’s still going on! Take a listen, shake your booty, and please considering buying it to support some real-life musicians during all this global craziness. :heart:

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Awww, you big sweetie, you!
Thanks @JoshFossgreen.
I really, really love playing with this band.
I really, really, really miss playing with this band.
Hope you all dig the jams!

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This is fabulous! I would go to financial and geographical inconvenience (Leonard Cohen) to listen to this!!!

It’s hard to figure out how to give you guys money though. I couldn’t find a link for it on the website.

I missed that the Petaluma Music Festival had a live stream this year. I for one would certainly be interested to hear about your or anyone’s performance dates in the Lounge here.

I used to go to the River Revival, usually to hear Baby Seal Club. I’ll certainly try to catch your show when that’s possible again.

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This is the song with the great video for it, right? I love this.

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Just click “Buy Digital Album” below the player -

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Love this song!!

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It does have a great video! Thanks for remembering.
And thanks @JoshFossgreen for the visual assist. And thanks @DaveT for the support!
Y’all are the best.

annnd… here’s that video.

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That’s fantastic! Laid back, soulful, groove driven yet fun and funky all at once! Sound is somewhat similar to Vulfpeck at times, at least in this song. I dig it. Real nice bass tone. Great job!

Turkuaz is my favorite funk band right now.
This is a nice change of pace from the big band powerhouse funk of their sound, yet still right up my alley.

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Hey @Gio,
Love the track, you’re bass playing is reeaallly smooth. The section leading up to the finish was really nice👍
Musical pieces without vocals are relaxing to listen to as you are able to break down the instruments and lock in on each component :+1:
Cheers Brian

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Loved every second of it…awesome!!

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I really enjoyed listening to it

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@Gio may I ask what you played it with? Bass? Effects?

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Love the track. Well played bass (of course) and very well drawn too!

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You all… thanks so much for the support and the love!
My own family hasn’t shown the love that I’m getting from my BassBuzz tribe.
Really appreciated, all.

@BassFaceDisgrace - yes, Turkuaz is rad. They’ve played festivals I’ve played before, and they completely own a room from the first damn note. Such a party. And, absolutely going for some of those very tasty Vulfpeck vibes.

@b.s.excavations - I LOVE instrumental music. I’m realizing more and more - with each session I do - that lyrics are the single most distracting thing for my bass ear. I love getting vocal-less tracks. Helps me lock in more, groove more, and… usually… enjoy the tune more!

Pam! Thanks for the good word. I played my 50’s reissue P-bass with a big heap of foam under the bridge. Nickel wound-round strings into (here’s the secret sauce) a 60’s Ampeg B-15 that I borrow from a friend whenever I’m recording. It’s beyond glorious.
We also recorded directly to tape, so that’s a live take from the band. It’s also an extra bit of warm analog tape compression in addition to everything else.

Thanks @sfadams - with the lack of live-music opportunities these days, I’ve leaning more and more on my artwork! It’s real real fun.

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Great Video, awesome all the way around, live sound, animation, fun little story, absolute creativity. Love it, and bought a copy.

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I really enjoyed the music and the video… and nice Dune reference :grin:

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@Gio, that is an awesome track! I also listened to Riding To Durham on YouTube. I really enjoy your music.

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Very cool!
Not usually my cup of tea but this was a very relaxing tune.
My wife loved it and even asked me who it was and kicked me in the nuts by asking why didn’t I play like that. :cry:
Congrats on a great tune.

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Tell her its cuz you need a couple new basses, and new Amp head and Stack, and a whole pedalboard. :wink:

Start off by getting you a Sixx signature T-bird

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I’ve already got his Schecter Diamond bass. That’s his current bass

But I like your thinking.:metal:

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