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 Stella Astro (Sotero Perez)
Sitka, Alaska, USA
   Jennifer Arroyo
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
 
 Merry Adin
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Main bass: Plywood URB with weedwhacker strings
Main rig: borrowed gear right now; hoping for Ashdown MAG 300 410
Current band:
The Sugar Shakers
Favourite bands: The Vesties, Reverend Horton Heat, The Johnny Burnette Trio
Available for work: No
Contact:
thesugarshakers@gmail.com
Web: myspace.com/thesugarshakers,
  Gear: Warwick Basses, Mesa Boogie, Dean Markley Strings, Morley Pedals
Current band: Suicide City (ex-Kittie, ex-Spine)
Birthday: March 20th
Available for work? - Always open to new adventures!
First band: Open Defiance
My hero: My Mom
I also play guitar and drums
Website:
Please see Links page
MySpace: myspace.com/jenniferarroyo
  Main bass: Steinberger Synapse
Main rig: Fender Bassman 400
Current bands:
Bandshe, TKO, Dangerous Curves
Former bands:
Impact, LA Trix, Shiner, The Musicians, Ray and Friends (Ray Charles tribute), The Drifters and Groove Kitty.
Favourite bands: Disturbed, Rush, Tantric
Birthday: 5 December
Available for work: Yes
Contact:
775-691-8531
Web:
myspace/chocchkrok

 Beth Ami
Los Angeles, USA

 

 

 

 

Where were you born?  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Do you come from a musical family?
My father played banjo,my mother played piano, my brother played flute and my grandfather could play anything.

What was your very first stage appearance?
I played at the Whisky a Go Go with a band called Bootleg. It was the single most life changing event up until the birth of my kids.

Which bassist do you most admire?
There a re several but my top 3 are Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones and James Jamerson.

What gear do you have?
I have an original 1970's tube head that weighs about 15lbs less than I do which is why I usually use my Gallien-Kruger 400RB and a 4 x 10 Ampeg cabinet. I play a 1974 Fender Precision and have a 1983 Precision back-up. I also have a glorious 1966 Gibson non-reversed Thunderbird (Polaris white). It's like the holy grail and I rarely take it out of it's case. I own a custom precision style BC rich with active pick-ups that I will be lending to a friend's 14 year old daughter (to spawn another girl bassist).

. . . and your current band?
I have been playing with Hardly Dangerous for 18 years. Lead singer Tomi Rae is my musical soul mate and I am her biggest fan. I've recently begun playing in another all girl band called Absinthe. The girls are all so sweet and so much fun!

What other bands have you played with?
I've played in Bootleg, Loaded, The Minstrel Cycles, The lonely Hearts, Summer's Evil & Atomic Boy.

Where can we read more about you?
mySpace.com/HardlyDangerous and mySpace.com/AbsintheWomen

"Music is my salvation. I hope I can make you as happy listening to my music and I get from playing it."

 

 Mette Andreasen
Aarhus, Denmark

 

 Stephanie Ashworth
Melbourne, Australia

   

Bass: A Fender Jazz bass. Even though that is a very normal specimen, mine is as unique as can be. I covered it all up in coloured scraps from my friends childhood. I used nail polish as glue/lacquer (You would be surprised how efficient that can be!)
Amp: An old Roland studio bass 100. Looks just like a huge treasure chest - but it surely sounds like thunder. The best one I ever had!
Effects: A friend who is quite a wonder when it comes to technology, made me a handmade fuzz like pedal for my birthday. I adore it, no one else has my sound! And a Boss overdrive.
Band: Darling Don't Dance
Former bands: Great Hams From Sky, The Virtual Valentinas, Little Yells Alot
Favourite bands: Arctic Monkeys, Figurines, The Kills, Smashing Pumpkins, Sleater Kinney, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Postal Service.
Other instrument? Guitar
Birthday: See Birthdays Calendar
Available for work: Yes
Contact: produktet@yahoo.dk
Web: myspace.com/darlingdontdance

  Main bass: 1966 Fender Precision
Main rig: Ampeg SVT Classic/Ampeg 4x10 speaker and Ampeg 1x15 speaker
Current band:
Something For Kate
Former band: Sandpit
Favourite bands: Radiohead, Arcade Fire, PJ Harvey
Available for work: Yes
Contact:
stephanie@somethingforkate.com
Website: Please see Links page
myspace.com/somethingforkate

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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 Karen Lynn Anderson
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

 

 

Where were you born?
I was born in Howell, Michigan, USA.

Do you come from a musical family?
My family has a few amazing voices (I'm definitely not one of them:). My great grandfather played piano beautifully by ear, and my mother plays violin and clarinet.

What was your very first stage appearance?
My first stage appearance as a bassist was in my current band, The Pussy Pirates. I had played as a stand-in bassist for a radio show with another act a couple of months before that.

Which bassist do you most admire?
I fell in love with Sara Lee while listening to the Indigo Girls at twelve years old. She is an accomplished solo musician, but it is her ability to step into a song and add something special makes her my absolute favorite.

Tell us about your gear?
My bass, named after Joan Jett, is a 4-string Yamaha B-series. It's natural woodgrain that I wood-burned with leopard print spots. I have been lucky enough to receive free hot-pink strings from DR and a local music store for the last year. My strap is a re-used studded leather biker belt that I had altered to fit the bass. I'm not picky about amps, I own two, of which the Ampeg Rocket Bass is totally my favorite!

Tell us about your current band.
I joined The Pussy Pirates a month before our first show in October 2004. We are a radical post-punk/no wave band of four women and one male. We have two saxophones, a trumpet, drums, guitar and bass. Since 2004 we've put out two studio albums, a 7", and toured many of the lower 48 states of USA and into Canada. We are planning a new album and supporting tour this Autumn.

What other bands have you played with?
I have made stand-in appearances in Hey There Cowboy (West Coast Tour '07) of Minneaplois, MN, USA. and two other acts from Ann Arbor, MI, USA. I was also in a short-lived band in 2006 called "If It Ain't Nailed Down..." with the former guitarist of the Pussy Pirates.

What is your latest CD/album?
Our latest release, recorded at Big Sky Studio in Ann Arbor, is titled "Eat My Brain, Call it Art". We are currently working on a live album.

Your own personal webspace? myspace.com/a2bassgirl

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