• American Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) member
  • Black Rock Coalition (BRC) member
  • 27 years of Professional Electric Bass Guitar playing experience
  • 10 years of Classical Upright Bass playing experience
  • Sings Lead & Background Vocals & Spitts (raps)
  • Musically Literate: Reads, Writes, Produces & Arranges Music
  • Lived in, taught Electric Bass Guitar & toured internationally throughout Japan for 11 years (1995-2006) & internationally in over 11 other different countries overseas – Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Phillipines, Russia, Singapore & Thailand
  • Extensive International Teaching, Live Touring, Studio Session & Television playing experience

Education

  • Graduate of Tidewater Community College : Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology, Network Security – Virginia Beach, Virginia (2015)
  • Graduate of Cue Recording Studio’s Pro Tools Recording Engineering Course with Cue’s Chief Engineer, Ken Schubert – Falls Church, Virginia (2006)
  • Graduate of The Armed Forces School of Music : Electric Bass Guitar Instrumentalist & Vocalist – Little Creek, Virginia (1995)
  • Norfolk State University : Music Education Major – Norfolk, Virginia (1988-1990)

Leadership Skills

  • Business Ownership, Management & Operations experience
  • Rehearsal Studio Management experience
  • International Musical Director experience
  • International Teaching experience

Technical Skills

  • Pro Tools
  • Music Production
  • Film Scoring
  • Film Editing
  • PA/Sound Technician
  • International Touring Equipment Loadmaster

Instruments Played

  • Electric Bass Guitar
  • Fretless Electric Bass Guitar
  • Classical Upright Bass
  • Lead & Backing Vocals & Rap

Music Ensembles Performed In

  • Symphony Orchestras
  • Pit Orchestras
  • 17 Piece Jazz Big Bands
  • Jazz Combos
  • Funk/R&B Bands
  • Rock Bands
  • Reggae Bands
  • Latin Bands
  • Country Bands
  • All Original Bands

Musical Styles Played

  • All – From Amadeus to Ziggy Marley

Employment History

  • Willoughby Spitt Music 757 : Electric Bassist, Producer, Live Touring, Studio Session Bassist, Vocalist & Electric Bass Guitar Instructor & Show Director at Chesapeake & Virginia Beach School of Rock – Chesapeake & Virginia Beach, Virginia (November 2018-present)
  • Willoughby Spitt Music Denver : Electric Bassist, Producer, Live Touring, Studio Session Bassist, Vocalist & Electric Bass Guitar Instructor – 420 City, Denver, Colorado (May 2015-October 2018)
  • Willoughby Spitt Music 757 : Electric Bassist, Producer, Live Touring, Studio Session Bassist, Vocalist & Electric Bass Guitar Instructor – Virginia Beach, Virginia (2013-2015)
  • Willoughby Spitt Music Hawaii : Electric Bassist, Producer, Live Touring, Studio Session Bassist, Vocalist & Electric Bass Guitar Instructor – Honolulu, Hawaii (2010-2013)
  • Soundstreet Studios, Rehearsal Studio Manager : North Hollywood & Van Nuys, California (2006-2010)
  • United States Navy’s 7th Fleet Band : Electric/Upright Bass Instrumentalist & Vocalist – Yokosuka, Japan (1995-2006)

Performed /Toured With

  • Dennis Bradford (former drummer on 6 albums with The Jeff Lorber Fusion)
  • Ricky Martin
  • The Drifters
  • Kluverbucy
  • US Navy Band
  • Konishki
  • Koda Kumi
  • SMAP
  • Hirai Ken
  • Okamoto Mayo
  • TRF
  • Shitamachi Kyoudai
  • Eiji Yamaguchi

Equipment List

  • Lakland Skyline Deluxe 44-02 (Steeler) 4 String Electric Bass Guitar (Customized * Blacked Out Hardware, Y Tuners)
  • Lakland Skyline Deluxe 55-02 (Big Betty) 5 String Electric Bass Guitar (Customized * Blacked Out Hardware, Y Tuners)

  • Lakland Skyline 44-64 Geezer Butler (Ari-ske a.k.a Purple Pasta Princess) 4 String Electric Bass Guitar

  • Fender Squire Chris Aiken P Bass (White Girl a.k.a. Cocaina) 4 String Electric Bass Guitar
  • Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass V HH (Queen) Active 5 String Electric Bass Guitar Strung With A High C String

  • Traveler Bass TB-4P Travel Size 4 String Electric Bass Guitar
  • Fender Kingman V2 (Saint) Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar

 

 

  • Ampeg SVT Micro 200 Watt Bass Amplifier Head
  • Ampeg SVT-210 AV Bass Cabinet
  • Ampeg SVT-15E Bass Cabinet
  • Bergantino Audio Systems Forte’ HP 1200 Watt Bass Amplifier Head
  • Bergantino Audio Systems Forte’ HP Wifi Footswitch
  • Bergantino Audio Systems HD212 Bass Cabinet
  • Bergantino Audio Systems HG 312 Holo Graphic Bass Cabinet
  • Pig Hog Bass Cables
  • EBS MicroBass 3 Preamp / DI / A-B Switcher
  • DigiTech Bass Whammy Pedal
  • MXR Bass Innovations Bass Pedals (DC Brick Power Supply, Bass Compressor, Bass Fuzz Deluxe, Bass Octave Deluxe, Carbon Copy, Reverb)

  • Boss RC 3 Loop Station Pedal
  • NYC Pedalboards’ ‘Big Shot’ Pedalboard
  • 17′ Apple MacBook Pro
  • GarageBand
  • Bass Clef “Real Book”

PA System