Photo by Joe Bottari
Meet Remy Gail, a bassist who grew up in a musical environment, but didn’t take up bass until later in life. She keeps busy in a gigging band that plays around the tri-state area around her home town of Franklin Lakes, NJ. Remy is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight this week, and here’s her story…
From the day she was born, Remy has always had a passion for music. Her mother is trained in classical piano and for the first half of her life, Remy grew up surrounded by wonderful music and very talented musicians. Remy fiddled around (horribly) on piano and guitar, but always failed because she never cared enough to practice, she was always so content with listening… until one day, when she was in her mid 20’s, she was bored and feeling unfulfilled. She had just purchased the new White Stripes album, the song “Seven Nation Army” came on and in that instant Remy realized that the instrument she’d been missing all her life was the bass! That same day she went to her local music shop, purchased a righty Ibanez red starter bass (shes a lefty, but figured what the hell), recruited some of the best teachers to show her the way… And the rest is history.
Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA
Alternative Medicine practitioner/Secretary
Bands & Gigs:
I’m in a hard rock band called Arc’d Angel. We’re currently gigging around the tri-state area and we’re also in the process of recording our first album, which is set to be released on June 17, 2016.
- Fender Jaguar Reissue
- Markbass CMD 121H Amp
Why I play the bass:
The sound resonates with me more than with any other instrument.
My bass superpower/claim to fame:
My bass superpower is the fact that I started playing late in life and have still been able to accomplish a lot.
All the music I’ve listened to over the years and the amazing teachers I’ve had.