Reader Spotlight: Jeremy Dale Wales
Meet Jeremy Dale Wales, a bassist who got his start after following in the footsteps of his older brother. Twenty-one-plus years later, he’s still going strong.
Jeremy is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next). Here’s his story…
I have been playing bass guitar since I was ten years old, totaling almost 21 years of experience. During that time, I have been eclectically working with many different bands/genres, from Various forms of Jazz, prog/fusion, metal, hip hop, alternative, and funk! I studied music theory growing up in school and grew up also playing low brass instruments in wind ensembles and symphonic bands. I currently play in A Alternative metal band called “Day Shadow” and an instrumental space metal band called “Xenoplasm.”
I also do soloist material on my 7-string basses in neoclassical form.
Spokane, Washington, United States
About 21 years
Why I play the bass:
My big brother played bass when I was a kid, and I was hooked.
I play and am endorsed by DNA Amplification and Grundorf Corporation. I am also an artist for Tom Martinson Basses, Chezo Custom Shop, and Tonedevil Guitars. I play 4-string all the way to 7-string basses, fretted and fretless.
Les Claypool, Damian Coccio, Michael Manring, Jeff Corallini, Evan Brewer, Jaco Pastorius, Colin Edwin, Tony Levin, Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten, Bootsy Collins, David Pastorius, etc.
My bass superpower/claim to fame:
I always give it my all in everything I do on bass, and it is the thing I spend THE MOST time on in life. I love getting very kinetic and hitting the feels with a “space-oriented,” “evolved,” yet meditative vibe. It’s something I don’t really see too much of in the bass field, and I do it!
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