Remember when you might play in a 12-piece band, crushed on the bandstand in a hip little venue because the crowd was so packed and couldn’t stop dancing and sweating? Oh, sweet sweet yesteryear…
Our Friend Claudio Marquez knows that feeling well. Claudio plays double bass and bass guitar in NYC’s Mod Society, which he founded. At full power, Mod Society brings a full horn section and R&B vocals. They also break down into smaller pop and jazz units depending on the venue. This has been a tough year for all gigging musicians – if you need a morale boost, check out some of their videos!
He passed along these pics with his trusty UB Standard Hybrid and writes, “Since March we have successfully re-scheduled over 25 events. It’s been difficult but we are looking forward to getting back out there to do what we do best! “
(photo credits: @forgedinthenorth)
“I have 2 Uptons. A Brescian with an extension that is set up for orchestral playing and a Standard with a carved top. My Standard model is a pure gig machine. It’s extremely durable, portable and swings hard. It’s important that I have a bass that I don’t have to worry so much about in unpredictable gig environments. I would certainly not carry around a $25K instrument to all these weddings and private events where anything can happen. My Upton is a great work horse! “
(photo credit: @garyashleyphoto)