Jørn Viggo Lofstad - EVH and Axis.

"On October 14 1974, Jørn Viggo Lofstad was born in a small town called Mosjøen.[…]
Jørn Viggo’s first instrument was the bas, which he played at the age of 13. His mates had a band, and the only member they needed was a bassist.[…]
During his music career, Jørn Viggo has played with a lot of band projects, in studio and on stage. Dan Hagen & The War Babies, Beautiful Sin, An Evening With Toto Music and Jorn are some of them. In the late 90s, he played in An Evening With Toto Music along with keyboarder Ronny Tegner and bassist Steinar Krokmo. The Toto cover band paid tribute to the LA-rockers.
Stian Kristoffersen, Nils K. Rue, and Thorstein Aaby formed Pagan’s Mind in the summer of 2000, and were shortly after joined by Steinar Krokmo, Ronny Tegner and Jørn Viggo Lofstad.”
(pagansdaily.com)

(Personal comment: today I’ve had a discussion with my friend on great male vocalists and I wanted to show her Jorn. While searching for some good example of his voice I came across the “Live in America” DVD and saw that one of the guitarists plays on EBMM guitar. And that’s how I found Jørn Viggo Lofstad :)
If you know any guitar/bass player who are not mentioned on my EBMM Players page and you think I shall write about them - please leave me a message!)

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Brad Walst - StingRay 4, Big Al 4.

Brad Walst is the bassist, backing vocalist, and co-founder of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace. […]Brad Walst was born in Norwood, Ontario on February 17, 1977. Walst took up the bass at the age of thirteen. He had an avid interest in music while he was in school. Three Days Grace’s singer, Adam Gontier, suggested he learn bass, so they could form a band. (tgd.wikia)

Brad Walst - StingRay 4, Big Al 4.

Brad Walst is the bassist, backing vocalist, and co-founder of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace. […]
Brad Walst was born in Norwood, Ontario on February 17, 1977. Walst took up the bass at the age of thirteen. He had an avid interest in music while he was in school. Three Days Grace’s singer, Adam Gontier, suggested he learn bass, so they could form a band. (tgd.wikia)

(Source: fridaetv.com)

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Jørn Viggo Lofstad - EVH.

I was born in Mosjøen, a little town in the middle of Norway and moved to Skien as a 3-year old kid and have lived here since then.[…]
As long as I can remember I have been fascinated by the art of music and rhythm, but didn’t pick up the guitar before the age about 14! […]
From the age about 14-17 I was inspired by bands like Dio, Metallica, King Diamond and discovered stuff like Deep Purple, Yes, Pink Floyd and Van Halen a little later on. Especially Van Halen was a great inspiring element for me during the time I developed my playing style and my musical expression.[…]
Besides, I have also played in several other band projects and also as a studio musician. Together with Steinar and Ronny of PM we did a Toto coverband project for some time as well. As of now,im really happy playing in Pagan’s Mind and Jorn, its two different kind of musical kicks(expressions) in these bands and I really need and enjoy them both.[…](pagansmind.com)

Jørn Viggo Lofstad - EVH.

I was born in Mosjøen, a little town in the middle of Norway and moved to Skien as a 3-year old kid and have lived here since then.[…]

As long as I can remember I have been fascinated by the art of music and rhythm, but didn’t pick up the guitar before the age about 14! […]

From the age about 14-17 I was inspired by bands like Dio, Metallica, King Diamond and discovered stuff like Deep Purple, Yes, Pink Floyd and Van Halen a little later on. Especially Van Halen was a great inspiring element for me during the time I developed my playing style and my musical expression.[…]

Besides, I have also played in several other band projects and also as a studio musician. Together with Steinar and Ronny of PM we did a Toto coverband project for some time as well. As of now,im really happy playing in Pagan’s Mind and Jorn, its two different kind of musical kicks(expressions) in these bands and I really need and enjoy them both.[…]
(pagansmind.com)

(Source: forums.ernieball.com)

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Phil Soussan - StingRay, Bongo.

is a bass guitarist, songwriter and producer who has gained notoriety as a member of a host of famed rock and roll bands, including some who have been fronted by such vocalists as Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Vince Neil, Johnny Hallyday and John Waite, as well as a membership in Beggars & Thieves. Soussan has also played in bands featuring Jimmy Page, Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter and Richie Kotzen.(wiki)

Phil Soussan - StingRay, Bongo.

is a bass guitarist, songwriter and producer who has gained notoriety as a member of a host of famed rock and roll bands, including some who have been fronted by such vocalists as Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Vince Neil, Johnny Hallyday and John Waite, as well as a membership in Beggars & Thieves. Soussan has also played in bands featuring Jimmy Page, Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter and Richie Kotzen.
(wiki)

(Source: Flickr / veedaguano)

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Divinity Roxx - StingRay 5HH

(born Debbie Lashun Walker on February 5, 1976) is an American recording artist, composer, and musician (bassist). Her work includes elements in rhythm and blues, hip hop, funk, soul, and rock. Because of her eclectic style of music and performance on stage, she has best described her music as “Ghetto Rock”. As a rapper and bassist, her performances have been reviewed as radical and distinctive because of her unique ability to combine vigorous bass lines with tongue-twisting yet authoritative rapping simultaneously.
She is best known for touring and performing with Beyoncé Knowles (2006–2011) as her bassist and Musical Director for “The Beyoncé Experience” and “I Am…World” tours.[1] It was on the “I am…World” tour that Divinity also helped compose music alongside Bibi McGill, Brittany Washington and Rie Tsuji(wiki)

Divinity Roxx - StingRay 5HH

(born Debbie Lashun Walker on February 5, 1976) is an American recording artist, composer, and musician (bassist). Her work includes elements in rhythm and blues, hip hop, funk, soul, and rock. Because of her eclectic style of music and performance on stage, she has best described her music as “Ghetto Rock”. As a rapper and bassist, her performances have been reviewed as radical and distinctive because of her unique ability to combine vigorous bass lines with tongue-twisting yet authoritative rapping simultaneously.

She is best known for touring and performing with Beyoncé Knowles (2006–2011) as her bassist and Musical Director for “The Beyoncé Experience” and “I Am…World” tours.[1] It was on the “I am…World” tour that Divinity also helped compose music alongside Bibi McGill, Brittany Washington and Rie Tsuji
(wiki)

(Source: facebook.com)

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Tony Cardenas-Montana - StingRay 4.

Tony is an incredible guitarist with the ability to go from latin acoustic stylings to the roar of Van Halen styled metal. His voice and lead vocal abilities showcase him as a true singer, with an impressive range, and he is a truly accomplished bassist as well.
In 2010 Tony went on tour with Slash and his solo band that features Myles Kennedy on vocals to tour Asia and Australia. Tony played bass, filling in for friend Todd Kerns who was unable to travel at the time. Tony’s bass and backing vocals can be heard on several Abbey Road Live recordings from Australia, and the Slash iTunes Sessions which came out in 2011.(blackbirdmgt.com)

Tony Cardenas-Montana - StingRay 4.

Tony is an incredible guitarist with the ability to go from latin acoustic stylings to the roar of Van Halen styled metal. His voice and lead vocal abilities showcase him as a true singer, with an impressive range, and he is a truly accomplished bassist as well.

In 2010 Tony went on tour with Slash and his solo band that features Myles Kennedy on vocals to tour Asia and Australia. Tony played bass, filling in for friend Todd Kerns who was unable to travel at the time. Tony’s bass and backing vocals can be heard on several Abbey Road Live recordings from Australia, and the Slash iTunes Sessions which came out in 2011.
(blackbirdmgt.com)

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Jennifer Young - (Blue Dawn Sparkle) Sterling 4, and  Bongo 4.

Jennifer Young is bass player extraordinaire for the Travis Larson Band – an award winning progressive rock trio that hails from the central coast of California.  TLB is a group that always seems to be in motion, whether they are touring nationally in support of their six records and two full-length performance DVD’s or working in the studio often alongside such luminaries as Steve Lukather, Victor Wooten, Dave LaRue, and Vinx; they have also shared billings with Ted Nugent, UFO, Steve Morse, and Ronnie Montrose, to name a few.(bassmagazine)

Jennifer Young - (Blue Dawn Sparkle) Sterling 4, and  Bongo 4.

Jennifer Young is bass player extraordinaire for the Travis Larson Band – an award winning progressive rock trio that hails from the central coast of California.  TLB is a group that always seems to be in motion, whether they are touring nationally in support of their six records and two full-length performance DVD’s or working in the studio often alongside such luminaries as Steve Lukather, Victor Wooten, Dave LaRue, and Vinx; they have also shared billings with Ted Nugent, UFO, Steve Morse, and Ronnie Montrose, to name a few.
(bassmagazine)

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Rob Van Der Loo - Bongo 5, StingRay 5.

I started playing saxophone at the age of 9 but I sucked. I picked up the bass in 1993 and played in numberous bands and (solo)projects ever since. Things got more serious when I joined/co-formed Sun Caged in 1999. In 2004 I started to study bass guitar at the Dutch Rockacademy in Tilburg. In 2006 I left Sun Caged and joined Delain till 2010. Besides my work as a performing musician I also work as a music coach for artists and bands and I also develope music related workshops, courses, clinics and masterclasses. I would also like to focus a little bit more on composing music and songwriting.(source)

Rob Van Der Loo - Bongo 5, StingRay 5.

I started playing saxophone at the age of 9 but I sucked. I picked up the bass in 1993 and played in numberous bands and (solo)projects ever since. Things got more serious when I joined/co-formed Sun Caged in 1999. In 2004 I started to study bass guitar at the Dutch Rockacademy in Tilburg. In 2006 I left Sun Caged and joined Delain till 2010. Besides my work as a performing musician I also work as a music coach for artists and bands and I also develope music related workshops, courses, clinics and masterclasses. I would also like to focus a little bit more on composing music and songwriting.
(source)

(via friggas-web)

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Ken MacMillan - Bongo 5 (custom finished)

bassist and founding member of the Florida hard rock band Nonpoint. Nonpoint landed a spot on Ozzfest after their 2000 release Statement. The band has since released 5 more albums including 2010’s Miracle, which landed them a spot on the 2011 Soundwave tour in Australia. Nonpoint’s unique sound can not really be put into a genre, and they often vary their style from record to record, although they always maintain a heavy attitude paired with introspective lyrics.
(samsontech.com)

Ken MacMillan - Bongo 5 (custom finished)

bassist and founding member of the Florida hard rock band Nonpoint. Nonpoint landed a spot on Ozzfest after their 2000 release Statement. The band has since released 5 more albums including 2010’s Miracle, which landed them a spot on the 2011 Soundwave tour in Australia. Nonpoint’s unique sound can not really be put into a genre, and they often vary their style from record to record, although they always maintain a heavy attitude paired with introspective lyrics.

(samsontech.com)

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Dan Pugsley - Stingray 4H.

Dan is internationally renowned as the bass player with UK band and Kerrang favourites Skindred.[…]Dan has recorded radio sessions for Radio One, XFM, KROQ (New York) and KROQ (LA) and has appeared on numerous front covers, as well as interviews and reviews in: Kerrang, NME, Metal Hammer, Big Cheese, Rocksound, Q magazine, Revlover, Rolling Stone and Alternative Press. Dan happily mixes alternative rock, heavy metal, punk and reggae styles. 

Dan Pugsley - Stingray 4H.

Dan is internationally renowned as the bass player with UK band and Kerrang favourites Skindred.[…]
Dan has recorded radio sessions for Radio One, XFM, KROQ (New York) and KROQ (LA) and has appeared on numerous front covers, as well as interviews and reviews in: Kerrang, NME, Metal Hammer, Big Cheese, Rocksound, Q magazine, Revlover, Rolling Stone and Alternative Press. Dan happily mixes alternative rock, heavy metal, punk and reggae styles. 

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