Blissfully Keepin' The Groove


Electric 4 and 5-String, fretted and fretless bass for your originals or cover band


Old School grooves

Blues, soul, funk, r&b, americana, jam band

Influenced by chart topping styles and deep cuts from the Mid 60's to 70's

Old School Soul, Funk, R&B, Motown
60's British Invasion
Chicago Style Blues
60's Psych-pop
Classic Rock
Jam Band

Tracks Featuring Bailey on Bass

A smattering of recordings I’ve done, studio and live (newest at the top)

“Papa Lenny”, aka “Uncle Lenny” is my dad. He was born and raised in the Chicago area and loves the Blues. My mom is a Southern Belle from New Orleans and is my dad’s Muse. He likes singing about his Baby in New Orleans like any good Chicago Blues player does. My brother, Jason, is on drums and arranged the Papa/Uncle Lenny tunes. He’s a great frickin’ drummer who can do pretty much anything. You should hire him. It’s awesome to be in the studio with my dad and brother and all the other awesome musicians and engineers who are part of “the family”.

Bass Covers

by Bass covers by me

I'm not intending to play these note for note with the original bass lines, but to take the main theme, and play it so that it sounds mostly like something the original player would play while adding a little of my own thing, for better or worse.


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It all started when...

Bailey discovered Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin in high school...

Over the years Bailey has honed his style to incorporate bits and pieces from Roger Waters' (Pink Floyd) tastefully executed bass lines; John Paul Jones' (Led Zeppelin) melodic lines that weave through songs; bluesy, edgy grooves from Chas Chandler (The Animals), Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix), Jack Bruce (Cream) and others; classic Motown and Stax sounds and styles from James Jamerson, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bob Babbitt; deeply laid back grooves of Aston "Family Man" Barrett (Bob Marley and The Wailers) and Robbie Shakespeare (just about every other great roots reggae song recorded); George Porter Jr.'s (The Meters) syncopated accents, and the solid in-the-pocket grooves of James Brown's Fred Thomas, Bernard Odum and Charles Sherrell.

Bailey has played in a variety of bands and projects around the SF Bay Area beginning in the early 90's. Currently he plays with members of the local bands Bigelow's Treehouse, B-Dubs and The Players, Midnight Nasties, and Steady Eddy and The Shakers.  He has also most recently recorded with Uncle Lenny's Blues Jam and has been involved in singer/songwriter projects with Jonathan Green and Friends, as well as members from Kingpin Rowe and The Grateful Church.  Bailey has also been band leader and bass player for Otis and The Secret Army, playing 60's British Invasion style blues and rock.

Bailey brings professionalism and an easy-to-work with personality to every project.  He is available for live and studio work, including short-term and one-off projects, subbing, local and regional tours, and longer-term projects.  Contact Bailey here.



Bailey can be reached at
(five 1 zero) 725-7463

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