Ken Lloyd. Bassist.
Portland, Maine area.
Bass player available for gigs.
Styles: Jazz, Big Band, R&B, funk, blues, folk, bluegrass and more. 30 years gig experience. I play 5- and 4-string electric basses as well as electric fretless and upright, as appropriate for the gig style.
Ken thrives on musical variety. He started on brass horns in seventh grade concert band, grew to folkie guitar singer songwriter, to southern rock keyboards in Maryland, then gigs in Nashville with regional R&B star Clifford Currie, though most of his gigging days have been on bass in working R&B/rock and jazz bands in Boston and Maine.
He plays bass with the acoustic rock and folk band The Cobblestones; also played recently with the Portland-based propulsive R&B/funk band CuppaGroove, played five years with the instrumental MaineStream Jazzmasters. In earlier years Ken played the function band circuit for over ten years with Gil Donatelli Band where musical versatility was key to their enduring success. He has been in and recorded with the Sally Davis Trio, played with Victory Swing, Saco River Jazz Ensemble, Coast Jazz, and works as a sub for several bands including Delta Knights, Ronda Dale and Rob Babson, and Port City Jazz. He founded and directed the Contemporary Christian vocal group Radiance. He has accompanied the Greater Freeport Community Chorus, the Westcustago Youth Chorale, and varying music groups in the Congregational Church. He plays electric, fretless and upright basses. He continues to occasionally author and copyright songs.
For fun Ken kayaks, studies Italian, renovates/repairs basses, and enjoys art, movies and live music. He studied music at The University of Maryland before completing a computer and automation program at The University of Southern Maine, then later earned a master’s in organizational management. Ken is a reformed IT manager happily working full-time as a musician.
Tazza di ritmo. Divertirsi con noi.
The Cobblestones. An eclectic collection that might best be described as fabulous vocals in contemporary folk, acoustic rock with a little twang sprinkled around.
CuppaGroove. Five piece propulsive R&B band, with soul, blues, rock and jazz flavors. Get your groove on!
Coast Jazz. Jazz quartet or trio available for events, restaurants, charity gigs and similar. The best of the Great American Songbook and Tin Pan Alley. We can feature vocalists or instrumentals appropriate for the occasion.