My name is David Katilius, and I am a bass player from Greenville, South Carolina. I received my Bachelor of Music degree with Magna Cum Laude distinction from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and am currently playing out with many different bands in the Greenville and surrounding areas of the Upstate including Earsight and The Lift.
When I play bass, I always put the song first. I strive to give my clients exactly what they're looking for, and take great pride in my ability to deliver tasteful bass parts very quickly. I am comfortable in any style, and specialize in R&B, funk, jazz/fusion, blues, and rock/pop.
Some additional background:
While attending Berklee, David received instruction from many of the world's most prominent bass players, including Lincoln Goines, Gary Willis, John Patitucci, Lee Sklar, Eddie Gomez, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and Victor Bailey, and also got the chance to perform with internationally-recognized acts Sinbad and Brian McKnight. With the ability to instantly adapt to any musical environment, he quickly became a high-demand bass player around the Boston area, a tradition he has continued since moving back to the Upstate, frequently sharing the stage with some of the area's finest musicians. When he's not gigging or teaching band, David also works as an Audio/Visual Technician for the TD Convention Center in Greenville.
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Interview with David Katilius
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have perfect pitch, so that allows me to very quickly and effectively use my ear to construct tasteful bass parts.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing bass for a little over 5 years now. In the past, I was classically trained in piano and percussion, but my focus soon shifted to playing contemporary/commercial music. My ultimate goal is to be an established studio musician and also to be playing live gigs regularly.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Sam Enright - fantastic bass player and the greatest dude.