Tariq T. Tucker is a talented Bass player, born and residing in the Bronx, NY. Mr. Tucker began his musical studies at a very early age and was taught by his father, an accomplished professional musician. At the age of eight, Tariq and his brother performed at an “amateur night at the famed “Apollo Theater” and was awarded second place. Tariq continued performing in music festivals while he was still in elementary school and was seen as a musical prodigy by his Public School music teachers. In 2006, Tariq became a member of the “Boys Club of NY All Star Band” and performed at myriad well known jazz venues, including: The Rainbow Room, Ciprianis, The Waldorf Astoria, The Julliard School and at the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts. Mr. Tucker’s tenure with The Boys Club allowed him the opportunity to further his formal music education, under the tutelage of professional musicians associated with the program. Tariq has been featured in the award winning documentary, “One Note at a Time,” which garnered both Cine Golden and Telly awards. Mr. Tucker has performed with, among others, Wizkid, Banky W, Rotimi, Bazaar Royale, Kelli Pyle, Roy “Royalty” Hamilton and Michael “Kidd Funkadelic” Hampton. Mr. Tariq T. Tucker is a professional musician who continues to tour and perform across the country and is currently endorsed by D’addario Strings Inc and Acacia Guitar and Basses
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Interview with Tariq Tucker
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, Whatever the clients are looking for.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being on peoples on Songs
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what type of groove, fill and dynamics
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: should have website of their past work.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Hard Drive, Bass Guitar , Cable and Power Generator Solar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 20 Years
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Least is Better !
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Rock, Pop, Soul and Funk
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Bass Playing !
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Fill and Groove
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1hour to 2 hour
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: iMac Desktop DAW: Reason 10 Audio Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Bass: Fender Jazz Bass (Flatwound) , Rickenbacker Bass, P Bass Copy (Flatwound), Acacia Custom Active Bass (5 string). Available: Wav File
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Tracking bass guitar groove for client in genre: Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul