Tuba and bass playing and music services

I’m a professional musician with 25 years’ experience living in Melbourne, Australia, and I work as a freelance bass and tuba player, as well as running my own bands under the banner of The Mood Merchants.

I’m a classically trained tuba player who has also adopted double bass and electric bass, and I’m comfortable performing in all styles of music. I specialise in jazz, from traditional to contemporary, in both big bands and small combinations. I have an extensive knowledge of jazz standards, and I’m equally adept playing with or without music. I’ve performed in country & western, rock and folk bands, symphony and theatrical orchestras, and brass ensembles. I spent two years as a resident showband musician for Princess Cruises, and I’m currently playing tuba in the Hofbrass German beer band, the Gianni Marinucci Nonet the Moonshine Whistlers¬†vintage jazz band, Hot Licks traditional jazz band, and double bass with the Ruby Page Quartet¬†and Spider Jazz.

I am also a skilled composer, arranger and musical director with excellent notation, recording technology, IT and management skills, as well as a wealth of industry contacts, so I’m able to help bring all sorts of musical ideas to realisation.

I offer brass tuition at my home in Newport.

I’m a keen (but non-competitive!) cyclist, a recycler of ancient gadgets, holder of an Arts degree in Philosophy and Politics, and a qualified (but currently inactive) secondary English and History teacher. I write on predominantly non-musical subjects at my blog.

I can be contacted on 0409 095 633 or dan@tubagooba.com.