Bass Guitarist

Mac McCallum

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About Mac

Bass Guitarist
London
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I am a bass guitar & double bass player, DJ & label owner interested in soul/funk/rhythm & blues/northern soul/rock 'n' roll...

I have been bewitched by music since I was six or seven years old and playing it since I was thirteen years old. I love most styles of music (if it's good, it's just good no matter the genre), can play quite a few of them to a good standard and my DJ sets reflect my love of dance music from the 1950s to the early 1980s. I play double bass and bass guitar (Fender Jazz & Hagstrom Viking semi-acoustic through TC Electronic RH450 combo and others) with Ruby & The Dukes (please check them out above for your event) playing '50s R&B, R'n'R, New Orleans Funk & Soul and some wild cards (Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra's 'These Boots Are Made For Walking', Dick Dale's 'Miserlou' amongst others), but all aiming to get people up and on the dance floor having a great time.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Pop, Deep house, House, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Rockabilly, Country, Folk, Blues, Cabaret, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Gospel, Easy listening, Experimental, Originals, Acoustic, Funk, Disco, Covers, Motown, R&B, Vintage, Soul, Alternative rock, Rock, Glam rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll
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Instruments:
Bass Guitar, Double Bass, DJ
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Producer, Songwriter
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Song list

Song Artist
1 My Baby Just Cares For Me Nina Simone
2 Love Me Right LaVern Baker
3 Praise You Fatboy Slim - Jam
4 My Babe Little Walter
5 Fever Little Willie John/Peggy Lee
6 I Don't Know Ruth Brown
7 Easy Easy Baby Ann Cole
8 Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean Ruth Brown
9 Feelin' Good Nina Simone
10 Shakin’ All Over Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
11 Ain’t Misbehavin’ Fats Waller
12 Trouble Jackie de Shannon
13 Please Mr Jailer Wynona Carr
14 Voodoo Woman Koko Taylor
15 Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton
16 Nosey Joe Bull Moose Jackson
17 Funnel of Love Wanda Jackson
18 Sweet Child of Mine Guns ’n’ Roses
19 I’m Shakin’ Little Willie John
20 Tainted Love Gloria Jones
21 Shakin' All Over Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
22 Miserlou Dick Dale
23 As Long As I’m Movin’ Ruth Brown
24 I Just Wanna Make Love To You Etta James/Willie Dixon
25 Whipper Snapper LaVern Baker
26 Fujiyama Mama Wanda Jackson
27 Put On My Shoes Mary Ann Fisher
28 Dance With Me Henry Etta James
29 Tiny Tim LaVern Baker
30 Rip It Up Little Richard
31 Shake, Rattle & Roll  Big Joe Turner
32 Rock This Town Stray Cats
33 King Of The Swingers Louis Jordan
34 I Just Wanna Make Love To You Etta James
35 Scorched Varetta Dillard
36 These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ Nancy Sinatra
37 Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins
38 When I'm 64 The Beatles
39 In My Life The Beatles
40 Bang Bang Cher
41 I'll Go Crazy James Brown
42 Rock Around The Clock Bill Haley
43 See You Later Alligator Bill Haley
44 Slippin' & Slidin' Little Richard
45 Rip It Up Little Richard
46 Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley
47 Hit The Road, Jack Ray Charles
48 Tequila The Champs
49 What A Difference A Day Makes Dinah Washington
50 Cry Me A River Julie London
51 C'mon Everybody Eddie Cochrane
52 I Hear You Knockn' Smiley Lewis
53 Susie Q Dale Hawkins
54 Rumble Link Wray
55 I've Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra
56 I Put A Spell On You Screamin' Jay Hawkins
57 Please, Please, Please James Brown
58 What'd I Say? Ray Charles
59 I Only Have Eyes For You The Flamingoes
60 Who Do You Love? Bo Diddley
61 Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
62 16 Tons Tenessee Ernie Ford
63 I Get A Kick Out Of You Frank Sinatra
64 Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You Frankie Valli

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Elena L, 5 months ago

Amazing band! All guests are talking about this band now and asking where we've found them. They've made our birthday celebration unforgettable and set the mood for the whole evening. Outstanding! Super band!

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Kelly O, 7 months ago

We hired Ruby and the Dukes for a corporate event held at Strand Palace Hotel last week and they were wonderful to work with. Mac was efficient and assisted with ideas on sets for the evening. On the day they were wonderful and we have many compliments on the evening all thanks to the musicians. Thanks for making the event run smoothly with little to no stress. I hope to work with you all again soon. Kelly

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Tom U, 10 months ago

Absolutely amazing. If I could give them 10 stars I would. Absolute professionals who rocked our 25th anniversary party and made it a real night to remember. Thanks Ruby and The Dukes!

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Sue G, 1 year ago

Only one v minor quibble - Ruby forgot to change 64 in "will you still love me" to 84! Otherwise all excellent.

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Daniel A, 8 months ago

"We hired Ruby & the Dukes to play at our wedding in September and they were amazing. They put on a great show, adding our first dance into their set list and contributed to a great evening atmosphere at the wedding. We know that our guests really enjoyed their performance and some have already recommended them to others."

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Sue H, 8 months ago

We just loved this band at Home Farm . The dance floor was full and they created a great atmosphere for a wedding in the country . Hopefully they will come this way again - Sue Harrison, Home Farm Events - https://www.homefarmevents.co.uk/

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