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                   Jamie Mac, HEDDA bass and vocals

Date of Birth: January 4, Capricorn
Gear: Basses: Skjold Slayer Custom 5, Skjold PSD Off-Set ‘92 5, Peavey USA Custom Shop Cirrus 5
Rack: Peterson StroboRack Tuner, SWR Grand Prix / EBS-1, DBX 166A, BBE 882i, Rocktron XPression Power: QSC 3602 Cabs: Epifani Strings: DR Black Beauties and HighBeams
Influences: John Wetton, Geddy Lee, Steve Harris, Eddie Jackson, Joe Dibiase, Chuck Panozzo, Jim Crichton and Dave LaRue
How Did I Get Here?
I began playing saxophone at 10, picked up the guitar at 15 and started playing bass at 16. I’ve bounced between guitar, bass and vocals in bands ever since. My first Gig: Winter-1990 at T.A.Verns Milw. WI, opening for my local heroes, WARP DRIVE.
Bands: 89-91 VAGRANT (pop-metal), 91-92 ROCK BOTTOM (pop-metal), 92-95 BROTHER’S KEEPER (metal), 95-97 PARADOX (metal), 98-01 S.I.T.E. (ProgMetal (became DX)), 02-06 various projects, The Present: HEDDA
Top 5 Albums:
Dream Theater “Images and Words,” Asia “Asia,” Iron Maiden “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son,” Rush “Moving Pictures,” Styx “The Grand Illusion”
Books: J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings (series), George R.R. Martin: A Song of Ice and Fire (series), R.A. Salvatore: The Dark Elf Series. I am a voracious reader!
Favorite Web sites: TalkBass.com and YouTube
Movies: The Lord of the Rings, The Last of the Mohicans, Highlander and Inception.
Life Philosophy: Carpe Diem, (“Seize the Day.”)
Do everything you can, whenever you can, for as long as you can, the best that you can – life, like time, is fleeting.
Favorite Quote: “Try not. Do or Do Not…there is no Try.” – Yoda.
Most Interesting Job: Professional Firefighter - I'm still doing it! It's something new every day. \m/ \m/

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