I am a professional, reliable and committed musician for hire with a Bachelor of Arts in jazz studies on bass guitar. Reading and playing by ear has allowed me to play with groups both locally and nationally. I have also taught music in the public school system, privately and for performing arts programs. Currently, I'm the Music teacher for Channelside Academy of Math and Science in Tampa Fl. Looking forward to working with you!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
My goal is to provide a level of service that is the epitome of your highest expectations exceeded.
Matthew Steven Payne is better known to family and friends as Stevie. He is the third child of four children. His interest in music was sparked traveling with his mom at a young age to her rehearsals. The first instrument he started to play was the drums and realizing that he wasn't as good as his sister, he quickly went on to other instruments. During his 10th grade he got into the marching band playing the trombone. He continued playing the trombone as his primary instrument in college at Grambling State University where he traveled the U. S. playing in commercials, a halftime show for the super bowl and other NFL games. During his years at Grambling, he studied audio engineering and began to make tracks for local artist. After leaving there, he has engineered and produced for several South Florida indie labels. His life’s goal is to strive for the highest in everything he does.
Additional Booking Notes
I own a fretless, an acoustic electric as well as a six string bass so that I can function no matter the occasion.
My set list of over 300 songs is complete with classic rock, pop, reggae, gospel and RnB.
Influences & Inspiration
Dave Matthews Band, Snarky Puppy, Mint Condition
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