Freelance [Regular]

Zigaboo Modeliste (the Meters) - Electric Bassist (2011 - Present)
Ron E. Beck (Tower of Power) - Electric Bassist (2015 -Present)
The Duvets ( Top 40 / Modern Pop Covers) - Electric Bassist / Key Bass (2014 - Present)                                                                                  Lucky Devils (Top 40 "Pick-up" Gigs) - Electric Bassist (2016 - Present)                                                                                                                Teedra Moses - Electric Bassist / MD (NYE 2016/17)     
William Russ Jr. - Electric Bassist (2012-Present)                                                                                                                                                    Omega (Live) - Electric Bassist (2012 - 2013)                                                                                                                                                        Rhonda Benin, Jazz Ain't Nothin But the Blues - Electric Bassist (2016)                                                                                                              Marina Crouse / Garth Webber - Electric Bassist (2015 - Present)                                                                                                                            Big Sam's Funky Nation (Sub) - Electric Bassist (2016)                                                                                                                                          Jovan Watkins / "The Shed" - House Band Electric Bassist (2015 - Present)
Latoya London / Urban Punk - Electric Bassist (2010 - 2012)                                                                                                                                       Nya Jade - Electric Bassist (2003 - 2014)                                                                                                                                                                   Femi & Level 7 - Electric Bassist (2001 - 2014)                                                                                                                                                              Various local artists - Electric Bassist (Ongoing)
Broadway By the Bay - Electric and Upright Bassist (2011 -  2014)
Contra Costa Civic Theater - Electric and Upright Bassist (2011 -  2013)
Neighborhood Church (Worship Band)  - Electric Bassist (2011 - 2015)
Neighborhood Church (Choir and Orchestra) - Electric and Upright Bassist (2011 - 2015)
Centerville Presbyterian (Worship Band)  - Electric Bassist (2012 - 2016)
St. John Presbyterian (Worship Band) - Electric Bassist (2015 - Present)
Oakland Youth Chorus - Electric Bassist (2012 - 2014)                                                                                                                                         

Educator

COVAH Conservatory - Music Theory Teacher, Applied Music Teacher, Band Coach (2015 - Present)                                                          Fusion Academy - Recording Arts, Music Theory, Applied Music Teacher (2015 -2016)                                                                                     Guitar Center Studios- Recording Arts, Theory, Electric Bass (2012 - 2016)                                                                                                             Music for Minors - K-5 Music Educator (2011 - 2015)                                                                                                                                                     Private Studio (2005 - Present)

Columns and Articles

NoTreble.com Talking Style - http://www.notreble.com/lessons/talking-style/
Bass Gear Magazine - http://www.bassgearmag.com/Magazine


Musical Theater

Avenue Q - Skyline College / Cal State East Bay
American Idiot - Contra Costa Civic Theater
Anything Goes - Broadway by the Bay
Bat Boy – CSU East Bay
Cabaret - Broadway by the Bay
Cats - Broadway by the Bay
Children of Eden -  Neighborhood Church
A Chorus Line – Broadway by the Bay
Dream girls - Broadway by the Bay
Godspell – CPC Church
Hairspray – Broadway by the Bay
Halie - CSU East Bay
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change - CSUEB
Lucky Stiff - Contra Costa Civic Theater
Next to Normal - Contra Costa Civic Theater
The Producers – Pinole Playhouse
The Prince of Egypt - Neighborhood Church
Reefer Madness – Pinole Playhouse
Songs for A New World – Neighborhood Church
Searching for the King - Neighborhood Church
The Wedding Singer -  Pinole Playhouse
West Side Story – Contra Costa Civic Theater

 

Word of Mouth:

"Blyss is professional, cool, versatile and plays great! He's an attentive musician, which is crucial to band cohesion, and enables me to relax and trust that the bass is in good hands. That way I can just play and have fun! Blyss rocks!" - Victoria Theodore, Keyboardist:  Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Arsenio Hall Posse 2.0

"Blyss is the consummate professional bassist. Rock solid musician and pure joy onstage. Working with Blyss makes playing music the kind of work that doesn't feel like work!" - Kiku Collins, Trumpet/Actor: Beyonce, Michael Bolton, Sugar Horns, Jill Scott, Shontelle, Monica, Ledisi, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Fantasia

"When I think of intuitive musicians, I think of Blyss. I have worked with Blyss on many occasions and his addition to a song or artist always improves the original vision. Talent like this is rare and far between. I have worked with many of the best and most sought out musicians in the music business and Ted not only fits right in, he surpasses most." - Josh "Tone" Weaver, Producer: (Nya Jade, Santana, Green Day, Taylor Lee)

" As a drummer/musical director, I have had a very short list of favorite bass players that I feel the pocket with. They are Andre Tabor (Indie Artist), Tony Chipman (Indie Artist), Nelson Braxton (Michael Bolton, Braxton Brothers, Rachelle Farelle) and Raymond McKinley (Rachelle Farelle, Sheila E., TOP). I am now inducting "BLYSS" into my hall of bassists!  Deep solid pocket, funky and musical. All any drummer needs." - Darwin Tillary, Drummer Sound Engineer: ConFunkShun, DTO,