Clint Mullins Profile

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Bassist, vocalist, guitar player and songwriter Clint “Dogger” Mullins doesn’t just love music, he wants to share it with the rest of the world. And he’s found two new ways to do just that: writing and teaching.

This summer, Clint plans to start writing a book, documenting his musical career. He has created and performed songs with local rock/grunge/metal bands Gebular and Screaming Sons Of for a decade.

He also hopes to teach music and business classes after he graduates from college. Clint currently attends South Puget Sound Community College full-time, plans to transfer to The Evergreen State College and eventually obtain degrees in both Business and Communications. Clint may go on to get his doctorate, perhaps even a PhD. He’d like to see more classes for aspiring musicians outside of expensive specialty music schools.

Clint wants to continue being a professional musician, but said he’s not in it for the money. His inspiration comes from the fans. His bands keep in touch with fans, some as far away as India, through social media. He adds that the fans’ support and encouragement give them the drive to seek wider audiences for their music.

Music is more than a creative outlet. It’s vital to Clint’s well-being. “Performing is like going to counseling,” he said, referring to the emotional release brought on by powerfully executed lyrics and movements on stage.

He enjoys going to live concerts and sharing experiences with other music lovers. His current musical tastes can be traced back a life-changing Soilent Green concert in 1997. After hearing the grindcore & sludgemetal band live and dancing in their mosh pit, he fell in love with rock and never looked back.

Clint recounts the day in July of 2007 that Gebular opened for the band Great White and performed in front of over 3,000 people. The audience loved them, he said. “At this point, I knew my calling,” said Clint. But his all-time favorite experience as a musician was the day in 2011 that he performed at the famous Robert Lang Studios in Shoreline, WA with Aaron Burckhard, Nirvana’s first drummer.

Gebular was formed in 2004 in Aberdeen, WA. Since then, the band has performed live at a variety of venues, toured the West coast twice and won two “Battle of the Bands” competitions. Their album, Escape, was released in 2008. In addition to performing original songs, Gebular does the occasional cover song by Nirvana. The high-energy band’s goal is to write and perform songs with real-life meaning to which listeners can relate. They are planning to record their second album this year.

Gebular also gives back to the community. In 2009, the band headlined at a concert to benefit youth that Clint organized called Grays Harbor Rock Fest. The following year, the festival was held as a free concert for all ages so that everyone could enjoy the show.

Screaming Sons Of recorded its first demo in 2011. Aaron Burckhard left the band in 2012. They are currently working on new songs for 2013.

When Clint is not on stage or at college, he enjoys fishing, writing and photography. He lives “in the woods” along the Satsop River with his wife, three dogs, six cats and an iguana. He also has a wide range of professional interests in addition to music, such as organic farming, audio and video production and computers.

Performances by Gebular and Screaming Sons Of can be heard on YouTube at
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gebular&oq=gebular&gs_l=youtube.3..0l2.3000.5652.0.7247.13.9.1.2.2.0.197.1061.2j7.9.0…0.0…1ac.1.DWFpf2tp01o
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=screaming+sons+of&oq=screaming+sons+of&gs_l=youtube.3…86547.89591.0.89817.17.16.0.0.0.0.248.1910.2j13j1.16.0…0.0…1ac.1.7c4F3uNTJ3M

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