By day, we’re marketing geeks. Computer nerds. Quirky writers and artists. And damn proud of it!

But after hours, our team members shed their marketing capes – and pursue all kinds of cool Hobbies, Interests and Talents (we call them HITs for short).

Here’s what Aaron Eastlack, a Haley Marketing Social Media Marketing Advisor, is into:

HIT: Bass Guitar Player

How I Got Started

I’ve played musical instruments since I was a child. About 15 years ago, a friend approached me about starting a ska band and wound up selling me my first (very cheap) bass guitar. Playing in a band was a lot of fun – and I quickly learned to stay away from mosh pits.

These days I still play in bands, but with a much nicer instrument – a Fender Jazz/Precision bass mix, with a guitar strap that was a gift from a New Zealand youth group.

Why do I love playing bass?

The bass is a relaxing instrument to play, and making music keeps me in touch with my creative side. I also get to play in bands with my wife, which is always great!

Through the years, playing bass guitar has given me opportunities that I would otherwise not have had. I’ve met some great folks who have mentored me and helped me grow as a musician and individual. I’ve even traveled with my bass on mission trips and to youth camps, to provide entertainment and mentoring.

Playing bass has allowed me to make great music…
…and one amazing love connection.

I actually “re-met” my wife while playing in a band. I knew her from childhood and high-school, and she was invited to play violin with our band one summer.

We started dating a few weeks later and rest, as they say, is history.

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