Christopher Lee "TankBass" Franklin is an independent bass player born and raised in Memphis, TN. He started playing the bass guitar around the age of 9 but is also fluent on other instruments such as drums and piano. He is known for his simple approach to music and combining the styles of his inspirations. His inspirations include James Jamerson, Marcus Miller, MonoNeon, and his teacher Terence Gray. He has had the opportunity to share the stage with people such as Jekalyn Carr, Darrel Petties, The Winans, The Spiritual Soldiers, and others. Currently, he plays at Brown Missionary Baptist Church in Southaven, Mississippi.