I know I post a lot of my stuff from instagram and I hope that’s okay! Plus, it’s my webpage so I’m allowed to…! ANYWAY!
I’m making great progress with my Chapman Stick…10 points if you can name the tune (without reading my comments)! The two handed simultaneous tapping is tricky business but I’ll get there…
Here’s a new video, finally!
I’m working on my bass solo vocab, so what better way to learn , than from the pros! Here’s Tom Kennedy’s solo on 12 Acres by Dave Weckl.
There are some big things on the way! Bella McKendree is going to be recording an album and I’ll be laying down the bass. We had a long rehearsal on the weekend just gone and I have to say, this album will be great! She’s got some brand new tunes and we’re going to remaster and change up some old songs too! Can’t wait to show you!
Here’s the band rehearsing before the gig on Sunday! Can’t wait to play some old AND new songs with BOTA!
My new Jazz trio, The Afternoon Project, has its first gig in London on Sunday 11th March. We’re playing a bar in Soho, Norman’s Coach and Horses (I’m so close to Ronnie’s, I think it’s the next street). We’re playing two sets and I’ll be using my NS Omnibass because it’s light and portable. It still gives that great upright bass sound. It’s fantastic. Here’s a photo from my rehearsal the other night.
One of the many dream teams!
THAT BASS THO!!!
I never once thought I’d be lucky enough to own one Alembic, let alone 4…?!
I don’t have a favourite and they are all tools for different jobs but let me say one thing, this 5 string just shakes the walls!!
This snap is from a rehearsal last night with a fairly new band that will get off the ground, I’m excited to see what’s going to happen!
My groove of the week is a little different but it’s still so damn funky! I recommend you check out Chapman Sticks because they are so versatile and super to play!