Category Archives: Music

Electric bass lessons

You there! Want to learn about the electric bass?

Grab a lesson with me if you like. I have lots of experience, communication skills and have spent time approaching the bass from a lot of different angles so I can find what works for you. Especially if you are an electric bassist wanting to learn how to play jazz on it, you will very likely benefit from speaking to me. Get in touch!

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Chart: So in Love as by Dave King Trio

This version of So in Love from Dave King‘s trio has been my favourite thing to listen to for a few months. Floaty, beautiful piano playing, lightly rolling brushed drums and not a walking bassline in sight. Here’s a chart that follows Bill Carrothers’ realisation of the head.

So in Love

 

Mob Wife, A Mafia Comedy

This week I’ve been playing bass for the UK development workshop production of a new musical called Mob Wife, written by Michael Mott and Corey Skaggs. It’s on at the Cockpit Theatre until Saturday 26th Jan. Lots of fun, some great music, and it’s been unusual and fun to witness the early stages of a new show. Cheers to MD Dan Tomkinson for getting me involved.

Talk at DARGANFOD//DISCOVER

On Friday I’ll be in Wrexham to take part in the DARGANFOD//DISCOVER festival that Mike Corcoran is organising. Roughly speaking, it’s a science festival, but there’s a whole lot of stuff crossing over with arts and music too — it looks pretty amazing. Lots of credit to Mike for getting it together, and for agreeing to lend his formidable conversation-leading powers to help my talk make a bit more sense.

Physics in Biology and Science in Music // Ffiseg mewn bioleg a Gwyddoniaeth mewn cerddoriaeth

Also taking part is the amazing Bryony Benge-Abbott who, among other things, is in charge of exhibitions at the Crick institute.

Big Ideas (with the NEW Sinfonia Quartet) // Syniadau Mawr (gyda The NEW Sinfonia Quartet)