Chris Jones

Bio / CV

Chris Jones is a double and electric bassist currently residing in Bristol, UK.  Chris studied jazz at the University of Exeter and the Birmingham Conservatoire where he had the privilege of studying and playing with some great musicians such as John Taylor, Stan Sulzmann, Mark Hodgson, Dave Holland, Hans Koller and Arnie Somogyi.

Since graduating Chris has been an active session musician performing in a variety of situations including touring, theatre, studio work, orchestral work and functions. Chris is also a bandleader and composer and has written for his own project, string quartets and big bands. His work also includes a varied portfolio of electronica and elecro-acoustic compositions, working with instruments, soundscapes and poetry.

Current gig/show(s)

Jazz/Nu Soul crossover band We Are Leif, live Hip Hop band DeCyphers, 4 horn led powerhouse Dakhla and various other jazz escapades…

Notable musicians/bands/shows you have played for/with/in?

Marc Ford, The Delta Saints, Ruarri Joseph, The People’s String Foundation, multiple shows for Imagine Theatre…

Which model Overwater bass do you play?

I play a SD J Series. It might just be the sexiest bass ever.

Why do you choose to play Overwater basses?

It chose me. A friend was coming up to the factory to check out the basses and I came along for the hang. The first bass I played I knew it was coming home with me. I must have played at least 12 basses that day but kept coming back to the first one I picked up. Still very smitten with it.

How long have you owned an Overwater bass?

A little over 2 years.

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