Carl Dawkins

Bio / CV

Carl Dawkins is an energetic, dynamic Bass player with over 8 years experience in the music industry. He has been on tour around the UK, Europe and Asia as a bass player, synth bass player, MD and clinician with an array of different artists, styles and productions. With experience of playing on TV shows, music channels and commercials, in a variety of scenarios (and countries), its not just the audio quality that Carl focuses on.

One of the things that makes Carl unique is his charismatic on-stage presence and the ability to blend in or stand out when needed. As he has touring and playing experience spanning half the world, countless hours of studio writing and recording under his belt, has been working as a writer forBass Musician Magazine, and is also an active song writer, Carl has become an asset to any professional musical outfit.

An endorsee of both Warwick Amps and Basses (2008) and Overwater basses (since 2012), Carl has been supported in the development of his career. He has  presented clinics and masterclasses for both companies all over Europe and Asia. When he’s not busy travelling, he works out of his recently refurbished studio, just west of London to record/program bass tracks (online) for artists worldwide. He also has endorsements with Fusion cases.

Current gig/show(s)

Freelance bass player. Working all over the world but located just west of London.

Which model Overwater bass do you play?

I use a custom perception bass and custom inspiration bass. Both with wooly mammoth nuts.

Why do you choose to play Overwater basses?

I like the versatility, the comfort and the punch that I get from Overwaters. They are a great addition to the arsenal.

How long have you owned an Overwater bass?

I’ve been playing overwater for 5 years now