Bio / CV
Pro double bass player / bass guitarist for 43 years and counting! Mainly classical ( full time contract with BBC Philharmonic since 1972), but also lots of jazz / big bands / tv and radio sessions / pop / funk / gypsy jazz / light entertainment / cabaret clubs / dance bands / function bands and so on.
Notable musicians/bands/shows you have played for/with/in?
Too many to mention – but some particularly memorable ones would be –
Vocalists: Matt Monroe / Pavarotti / Jacqui Dankworth / John Barrowman / Kiri Te Kanawa Guitarists: Craig Ogden / Jim Mullen / John Etheridge / Mike Walker
Blowers:Peter King / Alan Barnes / Steve Waterman / Art Themen / Mark Nightingale
Bands and orchestras: BBC Big Band / New Squadronairs / Millionairs / Shades of Kenton / Guy Barker BB / BBC Philharmonic / Halle Orchestra (occasional rhythm section bass) / Julian Gregory Quartet (Gypsy Jazz).
Which model Overwater bass do you play?
I have 2 matching Progress 5 strings.
Why do you choose to play Overwater basses?
After trying everything else, I realised that Overwater was the only way forward.
How long have you owned an Overwater bass?