Peter Willmott

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?

Since 2013.

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