Players Past and Present

Some of the Players we’ve built basses for over the years – you might even recognise a few of them. 

Craig Adams

The Mission, The Cult, Sisters of Mercy

Keith Airey

Nic Kershaw, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones – West End shows – Sessions

Robert Ahwai

Chris Rea, Marvin Gaye, John Cale – Sessions

Chris Attwell

Blue, Krept and Konan, Jorge Pardo, Pepe, Perico Sambeat

Spy Austin

Desmond Dekker, Kink Brillo, Gregory Issacs

Greg Baker (USA)

Tad Robinson, John Mellencamp, Henry Lee Summer

Trevor Barry

Strictly Come Dancing band (TV shows), Tommy Blaize Band – Sessions

Sandy Beales

One Direction

Andrew Bodnar

Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, Chrissy Hind – Sessions

Hugh Bradley

Whisky Priests / Steve Tilston

Nico Bruce

The Proclaimers, Jack Bruce, Andy M Stewart, Sessions

Max Calkin (USA)

Broadway Shows (Cats), Pants Velour

Paul Carmichael

Flight, Alan Holdsworth, Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman – Producer

Jennifer Clark

Horse, Alan Reed – Sessions

Rod Clements

Lindisfarne, Pentangle, Solo Artist – Sessions

Marcus Cliffe

Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Tasmin Archer

Richard Coughlan

West End shows – Sessions

Dan Cooper (USA)

Ute Lemper, Composer/Educator; University of New York

Mark Cooper

String of Pearls, West End shows – Sessions

Jon Cooper

John Barrowman, Georgie Fame, West End Shows, TV Shows

Andy Cousin

All About Eve

Phil Cranham

Elaine Paige, The Proclaimers, West End shows – Sessions

Pol Cruels (Spain)

Musician/Recording artist

Bob Curiano (USA)

Richie Blackmore/Rainbow, Mink DeVille – Sessions

Carl Dawkin

Underside, Children of Bodom – Sessions

Zoltan Dekany

Rick Runzigar, Dennis Rollins, West End Shows

Rory Dempsey

Jonathan Jeremiah, Nitin Sawhney, James Blunt – West End Shows

Scott Devine

Founder and creator of Scotts Bass Lessons – Freelance musician

Jim Donica (USA)

Joe Strummer, Maynard Ferguson, Eric Wolman, Broadway shows

Phil Donnelly

Tim Rose, Rachel Tucker – West End Shows

James Eager

West End Shows – Sessions

John Edwards

Status Quo

Mark Elvin

The Drifters, Juan Martin, Ward Thomas, TV Shows, West End Shows

Martin Elliott

Michael Nyman, Gary Numan, West End shows – Sessions

John Entwistle

The Who

Dan Ezard

West End / Gabrielle / Katrina & The Waves / The Drifters

Mick Feat

Tina Turner, Mark Knopfler, Art Garfunkel – Sessions

Nathan Finn

West End Shows – Sessions

Sam Flusky

Touring Shows – Sessions

Brent Forbes

The Three Degrees, sessions, West End Shows

Mo Foster

Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Dr John, Veteran UK Sessions, Composer, TV Shows

Steve Fox (Japan)

Godiego

Simon Franglen

Producer, Musician, Film & TV – Grammy award winning composer

Peter Freeman (USA)

Alanis Morissette, John Cale, Nile Rodgers – Sessions

Paul Geary

George Michael, Nik Kershaw, Geri Halliwell, Simply Red

Dan Giles

West End & Touring Shows

Kevin Glasgow

Tommy Smith, Tony Monaco, Clark Tracey

Paul Gray

The Damned

David Gilmour

Pink Floyd

Tiernan Godal

Creeds Cross, West End & Touring Shows

Ross Hamilton

Wolfstone, Paul Towndrow – Sessions

Chris ‘Fatty’ Hargreaves

Submotion Orchestra, Alex Clare, Andreya Triana – ‘Dubstep Master’

Carlos Henriquez (USA)

George Benson, Marc Anthony, Wynton Marsalis

Kenny Higgins

Corinne Bailey Rae Band, Hassan Erraji, Lara Rose – Sessions

Mark Hodgson

Bill Bruford, Billy Cobham, Gwyneth Herbert

Dan Humphreys

Buddy Greco, 911, Jaki Graham – West End & Touring Shows

Roger Innes

Ruby Turner, Chakka Khan, Elkie Brooks – Sessions

Garry Jackson

John Surman, Guy Barker, Alan Barnes, John Horler

Ray Jackson

Lindisfarne, Rod Stewart,The Gathering

Dil Katz

District Six, John Etheridge – Sessions

Martin Kemp

Spandau Ballet

Rick Kemp

Steeleye Span, Micheal Chapman, King Crimson,The Gathering

Ian King

West End Shows – Sessions

Nick Laughlin

West End & Touring Shows – Sessions

Phil Laughlin

Rick Wakeman West End Shows – Sessions

Daf Lewis

West End Shows, Sessions

Sam Lord

Aquilo, Idol Minds

Dave Markee

Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa, Joan Armatrading – Sessions

Jamie Maclean

Dougie MacLean, Producer, Studio Musician

Ian Macluchlan

Charge, Rhinomen

Lawrie MacMillan

Ray Wilson, Iron Horse, Stuart Adamson – Sessions

Phil Mann

Albert Lee, Dona Oxford, West End & Touring Shows – Sessions

Cameron Maxwell

State Broadcasters – Sessions

Grayum May

Keepers Brew, Ozric Tentacles

Alan McGeoch

Red Hot Chilli Pipers – Sessions

Andrew McKinney

Head of Bass at Guitar-X, James Taylor Quartet, West End Shows

Steve McManus

Madonna, Tony Bennett, Sessions, West End shows

Mary Anne McSweeney (USA)

Broadway Shows, lots of Jazz – Sessions

Lazarus Michaelides

West End & Touring shows – Sessions

John Mole

Colosseum II, Barbra Streisand, Morrissey Mullen,West End shows

Wayne Morgan

The Drifters / Tavares / The Three Degrees & more…

Phil Mulford

Lionel Ritchie, Annie Lennox, Beyonce – West End Shows, TV shows; X Factor – Sessions

Rocky Newton

Michael Schenker, UFO

Mike Nichol

The Supremes,The Drifters, Dennis Locorriere – West End Shows

William Orbit

Producer

Campbell Owens

Aztec Camera

Andy Palmer

Absolution, Jose Maria Cano, Toni Carmona

Andy Pask

Freddie Mercury, Madonna,The Pet Shop Boys

Keith Pebberdy

Suzanne Vega, Tony Christie – Sessions

Stefan Pfaffinger (Germany)

Endfield, Bowmen – Sessions

Rufus Philpots

Planet X, Sax Appeal, Dave O’Higgins – Sessions

Guy Pratt

Pink Floyd, Bryan Ferry, Michael Jackson – Sessions

Steve Price

Bad Company, Madonna, Donna Summer, Go West, Belinda Carlisle, Rose Royce & Lisa Stansfield

John Railton

Joe Driscoll, Sekou Kouyate

Tony Reeves

John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, Coliseum, Greenslade, Davy Graham, Big Chief

Martin Roach

Martin Taylor, Johnny Mathis – Sessions

Andy Rowe

The Room

Jasper Stainthorpe

Then Jericho

Gene Torres (USA)

Bobby McFerrin, Ben E. King, Broadway shows

Chloe Treacher

The Irrepressibles, Uncle Bob – Sessions

Vlad Tsaler (Russia)

Elka – Sessions

Ewen Vernal

Deacon Blue, Cappercialle, Hue & Cry, Kate Rusby – Sessions

Nick Walsh

West End Shows – Sessions

Ben Wilde

Hardwicke Circus

Pete Wilmott

BBC Philharmonic, Jim Mullen, John Etheridge, John Barrowman – Sessions

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