I’ve been an electric bassist for nearly 30 years and accumulated extensive experience in a wide variety of situations and genres in that time. More recently opportunities to creatively explore my passions for rock (progressive, fusion, ambient etc) have arisen and I’m having a LOT of fun!
My current projects (Pointless Beauty, Snow Giants & Grice) revolve heavily around the use of effects to explore alternate textures. Improvisation is also a key element to much of my work.
I haven’t forgotten how to lay it down though, my pockets just get deeper with age.
My first CD as a bandleader was released in 2011 entitled The Art Trip : The Music of Art Pepper (featuring Alan Barnes).
Also in 2011, with Craig Milverton & Coach York, we formed The Blue Vanguard jazz club. This has run successfully on a monthly basis since then and hosted many of Britain’s finest players as guests.
Alongside my work as a freelance double bassist I continue to be a full time member of Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen, The Annika Skoogh Quartet and Ed Leaker’s Swing Machine.
pics by Guy Harris