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Scottish bass player living and working in Melbourne Australia. I teach and play professionally and love all things bass. This ...


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March 01, 2018 02:14 AM PST

http://www.evanmarien.com

Evan Marien is well known to bass players around the globe for his amazing youtube videos (including one of the first 360o videos I ever saw) featuring his fluid, melodic soloing, awesome use of fx and slick production values. However, he has built an enviable career as a side man playing for guitar gods such as Wayne Krantz and Allan Holdsworth. In this interview we discuss his early influences which include Nu Metal and Jaco, his association with Ken Smith Basses, some scale approaches and his blossoming solo career alongside drummer Dana Hawkins.

I'm very happy to announce that this episode is brought to you in association with F Bass Handmade Guitars and BassFace Strings!
F Bass have been hand making basses for 40 years and offer vintage inspired instruments as well our original modern fretted and fretless designs. http://www.fbass.com
BassFace Strings bring quality Electric Bass strings and accessories into Australia to suit the working musician and are currently stocking Ken Smith Electric Bass strings. bassfacestrings@gmail.com. http://www.basslessonsmelbourne.com
Please leave a comment and spread the word!

February 10, 2018 04:41 PM PST

Steve is a world renowned bass player. He has recorded 9 albums as bandleader and a further 6 albums as co-leader. He has recorded or toured with Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Bobby Previte, Ulf Wakenius, James Muller, Carl Orr, Dig, Renee Geyer, Maxine Nightingale, Kate Ceberano, Doug Parkinson and many others. It was a real pleasure to sit down with Steve at his home in Sydney while I was up there for some gigs, unfortunately it was a little last minute so the audio isn't quite up to my usual standard and I apologise!

Bandcamp: https://stevehunter.bandcamp.com/

Sponsors:
http://www.fbass.com
http://www.bassinyourface.com.au
Me:
http://www.basslessonsmelbourne.com

January 27, 2018 01:00 PM PST

Phil Stack is a bass player of formidable prowess, having been a member of Aussie pop rock chart busters 'Thirsty Merc' for over 15yrs, Phil has toured the world and rocked some of the biggest stages around, however, he has also had a successful career as a bona fide jazz musician and most recently as an independent singer songwriter. In this episode we talk about Phil's bass journey, his passion for upright playing and his approach to playing Thirsty Merc repertoire 15yrs on. We also discuss how the changes in the music industry have affected his career and his current passion for solo, improvised double gigs and his new found love for piano and songwriting.
Phil Stack Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/phil-stack/celebrate-life
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phil.stack.1/
I'm very happy to announce that this episode is brought to you in association with F Bass Handmade Guitars and BassFace Strings!
F Bass have been hand making basses for 40 years and offer vintage inspired instruments as well our original modern fretted and fretless designs.
http://www.fbass.com
BassFace Strings bring quality Electric Bass strings and accessories into Australia to suit the working musician and are currently stocking Ken Smith Electric Bass strings.
bassfacestrings@gmail.com.
http://www.basslessonsmelbourne.com
Please leave a review and spread the word!

January 11, 2018 05:12 PM PST

Cornell Williams is one of my favourite 'pocket' style players, in that his time, tone and taste (note choice) are pretty much perfect for the material he is performing, and on the odd occasion when he does step forward he is super lyrical yet still so funky! It was a real pleasure to get to hang and jam with Nell while he was in town with Jon Cleary, I even got to play THAT Modulus, what a bass!
Remember to share, subscribe and drop a review for the podcast anywhere you see fit!
http://www.basslessonsmelbourne.com

December 24, 2017 12:00 AM PST

Jonathan Dimond is an incredibly accomplished musician, composer and educator based in Melbourne. Having studied Indian classical music to an extremely high level, his rhythmic understanding is exceptional, coupled with his formidable technical facility and knowledge of western classical and jazz music, Jonathan is a truly inspiring bass player. In this episode we discuss some of his practice methods using a kick drum pedal and a woodblock, his bass journey, studying in USA and India and much more.
http://www.jonathandimond.com
http://www.basslessonsmelbourne.com

November 30, 2017 01:00 PM PST

Evripides Evripidou is one of those rare bass players that seems to be able to straddle opposing genres with ease and authenticity. Playing bass for such fusion giants and Virgil Donati, Dave Weckl and Frank Gambale would be enough to catapult any bass player into the history books, but Evri has neither rested on his laurels or adhered to the stereo types associated with such complex music and has continued to forge his own musical and dare I say spiritual path on the bass. It was a privilege to chat with Evri about his bass journey and his approach to improvisation, education and tone.
Check out our jam here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcoXJ_NNFYo

November 16, 2017 02:00 PM PST

Like myself, Drew Dedman is a self professed bass nerd and we get deep into a lot of topics in this interview like Drew's roots in speed and prog metal, his gigging philosophy, practice tips, his time with Melbourne Nu Metal kings Superheist, the current music industry climate and of course: bass gear!
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9pOCKhm9c8VhQbGFiBM5Ag
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drewdedmanbassplayer/
Drew Dedman the Electric Bassplayer
Debut solo record "Made in Melbourne" out mid to late 2017
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drewdedmanbass/

October 25, 2017 12:19 AM PDT

Bass player, educator and luthier Neil Kennedy stopped by with a few examples from his stunning new line of basses soon to be released in conjunction with legendary Australian guitar company - Cole Clark. We discuss a range of bass building topics ranging from fingerboard radius, wood choice (including indigenous Australian woods), neck construction, bridge material etc etc; and we also hear about his bass journey and thoughts on technique and the science of bass building.
Follow his work on FB: https://www.facebook.com/KennedyBasses/
BLM http://www.facebook.com/bassguitarlessonsmelbourne
Insta: @basslessonsmelbourne

October 10, 2017 09:35 PM PDT

Chicago native Michael Manson has filled the bass chair for some of the top names in jazz and gospel music such as George Duke, Larry Carlton and Kirk Whalum. I caught up with him while he was in town with Jeff Lorber Fusion and we chatted about what it takes to be prepared for a high profile gig like that as well as the importance of developing your own voice on the instrument, his classical upbringing and his solo career. Manson not only has blazing chops but his sense of melody and pocket are second to none and it was blast getting to jam and talk with him!
http://www.basslessonsmelbourne.com
http://mikemanson.com/
http://www.facebook.com/bassguitarlessonsmelbourne

September 25, 2017 02:00 PM PDT

I was excited to have Claire on the podcast as not only is she a fantastic bass player, composer, band leader and educator, but she has a passion and drive for music and self improvement that is really inspiring. In this episode we hear about how Claire ended up falling in love with the bass, her penchant for classic artists like Steely Dan and Duran Duran, touring America with the outrageously talented 'Kneebody' and why enthusiasm has been so important to her musical development.
Remember to subscribe to the YouTube channel for the video version of these interviews!

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