In this episode of the Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast I sit down with the godfather of gospel bass, Andrew Gouché.
Andrew is a grammy winning producer, world-renowned bassist, musical director, producer and composer. He's best known for his creatively original bass lines and a unique sound that bass players around the world have sought to emulate. With over 30 years of experience as the bassist for many R&B and Gospel legends such as Prince and the New Power Generation, Gladys Knight, Andraé Crouch, The Winans, and musical director for Chaka Khan, Andrew is one of the most experienced bass players there is - and in this exclusive interview, he certainly delivers!
This week I sit down with the multi platinum producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, Daniel Powter, James Blunt).
Before we go any further, I know what you're thinking... "Mmmm... it's not a bass player, I wonder if this episode is for me?"
Well, check this out - there's a reason I wanted to interview Warren...
When it comes to hiring or getting recommendations for big gigs - producers are the first stop any band, artist or record company are likely to make.
This week I sit down with legendary Chris Chaney who's worked with bands and musicians such Janes Addiction, Alanis Morissette, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, Camp Freddy, Joe Cocker, Shakira, Slash, Avril Lavigne, Sara Bareilles, Gavin Degraw, Cher, Celine Dion and many more....
You'll also hear in this interview that Chris is also heavily involved in the session scene and has played bass on multiple film and TV soundtracks including The Hangover, Identity Theft, Men in Black 3, Sons of Anarchy, Arthur, Horrible Bosses, Due Date, Treasure Planet, Employee of the Month Bass, 40 Year Old Virgin, and many more.
In this episode I we talk about his time at Berklee College of Music, moving to LA, living with the great drummer Gary Novak, how he ended up touring with Alanis Morissette... right through to being hired by Janes Addiction and everything in-between.
This week I sit down with the phenomenal Hadrien Feraud - bassist for bands and musicians such as John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Jean Luc Ponty, Bireli Lagrene, Dean Brown and many more...
I know this sounds like an exaggeration, but when I first got to watch Hadrien play live (at Manchester Bass Day many moons ago) it literally changed my life. I'd never seen anyone do what he did that day - and still to this day no one has ever affected me in such a way. It simply blew my mind and I'll certainly remember that day forever.
In this episode we discuss his past, how he found the bass, how his father introduced him to many different styles of music - right through to been viewed as one of the most talented and sophisticated bass players of our time in terms of technique and improvisation.
This week I sit down with Nik West - bass player, vocalist and songwriter with credits that include artists such as Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Prince, John Mayer, Glee and American Idol.
She's been on the cover of Bass Musician Magazine and has also been featured in Bass Player, Bass Quarterly Germany, and Bass Magazine Japan.
In this episode we discuss her past, how she found the bass, why she nearly gave up for good - right through to moving to LA, hanging out with the likes of Andrew Gouché and getting the call from Prince.
In this inaugural episode of The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast, I sit down with the amazing Rickey Minor - bass player, musical director, composer and producer for some of the biggest artists in history including: Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé and many more.
In this episode we go deep into Rickey's past, from how he found the bass, right through to working with Artists such as Whitney Houston, Britney and Beyoncé, and what it really takes to be one of the highest regarded musical directors of all time.