In this episode of the SBL Podcast we’re lucky enough to have one of my best bass buddies and one of the most inspirational guys I know - Chris “Fatty” Hargreaves... bass player for the likes of Submotion Orchestra and Alex Clare.
Chris has been at the forefront of using effects within the bass world for as long as I can remember. I’m not talking about using a few pedals here and there - what Chris has done is completely re-imagine what the bass can be used for and how it can sound from the ground up.
Today we’re lucky enough to have an amazingly experienced guest on our new podcast episode. Someone who's played, recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in the music industry... the one and only Guy Pratt.
Guy has worked with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Pink Floyd (also David Gilmour), Gary Moore, Roxy Music, Echo & the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears, Whitesnake, Womack & Womack… I’m sure you get the idea! ;)
Today we’ve got one of the hardest gigging bass players on the planet with us - seriously, he did something like 250 gigs last year!
Introducing, the one and only Phil Mann.
Phil has appeared in London’s West End on Dancing In the Street, across Europe on productions such as Jesus Christ Super Star, One Night In Vegas, Little Shop Of Horrors, Anything Goes, Fame, Bugsy Malone, The Pirates Of Penzance, Beyond Phantom, Return To The Forbidden Planet, Hairspray, Jack The Ripper… I’m sure you get the idea! ;)
To kick off this season I though it'd be great to hook up with one of my all time favourite bass players - the one and only Dave Swift.
Dave has been part of Jools Hollands Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for over 30 years, and with that band has played with artists such as George Benson, Eric Clapton, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Jeff Beck, Tom Jones, Paul Weller, BB King, Adele, Amy Winehouse... I could go on and on, I'm sure you get the idea... Dave is 'experienced'! ;)