In today’s podcast Todd Johnson reveals his mastery of the 6-string bass guitar.
In today’s podcast we’re talking to Ian Stewart about delving deeper into the world of Timba and Cuban Jazz.
In today’s podcast we’re talking to Danny Mo Morris about his long-standing love affair with the bass!
You’ve got to like Danny Mo Morris. For starters, he is one of the unsung heroes of American bass playing, having spent 28 years teaching at Boston’s world-renowned Berklee College of Music. Despite the demands of his job, Danny is a relaxed, laid-back guy who’s love of the bass guitar began in his high-school days and continued to grow through many years of gigging and studying.
In today’s podcast we’re talking to the man who’s been providing the low end for Eric Gale and the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Cody Wright!
In today’s podcast we’re talking to the bass-playing rapper from Atlanta, Divinity Roxx.
Few faces are as instantly recognisable within the bass world as Divinity Roxx. The same is definitely true of her playing. Brought up on a diet of Earth, Wind & Fire and Slick Rick, Divinity toured with Victor Wooten for five years, and can be heard on Victor’s 2001 album ‘Live In America.’ Taking to the road once more with powerhouse diva, Beyoncé Knowles, Divinity joined an A-list of musicians who, calling themselves Suga Mama, recorded on Beyoncé’s 2006 album ‘B’Day’ and toured her 2008 release ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce.’
In today’s podcast we’re talking to six-string virtuoso Rich Brown!
Rich is a really classy player and certainly knows his way around a bass better than most. Having chosen to explore plenty of musical tangents, which have seen him dabble in many different genres, Rich has appeared on countless recordings ranging from jazz to funk to latin to traditional Asian and Arabic music.
In today’s podcast Adam Ben Ezra lifts the lid on one of my favourite YouTube videos of all time.
There are so many bass players around today, especially now with YouTube; there are millions of guys playing some incredible stuff, but from a pure bass perspective, Adam Ben Ezra is the real deal.
Today we’re chatting to session legend Mo Foster, who has a credit list that could fill a book. In fact it has! It was an opportunity not to be missed when Mo invited us round for a chat about all things bass.
Today we’re sitting down with one of the groovers and shakers behind the UK’s funk bass scene… Paul Turner!
In the hierarchy of Jamiroquai bass players, Paul was the first to really revolutionise the bands old-school bass sound since Jay Kay began a new chapter without Stuart Zender. Having joined right at the beginning of the group’s promo run for 2005’s Dynamite album, we all looked on with great interest as Paul was brought into the fold. Luckily for Jay Kay, he has without question earned the right to put his own stamp on one of the most coveted bass gigs in popular music.
In this episode of the Scott's Bass Lessons podcast we're lucky enough to be joined by the one and only Jerry Meehan.
As a bass player Jerry has worked in many different situations, from West End shows such as Les Miserables through to touring the world with Robbie Williams, or playing with Midge Ure right through to being the bass player on 'The Voice' TV show.
For episode 24 of the Scott's Bass Lessons podcast I'm lucky enough to be joined by the amazingly talented and ever original Steve Lawson. Steve is at the forefront of the solo bass world and is continually pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved and realised on the instrument.
Today I'm joined by none other than Ian King who has provided the low-end for artists such as The Temptations, The Supremes, Sister Sledge, Paul Young and West End shows such as Shrek, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sister Act, and is currently playing in the award winning show "The Book of Mormon".
Today we’ve got one of the UK's funkiest bass players with us... none other than Stefan Redtenbacher!
Austrian native Stefan Redtenbacher wears many hats: bassist, guitarist, composer, bandleader, arranger, educator, producer, music-software developer, and intrepid captain of one of the funkiest bands in the UK... Redtenbacher's Funkestra.
Stefan has recorded and performed with such legends as Steve Winwood, Jack Bruce, Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Lulu, Mica Paris, Paul Carrack, Kiki Dee, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Limahl, Alexandra Burke, Russell Watson, Adam Ant, Ollie Murs, and Danyl Johnson, to name a few ;)
Today we’ve got London session legend Phil Mulford with us for episode 21 of the ScottsBassLessons podcast...
Phil is one of the busiest session players on the UK scene and his performance and recording credits include artists such as Lionel Richie, Chaka Kahn, Leona Lewis, Beyonce, Annie Lenox, Beverly Knight... even the Bee Gees... and, pretty much every TV show in the UK that has a live band.
In a nutshell, he's more than seriously experienced!
Today we're lucky enough to have Sandy Beales, the bass player behind the band 'One Direction', with us for episode 20 of the Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast.
In this episode you're going to hear some fantastic tips for upcoming and seasoned bass players - in fact this is of favourite interviews to date, simply from the amount of actionable advice and important insights you'll hear throughout the interview.
I'm suuuuper excited to tell you that today's guest on the SBL Podcast is none other than the mighty Laurence Cottle. Laurence is one of the most legendary bass players on the planet, and has been a huge inspiration to me over my entire career.
He's played with the likes of Eric Clapton, Deep Purple, Brian Eno, Seal, Tom Jones, Hanson, written with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, composed music for TV shows such as Friends, 3rd Rock from the Sun and The Oprah Winfrey Show...
In this episode I’m lucky enough to have London session legend Steve Pearce with me! If you speak to any bass players from the UK, soon enough Steve’s name will come up in the conversation.
Why? Because he’s not only one of the busiest bass players on the UK scene, he’s also one of the coolest and friendliest guys you could ever meet.
Steve’s played with the likes of Wayne Shorter, Steve Wonder, Tom Jones, Al Jarreau, Madonna, Mark Knopfler and played on film sound tracks such as Donnie Brasco, Evita, The Full Monty… I’m sure you get the idea! ;)
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'! ;)
We're almost about to launch Season 2 of the Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast, but while we're in our editing frenzy here at SBL Towers I thought it'd be cool to release a special podcast episode for the "intermission" ;)
For this episode we've got the Master Luthier Chris May of Overwater Basses and we'll be talking about all things... you guessed it, bass!
Chris has been one of the most important people in my life for the last 20 years so I was over the moon when he agreed to come down to the studio and film this special episode for you.
I'm so happy to have the amazing Sean Hurley on todays episode!
If you haven't heard of Sean before, he's played with artists such as John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Robin Thicke, Ringo Star, Annie Lenox, Alanis Morissette, Idina Menzel and many more... plus... he's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet!
I'm so happy to to have the mighty Rufus Philpot on todays episode!
Originally from the UK but now living in LA, Rufus has been a first call bass player for as long as I can remember. I first heard about him over 15 years ago from my old friend Chris May (the man behind Overwater basses)... he simply said "You heard of Rufus?... You need to check him out!"
What can I say... I've been such a HUGE fan of Tim Lefebvre for so many years!
If you haven't heard of Tim before he's played with artists such as the Tedeschi Trucks Band (his full-time gig), Chris Botti, Toto, Sting, Uri Caine, Dave Binney, Wayne Krantz, Donny McCaslin, Mark Giuliana, Donald Fagen and most notably right now, he played on the late great David Bowie's last album "Black Star".