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The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

If you’re a bassist — you’re in the right place. World renowned bassist and educator Scott Devine in conversation with some of the best and most well respected bass players around the world.
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Sep 26, 2016

In today’s podcast we follow Bryan Beller into realms of bass guitar, role modelling and rock royalty.

Bryan Beller needs no introduction. He has been at the top of his game for long enough that we all know who he is and what he does. He's the electric bass star who's known for some of the finest rock-fusion chops on the planet.

Sep 19, 2016

In today’s podcast we meet the bass player for pop sensation Kylie Minogue.

Dishan Abrahams is the sort of bassist whose playing can often go unnoticed, blending in smoothly while providing a solid musical link between the vocals and the rest of the band.

Sep 12, 2016

In today’s podcast we chat to Freekbass about spreading the gospel of funk.

Having cranked out some killer b-lines on his latest solo album, Freekbass is fast becoming recognised as one of the most iconic bass players in modern funk.

Sep 5, 2016

In today’s podcast we meet a player who is taking the electric bass to new heights.

Perhaps best known for his stints with Vernon Reid (Living Colour) and Dave Fiuczynski in Screaming Headless Torsos, Steve Jenkins is one of the New York bass scene’s most exciting players.

Aug 29, 2016

In today’s podcast Will Lee talks about his love of The Beatles and what it’s like to be one of the world’s first call session players.

Aug 22, 2016

In today’s podcast we meet a player who has taken the art of bass playing to a whole new level.

Victor Wooten may not need much in the way of an introduction as one of the bass world’s great pioneers. When word reached the SBL office that Mr Wooten would be making a rare appearance in the UK, the opportunity was too good to miss.

Aug 15, 2016

In today’s podcast Ed Friedland, renowned columnist and bassist with The Mavericks, talks about every bassman’s dream gig.

Ed got his start playing as a teenager and quickly worked his way through a slew of gigs and bands in New York, which eventually led him to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he polished and mastered his craft.

Aug 8, 2016

Today we’re chatting to Ariane Cap about two-handed tapping and geeking out on bass guitars.

Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, author, blogger, composer, rocket scientist, racing car driver, wait not the last two, currently living in California. Her love of the bass guitar, and penchant for submersing herself in every genre of low end, began in her high-school days and continued to grow through many years of gigging and studying.

Aug 1, 2016

In today’s podcast Damian Erskine talks about his favourite gear and his fascination with improvisation.

Damian Erskine is taking the 6-string bass to new heights. Being the nephew of renowned drummer Peter Erskine, who once formed a formidable rhythm section with Jaco Pastorius in Weather Report, Damian has built up a reputation as a bass player who’s able to showcase the same extraordinary level of musicianship.

Jul 25, 2016

In today’s podcast Todd Johnson reveals his mastery of the 6-string bass guitar.

Jul 18, 2016

In today’s podcast we’re talking to Ian Stewart about delving deeper into the world of Timba and Cuban Jazz.

Jul 11, 2016

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.

Jul 4, 2016

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!

Jun 27, 2016

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.’

Jun 20, 2016

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.

Jun 13, 2016

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.

Jun 6, 2016

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. 

May 30, 2016

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.

May 23, 2016

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.

May 16, 2016

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.

May 9, 2016

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".

May 2, 2016

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 ;)

Apr 25, 2016

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!

Apr 18, 2016

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.

Apr 11, 2016

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...

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