Bass Guitar ability
Influences: Anything Jazz, Anything Motown, Or Soul, Mostly Sam Cooke
I can play a variety of musical styles easily and with confidence. Having played thousands of live performances, my experience means that it takes me little time to settle in and has provided me with the ability to quickly work things out. You can expect a professional and committed approach coupled with a fun and easy-going attitude.
I am also head of Bass at Brighton's Access to Music college. I teach performance, production and composition to students of all ages and skill, This has given me a deep knowledge of all musical styles at a graded level, Covers and originals from Indie and R&B, to Jazz and Latin.
WORK PERMITS, PASSPORTS AND VISAS
Full Double G.B & EU Passport for travel to all countries, Driving license, Pre approved VISAS for USA, Japan, China and Canada, Various Middle East
M.U, PPL & PRS membership, Fully CRB Checked and Insured.
References available on request.
2003-2005: Brighton Institute of Modern Music
Distinction obtained in the Higher National Diploma of Music Composition and Performance
8 Years experience in the following:
Guitar (Electric & Acoustic)
Keys (Piano and others)
Composition & arrangement
Live and Pre-recorded T.V performances and interviews.
Live radio sessions and interviews
Photo shoots and all various press and P.R
Teaching music both Theoretical and Practical
Oct 11 present
Bassist The Ordinary Boys (Reformed)
Live and studio bassist/backing vocalist/song writer, Completed farewell tour and co-wrote Run this town with Samuel Preston (Olly Murs, Little Mix)
August 11 present
Guitar, Bass and Drum technician, The Maccabees, The Pierces, Chapel Club,
Maintaining and repairing back-line, stage manager for several tours and large scale festivals (Bestival, Sziget, Outlook)
April 11 present
Bassist Tom Law – East Arbor 19
Live bassist//backing vocalist
Feb 10 to April 11
Studio and Live Bassist for Daniela Brooker at Storm Management
Feb 09 to Jan 11
Full time bassist and backing vocalist with Brighton band LYREBIRDS
Several tours and festival shows including The Maccabees, Echo and the Bunnymen, Neil Young and The Big Pink
Two singles recorded with producer Stephen Street, released via Chess Club Records
Sept 08 - Feb 09
Studio session Double bassist and backing vocalist for Brighton based Alt/folk band Sweet sweet lies
Various Live performances on Double Bass
Recorded debut album at Brighton Electric Studios with Russell Keffert (Food Records, Blur)
Jan -Sept 2008 Touring bassist with The Kooks.
This position entailed:
• Over 200 live performances at a variety of venues and festivals
• Studio work, including the recording of:
The ‘Rak’ Double Album with producer Mike Crossy
The B-Sides ‘Louby Lou’, ‘Come on Down’ and ‘Sway’ with producer Tony Hoffer
The ‘Victoria’ cover with Ray Davis for the War Child album
• Both live and pre-recorded television and radio shows (including mime)
• Recording of five music videos.
• Extensive touring around the world including the USA, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and Europe.
2005 - 2008 Bassist with Virgin Records band Cat The Dog
This position Included:
• The Recording of a studio album with producer Jack Douglas
• Touring the U.K extensively for three years
• Over 100 live performances
2004 Studio guitarist for Universal band Tigs And The Heroes