A bass player, or bassist is a musician who plays a bass instrument such as a double bass, bass guitar, keyboard bass or a low brass instrument such as a tuba or sousaphone. Different musical genres tend to be associated with one or more of these instruments. Since the 1960s, the electric bass is the standard bass instrument for rock and roll, jazz fusion (and occasionally other forms of jazz), heavy metal, country, reggae and pop music. The double bass is the standard bass instrument for classical music, bluegrass, and Swing-era and Bebop-era jazz. Low brass instruments such as the tuba or sousaphone are the standard bass instrument in Dixieland and New Orleans-style jazz bands. Despite the associations of different bass instruments with certain genres, there are exceptions. Some 1990s and 2000s rock and pop bands use a double bass, such as Barenaked Ladies, Indie band The Decemberists, and punk rock/psychobilly groups such as The Living End, Nekromantix, The Horrorpops, and Tiger Army. Some fusion jazz groups use a lightweight, stripped-down electric upright bass rather than a double bass.
The GPO Westwood Speaker has a compact, vintage amp design with Bluetooth technology so you can play music from a smartphone or MP3 player. The speaker also features various multimedia connections including RCA and 3.5mm AUX to connect other devices. The Westwood can be used to boost the sound of a GPO record player with an additional 25 watts of sound and vintage metal controls enable you to fine tune bass and treble. Complete with a retro cloth grill, metal corner protectors and a carry handle for easy portability. – A.D. Features: Compact size 25 watt output with sub-woofer Bluetooth connectivity Multimedia connection through Bluetooth, RCA input and 3.5mm aux in Bass, treble and volume controls Vintage cloth style grill, carry handle and metal corner protectors Great addition to the GPO turntables or use with your smart device Dimensions: 26 x 11 x 17.5cm Weight: 1.8kg
Metallica, the seventh-biggest recording act in American history, are consummate musicians-but it wasn't always that way. A significant proportion of their playing expertise was acquired from a pivotal three-year period in their history-1983 to 1986- during which their music, a potent variant of thrash metal, evolved from garage level to sophisticated, progressive heights thanks to the teachings of their bass player, Cliff Burton.The rise and fall of the brothers Gibb-Barry, Robin, Maurice, and younger brother Andy-is perhaps the greatest saga in Australian music history. Although the Bee Gees enjoyed several rebirths in a career that spanned many decades, it seemed that tragedy followed the Gibbs like a curse. For every incredible career high there was a hefty personal downside: divorce, drunkenness, and death seemed as synonymous with the Gibbs as falsetto harmonies, flares, and multi-platinum record sales.This is the revised and updated new edition.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sebadoh is an American indie rock band formed in 1986 in Westfield, Massachusetts by Eric Gaffney and Dinosaur Jr bass player Lou Barlow. Along with such bands as Pavement and Guided by Voices, Sebadoh helped pioneer lo-fi music, a style of indie rock characterized by low-fidelity recording techniques, often on four-track machines. The band''s early output, such as 1990''s Weed Forestin'' and 1991''s Sebadoh III, was typical of this style, and wavered between Barlow''s wry, introspective folk and Gaffney''s psychedelic noise-rock experiments.Lou Barlow was the bass player for alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr in the late 1980s.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Hazey Janes are an indie pop band from Dundee, Scotland. The band consists of Andrew Mitchell (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Liam Brennan (drums, vocals, percussion) and siblings Alice Marra (vocals, guitar, keyboard, synthesizer) and Matthew Marra (bass guitar, keyboard, glockenspeil). Formed around 1999 by guitarist Andrew Mitchell and bass player Matthew Marra, their music has been described as a fusion of country-rock and indie-pop, with a penchant for heavy folk harmonies, reminiscent of Big Star, Velvet Crush and The Posies.
I was the Fool-king of Soho and the number-one slag in the Groucho Club, the second drunkest member of the world's drunkest band. This was no disaster, though. It was a dream coming true.'For Alex James, music had always been a door to a more eventful life. But as bass player of Blur - one of the most successful British bands of all time - his journey was more exciting and extreme than he could ever have predicted. In Bit of a Blur he chronicles his journey from a slug-infested flat in Camberwell to a world of screaming fans and private jets - and his eventual search to find meaning and happiness (and, perhaps most importantly, the perfect cheese), in an increasingly surreal world.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Max de Wardener is a British composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist known for his scores for film and television and his work in jazz, classical, world and electronic music. After graduating from York University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama , he has written music for film and television, including Pawel Pawlikowski's 2000 feature film Last Resort and Jerry Rothwell's 2008 documentary Heavy Load . As a bass player, he has appeared on albums by Dani Siciliano, Matthew Herbert, Róisín Murphy, Simon Bookish and Plaid and is a member of the Zimbabwean Mbira player Chartwell Dutiro's band .
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Stuart Patrick Jude Zender (born on 18 March 1974 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England) is an English bassist. Raised in Philadelphia, he attended Leighton Park School in Reading, Berkshire (for a year in 1988-89 before being expelled) known for its strength in music. He is a bass guitarist, songwriter and music producer. He is best known for being the original bass player in the acclaimed British funk band Jamiroquai. He played, co wrote and produced on their first three albums: Emergency on Planet Earth, The Return of the Space Cowboy and Travelling Without Moving. According to the Guinness World Records, Travelling Without Moving is the best selling funk album of all time and currently has sold around 11.5 million records worldwide.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ronald Frederick "Ronnie" Lane (1 April 1946 - 4 June 1997) was an English singer, songwriter and bass player (nicknamed "Plonk" while in Small Faces and later "Three-Piece" in The Faces) best known for his membership in two prominent English rock bands, Small Faces (1965-69) and Faces (1969-73). Ronnie Lane was born in the East End of London. After quitting school at the age of 16, Lane met Kenney Jones at a local pub and they formed the group they named "The Outcasts". Initially playing lead guitar, it was quickly decided that he should switch to bass guitar. While visiting the J60 Music Bar in Manor Park, London with his father in order to buy a bass guitar, Lane met Steve Marriott who was working there.