I have been playimg bass for 35 years and my dad was a bass player before me.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
In the 1970s I use to go see a variety of prog rock and heavy metal bands. Uriah Heap being a favourite of mind. Then I was lucky enough to see many of the pub/punk bands such as Stiff Little Things, Kilburn and the High Road, The Jam, Tom Robinson but my all time great was Ian Dury and the Blocheads. Norman Watt-Roy on bass laying down those funky lines for Ian Dury and Blockheads to build upon.
What gear do you use?
I have an old short scale hofner and a Yamaha but my working bass is a Ernie Ball Musicman Sterling.. At moment I am using TC Electronic Combo as well as an Ashdown head with 4x12 speaker, Behringer pre-amp plus a Warwick practice amp I use for small intimate gigs.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
I use to listen to David Bowie's bass player Herbie Flowers, Jack Bruce, and Roger Taylor of Queen.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I have played in many bands in the Dorset area. Starting in a 70s cover band then moved on to Big Band Jazz along with the trad Jazz as well as many other styles including punk and blue grass.Currently playing in a covers function band, Trad jazz band and several Big Bands.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
My biggest event was a 1000+ people for the International Lions conference in the Bournemouth internationl conference centre. My best gigs have been playing for Lupes Fest in Weymouth with Graham Dee and Terry Stannard.