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Dep bass player stands on stage

But seriously... another tribute band? The classic grooves of Leland Sklar

Sorry, it was the best pun I could come up with! However, it was another successful weekend this time playing for Truly Collins and Pure Entertainment at a Coronation festival in Dagenham.I didn't…
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Muse tribute band

Unleashing our live laser and light show

Wow! Simply WOW! After over a year of planning and preparation Dan, Kyle and I finally launched our Muse tribute band with a laser and light show in Portsmouth and a massive thank you to everyone who…
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Dep bass player

That was the year that was… 2022

It’s been an eventful year for me. As I’m writing this end-of-year review I’m listening to an album I recorded over 20 years ago with Carl, Ray and Les from Failsafe. Les’s untimely death on 28…
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UK Fleetwood Mac

A rather successful weekend part two: UK Fleetwood Mac

Following a successful audition I’m proud to announce that I will be joining UK Fleetwood Mac as their new permanent John McVie, starting with their autumn theatre tour which kicks off in September…
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Castell Roc

A rather successful weekend part one: Cloneplay

It was great to join Seth, Jack and the new tub-thumper Joe for a hit-filled set, playing at the Castell Roc festival at Chepstow Castle in Wales. The…
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Bass Centre

I'm now a Bass Centre Elites Artist!

I’m incredibly proud to announce I’m now officially a Bass Centre Elites Artist You can see my mug shot at https://www.basscentre.com/bass-centre-elites-artists.html alongside Guy Pratt, Norman…
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Cloneplay

Cloneplay

I've just finished a short run playing with top Coldplay tribute "Cloneplay" at the Legends Festivals along the south coast. They're a fantastic bunch of guys as well as fantastic musicians, making…
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Cosmograf

New function band showreel

It's been a busy couple of weeks, each of the six last shows has been with six different bands: Live Karaoke Band, Pink Floyd and Blur tributes and three party bands. I took the opportunity to film…
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Duran Duran tribute

Pink Floyd and Duran Duran

I’ve just finished a three-day weekend playing the music of three of my bass guitar heroes: Roger Waters, Guy Pratt and John Taylor - and three very different playing styles and techniques. Friday…
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Captain Big Band

Captain's Big Band

Now assuming the recovery position after a raucous night of rock playing in Captain's Big Band with Garry, Zac and Rob in Poole These guys are so entertaining and fantastic performers, sooooo much…
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Miss-Chief and The Makers

Miss-Chief + The Makers = Massive Fun

I've just finished the first two shows stepping in with the brilliant Claire, Lewis and Aaron, aka Miss-Chief and The Makers and, wow, they have been a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to the third…
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Bass player

Three piece Suite

It was great as always to steal a night out and play with Dan and Kyle in Suite last Saturday, added bonus that it was a local hometown gig in Portsmouth although the clocks changing did make it feel…
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Cosmograf

A website at last... 20 years in the making

It's quite ironic. I'm a bass player who also develops websites for a living and have made plenty of sites for other musicians and bands but never gotten around to doing one for myself... until now.…
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Live Karaoke Band

Successful trial of new QR code app for Live Karaoke Band

The enforced Covid lockdown of live music has given me a chance to belatedly give The Live Karaoke Band a refresh. It's a big undertaking, identifying nearly forty new songs that will work well…