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Began at 8 y/o. Dip Jazz. under Don Burrows, George Golla, Roger Frampton, Jamie Abersold, Freddie Hubbard, John Schofield, Rufus Reid, Eberhardt Weber, Todd Coolman (NYC)... Hundreds of studio sessions in Sydney, Newcastle, Tamworth & Cairns. House bassist for numerous clubs & studios. Extensive touring, National & International T.V.& major concert events as sideman. Successful and influential band leader/ MD in Jazz, Pop, Rock Caberet & original idioms. Accomplished arranger, composer, producer/engineer. Owner/Operator of jingle/production studio "The Blue Room". Acknowledged as creative contributer in 3 ARIA wins. Retain a publishing/transcription gig with John Williamson
Instruments: Guitar, Fretted & fretless 6 strng bass & Double bass "all" idioms. Enjoys a successful solo career and all round nice guy ;)
With some 30 years professional entertainment experience, I have played for numerous acts as diverse as Don Burrows (Jazz), Dragon (Rock) and John Williamson & Lee Kernighan (Country). I have in fact played with hundreds of leading Australian and visiting international acts as side-man or Musical Director.
I have played every venue imaginable, from live international broadcasts to suburban clubs and pubs, the A.R.I.A. awards, platinum/gold selling studio work to private functions and corporate/Govt. events.
A career professional musician, I love what I do and know you will too.
|Santana, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Led Zeplin, Miles Davis, J.S. Bach, Motzart, Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Charlie Parker, Jose Feliciano, Hank Marvin, Nat King Cole, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix. Flamenco, Gypsy, Classical & Jazz guitar greats & repetoire.....
|2008 ARIA awards with John Williamson, Tamworth Awards finale, Live @ Rod Laver Centre Mens Tennis Open half time to 2.5 billion ppl world wide, Midday Show, Hey Hey It's Saturday several times (much fun...;), Dragon with Mark Hunter, Newcastle Professional Music Awards numerous times with my original & cover bands....many many concerts of over 50,000 to mention.
Significantly, my mentors aknowlegment by requesting my compositions and recordings ;)