James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist


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The Bubblemen return (for one special night)

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Sometimes when you get the call, it’s time to drop everything and strap on the P Bass.

Yessir, my old friend Mike Kane was back for a holiday from NZ and rallied the troops for a night of loudness, poses and guitar Olympics in Jackie’s Rendezvous bar in Sligo last Friday.

It was great to play (loud n’proud) with the lads again (+ guest appearances by Tabby Callaghan & Barry Brennan)Ā and rock out with not a click track in sight. We played at the opening night here twenty years ago, it was a great night then and a great night now, everybody had a blast, hopefully we’re still here in another twenty šŸ™‚

Thanks for having us again Jackie!

L-R Mike, Francie, James, SeƔn, Gerry and Liam.

 

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The DOD Bass setup

For my BassĀ anorak friends, here’s my setup for the Daniel O’Donnell live gig.

Sandberg TM (J Bass)and VS (P Bass) California series 5 string Basses.

Emerald 5 string acoustic Bass (see video – photo to follow).

Yamaha SB200 Upright Bass.

Strings by D’addario.

Bassics BPA-1 preamp, Tech 21 VT preamp, TC hall of fame reverb, TC tuner.

Cicada Pageflip Bluetooth pedal (in case you were wondering)

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Rat trap!

Went to the Boomtown Rats 40th. anniversary concert in the Olympia, Dublin last night…….great gig with Bob in flying form and as irreverent as ever but Lord save us, I must be getting old, it was sooooo loud, my ears are still ringing this morning, ok I’m getting old but really enjoyed the night. More please.  

 


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Ray Lynam and the HillbilliesĀ 

This autumn sees a welcome return of the legendary Ray Lynam and the Hillbillies for a reunion concert tour of Ireland. Definitely not to be missed if you’re a fan of class country music.