James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist


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A great artist

It’s always a pleasure when I hear the finished product of a project I ‘ve really enjoyed being involved in.

Johnny Mc Evoy is one our great artists and songwriters and it was great to work with him and the team of Bill Shanley, Jeff Young, Martin Ditcham and yours truly.


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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) 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 🙂

Thanks for having us again Jackie!

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

 


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The DOD Bass setup

For my Bass 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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