I walked into a shop some weeks ago with my wife to buy the de riguer black suit for live shows after my old one finally fell apart and while I was (reluctantly) trying one on the young man who was looking after us asked Emily if I was a teacher in BIMM (did I […]
So excited to see an album I played on nominated for a Grammy this year. I had the pleasure of playing Bass on Celtic Woman’s album Destiny which is up for an award in the “Best world music album” section alongside Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Yo Yo Ma & the Silk road ensemble, Anoushka Shankar & Caetano […]
Another cool photograph by Geoff Morgan at a Daniel O’Donnell concert..Blen in Blue 🙂
Here’s a short improvisation on the Balor “Woody” bass with flatwound Ernie Ball slinky strings 45 – 130. I find these strings a little stiff on the top ones and will change them to Daddario Chrome flats 40 -130. I’ll post my thoughts on these when I get them. Please listen with headphones to appreciate the […]
Just took delivery of my new “Balor” 5 string Bass from Emerald guitars. It’s even nicer than the one I used in the You Tube video and I have used Flatwounds on this one. A beautiful big round tone with no fret noise, and it’s loud without plugging in, can’t wait to use it on the Daniel […]
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, […]
Unashamed plug for a great instrument!
Had the pleasure of playing Bass with Gilbert O’Sullivan in St. Patrick’s cathedral in Dublin last night, great buzz!