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If you’re a bassist — you’re in the right place. World renowned bassist and educator Scott Devine in conversation with some of the best and most well respected bass players around the world.

Episode Date
107 - In Conversation with Henrik Linder - Behind The Player

In this interview I dig a little deeper into the bass playing of Dirty Loops bassist, Henrik Linder!

Aug 15, 2018
106 - In Conversation with James Quinlan - Bassically Speaking

In this interview NYC resident, James Quinlan, talks us through his evolution as a bassist.

Jul 11, 2018
105 - In Conversation with Brad Miller - Brave New Bass

In this interview I catch up with one of the bass world’s rising stars - Brad Miller.

Jun 13, 2018
104 - In Conversation with Moto Fukushima - House of Waters

In this interview I talk to Moto Fukushima about his breathtaking technique and his stellar trio.

May 09, 2018
103 - In Conversation with Oteil Burbridge - From the Allman Brothers to Dead & Company

In this interview I talk to Oteil Burbridge about his drum-rooted rhythmic approach and how he’s taken the 6-string bass to new heights.

Apr 16, 2018
102 - In Conversation with Kevin Scott - Forq

Today’s interview with Kevin Scott is one of our greatest of all time! Or at least, that’s how I remembered it. ;-)

Mar 28, 2018
101 - In Conversation with Gail Ann Dorsey - From Bowie to Brooklyn

In today’s podcast I talk to Gail Ann Dorsey about gigging with some of popular music’s all-time greats…

Mar 07, 2018
100 - In Conversation with Wayne Nunes - Warrior Charge

In our 100th episode of the SBL podcast we join Wayne Nunes to find out what makes one of the UK’s most revered rhythm sections tick.

Feb 21, 2018
099 - In Conversation with John Bird - Surviving A World Tour

In today’s podcast John Bird talks us through his upcoming tour with One Direction star Niall Horan.

Feb 07, 2018
098 - Where will your bass playing take you this year?

The new year has brought more than just new resolutions! In today’s podcast we find out what lies ahead for SBL.

Feb 01, 2018
097 - In Conversation with Renell Shaw - Bass Monk

In today’s podcast Renell Shaw talks about his upcoming EP and his gig with drum and bass act Rudimental.

Jan 17, 2018
096 - In Conversation with Matthew Read - Anecdotes Vol 2

In today’s podcast we meet up-and-coming double bassist Matthew Read.

Jan 10, 2018
095 - In Conversation with Erick "Jesus" Coomes - Lettuce

In today’s podcast Erick "Jesus" Coomes lends an insight into every funk bassist’s dream gig.

Jan 03, 2018
094 - In Conversation with Adam Neely - Decoding The Low End

In today’s podcast Adam Neely talks us through his brand-new course for the SBL Artist Series.

Dec 20, 2017
093 - In Conversation with Trevor Barry - Super Sideman

In today’s podcast we’re talking to one of the London session world’s most wanted - Trevor Barry.

Dec 13, 2017
92 - In Conversation with Evan Marien - The Improvisers Mind

In today’s podcast Evan Marien lifts the lid on his brand-new course for the SBL Academy.

Dec 06, 2017
091- In Conversation with Jimbo Hart - Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

In today’s podcast we’re talking to Jimbo Hart of American Southern Rock band The 400 Unit.

Nov 29, 2017
090 - In Conversation with Brian ‘Beav’ Waddell - Devin Townsend Project

In today’s podcast we’re talking to Brian 'Beav' Waddell, the man who’s been providing the low end for the Devin Townsend Project.

Nov 22, 2017
089 - In Conversation with Billy Sherwood - Live Across America

In today’s podcast we’re talking to Billy Sherwood from legendary prog-rock group YES.

Nov 15, 2017
088 - In Conversation with Scott Reeder - Fireball Ministry

In today’s podcast we meet Scott Reeder, of Kyuss, Sound City: Real to Reel and Fireball Ministry fame.

Nov 08, 2017
087 - In Conversation with Daniel Peate - Flightless Birds

In today’s podcast we’re talking to Daniel Peate from instrumental three-piece Flightless Birds.

Nov 01, 2017
086 - In Conversation with Rick Barrio Dill - Vintage Trouble

In today’s podcast we chat to Rick Barrio Dill, bassist with Vintage Trouble.

Oct 25, 2017
085 - In Conversation with Jonathan Maron - The Science of Groove

In today’s podcast we’re talking to Jonathan Maron, a bass player who’s taken the art of groove playing to a whole new level.

Oct 18, 2017
084 - In Conversation with Tom Peel - Chaos And The Calm

In today’s podcast we chat to Tom Peel, bassist with English singer-songwriter James Bay.

Oct 11, 2017
083 - In Conversation with Henrik Linder - Dirty Loops

In today’s podcast we meet Henrik Linder, bassist with YouTube sensation Dirty Loops.

Oct 04, 2017
082 - In Conversation with Rich Brown - Mastering The Modes

In today’s podcast we talk modes with 6-string bass pioneer Rich Brown.

Sep 27, 2017
081 - In Conversation with Morten Ehlers - Bass Buddha

In today’s podcast we catch up with Morten Ehlers, the self-confessed bass junkie from Denmark. 

Sep 21, 2017
080 - In Conversation with Mike Bendy - The Bendy Effect

In today’s podcast US bass ace, Mike Bendy, gives us an insight into his signature tone.

Sep 13, 2017
079 - In Conversation with Frankie Poullain - Dancing In The Darkness

In today’s podcast The Darkness bassist Frankie Poullain talks us through the band’s brand-new album.

Sep 06, 2017
078 - In Conversation with Steve Jenkins - Groove Concepts

In today’s podcast Steve Jenkins tells us all about his new course for the SBL Academy and the secrets behind his killer tone.

Aug 30, 2017
077 - In Conversation with Joe Zon - Zon Guitars

In today’s podcast we talk to US luthier Joe Zon – a must-watch for anyone interested in the art of bass building.

Aug 23, 2017
076 - In Conversation with TJ Koleoso - EZRA Collective

In today’s podcast we meet the man pulling the bass strings with UK breakthrough act the Ezra Collective.

Aug 16, 2017
075 - In Conversation with Uriah Duffy - Super Sideman

In today’s podcast we track down top US bass player Uriah Duffy.

Aug 09, 2017
074 - In Conversation with Richard Yale - Dead Can Dance

In today’s podcast we’re catching up with Richard Yale, bassist for Dead Can Dance, and Tour Manager/Backline Tech for the likes of Muse, Metallica and the Brand New Heavies.

Aug 02, 2017
073 - In Conversation with Phil Mann - Essential Slap Bass

In today’s podcast we’re talking slap bass with SBL’s very own Phil Mann. 

Jul 26, 2017
072 - In Conversation with Randy Kertz - Injury Prevention

In today’s podcast we catch up with chiropractic physician and acupuncturist, Dr Randy Kertz.

Jul 19, 2017
071 - In Conversation with Eva Gardner - Musical Roots

In today’s podcast Eva Gardner talks us through her inspired bass work with some of the biggest names in pop.

Jul 12, 2017
070 - In Conversation with Cameron Dawson - Mamas Gun

In today’s podcast we marvel at the awesome bass playing of Cameron Dawson.

Jul 05, 2017
069 - In Conversation with Damian Erskine - Groove Tools

In today’s podcast we’re talking to Damian Erskine, author of our latest SBL Academy course, Contemporary Groove Techniques.

Jun 28, 2017
068 - In Conversation with Carey Nordstrand - Wire, Wood & Magnets

In today’s podcast we meet the man behind Nordstrand Guitars, Carey Nordstrand.

Jun 21, 2017
067 - In Conversation with Sam Lord - Aquilo

In today’s podcast we’re talking to Sam Lord, bassist with electro-pop outfit Aquilo.

Jun 14, 2017
066 - In Conversation with Jon Thorne - Taking the Double Bass Further

In today’s podcast we’re talking to double bassist and long time supplier of the low-end for Lamb, Jon Thorne.

Jun 07, 2017
065 - In Conversation with David Ellefson - School of Rock!

In today’s podcast we get up-to-speed with one of the founders of thrash, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. 

May 31, 2017
064 - In Conversation with Zev Feldman - Jaco Pastorius Truth Liberty & Soul

In today’s podcast we get the lowdown on a stunning new album featuring Jaco Pastorius live in New York City.

May 24, 2017
063 - In Conversation with Michael League - Raising the Bar

In today’s podcast we chat with Michael League, the man behind the award-winning Brooklyn-based collective Snarky Puppy.

May 17, 2017
062 - In Conversation with Colin Parkinson - Inglorious

In today’s podcast we meet the man pulling the bass strings with UK breakthrough act Inglorious.

May 10, 2017
061 - In Conversation with Keith Duffy - The Business of Bass

In today’s podcast we sit down with Keith Duffy, long-serving bassist with The Corrs.

May 03, 2017
060 - In Conversation with Ruth Goller - Punk Jazz

In today’s podcast Ruth Goller talks us through her inspired bass work with some of the coolest names on the London jazz scene.

Apr 26, 2017
059 - In Conversation with Andrew McKinney - Projecting The Groove

In today’s podcast Andrew McKinney lends an insight into every bassman’s dream gig. 

Apr 20, 2017
058 - In Conversation with Nathan East - From Sideman to Solo Artist

In today’s podcast we catch up with one of the most recorded bass players in popular music. Nathan East has performed with such a huge number of all-time greats, from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to Quincy Jones and Eric Clapton, that it’s hard to sum up the impact he’s had on popular music.

Apr 12, 2017
057 - In Conversation with Shez Raja - Turning Indo-Jazz on its Head

In today’s podcast we're catching up with a star of the 2017 London Bass Guitar Show, Shez Raja. 

Apr 05, 2017
056 - In Conversation with Matt McJunkins – Putting The Music First

In today’s podcast we marvel at the awesome bass work of A Perfect Circle bassist Matt McJunkins.

Mar 29, 2017
055 - In Conversation with Evan Marien - Fusion Grooves
In today’s podcast we catch up with the extraordinary talented Evan Marien.


Mar 23, 2017
054 - In Conversation with Maddie Jay - School Days: Breaking Into Berklee

In today’s podcast we catch up with SBL and Berklee alumni Maddie Jay.

Born and raised in the small mountain town of Smithers, British Columbia, Maddie is regarded by many as ‘one to watch’, having already shared the stage with the likes of Abraham Laboriel Sr. and drum legend John “JR” Robinson.

Mar 08, 2017
053 - In Conversation with Gary Willis - Always Keeping The Groove

In today’s podcast we catch up with fretless bass phenomenon Gary Willis.

If you ever stop to wonder how a world-class musician stays at the top of their game for so long, then look no further than bassist and composer Gary Willis for your answer.

Mar 01, 2017
052 - In Conversation with Kai Eckhardt - Playing with John McLaughlin

In today’s podcast we catch up with the truly phenomenal Kai Eckhardt.

A star sideman to the likes of John Mclaughlin and Billy Cobham, Kai Eckhardt has forged an incredible career based on his subliminal bass tones and melodic solos. Driven by an unshakeable dedication to music, he easily qualifies as one of the most important bass voices of his generation. We spoke for over an hour about all manner of things, from melody and chord sequences to touring and moving to America.

Dec 05, 2016
051 - In Conversation with Scott Devine - The Story Behind Scott's Bass Lessons

In today’s podcast I sit down with Geoff to share my story.

My love affair with the bass started in the North West of England, where I got a job as an apprentice luthier at Overwater Basses. During the next few years, I landed a gig on a cruise ship where I learned the ropes, before setting up having been told that I wouldn’t be able to play bass again due to a neurological disorder. After discovering that silk gloves could help me regain control of my playing, I set about putting the finishing touches to SBL. Of course, it didn’t all happen overnight, and who better to delve a little deeper than our very own Geoff Chalmers.

Nov 28, 2016
050 - SBL Podcast - The Best Bits So Far!

In today’s podcast we’re celebrating our 50th episode! To mark the 50th episode of the SBL podcast we’re taking a look back at some of the best moments from our journey so far.

Nov 14, 2016
049 - In Conversation with Simon Little - Playing with The Divine Comedy
In today’s podcast we track down The Divine Comedy bassist Simon Little
There’s nothing like keeping busy, and Simon Little's schedule is enough to make most musicians green with envy. As a modern-day session player, his CV includes live and studio work with The Divine Comedy, Clare Teal, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Maggie Reilly, Jamie Cullum and Newton Faulkner, to name but a few.
Nov 07, 2016
048 - In Conversation with Michael Janisch - Paradigm Shift

In today’s podcast Michael Janisch talks about his long-standing love affair with the bass.

Michael Janisch emerged as a force to be reckoned with his 2010 solo album, Purpose Built, yet almost slipped away under the radar while setting up his own record label, only to build up a headwind of critical approval with his latest release, Paradigm Shift.

Oct 31, 2016
047 - In Conversation with Mark Saunders – The Rise of the Machine

In today’s podcast we unravel the tone secrets of Florence and the Machine bassist Mark Saunders.

Oct 24, 2016
046 - In Conversation with Colin Edwin – Bring on the Prog!

In today’s podcast Scott meets Colin Edwin, bassist with Britprog legends Porcupine Tree.

Oct 17, 2016
045 - In Conversation with Doug Wimbish - The Journeyman Bassist

In today’s podcast we’re talking to a modern master of the electric bass.

Best known for his work with Living Colour, Doug Wimbish can look back on an esteemed career that began in the early 80s when he was recruited by Sugar Hill Records to join the rap label’s house band.

Oct 10, 2016
044 - In Conversation with Michael Manring – Taking Bass Further

In today’s podcast we’re talking to a bassist who’s taken the art of solo bass playing to a whole new level. Merging breathtaking technique with a compositional approach that defies logic, Michael Manring is a unique talent on the bass guitar.

Oct 03, 2016
043 - In Conversation with Bryan Beller - Mastering Tone and Versatility

In today’s podcast we follow Bryan Beller into realms of bass guitar, role modelling and rock royalty.

Bryan Beller needs no introduction. He has been at the top of his game for long enough that we all know who he is and what he does. He's the electric bass star who's known for some of the finest rock-fusion chops on the planet.

Sep 26, 2016
042 - In Conversation with Dishan Abrahams – Doing What’s Right for the Gig

In today’s podcast we meet the bass player for pop sensation Kylie Minogue.

Dishan Abrahams is the sort of bassist whose playing can often go unnoticed, blending in smoothly while providing a solid musical link between the vocals and the rest of the band.

Sep 19, 2016
041 - In Conversation with Freekbass - What the Funk?

In today’s podcast we chat to Freekbass about spreading the gospel of funk.

Having cranked out some killer b-lines on his latest solo album, Freekbass is fast becoming recognised as one of the most iconic bass players in modern funk.

Sep 12, 2016
040 - In Conversation with Steve Jenkins - NYC Funk

In today’s podcast we meet a player who is taking the electric bass to new heights.

Perhaps best known for his stints with Vernon Reid (Living Colour) and Dave Fiuczynski in Screaming Headless Torsos, Steve Jenkins is one of the New York bass scene’s most exciting players.

Sep 05, 2016
039 - In Conversation with Will Lee - Pocket Central

In today’s podcast Will Lee talks about his love of The Beatles and what it’s like to be one of the world’s first call session players.

Aug 29, 2016
038 - In Conversation with Victor Wooten – Bass Extremes

In today’s podcast we meet a player who has taken the art of bass playing to a whole new level.

Victor Wooten may not need much in the way of an introduction as one of the bass world’s great pioneers. When word reached the SBL office that Mr Wooten would be making a rare appearance in the UK, the opportunity was too good to miss.

Aug 22, 2016
037 - In Conversation with Ed Friedland - The Bass Whisperer

In today’s podcast Ed Friedland, renowned columnist and bassist with The Mavericks, talks about every bassman’s dream gig.

Ed got his start playing as a teenager and quickly worked his way through a slew of gigs and bands in New York, which eventually led him to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he polished and mastered his craft.

Aug 15, 2016
036 - In Conversation with Ariane Cap - Joining the Dots

Today we’re chatting to Ariane Cap about two-handed tapping and geeking out on bass guitars.

Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, author, blogger, composer, rocket scientist, racing car driver, wait not the last two, currently living in California. Her love of the bass guitar, and penchant for submersing herself in every genre of low end, began in her high-school days and continued to grow through many years of gigging and studying.

Aug 08, 2016
035 - In Conversation with Damian Erskine - Thinking Like a Drummer

In today’s podcast Damian Erskine talks about his favourite gear and his fascination with improvisation.

Damian Erskine is taking the 6-string bass to new heights. Being the nephew of renowned drummer Peter Erskine, who once formed a formidable rhythm section with Jaco Pastorius in Weather Report, Damian has built up a reputation as a bass player who’s able to showcase the same extraordinary level of musicianship.

Aug 01, 2016
034 - In Conversation with Todd Johnson - Bass Fundamentals

In today’s podcast Todd Johnson reveals his mastery of the 6-string bass guitar.

Jul 25, 2016
033 - In Conversation with Ian Stewart - A Rhythmic Approach

In today’s podcast we’re talking to Ian Stewart about delving deeper into the world of Timba and Cuban Jazz.

Jul 18, 2016
032 - In Conversation with Danny Mo Morris - Have Command of Your Sound

In today’s podcast we’re talking to Danny Mo Morris about his long-standing love affair with the bass!

You’ve got to like Danny Mo Morris. For starters, he is one of the unsung heroes of American bass playing, having spent 28 years teaching at Boston’s world-renowned Berklee College of Music. Despite the demands of his job, Danny is a relaxed, laid-back guy who’s love of the bass guitar began in his high-school days and continued to grow through many years of gigging and studying.

Jul 11, 2016
031 - In Conversation with Cody Wright - Back In The Groove

In today’s podcast we’re talking to the man who’s been providing the low end for Eric Gale and the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Cody Wright!

Jul 04, 2016
030 - In Conversation with Divinity Roxx - The Roxx Boxx Experience

In today’s podcast we’re talking to the bass-playing rapper from Atlanta, Divinity Roxx.

Few faces are as instantly recognisable within the bass world as Divinity Roxx. The same is definitely true of her playing. Brought up on a diet of Earth, Wind & Fire and Slick Rick, Divinity toured with Victor Wooten for five years, and can be heard on Victor’s 2001 album ‘Live In America.’ Taking to the road once more with powerhouse diva, Beyoncé Knowles, Divinity joined an A-list of musicians who, calling themselves Suga Mama, recorded on Beyoncé’s 2006 album ‘B’Day’ and toured her 2008 release ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce.’

Jun 27, 2016
029 - In Conversation with Rich Brown - Making The Bass Sing

In today’s podcast we’re talking to six-string virtuoso Rich Brown!

Rich is a really classy player and certainly knows his way around a bass better than most. Having chosen to explore plenty of musical tangents, which have seen him dabble in many different genres, Rich has appeared on countless recordings ranging from jazz to funk to latin to traditional Asian and Arabic music.

Jun 20, 2016
028 - In Conversation with Adam Ben Ezra - Turning The Double Bass Into An Orchestra

In today’s podcast Adam Ben Ezra lifts the lid on one of my favourite YouTube videos of all time.

There are so many bass players around today, especially now with YouTube; there are millions of guys playing some incredible stuff, but from a pure bass perspective, Adam Ben Ezra is the real deal.

Jun 13, 2016
027 - In Conversation with Mo Foster - We Meet One Of The London Session World’s Most Wanted

Today we’re chatting to session legend Mo Foster, who has a credit list that could fill a book. In fact it has! It was an opportunity not to be missed when Mo invited us round for a chat about all things bass. 

Jun 06, 2016
026 - In Conversation with Paul Turner - Don’t Just Talk a Good Gig, Get in There and Play

Today we’re sitting down with one of the groovers and shakers behind the UK’s funk bass scene… Paul Turner!

In the hierarchy of Jamiroquai bass players, Paul was the first to really revolutionise the bands old-school bass sound since Jay Kay began a new chapter without Stuart Zender. Having joined right at the beginning of the group’s promo run for 2005’s Dynamite album, we all looked on with great interest as Paul was brought into the fold. Luckily for Jay Kay, he has without question earned the right to put his own stamp on one of the most coveted bass gigs in popular music.

May 30, 2016
025 - In Conversation with Jerry Meehan - From Touring The World, To Learning Upright In 6 Weeks

In this episode of the Scott's Bass Lessons podcast we're lucky enough to be joined by the one and only Jerry Meehan.

As a bass player Jerry has worked in many different situations, from West End shows such as Les Miserables through to touring the world with Robbie Williams, or playing with Midge Ure right through to being the bass player on 'The Voice' TV show.

May 23, 2016
024 - In Conversation with Steve Lawson - You’re Not Going To Be Handed a Career, You Have To Create One

For episode 24 of the Scott's Bass Lessons podcast I'm lucky enough to be joined by the amazingly talented and ever original Steve Lawson. Steve is at the forefront of the solo bass world and is continually pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved and realised on the instrument.

May 16, 2016
023 - In Conversation with Ian King - Why Being a Versatile Bass Player Will Be The Key To Your Success

Today I'm joined by none other than Ian King who has provided the low-end for artists such as The Temptations, The Supremes, Sister Sledge, Paul Young and West End shows such as Shrek, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sister Act, and is currently playing in the award winning show "The Book of Mormon".

May 09, 2016
022 - In Conversation with Stefan Redtenbacher - You'll Never Find Your Voice On The Bass By Competing With Other Bass Players!

Today we’ve got one of the UK's funkiest bass players with us... none other than Stefan Redtenbacher!

Austrian native Stefan Redtenbacher wears many hats: bassist, guitarist, composer, bandleader, arranger, educator, producer, music-software developer, and intrepid captain of one of the funkiest bands in the UK... Redtenbacher's Funkestra.

Stefan has recorded and performed with such legends as Steve Winwood, Jack Bruce, Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Lulu, Mica Paris, Paul Carrack, Kiki Dee, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Limahl, Alexandra Burke, Russell Watson, Adam Ant, Ollie Murs, and Danyl Johnson, to name a few ;)

May 02, 2016
021 - In Conversation with Phil Mulford - Making The Right Choices Can Be Critical To Your Progression As A Pro Musician

Today we’ve got London session legend Phil Mulford with us for episode 21 of the ScottsBassLessons podcast...

Phil is one of the busiest session players on the UK scene and his performance and recording credits include artists such as Lionel Richie, Chaka Kahn, Leona Lewis, Beyonce, Annie Lenox, Beverly Knight... even the Bee Gees... and, pretty much every TV show in the UK that has a live band. 

In a nutshell, he's more than seriously experienced!

Apr 25, 2016
020 - In Conversation with Sandy Beales – You Get Back What You Put In

Today we're lucky enough to have Sandy Beales, the bass player behind the band 'One Direction', with us for episode 20 of the Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast.

In this episode you're going to hear some fantastic tips for upcoming and seasoned bass players - in fact this is of favourite interviews to date, simply from the amount of actionable advice and important insights you'll hear throughout the interview.

Apr 18, 2016
019 - In Conversation with Laurence Cottle - The Dedication and Enjoyment Never Ends

I'm suuuuper excited to tell you that today's guest on the SBL Podcast is none other than the mighty Laurence Cottle. Laurence is one of the most legendary bass players on the planet, and has been a huge inspiration to me over my entire career.

He's played with the likes of Eric Clapton, Deep Purple, Brian Eno, Seal, Tom Jones, Hanson, written with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, composed music for TV shows such as Friends, 3rd Rock from the Sun and The Oprah Winfrey Show...

Apr 11, 2016
018 - In Conversation with Steve Pearce - Why Learning To Read Music Can Be The Making Of Your Career

In this episode I’m lucky enough to have London session legend Steve Pearce with me! If you speak to any bass players from the UK, soon enough Steve’s name will come up in the conversation.

Why? Because he’s not only one of the busiest bass players on the UK scene, he’s also one of the coolest and friendliest guys you could ever meet.

Steve’s played with the likes of Wayne Shorter, Steve Wonder, Tom Jones, Al Jarreau, Madonna, Mark Knopfler and played on film sound tracks such as Donnie Brasco, Evita, The Full Monty… I’m sure you get the idea! ;)

Apr 04, 2016
017 - In Conversation with Chris "Fatty" Hargreaves - The Simplest Things Can Make The Biggest Differences

In this episode of the SBL Podcast we’re lucky enough to have one of my best bass buddies and one of the most inspirational guys I know - Chris “Fatty” Hargreaves... bass player for the likes of Submotion Orchestra and Alex Clare.

Chris has been at the forefront of using effects within the bass world for as long as I can remember. I’m not talking about using a few pedals here and there - what Chris has done is completely re-imagine what the bass can be used for and how it can sound from the ground up.

Mar 28, 2016
016 - In Conversation with Guy Pratt - It Truly is About Your Social Network

Today we’re lucky enough to have an amazingly experienced guest on our new podcast episode. Someone who's played, recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in the music industry... the one and only Guy Pratt.

Guy has worked with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Pink Floyd (also David Gilmour), Gary Moore, Roxy Music, Echo & the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears, Whitesnake, Womack & Womack… I’m sure you get the idea! ;)

Mar 21, 2016
015 - In Conversation with Phil Mann - The Biggest Problem is Confidence And The Willingness To Put Yourself In Harm's Way

Today we’ve got one of the hardest gigging bass players on the planet with us - seriously, he did something like 250 gigs last year! 

Introducing, the one and only Phil Mann. 

Phil has appeared in London’s West End on Dancing In the Street, across Europe on productions such as Jesus Christ Super Star, One Night In Vegas, Little Shop Of Horrors, Anything Goes, Fame, Bugsy Malone, The Pirates Of Penzance, Beyond Phantom, Return To The Forbidden Planet, Hairspray, Jack The Ripper… I’m sure you get the idea! ;)

Mar 14, 2016
014 - In Conversation with Dave Swift - How To Keep A Legendary Gig… For 25 years!

To kick off this season I though it'd be great to hook up with one of my all time favourite bass players - the one and only Dave Swift.

Dave has been part of Jools Hollands Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for over 30 years, and with that band has played with artists such as George Benson, Eric Clapton, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Jeff Beck, Tom Jones, Paul Weller, BB King, Adele, Amy Winehouse... I could go on and on, I'm sure you get the idea... Dave is 'experienced'! ;)

Mar 07, 2016
013 - In Conversation with Chris May - The Master Luthier Behind Overwater Basses

We're almost about to launch Season 2 of the Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast, but while we're in our editing frenzy here at SBL Towers I thought it'd be cool to release a special podcast episode for the "intermission" ;)

For this episode we've got the Master Luthier Chris May of Overwater Basses and we'll be talking about all things... you guessed it, bass!

Chris has been one of the most important people in my life for the last 20 years so I was over the moon when he agreed to come down to the studio and film this special episode for you.

Feb 29, 2016
012 - In Conversation with Sean Hurley - Jazz Was The Gateway

I'm so happy to have the amazing Sean Hurley on todays episode!

If you haven't heard of Sean before, he's played with artists such as John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Robin Thicke, Ringo Star, Annie Lenox, Alanis Morissette, Idina Menzel and many more... plus... he's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet!

Feb 15, 2016
011 - In Conversation with Rufus Philpot – Ignore People Who Put You Down – You Can Always Achieve Your Dreams

I'm so happy to to have the mighty Rufus Philpot on todays episode!

Originally from the UK but now living in LA, Rufus has been a first call bass player for as long as I can remember. I first heard about him over 15 years ago from my old friend Chris May (the man behind Overwater basses)... he simply said "You heard of Rufus?... You need to check him out!"

Feb 08, 2016
010 - In Conversation with Tim Lefebvre - Always Bringin' The Octave

What can I say... I've been such a HUGE fan of Tim Lefebvre for so many years!

If you haven't heard of Tim before he's played with artists such as the Tedeschi Trucks Band (his full-time gig), Chris Botti, Toto, Sting, Uri Caine, Dave Binney, Wayne Krantz, Donny McCaslin, Mark Giuliana, Donald Fagen and most notably right now, he played on the late great David Bowie's last album "Black Star".

Feb 01, 2016
009 - In Conversation with Tanya O'Callaghan - Focus, Determination, And Passion Will Get You There!

In this weeks podcast I'm joined by truly inspirational Tanya O'Callaghan.

Tanya has an amazing story. It starts when she made the decision that she was going to be a professional musician and dropped out of school to chase that dream - before she even played an instrument!

She's a simply a prime example of how focus, determination, and passion can get you to where you want to be - as long as you're willing to dig in, and make it happen.

Jan 25, 2016
008 - In Conversation with Juan Alderete - Finding Your Voice

In this weeks podcast I'm joined by none other than Juan Alderete.

Now, if you're into bass effects... Juan is your man! In fact, he has an entire website dedicated to it...

I first became aware of Juan when he was playing for The Mars Volta, but after a little research I realised I'd been a fan of his for years as he was the bass player in Racer X with Paul Gilbert and also Big Sir.

Jan 18, 2016