What’s wrong with online education?

August 18, 2020

In a world where a majority of our lives are experienced online, the ability to remotely educate is becoming more and more important. Is it possible that we are heading towards a world where we learn the majority of our subjects from experts giving a one-time world-class pre-recorded lesson presentation on a topic, and we’re […]

Read the full article →


April 8, 2020

There is no escaping the importance of great right hand technique if you are to become a great bass player…and yet it is something that is overlooked by many beginner and intermediate bass players.

Read the full article →

On Learning and Practice

March 30, 2020

On Learning and Practice A measured approach I would like to share with you my approach to learning and practice that I have formulated through my years of study and teaching. I am not suggesting this is either right or a perfect method for each of you. However, this could serve as a starting point […]

Read the full article →

Etude on Solar – In various keys

November 25, 2016

Ongoing personal development has been part of my process for many years and now, it is easier than ever to get all the information you need to make swift progress in your chosen field. The only requirement is that you are able to prescribe yourself the right ‘medicine’ to facilitate that progress. I have chosen to […]

Read the full article →

Jake Island EP

October 12, 2016

I recently received an email from the man behind Jake Island saying the first 4 song from their new album (on which I played bass guitar)  will be released as an EP in November this year (2016). Here’s a link to the jake Island website where the songs can be purchased and below is a […]

Read the full article →

‘La Rocka’ by Crispin J Glover

April 3, 2014

As I was trawling through my hard drive ‘spring cleaning’, I came across this little gem I recorded bass on early 2012 at Yam Who’s studio – ‘La Rocka’ by Crispin J Glover. It’s a tough, funky little number with a pretty hefty nod in the direction of Night Rider. Lovely production by Crispin and […]

Read the full article →

Shuker Jazz Bass

February 11, 2014

In mid December I received my Shuker Jazz Bass and before I give you a breakdown of the spec, let me say, it’s possibly the best bass I have ever played…a true testament to Jon and his many years as a master luthier!! Specification Ash body with a multi-chambered upper bout and a 4 piece Wenge […]

Read the full article →

‘Soultronic’ by D’Angelo (“Live in Olso” album 2000)

February 6, 2014

  The Pino Palladino bass line from the D’Angelo track Soultronic from the Live in Stockholm (recorded on July 8th 2000). Pino has been a major influence for me since I first heard his playing on the “Standing in the shadows of Motown” CD (Accompanying the book) I sought albums he’d played on and transcribed […]

Read the full article →

‘Stranger’ from the album that never got finished – Update!!!

September 17, 2012

One of the track recorded with Sarah Grace at Wax Studios in 2011 – ‘Stranger’. Nothing ever really got finished but Tim did a mix that I thought I’d share…Turned out nicely. (If you want more, there’s a video of another Sarah Grace track from a performance at the Bedford, Balham on my video page! […]

Read the full article →

Genius Collective ‘Stronger Than Me’ Yam Who? Remix

July 26, 2012

THE GENIUS COLLECTIVE ARE COMING! WATCH OUT!   Ism Records present Birmingham’s multi talented Genius Collective, a live 7 piece hip hop, soul & jazz band offering an eclectic sound to get your body moving, your heads bopping and your brain thinking. Already receiving radio support from Craig Charles (6 Music Funk & Soul Show) […]

Read the full article →