Music, Africa and Me

It all started pretty early. My uncle lent me a bunch of LPs in my mid-teens which included a couple of Osibisa records. My burgeoning rock/reggae/funk mindset was blown by their sound; they blended West African sounds with rock and soul in a similar manner to Santana’s Latin infused rock. And the band featured London […]

Why Playing Bass Can Open Doors Into Playing Music From Many Cultures

Bass. Music is basically oom-pah or oom-pah-pah and we bassists are responsible for the oom. Truth is in most styles of music it’s pretty similar. We play roots and roots and fifths in so many types of music. It took me ages to realise that the skill in playing bass often came from playing the […]