I’m a double bass and electric bass player who relocated to Calgary, Canada in 2016.  I spent 12 years prior to this living and working as a bassist in London, UK after obtaining my Master of Music Performance (Orchestral Training Program) from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.   

 

I have played on a wide range of musicals in London’s West End, including; Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,  Secret Garden, Kiss Me Kate, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Urinetown, Damsels in Distress, Sinatra, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and The Last Tango.

I have also performed with both symphony and chamber orchestras in the UK, Spain and Canada, as well as with numerous big bands, small Jazz groups and Cabaret acts such as Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway during their 2015 visit to London, UK. I was also fortunate to perform regularly with legendary TV personality Des O’Connor and Noel McCalla (Manfred Mann).

Additionally, I have played on multiple orchestral, Jazz and Pop recording sessions for film, television and commercials in the UK, Canada and the USA. Contracts included work for BBC Films, Miramax, BBC Television and Radio, Nike and Stella Artois. 

 

Currently, I am working as a teacher with the Calgary Board of Education and am enjoying an active and varied career as a freelance bassist in Calgary, including playing with theatre productions and local jazz groups. 

Instruments:

While I don’t have endorsement deals with any companies, I own a variety of instruments to help ensure I have the right sound for the setting.  At least that’s what I tell myself whenever I buy a new bass…

Electric Basses

  • Overwater 5 string Jazz Bass (My main instrument)
  • 1973 Fender Precision Bass (with flat wound strings, of course!)
  • 1977 Fender Jazz bass re-issue (Marcus Miller model)
  • Zon Sonus 5 string fretless bass

Double Basses

  • 7/8 sized “Panormo” copy made by Barnabas Racz in 2002 fitted with low C Machine

  • 7/8 sized flatback bass made by Don Gorman 2017 fitted with Low C Machine, Wilson pickup system and Ehrlund contact mic.

  • 3/4 sized Eastman “hybrid” bass with Wilson pickup system and David Gage “Realist” pickup. 

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