James Ahwai

Bass Guitarist

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Bass Player

My name is James Ahwai and I have spent the last 15 years playing bass guitar on tour with the likes of James Arthur, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Rumer, Chris Rea and Ella Henderson. I've performed with artists as diverse as Maceo Parker, Selena Gomez, Swing Out Sister, Liam Payne and Emeli Sande.

My recording credits include: Chronixx (two tracks on "Chronology" nominated for Best Reggae Album GRAMMYs 2017) , MARINA (and the Diamonds) US/UK Top 10 Album "FROOT", Chris Rea, PREP.

I'm most comfortable playing pop, soul, funk/disco and rocky styles.
I like playing with a pick, finger style and slap.
I enjoy creating parts which are sympathetic to the style and support the song, but I'm just as happy replaying or building on any ideas you may have. Get in contact and we can have a chat!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


AllMusic verified credits for James Ahwai
  • Chris Rea
  • Marina and the Diamonds
  • Brooke Fraser
  • Brooke Fraser
  • Lucy Spraggan
  • Prep
Various Recordings

I was the Bass Player in this production

Gear Highlights
  • 1966 Fender Precision
  • 1969 Fender Mustang
  • Fender Jazz
  • Avalon U5 DI
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