Have me play in your music for anything between a simple driving bass line and an intense virtuosic bass line
I studied at the Royal college of music in London with Caroline Emery before leaving to play with orchestras and artists on an emplyed and freelance basis. Now still based in London, I can record at home or ij a studio for you.
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Interview with Matt Begg
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A tour with The Kings Chamber Orchestra. I am also orchestral manager with them so did all the admin as well as playing Double Bass. We recorded alot of our tour and are releasing some bits in a streamed concert on the 5th of December!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A country/folk singer-songwriter friend, Sam Jackson, is releasing a 2nd album at last!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Miriam Wakeling for all your cello needs
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog, for a more authentic sound that is made by the musicians and not computers
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I just love making music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Its all root notes
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Other artists they like/want to sound like?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have some idea of what you want, the clearer the better, or be open with discussing it with me.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My double bass (with bow, still only counts as one), my bass guitar, an amp, a loop pedal so i can olsy with myself and i guess like a generator so it all has power
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been playing bass for 17 years, it is the only thing i have have ever had a job doing
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A focus on a good sound above all else
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jools Holland- his orchestra has always looked like great fun
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Often less is more- don't keep adding and adding to your song
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Im very versatile, and can accommodate most requests.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a rich sound, a lot of skill and good humour!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will listen to the track, then play along with the track until i have stripped what I'm going to do with it down to the good bits. Then I'm ready to record
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have recorded with orchestras, small ensembles and bands, creating my own bass lines or playing written lines.