I am bass player with over 30 years experience in studio work as well as playing live. I am now looking to establish myself within the industry as a bass player for hire. I play multi-genre including Rock, Pop and Country.
I have a small home setup. Happy to work collaboratively or simply as a session player. Currently using GarageBand to record.
Gigged and toured with the following UK bands.
Echo and the Bunnymen
Pete Wylie and the Mighty Wah
Mumford and Sons
The Duke Spirit
Recorded in legendary Liverpool Parr Street Studios and gigged at iconic venue’s such as The Cavern, Liverpool University Mountford Hall, Leeds Duchess of York, Rock Garden (Covent Garden) as well as a whole host of dives and small venues.
Only looking to record/project work.
Open to all offers.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Chris
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Nick M. and Stephen Manley. Both excellent songwriters and songcrafters.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How do you hear the finished song? Is there a reference you want me to work towards?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Musicality and the ability to keep time, which as the back line, is kind of important!!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Simple home studio on Mac with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface and Garageband
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm proud of all of my projects. I wouldnt put my name or sound to something I wasnt. Have a listen to my soundcloud
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A song called Don't.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital... Having recorded both ways...digital is much easier.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's a lifestyle...
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How are you this amazing? 😂
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Bass should be felt and not heard...
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'm very open and honest. Ask as many questions as you need, I'm more than happy to discuss on conference or phone
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A knife A fishing rod A 1957 Fender Jazz Something to plug it into Electricity
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Been playing 30 years. History is in my bio.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Adam Duritz. Such an outstanding talent...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Take a break and let your ears breathe.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Americana. Love the genre.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm very musical. I can also offer advice and support across the whole track, not just the bass guitar.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: A self confessed perfectionist, I won't stop until I'm happy with my work. Usual process involves me actually writing the part out prior to the recording process. A guide track will be recorded and sent, then once happy, a full take will be recorded.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Leland Sklar (Phil Collins) is a fantastic player. Also love Jim Creegan (Barenaked Ladies)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I play bass so the most common type of work I do is recording bass guitar tracks