My new album, 'Saturn Return', is now available! Click the link below to check it out! (April 2013):
Second Album Tick List (December 2012):
Compose - FINISHED
Record - FINISHED
Finalize album title and track names - FINISHED
Mix - FINISHED
Finalize album cover - FINISHED
Register on CD Baby - FINISHED
Master - FINISHED
Duplicate - FINISHED
Tell all you lovely people that it's available! - FINISHED!
It's absolutely amazing to be recognised as a Zon Guitars Artist. Joe Zon's basses are simply extraordinary and I feel extremely proud to play one.
I have a video interview in iBass Magazine Issue 4! I also helped review ZON GUITARS' VB4 bass. Check it out! (November 2012)
Current progress on second album (October 2012)
8 compositions have been completed! 2 more to go... but these are the really tricky ones! : )
'Somebody That I Used To Know' arrangement (August 2012):
Progress on my second album (May 2012):
Hi guys, I've just finished writing 6 new solo bass compositions and I'm going to start recording this week! The tentative plan for the album is 10 pieces - the 6 solo compositions and 4 more multi-track compositions. I'm really excited about this album and I can't wait to share my new music with you guys. Thanks again for your patience and support! In the meantime, if you haven't checked it out already, my debut solo album - Sonorous - is available for preview/purchase from iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and Bassline Publishing.
'Let it Be' arrangement (January 2012):
London Bass Guitar Show (January 2012):
I'll be at the Bassline Publishing stand at the London Bass Guitar Show on Sunday 4th March. Come on by and say hi if you want to have a chat. I'll probably be playing a few tunes from Sonorous as well. It was a lot of fun last year and I'm looking forward to it again!
No Treble Interview (December 2011)
'The Unforgiven' Arrangement (December 2011):
My newest YouTube video is an arrangement of 'The Unforgiven' by Metallica. This is my first video using different camera angles and multiple tracks (as well as distortion!). It was quite a challenge for me and it took me ages to edit! Here's the link:
Zon Guitars bass CD - 'Holiday Rumblings' (December 2011):
Zon Guitars' bass compilation CD, 'Holiday Rumblings', is now available! I'm really honoured to be part of this CD, which features incredible bassists such as Michael Manring, Ray Riendeau, Jonni Lightfoot, Alex Bershadsky, Scott Harlan, Mike Dimin and Chuck Bianchi! Purchase of this CD will also support under funded music programs in schools, so it's for a great cause as well. The track list (I've contributed O Holy Night and Silent Night) and link are below. Check it out!
We Three Kings - Ray Riendeau
Angels We Have Heard on High - Michael Manring
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies - Alex Bershadsky
Silent Night - Zander Zon
The Holly and the Ivory - Chuck Bianchi
O' Come All Ye Faithful - Scott Harlan
Greensleeves - Jonni Lightfoot
Gloucestershire Wassail - Mike Dimin
Suite No. 1 in G Major - Michael Manring
In the Bleak Midwinter - Chuck Bianchi
Ma'oz Tzur - Alex Bershadsky
O' Holy Night - Zander Zon
Carol of the Bells - Jonni Lightfoot
'Swan Lake' Arrangement
My newest YouTube video is an arrangement of 'Swan Lake'. Tchaikovsky has always been one of my favourite composers. His melodies are really haunting and I love the music for The Nutcracker and Swan Lake - the melodies are absolutely captivating. My arrangement features several different techniques, including flamenco-style strumming, harmonics and tapping. I hope I did the piece justice!
Sonorous is now available to preview and purchase from Facebook.
The 'Zander Zon Sonorous Bass Transcription' book has been released from Bassline Publishing! Check it out!
I will be performing at Jim Stinnett's Bass Workout UK on 10th September 2011.
Solo Arrangements for Electric Bass is now available.