|I started out, like most bass players, as a six-string guitar player. It was when I realised I wasnít going to be a great soloist and didnít want to play just rhythm that I turned to the bass. I think it was a good move. |
Sharp Practise prides itself on its standards of musicianship and the range of our work gives me plenty of challenges to keep me on my toes. Having said that, I think i've been quite an influence on the band staying close to its roots in blues based rock.
I like to keep the bass part in close proximity to the bass drum and drive a band along that way. Michael is a very musical drummer so it makes it easier for me to act as a link between him and Simon and get a tight groove.
I also like the way we use the studio to develop our music; we'll take a verse out to focus a song more sharply, or use some studio trickery to make a better ending and so on.