Bass Players United was founded by Adam Phillips. It was created to bring bass players together as a whole. From great tone to what gear works best is something we all strive for, so may we be United.

The Bass Players United Team

Mike Toren
Mike TorenTeam Member
Mike started playing early in high school with friends getting guitars and drums, the bass seemed like a natural direction to go. With the likes of Robert Trujillo, Flea, Cliff Burton, and many more influences catching his eyes and ears, a musical direction was forged and bass lead the way. What began as a hobby quickly turned into a passion. Following were years of bands, gigs, recording, jamming as much as possible! Over the years a philosophy has developed, there will always be something to learn, always someone that can teach you something, a good song is a good regardless of style or genre, and above all, to keep an open mind and a positive attitude.
Arran McSporran
Arran McSporranTeam Member
Arran began playing bass at 15 and has since toured nationally and internationally, across 23 countries from Europe to India. He is known for his virtuosic fretless bass playing in metal bands De Profundis and Seven7.
He is also performing in the female-fronted metal band Splintered Soul, jazz-funk act Mr Little’s Noisy Band and many other cover and tribute acts. He has also done a lot of musical theater work, playing classic and contemporary musicals. When he’s not playing, he co-runs independent jazz/world music label MGP Records. Arran is endorsed by Ibanez Guitars and Rotosound Strings.

Camilla Chessa
Camilla ChessaTeam Member
Camilla was born in Cagliari, Sardinia. She started playing the piano as self-taught at the age of 7. In the first year of high school Camilla moved to Milan, where she started playing bass at the age of 16, with a punk-metal band called The Avalanche Project.
She attended a professional music school, the CPM, studying instrument technique and music theory, and then later decided to become a busker. Now Camilla plays on streets of cities all around Italy and she is endorsed by Cort and Elixir Strings.

Camilla also being a composer, considers Steven Wilson, Opeth her main influences..
When taking a break from bass guitar, Camilla would consider herself a greedy reader, she loves fantasy, sci-fi and Lovecraft’s horror literature.

Ivan Carranza
Ivan CarranzaTeam Member
After attending an Iron Maiden tribute show when he was 14 and hearing the deep and massive low end of an electric bass being played live, Iván decided that the bass was going to be his instrument. A few weeks after the show, he bought his first bass and for the next couple of years spent all of his free time practicing and playing with different bands from school and from his hometown, Lima.

After finishing high school in 2010, Iván decided to pursue a career in music and studied under the wings of several great musicians from the music scene in Peru (Noel Marambio, Matías Recharte, Javier Perez-Saco, etc).

Being exposed to several different music genres throughout his life, Iván developed a flexibility that allows him play in different music situations such as: rock, pop, funk, blues, latin, etc. His playing style is influenced by artists such as Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, David Ellefson, Steve Harris, Joscha Oetz, Noel Marambio, Janek Gwizdala, among others.

Currently, Iván is studying for a bachelor degree in Music at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück, Germany.

Ric Rumbolt
Ric RumboltTeam Member
Ric Rumbolt was raised in a small town in rural Newfoundland, Canada. Ric developed a taste for music by the time he was 10, and knew one day he would become a musician. Ric started playing guitar by the age of 10 and realized that he only wanted to play the baselines of songs. Ric started using just the four top strings because he couldn’t afford a bass at the time. It was later that Ric heard Metallica , and his life was instantly transformed. Cliff Burton left a huge impression, with his bass work in Anesthesia and Orion.

Ric knew then that he wanted to learn what Cliff was doing, and like many became fascinated with Cliff Burton, David Ellefson of Megadeth and Steve Harris of Iron Maiden.

The more fascinated Ric became, the more he would tell people that he would one day open up for Metallica. Of course none of his peers believed him, but he later proved them wrong. In his teen age years, Ric moved to St John’s Newfoundand and began meeting other musicians with similar taste in music. At the age of 2, Ric moved to Prince Edward Island, Canad and joined forces with the band Negative J, a very Tool influenced band, and remained with that band until they disbanded in 07. In 08 Ric started playing with Death Valley Driver, and after playing together for a few years they opened for Metallica. Ric still talks about it as a surreal moment in his life! Ric also had the opportunity to open up for several other bands such as : Morbid Angel, Seether, Protest The Hero, Coheed And Cambria, Cryptopsy, Cancer Bats and 3 Inches Of Blood. In 2013 Ric parted ways with Death Valley Driver to focus on his family life. Ric remains an active musicians as he cannot stay away from it, and plays with an AC/DC tribute band called Riff Raff just for fun, and Eviscerator, a thrash meets death metal band. No matter what the future holds Ric will always love the bass. Ric has always encouraged everyone who feels the drive to have music in their lives to listen to the call, no matter what kind of music, but hold on, it can be a bumpy ride.

Shelby Jansen
Shelby JansenTeam Member
Shelby Jansen is from Perth, Australia,. As a child shelby was a flautist and classically trained vocalist, with an interest in the performing arts and music, however she wasn’t able to pursue those opportunities due to relocating to a small country town, so instead spent the coming years supporting the local music scene doing events, promotions, sound and lighting as well as graphic design.

Shelby discovered the punk band AFI at the age of 11, which sparked her interest in heavier rock and metal music, and shortly after, she began borrowing friends guitars to teach herself how to play. To this day Shelby credits Hunter Burgan’s work on AFI’s earlier albums as one of her main inspirations to play bass. When she was given opportunity to play bass as a full time recording and touring member with her current band “Deadspace” she realised her scoliosis and back pain was going to present a challenge doing this, but instead of letting that deter her she decided to find a solution, and has since become one of the few people who uses short scale basses to play in drop tuning in the metal genre, where 5 strings and long scales are the standard.

Katie Eakes
Katie EakesTeam Member
Katie! Eakes is a classically trained Double Bassist! Katie is from Alaska and loves music! Katie is a full Orchestra teacher, a tenured member of the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra since 2007, and Principal Bassist for the Anchorage Opera since 2014. Katie has played Bass since she was 10.

Katie started taking private lessons with Jeanne Bruhn when she was fourteen, and by the time Katie graduated high school, she was ready to commit to a career in music. Katie studied with Paul Sharpe and graduated from Texas Tech University. In 2005, Katie was Principal Bassist of the Texas Tech Symphony, and a tenured member of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Katie also taught private Bass lessons from 1999 until 2010 – everyone from beginners to college-entry level musicians. Besides playing and teaching music, Katie is busy raising her boys and adventuring around Alaska!

Martina Manca
Martina MancaTeam Member
She was born in Cagliari and she started playing at the age of 14.
She set up her first band in 1999, an alternative rock band called ‘Faded Blossom’ in which she also sang. They recorded an EP and after many changes of line-up she decided to break up the band in 2007.

She had already joined another local band in 2006, Okay Daisy, and she has been playing bass with this trio for 3 years. Her last project, Worn Out was born in 2009, they recorded one EP (A present for you) and their first full length in 2014, Spleen. Their stuff is all available on the net, and the album is dowloadable for free on their band camp.The band is very active, they play a lot and they are planning their European tour at the moment.

In 2015 she joined another rock band called Plasticdrop, during this year they opened for many international bands (including Adolescents for example) .

Ewa Owczarek
Ewa OwczarekTeam Member
Ewa Owczarek was born in 1994, and picked up the acoustic guitar at the age 14. After a few years of playing guitar, Ewa realized that she would rather play bass guitar. Shortly after deciding this, Ewa met instructor Adam Fulara, and started taking lessons from him.

Ewa considers Adam a huge inspiration for continuing with Bass. Ewa took it upon herself to have, and learn vast variety of music genres, and is now working on some solo projects. Ewa very much enjoys classical music, especially baroque music.

Jermaine Morgan
Jermaine MorganTeam Member
Jermaine Morgan is a professional bassist , producer, songwriter, and artist living in Atlanta GA. He has several solo bass albums that he’s recorded and released over the years.

Jermaine is also the founder of Say It With Your Strings – the online bass competition that united and highlighted up-and-coming bass players all around the world. Jermaine Morgan hopes to inspire, influence, and encourage others through his music.

Jared Lees
Jared LeesTeam Member
Jared Lees is a solo bassist from Northeast Ohio. His use of fretted and fretless basses, and a variety of spatial effects gives Jared a dynamic and unique voice in the bass community. To date he has released three records as a solo artist, and is currently working on his fourth with members from his band.

Jared has been playing bass for nearly 20 years, and has also toured and recorded with various Indie groups and artists such as Ryan Humbert, Winslow, and Via Lotus.

Toby Peterson-Stewart
Toby Peterson-StewartTeam Member
Toby is one of the bass players of the 2-bassists progressive band “The Omnific” from Melbourne, Australia. Toby started playing bass at age 13. He focused on funk/slap style of playing in his earlier years, however recently in the past 2 years he has focused on more metal & heavy styles of bass playing.

Toby also spends his other time producing and mixing music (currently studying audio in the Bachelor of Music at Monash University).

His other current musical endeavours is playing for heavy-tech metal band “Annihilist” and post-hardcore prog band “caution:thieves”.

Adam Phillips
Adam PhillipsFounder
Adam Phillips is the founder of Bass Players United. Adam’s parents both being very musically gifted, but it was his father who was his prime influence on picking up the bass guitar. Adam’s goal was to create a community to bring bass players together as a whole. Adam credits his team on being a huge reason why BPU has been so successful!

Adam’s influences include; His Father, John Deacon, Justin Chancellor, Stuart Zender, Adam Yauch, and of course his good friend Stew Mckinsey.

Aram Bedrosian
Aram BedrosianTeam Member
Aram’s debut album of funk driven, melodic pieces instantly earned him international acclaim for it’s balance of technical achievement and musicality and solidified his place on the forefront of bass innovation. He is hard at work on the follow-up, A Dark Light, set for release in 2015. His performance, tutorial and demo videos have earned millions of views and an ever expanding fan base. He has performed on stages across North America and appeared on dozens of albums. As an instructor, he owns and operates The Bass Dojo in Burlington, Vermont, teaches at multiple colleges and gives lessons worldwide via webcam.
He plays a unique signature bass made by world-renowned luthier Jens Ritter and is a spokesman for Hartke, Dunlop, DR Strings and Neunaber.
Alysha Moore
Alysha MooreTeam Member
Alysha Moore has been playing bass since she was 16. Alysha studied music at Weston College, and Bath Spa University. While attending Bath Spa University Alysha was playing with Cliff Moore, doing local festivals, and was doing RMI workshops. In 2012 while still attending University, Alysha went through The Bass Boost program at BPU working along side artist such as Damian Erskine and Arran McSporron on improving her playing. Alysha has mainly been doing covers on you tube and has a large fan base. Only recently has Alysha starting to do her own music. Alysha considers Flea, Mark King, Louis Johnson some of her biggest influences. Alysha is a team member at Bass Players United and is working on some upcoming projects.
Nathan Navarro
Nathan NavarroTeam Member
Nathan is a virtuosic and forward-thinking player from the USA. He is credited as the founder of Hot Hand-controlled “bass wobbles” in organic Electronic music, and is a highly regarded bassist in Metal and Progressive genres. As a professional bassist, Nathan keeps busy with international demonstrations, satellite recording sessions, bass-product development, and various other gigs. He is currently endorsed by: Spector, Source Audio, Ashdown, Dunlop, MXR, iZotope, Toontrack, Temple Audio, Voodoo Lab, Timber Tones, Ampeg, and WalknTalk.

Some of his projects include working with artists:
Pinn Panelle (Live Electronic Sensation)
Felix Martin (16-String Guitarist)
Daniel Voth (Virtuosic Percussive Acoustic Guitarist)
Corelia (Progressive Metal Phenomenon)
Marco Minnemann (Drummer for Paul Gilbert, The Aristocrats, Necrophagist)
Les “Survivorman” Stroud (TV Celebrity, Songwriter, Harmonicist)

He has also worked with producers: Sylvia Massy (Tool, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers),Mike Clink (Megadeth, Guns n Roses, Motley Crue), Danny Greenspoon (5-Time Juno Winner), Noel Golden (Matchbox Twenty, Triumph, Whitesnake)

Dean P. Nutt
Dean P. NuttTeam Member
Dean started out playing guitar at age 14 with a passion for heavy metal, but as his musical tastes grew so did his love for the bass. At the age of sixteen Dean had switched to bass as his main instrument. Dean eariest musical heroes ranged from Norwood Fisher, Robert Trujillo, Billy Gould,Les Claypool, Flea, and Stuart Zender. While Deans musical tastes grew, so did his influences to Boosty Collins, Jaco Pastorius, Larry Grayham, Victor Wooten, and many more.

“I’ve been playing live since 1993 and have been a part of many musical projects over the years and bands like Primates Of, Nico Tyrell, Khoda, Black Molasses & Boddickers”.

“I love everything about playing live, studio sessioning and writing with other like minded musicians and I hope that my musical adventures will still take me to many wonderful places to meet many wonderful and colourful people”.

Deans musical tastes are so varied that he can’t stick to one style of playing, so whether it’s Rock, Metal, Funk, Soul, jazz, Electronic or any other genre of music, he continues to adapt his playing style to fit.

Dean is currently recording with Boddickers and has started work on a new project that has a working title of “Kneel Before Zod” as well as being on the Bass Players United team and working with Bananaphish Studios.

Sarah Clark
Sarah ClarkTeam Member
Sarah Clark picked up bass after joining her first band at the age of 15. She has been performing ever since and has played alongside numerous, talented musicians.

Self-taught, she grew up with a love of music and singing, and has always been greatly inspired by women in the rock world. Her style of playing is melodic and driving, and her bass of choice is a Fender Jazz.

She resides in Central Massachusetts and enjoys playing throughout New England, especially in the greater Boston area. Currently, she is the bassist/vocalist/composer in two different rock bands, “Gone in the Rearview” and “Brian Chaffee & the Players”.

Sarah is a big fan of DIY culture, preferring alternative, indie and punk rock styles. Some of her favorite bands include Throwing Muses, Pixies, Radiohead, and St. Vincent.

Luciana Valdés
Luciana ValdésTeam Member
Luciana Valdés (LULI BASS), nació un 21 de Mayo en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Comenzó a interesarse por la música desde muy temprana edad. A los 9 años de edad comenzó a tocar el bajo.

Desde los 13 años comenzó a tocar con artistas reconocidos de la Argentina, como Miguel “Botafogo” Vilanova, Black Amaya, Daniel Raffo, Alambre González, Ciro Fogliatta, Juanse (de Ratones Paranoicos), entre otros.

Actualmente es bajista de JIMMY RIP AND THE TRIP y Led Ladies.

Es Endorsment de: Lakland Basses, Aguilar Amplification, DR Strings, Correas Antitodo, Vulk.

Luciana became interested in music at a very early age. At the age of 9 she had already started playing bass, and at the age of 13 she started playing with renowned artist of Argentina such as: Miguel “Botafogo” Vilanova, Black Amaya, Daniel Raffo, Alambre Gonzalez, Ciro Fogliatta, Juanse (of Ratones Paranoicos), among others. Luciana is currently the bass for Jimmy and The Trip Trip, and Led Ladies.

Miki Santamaria
Miki SantamariaTeam Member
Miki Santamaria is a professional bass player and guitar player endorsed by Yamaha, EBS, Lorita Basses and Happy Ears and is pleased and honored to work -or have worked- with: Burn the Floor (World Tour 2016), Doctor Prats, Rock of Ages (the musical), Phredley Brown (Musical Director and guitarist for Bruno Mars), Abraham Laboriel Sr, Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai), Drew De Four (from Detroit), Discípulos de Otilia (touring Spain, Europe and Japan in 2008-2010), I Want U Back (Michael Jackson Tribute), La Banda de Buenafuente, Slam Allen (NYC), Charlie Love (from Chicago), Swagger Funk (function band from the UK), Brodas Bros, El Niño de la Hipoteca, Californicators (RHCP Tribute), among many others. Miki teaches electric bass at Superior Music School “ESEM Taller de Músics” in Barcelona.
Dmitry Lisenko
Dmitry LisenkoTeam Member
Dmitry Lisenko is from Latvia, and has been playing bass since he was 16 years old. He was rejected at a music school due to the lack of ear training and theory knowledge. “It’s better to be a good street cleaner, then a bad musician.” That was his first feedback from a professional music teacher. That only put more determination into Dmitry.

After that he has been actively performing/touring/recording in different bands in all possible genres of music. He was even playing solo gigs , busking on a streets and together with his wife created duo project “Karmafree” ( where music is created only with bass and vocals). Dmitry has won over several of his peers at BPU with his Unique style, and many bass player competitions in multiple countries. Dmitry and has also appeared at “Bass Day” events in Russia and Latvia. Currently Dmitry is specializing on Percussive Fingerstyle bass technique. A very fresh and unique style for bass guitar.

Marine Courtin
Marine CourtinTeam Member
Marine Courtin is a french bass player, who discovered bass guitar thanks to all the band Muse, and their famous riff. It wasn’t long after that and Marine fell in love with the instrument. Marine recalls listening to Jamiroquai, and it was Stuart Zender bass playing that was a revelation.

Marine fell in love with funky bass lines, and starting exploring even further into the likes of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Nils Landgren or Maceo Parker. Marine has played in several band from Pop to Hard Rock, but now plays in an only feminine Funk band called Atomic Ladies. Marine also works with Rock choir, and cover band projects.

Joe Fazio
Joe FazioTeam Member
Joe Fazio is a New Jersey bass player, performer, writer and clinician. Honing his skills in the Tri-state area music scene, he immediately made a name for himself in the local bass community. Playing a multitude of styles and with as many musicians as he could helped to diversify him from other players. Joe wanted to expand his musical knowledge so he enlisted the help of renowned New Jersey teacher, Joe Macaro. Since studying with Macaro, Joe’s been pretty active in the New York scene playing with the likes of New Hope Community Church, Hope Kills Fear, Redeemer’s Cross and EO. In addition to his heavy stage and studio performances, Joe recently started a YouTube channel, Just Bass It, specifically targeted at demoing products he utilizes on a daily basis.
Andy Irvine
Andy IrvineTeam Member
Andy Irvine is musician, author, and educator who has achieved world wide recognition. His devotion to his craft of the bass guitar, and sharing that love with others, has established him as a leading musicianship coach and respected source of encouragement to countless players around the entire globe. Andy has toured throughout 26 countries sharing his musical concepts and spreading his own brand of funky cheer, while presenting musicianship lectures, bass clinics and master classes. He has published 500+ lesson and instrument demonstration videos on his own Youtube page, and in association with various instrument and gear brands whom he has had freelance marketing affiliation. Irvine’s musicianship journey began in 1982 when he was given a bass guitar for his 12th birthday. From that moment forward Andy was filled with a passion and insatiable appetite for all things music, which shaped the direction of his entire life. As a band leader, touring pro side man and accomplished session musician, Andy has developed a highly individual style, and continues to do so. With a playful spirit, infinitely open mind to all music styles, and his devotion to the pocket groove, he is respected far and wide by his fans, peers and the music industry as a whole.
Andy has 3 album releases of completely original material to his credit, in addition to recording credits on over 50 other albums. In 2014 he authored the book “Passion and Action a Musician’s Journey” which has garnered exceptional reviews world wide. He has published 3 educational DVD’s, two of which were produced by leading music education distributor True Fire, “Bass Mechanics – Crucial Groove” -2015, and “30 Beginner Bass Grooves You Must know” – 2016. The 3rd ( a 90 min multi topic musicianship lecture) he produced him self “Joyful Musicianship-Mechanics & Mindset” – 2014. In May of 2016 Andy launched The Daily Funk Club website/forum, a completely free donation driven website for all bassists to learn, read interviews with renown bassists and builders, share their own videos and insights within the community, and check out a wide variety of basses, amps and gear. All his music albums, book and educational products are available in the shop section at
Carly Hoffman
Carly HoffmanTeam Member. Graphic Designer
Canadian bassist Carly Hoffman has been playing bass for 22 years. Bass was the only instrument she ever wanted to play. A mercenary player, Carly has played with several bands, playing easily over 1000 shows before the age of 35. Having fun on stage with other players and the audience is one of her biggest trademarks. Additionally there’s a technical aspect that’s not all about image. Having a responsibility, I never make mistakes in the music. Bass is an invisible power; I feel that a bass line is a supportive element that one should only notice if it drops out, or if there’s a mistake.
Remco Hendrix
Remco HendrixTeam Member
Remco Hendrix is a Dutch bass player best known for his performance videos of original solo work that he releases online. His thumb/finger plucking technique & wide variety of bass compositions have been acknowledged worldwide as refreshing & innovative.

Remco is a freelance player, backbone of jam sessions, a teacher & has performed at NAMM & Musikmesse for brands like EBS & Hammersmith, for which he has a signature model.

Remco is currently running Remco’s Groove Lab on the web, sharing the love for groove, gear & techniques with fellow musicians.

Stephen Lewis
Stephen LewisTeam Member
Stephen Lewis is an international touring artists who specializes in live looping. He has a passion for bass, funky music, and for teaching others. He performs as a solo artist, with a powerful 4 piece band (Stephen Lewis & The Big Band of Fun), hosts live looping clinics, operates Marshall Studios, and currently teaches live looping in the public school system.

Stephen has toured all over North America and is soon to embark on a tour in Europe and The U.K. He has been booked to perform at festivals like Burning Man (NV), The Boomtown Fair (UK), Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival (CAN), Disc Jam (NY), and many others all over Canada and The US.

Stephen believes that everyone has something to offer and something to learn. He is eager to help others on their personal musical quests especially when it involves funky bass lines, grooves, and techniques. Keep your eyes and ears opened for some exciting (and funky) musical creations from him in the future via Bass Players United!

Laura Andy
Laura AndyTeam Member
Laura Andy is from from Grand Rapids Michigan. Laura bought her first bass, and started playing in 2009, a day after her 18th birthday. Laura has been uploading videos to her YouTube to track her own progress. Through her you tube, and bass playing has been able to meet so many other extremely talented bassists and musicians in general. It has been very influential to Laura as a musician.

Laura also always had an extreme passion for traveling which has also helped mold her. Laura has recently played with “Shadow Souls” on the East Coast, NYC/Philly area.

Laura considers Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beach Boys, Foo Fighters, Collective Soul, Audioslave, Sixx AM, Pop Evil, MAGIC, some of her influences.

Laura has been key in helping promote Bass Players United from the start, and helping reach the bass community with new products.

Richard Scarr
Richard ScarrTeam Member
London born, Cambridgeshire-based Richard Scarr learnt bass as a teenager by playing along to records by The Stranglers, The Clash and The Sex Pistols. In the 1980s he was a regular feature on the London gig circuit, spending ten years handling bass and vocals with indie rockers Ship of Fools. In the 1990s he joined a Western Swing band and developed a love of jazz. He now gigs regularly in the clubs and pubs of South-East England, where he’s developed a reputation as the ‘go-to man’ that men who go to go-to men go to.
Leslie Johnson
Leslie JohnsonTeam Member
Johnson is a jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a bass guitarist. Throughout his career, Johnson has worked with many world class musicians, such as: Bassists Abraham Laboriel and Adam Nitti, drummers Alvaro Lopez, Eric Boseman and Nikki Glaspie, pianist David Garfield among many others, as well as maintaining a successful solo career.

Johnson was born in Guatemala, Guatemala, in 1982. He started composing and performing professionally at the age of 20, when Integrity Music signed him as part of Award winning band “Vertical”. After touring with Vertical around the world for 4 years, he quickly moved from playing pop and rock to jazz, gospel and R&B. Johnson has been part of many master recordings as a bassist, producer and/or multi-instrumentalist, alongside world class musicians such as: Abraham Laboriel, Michael Landau, Luis Conte and many others. Johnson has released 2 instrumental albums, “Bass&Beyond” (2012) and “The Leslie Johnson Project” (2015).

Both albums have received many positive reviews from different magazines and radio stations. Both albums feature many special guests such as: Adam Nitti, Philip Lassiter, Frank McComb, Nikki Glaspie, Eric Boseman and many other top musicians. Leslie is currently touring as MD for multi-award winning christian artist Marcela Gandara. While Leslie always considers family first, and busy with creating, producing music, clinics and master classes, he still continues to do skype lessons by request.

Zander Zon
Zander ZonTeam Member
Zander Zon (a stage name) is a notable solo bassist who is based in London, England. He is primarily a YouTube artist, releasing videos of original compositions as well as intricate arrangements of popular songs. Zander is known for using altered tunings and thin gauge strings, which give him access to a massive tuning range. He uses a variety of techniques, including harmonics, two-hand tapping, flamenco-style strumming and chordal fingerstyle. Though he is a technical bassist, Zander’s music, described as cinematic and unique, is known to be always at the forefront. In April 2013, Zander released his acclaimed second album, ‘Saturn Return’. It features six new solo bass compositions, three orchestrations and an arrangement of Pachelbel’s Baroque classic, ‘Canon in D’. This release follows his renowned debut album, ‘Sonorous’ (2010), which contains 10 original compositions – all solo bass. Following the release of ‘Sonorous’, Bassline Publishing released the ‘Zander Zon – Sonorous Bass Transcriptions’ book in 2011, which contains tabs and sheet music for all of his compositions on ‘Sonorous’, as well as performance notes, interviews, and information on bass-setup.
Andy C. Saxton
Andy C. SaxtonTeam Member
Andy C. Saxton is a musician, producer and film composer from Watford, United Kingdom. He has worked alongside many famous bands and musicians including Bon Jovi, Sepultura, Alexisonfire, Jimmy Eat World. Saxton was also the bassist for the Progressive Metal band Cry For Silence for 8 years with the new Slipknot bassist Alessandro Venturella. Saxton has also played on albums with Ryan Richards from Funeral For a Friend and Charlie Simpson from Fightstar.
Valeria A. Valeriano
Valeria A. ValerianoTeam Member
Valeria A. Valeriano is an italian rock-blues bass player from Milan. She started playing bass thanks to her father, renowned bluesman Joe Valeriano, one of the most representative blues guitarists in Italy. Her major influences include Tommy Shannon, Billy Cox, Jack Bruce, Willie Weeks and more. Her passion for the Blues has led her to develop a graceful yet solid style of playing.
Valeria currently plays alongside his father Joe throughout Italy and Switzerland. Her basses of choice are a sunburst Fender Precision American Vintage 62 and a Fender Precision Road Worn. She occasionally plays her father’s bass, a beautiful sunburst Fender Jazz Bass made in 1968.
Joanna Dudkowska
Joanna DudkowskaTeam Member
A bassist, educationalist and alumna of Music Academy in Poznań. Joanna has participated in some of the biggest polish music festivals; Rawa Blues Festival; Jimiway Blues Festival; Young Stars Festival, 2014; JP ARTIST Festival 2014; Suwałki Blues Festival, and many others. Joanna also performed at the International Blues Challenge 2015, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; at the Bliuzo Naktys in Lithuania and Blues Alive in Zlin, the Czech Republic; in Germany. Joanna has performed with Niki Buzz, Felicjan Andrzejczak, Robert Chojnacki, Dr Blues, Wojciech Hoffmann, Grzegorz Kupczyk, Leszek Cichoński, Piotr Kałużny, Marta Podulka, Jacek Jaguś, Bartosz Miarka, Bobby “Mercy” Oliver and many other others.

On 3rd February 2014, Joanna Dudkowska was declared one of the greatest Polish blues musicians; the results of Blues Top 2013 were broadcast on Trójka, the Polish radio. Joanna Dudkowska recorded the album ‘Dr Blues – Tribute To Ol’Skool Masters’ together with an American guitarist Niki Buzz and the band Dr Blues & Soul Re Vision. ‘Dr Blues – Tribute To Ol’Skool Masters’ was claimed to have been the best blues album in Poland in 2013.

Marc The Bass Wizard
Marc The Bass WizardTeam Member
Marc “The Bass Wizard” (real name Marcelo Feldman) is a professional session and touring bassist in Los Angeles. After graduating from Berklee College of Music and moving to Los Angeles, Marc has gotten the chance to perform and tour with multiple artists such as Hollywood Records artist Olivia Holt, Hannah Montana star Mitchel Musso, Glee star Mark Salling, WWE Diva Lilian Garcia, American Idol finalist Carly Smithson, Steve Rushton, Billy Unger and many others. He has performed on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Walmart Soundcheck, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Yahoo! New Now sessions, AOL Sessions, the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, the Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular, Hallmark channel’s Hollywood Christmas parade and in countless other live shows across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Matthew Fackrell
Matthew FackrellTeam Member
Matt is one of the bass players of the 2-bassists progressive band “The Omnific” from Melbourne, Australia He begun playing at the age of 14. He is currently the bassist for tech metal band “Blind Oracle”. Matthew plays Ernie Ball Musicman Bongo basses.