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Professional Experience:
1989-2003 Bass Player, producer and song writer for Ocean Colour Scene
• 5 top 5 albums
• 15 top 20 singles
• 3 million record sales
• Numerous worldwide stadium tours
• Numerous television appearances, including Top of the Pops, Jools Holland, MTV
1995 – 2007 Bass Player for Paul Weller
• 5 top 5 albums
• 12 top 20 singles
• Brit Award Winner
• Numerous worldwide stadium tours
• Numerous television appearances, including Top of the Pops, Jools Holland, MTV, Brit Awards

1996 Paul McCartney, Bass Player
1996-1997 Oasis, Bass Player
1997 Dr John, Bass Player
1998 – Present DJ
• Numerous venues worldwide
• Variety of genres
2000 Amy Winehouse, Bass Player
2000 – Present Private Bass Tuition
• One to one private tuition for a range of students of all ages, to include playing, technical development and musical ability.
2001 Jimmy Page, Bass Player
2002 Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Bass Player
2005 The Who, (Live 8 Concert) Bass Player
2000-2002 The Players (Jazz Group), Bass Player, Song Writer, Producer
2007-2009 Trio Valore (Jazz Group), Bass Player, Song Writer, Producer
2009 – Present BIMM Bristol, 25 Kings Square, Bristol, BS2 8JN. Position Tutor/Lecturer

• Teaching a range of classes including Theory and Sight Reading, Styles and Repertoire, Live Performance Workshop, Pre-Production, Session Skills, Technical Development
• One to one student tutorials
• Host BIMM open days as lead speaker
• Plan, prepare and present summer school workshops
• Teach Professional Diploma (now Certificate in Higher Education), Foundation Degree (yrs 1 & 2), BA (yrs 2 & 3)
• First and second marking for all levels listed above
2011 Remix for Universal Music Group (Guillemots)
2011 Produced for Universal Beijing (Tan Wei Wei)

Additional Skills:

• Languages spoken: English, Italian, Basic French, Basic Japanese
• IT Skills, to include Microsoft Office
• Highly experienced with Pro-Tools, Garage Band and a basic knowledge of Logic production systems
• Full and enhanced knowledge of the workings of studio equipment and engineering

Professional Bodies:

• Institute for Learning, Member Number: AD022448, Expiry Date: 30/09/2012
• Musicians Union


1995 – 4 times platinum disc for Stanley Road (Paul Weller)
1996 – Triple Platinum disc for Moseley Shoals (Ocean Colour Scene)
1996 – Brit Award nominee (with Ocean Colour Scene)
1997 – Double Platinum disc for Marchin’ Already (Ocean Colour Scene)
1999 - Platinum disc for One From The Modern (Paul Weller)
2004 – Platinum disc for Studio 150 (Paul Weller)
2006 – Platinum disc for As Is Now (Paul Weller)
2006 – Brit Award winner (with Paul Weller)
2010 – Present Session Bass player for Universal Records and Warner Bros Records.


Music, Arts; Theatre

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£ 30/hr
Any day in the afternoon
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Up to 20 mins away for no additional charge