About

I was exposed to good music from the day I was born in Bath, England thanks to my father, a lifelong musician working as an instrumentalist and recording engineer. I was introduced to Steeley Dan, The Who and Stan Getz as soon as I could operate a CD player and I began going to gigs with my dad’s various cover bands as soon as I could carry speaker cables.

My formal musical education began with the clarinet at age eight and sax at age thirteen. It wasn’t until a group of friends were forming a band when I was fifteen that I picked up the bass.

I went on to win a scholarship and study at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. I studied under some of the greatest bass players and musicians around today, including Matthew Garrison and Lincoln Goines. I graduated from Berklee in 2009 with a BMus in Performance and moved to Austin, TX soon after.

Since moving to Austin my career has taken off and I’ve become an in-demand bassist for Country artists, singer-songwriters, alternative rock bands and Jazz combo’s. I have been performing and touring as a sideman with Kristen Kelly (Sony/RCA Nashville), The Zack Walther Band and have performed with Texas legend Kinky Friedman.

I pride myself on my musical approach to bass playing, and always hold down the groove no matter what genre I’m playing. I currently play Musicman Basses, Ashdown Amps and DR strings.

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Bass Lessons

I have opened up my schedule and I am now accepting students for bass guitar lessons in the Austin area. I am also available for lessons via Skype/Facetime/Google Hangout so shoot me a line and we’ll get you scheduled! Please visit www.thebasscamp.com to contact me and schedule lessons.

Thanks!

James