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Jam Hot!

Meet & Jam, the new networking platform, is taking digital connections between musicians into the real world on Friday 6th February, as 7 simultaneous ‘Jam Nights’ take place across the country. Venues from Bath to Leeds and London via Newcastle

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Jamie Burns of The Idle Hands talks bass

The secret of playing bass well is listening to and developing a great partnership with your drummer. The better your drummer is, the quicker you learn and improve as a bass player. Also, listen to, watch and absorb all music.

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Rhos Horan of Raglans on bass life

I’ve never had an interest in a five- or six-string. A four-string is all I need at the moment. I don’t slap because our songs would sound very lame if I did. The secret of playing bass? Tell me when

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Francisco ‘Pancho’ Tomaselli of Philm, War and Tower Of Power on the bass

I’ve always played a four-string bass. If I need lower tones I simply tune my bass a minor third below to C#F#B E. My first bass was a very cheap Bizcane Jazz. My bass heroes are Rocco Prestia, Family Man,

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John Wetton returns with UK farewell dates

In a rare opportunity to see a group of true music pioneers, the two founding members of legendary progressive-rock supergroup ‘UK’ have reunited for the very last time to perform a limited series of concerts on their 2015 ‘Final World

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Victoria Smith of The Ramonas talks bass

Pic: Liam Morrison My first bass was a Squier by Fender Precision – which I still have – and the Precision has really been my weapon of choice, whether playing blues or laying down the bottom end for all-girl Ramones

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Mark King scheduled to play alongside Billy Cobham on February 28!

See below for details of this and many more unmissable Ronnie Scott’s shows… BILLY COBHAM Monday 23rd – Saturday 28th February Featuring Mark King & Michael Lindup of Level 42 Saturday 28th only Master drum legend Billy Cobham appears at

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Fender announces 2015 London Learn To Play Day

The 2015 Fender ‘Learn To Play Day’ will take place in the Weston Roof Pavilion at London’s Royal Festival Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Held in conjunction with the Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT)

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Best of 2014 competition winner announced!

Back in October we asked BGM readers to nominate your favourite bass-related event of 2014. You responded with a flood of entries, some hilarious, many serious, but all highly gratifying: the winning entry goes to Robert Mitchell, who nominated his daughter

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Eugene Gill of King 810 on the bass end

Pic: Scott Uchida Being in a four-piece band with only one guitar player, I have to be conscious of the fact that, as the bass player, it’s my job to hold the rhythm down first and foremost. When I was

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