Meet Steve Fabry, who took quite a musical journey as a kid before finally finding the bass.
Steve is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…
I was born the 29th of April, 1985 in Verviers. I lived with music. My father was a sound engineer, and I took drum lessons from age 6 to 9. I also studied the piano at the Conservatoire de Liège until I was eleven. I began playing the guitar for about a year and was self-taught. Then I studied violin for about six months.
I fell in love with the bass guitar when I was fifteen, and I started playing with a band for the very first time at that age.
I’ve played in twenty bands in the years since then. Today, I play in three bands: The Nightstalker, Sercati, and Hezaliel.
I’m a sound designer for movies and a sound engineer
Bands & Gigs:
Sercati is a black metal band with a progressive trend and ambient sound from Belgium. We released our third album, an EP called In the shadows and sidewalks in May 2015.
The Nightstalker is an atmospheric dark metal band. We released our third album in April 2015.
Hezaliel is a drone/ambient project. We released an album in the beginning of 2016.
- Warwick bass (Vampyre 5 strings)
- Hotone Nano Legacy Thunder Bass
- Skull 5 strings exposed core (amazing sustain)
- Joyo Audio pedals
Why I play the bass:
The sound of the bass shakes my stomach. It’s something organic. The bass is really organic for me.
A lot of amazing bass players, from Tony Levin to Marcus Miller.