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  • Lily Burns: If You’re Tired

    Lily Burns: If You’re Tired

    This is bassist/vocalist Lily Burns fronting a band and performing her original tune “If You’re Tired”, live at Berklee’s David Friend Recital Hall. The song takes many interesting twists and turns along the way, matched by some equally fun camera work. We’ve just discovered Lily and her music. We’ll be keeping our ears open for... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Wandering

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Wandering

    Jesús Rico Pérez shared his latest – and impressive – solo bass performance a few days ago. Enjoy “Wandering” – a composition featuring some sweet fretless tone, and harmonics. »

  • Steel Pulse: “Biko’s Kindred Lament”, Live (1979)

    Steel Pulse: “Biko’s Kindred Lament”, Live (1979)

    I’ve been checking out a lot of reggae lately, but one album always sticks with me: Steel Pulse’s Tribute to the Martyrs. My friend John gave it to me years ago and I still play it regularly, thanks in large part to the heavy bass grooves emitted by Ronald “Stepper” McQueen. As the title suggests,... »

  • Tower of Power: “Soul With a Capital S”, Live (2008)

    Tower of Power: “Soul With a Capital S”, Live (2008)

    Bass legend Francis “Rocco” Prestia shared this video on his Facebook page the other day, and I can only imagine that thousands of people around the world started moving in their seats. This clip of “Soul With a Capital S” is taken from the band’s 40th Anniversary at the Fillmore West. Most bass players dream... »

  • Royal Blood Covers The Police’s “Roxanne”

    Royal Blood Covers The Police’s “Roxanne”

    Mitch (host of Groove here on NT) sent me this video of Royal Blood performing a cover of The Police’s “Roxanne”. It has been a while since we’ve shared a Royal Blood video, so it was great timing. After the video, be sure to check out our interview with Mike Kerr – the bassist/vocalist in... »

  • Mike Poggione and Tyler McDaniel: Serocs “And When The Sky Was Opened” Playthrough

    Mike Poggione and Tyler McDaniel: Serocs “And When The Sky Was Opened” Playthrough

    Here’s another great metal playthrough featuring bassist Mike Poggione and guitarist Tyler McDaniel of Serocs demonstrating the song “And When The Sky Was Opened.” The clip comes from the Blakhart Guitar booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM show. Poggione is rocking a 7-string bass and some wicked right hand technique to tear through the 7-minute... »

  • Alessandro Corsi: Solo Bass Arrangement of “Don’t Stop Me Now”

    Alessandro Corsi: Solo Bass Arrangement of “Don’t Stop Me Now”

    Alessandro Corsi has taken things to a new level with his latest solo bass arrangement. The bassist covers Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” with an infectious amount of charisma. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosanna” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosanna” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Simon Fitzpatrick is back with a new solo bass arrangement. This is Toto’s “Rosanna”, which once again showcases both his incredible musicianship and technique. I forgot how many things go on in this tune, and Simon nails them all. In case you’re wondering, Simon is playing a Sei Bass Flamboyant 6. »

  • Virgil Donati with Hadrien Feraud: Paradise Variations

    Virgil Donati with Hadrien Feraud: Paradise Variations

    Hadrien Feraud is one of my favorite players, and it’s always fascinating to watch him play. Our friend Charles Robitaille sent in this video of Feraud playing “Paradise Variations” with drummer Virgil Donati, and my jaw hit the floor. The clip features several variations on Donati’s “Paradise Lost” from his album In This Life. Feraud’s... »

  • Stevie Wonder with Nate Watts: “I Wish” and “Isn’t She Lovely” Live 2009

    Stevie Wonder with Nate Watts: “I Wish” and “Isn’t She Lovely” Live 2009

    Stevie Wonder has had a legendary career, and for over 40 years he’s been backed by the one and only Nate Watts. Here’s a great video of two fantastic bass lines with “I Wish” and “Isn’t She Lovely.” The clip comes from a live 2009 performance in London. Even after playing these songs for four... »