Reader Spotlight: Erik Uhlen

Erik UhlenMeet Erik Uhlen, our bassist in the spotlight for June 8, 2010.


I’ve been playing for 23 years and have had the good luck to play with popular and working local acts over the years, whether they were original and/or cover bands. As of late, I have been involved with studio efforts, by two artists and am in the process of working out a deal to become an in-house session player at an established studio here in Montreal.


St. Bruno, Quebec, Canada

Day gig:

I currently do data entry from home.

Years experience:

I started at 17, which makes it 23 years

Bands & Gigs:

Doing session work only, but here are the two projects I’m currently involved with:


  • 75 Jazz reissue
  • Mid-80’s Kramer Spector
  • Dean Edge Hammer 10-string
  • John Barron fretless 5-string
  • Godlyke prototype 5-string
  • Ibanez BTB 5-string
  • Carvin r600 amp
  • Sunn 1200s amp
  • Various effects…

Why I play the bass:

Necessity. As the old story goes, I had played some guitar in my youth and was drafted to play bass for a high school talent show. It’s been all downhill from there…

My bass superpower/claim to fame

I fart in tune

My influences

Off the top of my head… Billy Sheehan, John Entwistle, Steve Harris, Larry Graham, Mark King, Jaco Pastorius, Tony Franklin, Tom Petersson, Dug Pinnick, etc…

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