Points North, Featuring Uriah Duffy: Ignition

Instrumental power trio Points North is releasing their sophomore self-titled album this month, and if this video of “Ignition” is any indication, it’s going to be a great one.

The band is anchored by bassist Uriah Duffy, who brings the fire with rock solid groove and interesting countermelodies. He gets some time to shine at the 2:47 mark with some blazing two-handed tapping, which he shares is a technique that he learned back in the day by watching Billy Sheehan.

“I learned that way before the days of YouTube, from Mr. Big’s first tour opening up for Rush,” he said. “I was a kid and would sneak my microcassette recorder into the Civic Center in Rhode Island. That led to much rewinding of the flurry of distorted distortion from Billy’s hands.”

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  1. Doc.Hoc.

    Gosh damn that was good, that’s my kind of music, if I had that much thrust peeing maybe I could play bass just as good. Everything points south when you get older so Points North is a good band name. I listened to that 4 times, could listen to that type music always.

    • Terminator O´Connor

      getting old is not an excuse… see carol keye, mark.

      • Doc.Hoc.

        I was half ways joking about the video of them sitting by the pool, I slow jog 3 miles 5 days a week with the treadmill set on 4 incline, I can do this in 50 minutes, plus I work out on the keyed weight machine, I use to be a body builder and stayed in good shape all my life.
        You people take things too serious. Loosen up before you crack.

  2. Mike Matthews

    Uriah is a great bassist. He is very versatile and just a cool dude. Saw him at NAMM back in 2012… or maybe 2011. Regardless he’s the man. Great tone too!

  3. Great Band!!!… I Love These Guys!!, Never Get Tired Of Watching This Video!!!

  4. Uriah is a beast, great bass player with awesome techiniques.