Reader Spotlight: Cassius Lambert
Meet bassist (composer, producer and record label owner) Cassius Lambert. Cassius stays busy with all of these roles and has a great story so far. He’s this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight, and here’s his story…
I am a bass player, composer, producer and owner of the record label Kaprifol Records. I live and have my recording studio in a little fishing village called Abbekås which is located in the very south of Sweden. In 2015 I released the album QUOTE (with 84 pages of notes) and the single BONTU in 2015. And the ORANGERI EP in 2014.
I was born in Malmö, Sweden in 1996. And started to play bass at the age of 11 after a severe soccer game accident where I became dependent on a wheelchair for months.
After that I never stopped playing the bass.
I am currently studying music at Skurups Folkhögskola and I have studied music since high school.
When not studying music I am composing for my solo project, soundtracks and jazz ensembles.
Bands & Gigs:
In 2007 I co-founded Funked up. Funked up released the Chapel Hill EP in 2012 and the What Do You See EP in 2013. In spring 2014 I joined Sakib Zabbar’s group as well the jazz trio PAJ.
Since 2014 I work hard for promoting the solo project “Cassius Lambert”, by gigs and performances.
- Anaconda Tribute J4 – Elite, custom
- TC Electronic RH750
- Strymon Bluesky (Reverb)
- TC Electronic Polytune (Tuner)
- TC Electronic Hall of Fame (Reverb)
- TC Electronic Flashback (Delay)
- MXR Phase 90 (Phaser)
- Boss CEB 3 (Chorus)
- Digitech Bass Whammy (Pitch shifter)
- Electro Harmonix POG 2 (Octaver)
- Mad Professer Simble (Overdrive)
- EBS BassIQ (Auto-wah)
- Glab Bass WoWee-Wah (Wah-Wah)
Why I play the bass:
I love the fact that you can use the bass both as a rhythm and harmony instrument. The bass can be the grand rhythmic fundament of the music, but also the instrument that creates the most beautiful melodies. I like the control and power that is given to the bass. I also love the symbiosis and collaboration that occurs with the the drummer.
My bass superpower/claim to fame:
I been told that I have good timing, great technique and am fun to play with.
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