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Scary Goldings: Plant Bass Diet
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Scary Goldings: Plant Bass Diet

Scary Pockets just shared a new video for their Scary Goldings project with organist Larry Goldings, in support of their new record, “The Ego Trap.” In this clip, Sam Wilkes handles the bass part. This one grooves!

Sam Wilkes Releases “Live on the Green”
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Sam Wilkes Releases “Live on the Green”

Bassist Sam Wilkes has been blowing everyone away with his performances alongside Knower, Chaka Khan, and Scary Pockets. Now he’s released a live album of his own called “Live on the Green.”

Scary Pockets: Bennie and the Jets
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Scary Pockets: Bennie and the Jets

Sam Wilkes is back in this new Scary Pockets video, which features Marcus Scott on vocals. Dig the band doing their thing on Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets.”

Chaka Khan Releases “Hello Happiness” with Sam Wilkes on Bass
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Chaka Khan Releases “Hello Happiness” with Sam Wilkes on Bass

Twelve years after her last studio album, R&B superstar Chaka Khan has returned with “Hello Happiness,” which is described as “an empowering collection of songs with cutting-edge production.” Sam Wilkes also brings a breath of fresh air with his bass on several songs.

Scary Pockets: Wild Horses
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Scary Pockets: Wild Horses

Scary Pockets is back with a new, funky (and chill) cover, taking on The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.” Joined by guest vocalist Suzy Jones, the band is once again backed by bassist Sam Wilkes.

Scary Pockets: Don’t Worry, Be Happy
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Scary Pockets: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Scary Pockets keeps bringing the (re-imagined) hits with a new video. This time around, they take on the Bobby McFerrin tune, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Sam Wilkes is back on the bass with the band for this one, which is fronted by guest vocalist Nikka Costa.

Pomplamoose: Jamiroquai/Bee Gees Mashup
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Pomplamoose: Jamiroquai/Bee Gees Mashup

Sam Wilkes is one busy bassist. In this clip, he’s laying down the groove on a Jamiroquai/Bee Gees mashup by Pomplamoose. Pomplamoose’s lead vocalist Nataly and keyboardist Jack were listening to Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity,” when Jack noticed how much it sounded like the Bee Gees. He asked Nataly to try to sing “Stayin’ Alive” on top of it. Nataly said...

Scary Pockets: Something to Talk About
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Scary Pockets: Something to Talk About

Scary Pockets keeps bringing it with their excellent re-imagined covers of classic songs. Here’s their take on Bonnie Raitt’s “Something to Talk About,” with vocalist Raquel Rodriguez. The arrangement and mastering on this one is something special. As always, Sam Wilkes lays down the low end.

KNOWER: Time Traveler
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KNOWER: Time Traveler

The last time we featured one of the “live sesh” videos by KNOWER (with bassist Sam Wilkes), it was a huge hit. Here’s another. This time around, they perform “Time Traveler,” which was “recorded at some guy’s house” in July. The band issued a warning for this video: “Fast Song.” But it also has a “soft part.”

KNOWER: Overtime
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KNOWER: Overtime

KNOWER has returned with a new live band version of their track “Overtime”, and it’s a killer. The duo of Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi are joined by keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte, saxophonist Sam Gendel, and bassist Sam Wilkes. Wilkes (who No Treble readers may remember from the Scary Pockets version of Creep) is an absolute beast in the clip. He...

Scary Pockets: Creep
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Scary Pockets: Creep

I stumbled upon this video on Facebook the other day and was impressed with Scary Pockets’ funky cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.” Sam Wilkes is the band’s bassist, which is fronted by vocalist India Carney.