Time for some more holiday cheer from another one of our favorite bassists around here. Here’s Simon Fitzpatrick performing “Jingle Bells” – solo bass style.
If you have young kids, you may have heard this song many more times than you’d like. But we think you’ll appreciate this arrangement by Simon Fitzpatrick, who takes the song and performs one of his trademark solo bass arrangements. If you dig this, Simon has released an album featuring 12 solo bass tunes.
Simon Fitzpatrick has shared yet another stunning and beautiful solo bass performance. This time around, Simon performs the Erik Satie piece “Gymnopédie No.1”. If you dig Simon’s work as much as we do, you should check out his debut solo album.
I’ve not yet had the pleasure of meeting Simon Fitzpatrick in person yet. Until I do, I’m not going to be sure he’s actually human. Once again, Simon turns in an impressive solo bass arrangement, this time taking on the tune “One Summer’s Day”, from the movie Spirited Away.
I don’t know what to say, other than “Watch this and hold on to your hats!”
Simon Fitzpatrick makes his first appearance on our annual Reader Favorites list, thanks entirely to his jaw dropping solo bass videos. Three were shared this year, and two from 2012 remained quite popular. The Carl Palmer Band bassist shared his story with us in 2011, which is worth reading as well. “Roundabout” Solo Bass Simon Fitzpatrick put together an incredibly...
It is always great to share a new video by bassist Simon Fitzpatrick. This time around, Simon performs his solo bass arrangement of the Bastille tune “Pompeii”. I wasn’t familiar with that tune, so I checked out the original. And then I was even more impressed with Simon’s performance. If you’re interested, here’s the original:
Simon Fitzpatrick is a guy who constantly pushes himself to see what can be done on the bass. Here’s the latest example: an incredibly intricate solo bass version of the classic Yes track “Roundabout.” After putting it all together with just his bass and his hands, Fitzpatrick builds the piece with a looper to lay a superb solo overtop.
Yes fans, mark your calendars: the iconic progressive rock band has announced their first ever festival, called “Yestival.” Set for Saturday, August 3rd at Camden, New Jersey’s Susquehanna Bank Center, the day long event will include performances by the band as well as The Musical Box, Renaissance featuring Anne Haslam, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy and other acts to be announced....
Almost two years ago, we featured a video of Simon Fitzpatrick performing a live bass arrangement of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Simon is back with a new version, which reminds us of how epic Simon is.