As well as the saxophone, I play upright bass and gig regularly as a jazz bassist.
I first took up the instrument with the aim of playing with a classical orchestra and I joined the double bass section of the excellent Devon Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly EMG Symphony Orchestra) in 2013. I have continued to play with them on and off since.
Recently I have concentrated on playing jazz bass and have gigged with many excellent Southwest musicians. Occasionally, I play both saxophone and bass on the same gig and particularly enjoy doing so in a duo setting. These duo gigs have included performances at Calstock Arts, Ashburton Arts, Bridport Arts and INTOBodmin. I have a duo gig with pianist Tom Ball coming up at the Bowling Green in Exeter in November.
I play bass with South West City Swing a good time jazz band led by singer & sax player Miles Davis. Here’s a couple of demo clips of the band. The tracks feature Miles Davis (vocals & sax), Andy Stark (trumpet), Peter Tamblyn (keys), Matt Evans (drums), Pete Canter (double bass).
If you would like to book this band, please call Miles Davis on 07760 668858. See https://www.facebook.com/SouthWestCitySwing