Upright Bass

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 played with them for several years.

My focus now is 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.  

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 


Sketch is a new trio which features James Shipway on nylon string guitar, Marius Rudnick on flute and myself on bass. Playing swing and latin jazz, this trio is suited to smaller venues and gigs where quieter music is appropriate. Contact me to book this band. Demo tracks coming soon.

Mimos is an Exeter based band playing latin jazz with a dash of traditional Italian music. It features Valentina Todino on vocals, Fabio Ferri guitar, Stefano Migliorini guitar, James Madell percusion and myself on double bass. 

I also play bass wit the Pat Brandon Quintet, a blues and jazz band and a function band.