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Bass Dept.

Our Bass Tutors are an experienced team of professionals who have toured and performed with artists such Amy Winehouse, The Libertines and The Wedding Present. As individual players they have worked at some of the UK’s leading studios, venues and festivals.


Dale Davis | Bass

Former musical director, bassist and friend of industry icon Amy Winehouse. A session musician with vast experience and advice who has toured with the likes of Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather and the Cuban Brothers. Recently, Dale has been working with Emeli Sandé as her Musical Director and bass player, touring Europe and the UK, as well as performing two BBC shows.


Greyum May | Bass

As a bassist / multi-instrumentalist, Greyum has spent the past two decades as a touring musician, working with bands such as Keepers Brew, Ozric Tentacles, Firebird and The Black Hand. He is also regularly employed as a backline technician and stage manager, working with artists such as Carcass, Ghost, Megadeth and Lamb Of God. Greyum describes his musical tastes as leaning left of centre, with psychedelic and progressive electronic music being of particular interest. Also a self-confessed tone and gear junky, Greyum is perhaps at his happiest when knee deep in MIDI cables, FX units, synth modules and other various assorted audio junk!


Melanie Howard | Bass

Melanie is the bassist for the indie-rock band ‘The Wedding Present’, which sees her touring frequently across the globe. Prior to playing bass for the band, she has also been the keyboard player and backing vocalist. She has also been a member of ‘Cinerama’  since 2014. The Wedding Present will be touring in Europe and Asia in 2019 and are currently planning tours of North America and Australasia.


Aidan Hampson | Bass

Aidan has played around the world, performing in rock bands, jazz bands, classical orchestras and pretty much everything in­between. He has taught bass guitar for over twenty years, specialising in theory and technique and has had his transcriptions featured in many magazines worldwide. Aidan also has an extensive line of bass songbooks published, receiving plaudits from many of the greatest bass players including Nathan East and Leland Sklar.


Laurance Bridge | Bass

An experienced bassist who has worked with artists such as Warsaw Radio, Mark Flannery, Tom Odell and Les Oeufs. Laurance has extensive live performance experience having played legendary venues such as the Concorde 2, The Borderline, The Camden Barfly, Ronnie Scotts, Whelans Dublin and The Brighton Dome. He has also performed at The Great Escape Festival, Beautiful Days Festival and Black Deer Festival. He has appeared on festival line-ups along-side artists such as The Libertines, The Levellers and Frank Turner. His work has featured on BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing and RTE Radio in Ireland. A performer, producer and a highly experienced tutor who holds a BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning from the University of Sussex.


Kieran Daniel | Bass

Kieran has been professional musician for nearly 20 years with extensive touring experience in the UK & Europe. He has been involved predominantly in the UK Funk and Hip Hop scenes working with Acid Jazz records(Giles Peterson), Poets of Rhythm (Ninja Tune), RedBull (International B-Boy competition) and Sir John Dankworth (CBE) as well as attracting some of countries top session players; DJ Jazz T (Jhest), Craig Blundell (Roland) to perform in his original projects. Kieran has over 15 years’ experience as an educator.

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