Art is good at recognising learning opportunities and uses questioning effectively to encourage deeper thought.
— Deputy Head Teacher

BIO

I am an electric and double bass player based in the south of England. Born in Mauritius, I have lived in Wales, Leeds and Bristol, making the south my base. Starting my musical endeavours on classical guitar at six years old, I drew inspiration from Classical, Pop, Folk and Classic Rock from an early age with idols such as Slash, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and more. With a burning desire to pursue music as a career I made the conscious decision to go to Leeds College of Music to study popular music. It was here that I started my career as a bass player taking influence from bassists such as Billy Sheehan, Steve Lawson and Paul McCartney. Moving to Bristol has seen me play with musicians in genres including Metal, Folk, Blues and Jazz in sessions and stand in gigs as well as being taught by bassists such as Damon Minchella (Paul Weller/Ocean Colour Scene) and Stuart Clayton (Bassline Publishing/Carl Palmer). It has also sparked my passion for the double bass and my melodic and chordal approach to my playing which, coupled with my ambient writing approach, defines my sound on the bass guitar. Graduating from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in 2015 with a 1st class honours degree, I have released two books alongside two solo bass guitar albums. Expressing myself through my music I embrace all genres, continuing to do what I love, learning something new every day.

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Achievements

  • 2017 - Completed NQT qualification in state school whole class teaching.
  • 2016 - Played BBC 6 Fringe at the Louisiana Bristol with Lauren Bradford.
  • 2015 - Best Bassist at the Institute of COntemporary Music Performance in association with Ernie Ball.
  • 2015 - Best Overall at the Institute of COntemporary Music Performance in association with The Musicians Union.
  • April 2015 - Released debut album 'No Distance Too Far' as a CD, digital release, and a notation book.
  • 2014 - Toured the Island of Mauritius with Lauren Bradford, supporting the artist Zulu on one date.
  • 2014 - Played 2000 Trees Festival with Lauren Bradford.