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Somerset Bass Weekend

Featuring bassists David Heyes, Simon Garcia and Dritan Gani, Soprano Sarah Poole and Pianist Derek Harris

Opening concert Friday 20th October 7:30 Templecombe Village Hall Somerset BA8 0HP £7.50(£3 child)

A one hour concert featuring works by Simon Garcia, Bernard Salles, David Heyes, Katrien Bos,Teppo Hauto-aho and more

Saturday 21st October 2017 10:00 - 5:00
Wells and Mendip Museum
Workshop for bassists and of all ages and abilities (from Grade 4) , technique orchestral repertoire and individual lessons, £40, (£30 Child)
Concert 7:30

Sunday 22nd October 2017 10;00 - 4;00
Templecombe Village hall Somerset
Final bass workshop and informal concert at 3:00, £35, (£25 child)

doublebass@tiscali.co.uk for further details

3 basses in progress

A 4 string swellback Gamba model ready to be varnished

A 5 string flatback Gamba model ready for the  edge…

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Somerset Bass Weekend

Featuring bassists David Heyes, Simon Garcia and Dritan Gani, Soprano Sarah Poole and Pianist Derek Harris

Opening concert Friday 20th…

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David Heyes picking up his new Viennese solo model bass

David Heyes picking up his new Viennese solo model bass in…

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Eddie Gomez Cheltenham Jazz Fest

Eddie Gomez playing Greg Cordez`s Panormo model Penning bass at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, May 2017
Eddie was playing…

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Basses Galore!

Basses Galore! Sunday 23rd April at 3pm.
Celebrating the birthdays of Tony Osborne (70th), John Alexander (75th) and Armand…

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3 Scrolls

Scrolls for 3 Gamba models : a round back, a 5…

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Basses Five!

Basses Five! is a New Year Celebration of the double bass. The one-hour fundraising concert has a true international flavour…

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Bass Fest at the Royal College of MusicĀ 

Friday 14th and Sunday 16th October
Workshops, Masterclasses and Recitals
I`ll be exhibiting some basses on Sunday…

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Bass workshops in Wells

Wells Double Bass Academy
2016-17
 
2 October / 13 November 2016
29 January / 26…

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Bass Europe Congress - Prague

Looking forward to the next Bass Europe Congress in…

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The Rosegarden of Light Project

The Rosegarden of Light Project

A celebration of music from Afganistan,Syria and Iran with string sextet…

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Teppo Fest

A Bass Fest celebrating the 75th Birthday of Finnish Bassist/ Composer Teppo Hauta-aho.

Performers: Teppo Hauta-aho, David Heyes,…

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Brussels Philharmonic

In summer I sold a bass to Simon Luce of the Brussels Philharmonic. In October I was lucky enough to…

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Perfect Bass Vehicle!

This beautiful 1960 V8 Plymouth is owned by bass dealer Daniel Kress. I recently visited him in Cologne and he…

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Bavarian Bass Days

Looking forward to Bavarian Bass Days in Muhldorf, Germany 5-8 November 2015

http://www.bavarian-bassdays.com/

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Award at International Society of Bassists Convention

In June, I  received an award for tone at the  Maker`s Competition at the International Society of Bassists Convention in…

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Philharmonie Sudwestfalen

In May I delivered a 5 string Panormo model bass to the Philharmonie Sudwestfalen near Cologne. I was lucky…

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Philharmonie Sudwestfalen commission

Work begins on a 5 string Panormo model for the Philharmonie Sudwestfalen in Germany.

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New Gamba model

In January 2015 I finished a Gamba model bass comission for Peter McLoughlin, you can find more details in the…

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