• Interesting interviews

    Ago 4 2006, 21:42 di Cuggar

    Just found out two fresh interviews with two of my favourite bass players-
    Steve Lawson at Bass Playing:
    http://bassplaying.com/?q=node/91
    Costas Andreou at Slackline Radio:
    http://www.slacklineradio.com/?p=131
  • Fret Phobia tour in June...

    Giu 9 2006, 12:50 di SoloBassSteve

    Got a really fun tour coming up at the end of this month, under the banner of the 'Fret Phobia tour', it's me ( Steve Lawson ) with fretless guitarist, Ned Evett, and on the London date we're joined by BJ Cole. Here are the dates, if you fancy coming along!

    20th - CB2, Cambridge 020 8361 1190
    21st - Darbucka, London (with special guest BJ Cole) Tix £7/£5 concs.
    22nd - Escobar, Wakefield.
    23rd - Oceans Eleven, Leeds. 07906 140 294
    24th - 2pm Riffs Guitar School, Stockport 0161 484 5208
    24th - 8pm Iguana Bar, Manchester 0161 881 9338
    29th - Traders, Petersfield 01730 233 022

    more details ASAP...
  • new Steve Lawson album...

    Mag 31 2006, 23:04 di SoloBassSteve

    My new album, (me = Steve Lawson ) Behind Every Word will be released on June 20th, order now and get a free download album!

    Yup, finally, the release date is set at June 20th, but my new album, Behind Every Word is available to order now! Yay!

    And what's more, if you do order it now, you'll get a second album to download for free. Lessons Learned From The Fairly Aged Felines (Lessons Learned Pt III) is the third part of the 'lessons learned' series, each of which appear as accompanying albums to my solo releases. Whenever I'm recording an album, I record far too much to fit on one CD, so this is a way to let you hear it and to program two CDs with different emphasis. You'll get the link to the download as soon as you've ordered the CD via my online shop

    How exciting is all this? very exciting indeed, so head over to my MySpace page, have a listen to the three tracks up there from the new album, or click on the link to Lessons Learned Pt III and have a listen to the preview from that here. …
  • A simple word of explanation...

    Apr 22 2006, 10:20 di SoloBassSteve

    Just a quick note to explain why I'm spending so much time listening to myself of late (for those that have come to this late, Steve Lawson is SoloBassSteve is me.)

    I'm just finishing up a new album, called 'Behind Every Word', should be out mid-June (in time for a tour with Ned Evett at the end of the month). Part of the process of deciding what works and what doesn't is listening to things on different machines, in different rooms and different situations, so the laptop becomes portable music source, and I rack up rather a lot of plays of my own music!

    It's not just that I'm some kind of self-obsessed narcissist (I am, but this is different).

    Just a simple word of explanation... :o)

    If you've got this far you might want to check out the gig dates list on my MySpace page which has lots of dates for next week and then through until August and a show at the Edinburgh Fringe. Come and say hello!
  • My music on last.fm

    Nov 8 2005, 15:53 di SoloBassSteve

    Many of you visiting this will already know all about what I do as a musician, so unless you just want some easy links to where it all is on this site, you can skip this...

    For those of you who don't, allow me to introduce myself - I'm Steve Lawson, as the link over there on the left says, and I'm a solo bassist, as the 'about me' handily tells you.

    I've got lots of tunes uploaded here at last.fm, 7 albums worth, to be precise (or is it 8? Er, I'll check).

    Anyway, if you go to the Steve Lawson artist page, you'll find links to each of my albums, and some playlists so you can have a listen to what I do.

    The basic gist is that I play electric bass - fretless and fretted - and I use real-time-looping to layer lots of different bass-originated sounds on top of one another to build big soundscapes, or just provide a chordal backing for a particular tune. So all the stuff you'll listen to if you click the links is recorded live.