John J. Williamson
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Ugly Feelings (Again)
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I'll Be Seeing You
About John J. Williamson
Electric and double bassist, London. Varied live/studio work, especially jazz. Quality remote teaching and recording setup.
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Public liability insurance of £1 million
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Gypsy jazz, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1930s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1920s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Avant garde, Experimental, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Soul, Motown, R&B, Rock
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
John is experienced in diverse genres, able to create bass lines from scratch, sight-read or follow guide lines. Some examples of repertoire he has played include...
A multitude of jazz tunes, e.g.:
I'll Be Seeing You
After You've Gone
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
It's You Or No-One
Take The A Train
Wilma Archer's 'A Western Circular' on Domino Records
Avant-garde and experimental:
Two albums with Brad Linde's 'Team Players'
Blame It On The Boogie
Let's Stay Together
I Feel Good
Soul With A Capital 'S'
Pick Up The Pieces
Theatre and shows, e.g.:
Little Shop Of Horrors
Jesus Christ Superstar
Me And My Girl
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Just let me know -- with advance notice and clear communications, there shouldn't be a problem.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
How much time do you need to set up?
Around 45 minutes.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Happy to discuss individual requirements
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, high-quality professional bass amplification is provided. For very large venues or depending on the context PA support may be required.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£80|
|Up to 1 hour||£160|
|Up to 2 hours||£290|
|Up to 3 hours||£430|
Remote Teaching (1 hr)
High-quality remote teaching of electric bass, jazz, theory, etc.
Guide price, negotiable depending on circumstances. High-quality home recording setup available for electric bass, double bass, and accordion.
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