I’ve been a pro musician for over 30 years. I’m the bassist with UK band Jamiroquai, but have also enjoyed sharing stages and studios with many great bands and singers. Here is an insight into what I’ve done in the past, and what I’m currently involved with.

Bio

JamiroquaiAnnie LennoxTina TurnerBryan FerryGeorge MichaelTom JonesSealRobbie WilliamsSister SledgeJames ArthurKylie MinogueTake ThatJames MorrisonCorinne Bailey RaeWill YoungMark OwenRonan KeatingLamont DozierLighthouse FamilyMica ParisOmarRoachfordBrother StrutEmma MaroneGary BarlowJeff LorberFraser T SmithAndy TaylorDamageHoneyzBasement JaxxSpecial EFXErrol BrownGeri HaliwellBoyzoneMatt CardlePhixxLene MarlinLynden David HallEmma BuntonCHPLNClimax Blues BandB*witchedEdwin StarrLewis TaylorPassengerEmma HollandAll SaintsJosh KrajcikHeroThe Dark SinatrasHear’SayTallulah RendallCicadaTaio CruzHeather SmallJake EmlynS Club 7Deni HinesLuluRichard ElliotEminCarleen AndersonFoy VanceLaura DoggettPeter AndreRob DouganJulia FordhamMarc AlmondJameliaDanni MinogueLiberty XStuffJLSStacey SolomanKid CreoleTerri WalkerAfro CeltsDown to the BoneJakataRuby TurnerPunjabi MCKristina TrainDaniel MerriweatherShaun EscofferyBonnie TylerBelinda CarlisleSugababesGareth GatesERAMis-TeeqJeff GolubBBMakDonny OsmondLucie SilvasNatalie Imbruglia

TVs, Festivals & Venues

TaratataGood Morning AmericaThe Late Show with James CordenLate Show With David LettermanSuper Dry LiveJimmy Kimmel LiveOhne FilterLater With JoolsTonight With Jay LenoTFI FridayRonnie Scott’sHyde ParkHollywood BowlWembleyHarlem ApolloNorth Sea Jazz FestivalCoachellaParadisoGlastonburyRock in RioMontreux Jazz FestivalBudokanMadison Square GardensGuinness World Record Highest Gig – on a Plane!

Jamiroquai Bassist

I joined the band in early 2005 and have played on all recordings and gigs since, as well as some co-writing. What a great band, I love it… what more is there to say… See Galleries for pictures, video and interviews (where I do say more).

Recording Sessions

As much as I love the interaction recording with others in the same room, I do record at home too. I have some cool gear and the advantage of all my guitars to hand.

Tuition

I am a visiting professor or lecturer at many of the music colleges in the UK and Europe eg: BIMM, Royal Northern College of Music, Leeds Conservatoire, LIPA, LCCM, WaterBear, ACM. I’ve held masterclasses and clinic events in many other countries too, as well as my residential ‘bass camps’. I host joint ‘Bass & Guitar Retreats’ together with Rob Harris (Jamiroquai guitarist) under our ‘Boom n Twang‘. These offer our insight into performance, building parts and finding your tone, whilst also offering interaction between instruments alongside a guest drummer. For updates and info follow Boom n Twang on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I also host bass camps in Spain for Elite Music Camps. Video call lessons are available, where I offer tuition that is adapted to suit individual needs. Whether you are a beginner looking for good habits and enjoyable progress, or an advanced player wanting to fine tune particular areas.

Trioniq

I started Trioniq with my Jamiroquai bandmate, Rob Harris, and Iwan VanHetten of The Brooklyn Funk Essentials. We like old records, especially 70s era. Original soulful funk, written by the 3 of us and recorded honestly, to capture performance, like the records we love. We have released music on the usual streaming platforms, filmed live studio performances and aim to play cool festivals around the universe. We currently have our album titled ‘One Deux Tres’ available in a limited edition pressing on heavy, high quality vinyl (Visit Store). Follow us at @Trioniqofficial on social media for updates.

Photo credit Michael Williams

Groovesonix

This is a guitar, bass, drums & vocal band that brings vibe and energy to any party, with “in your face” covers and re-works. We groove hard, so if you have the energy to dance all night, you will like it!

Photo credit John Such

Credits only include billed live public performance and/or released recording sessions. Not including mime TVs, demos, “guest spots” or jam sessions.

Thanks to my dear friend, Steve Jones, for his care and amazing talent in designing this site for me. Love you Sham.