Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Simon Goulding (Bass Guitar)

Simon Goulding (bass guitar)
I grew up in the village of Coppull, Lancashire, NW England. I Started playing the bass guitar at the age of 9 and quickly realized that it was what I wanted to do for ever. How did the bass guitar come into my hands.....Well.. I remember watching an Eric Clapton concert on TV as a kid. I noticed a guy stood at the back next to the drummer who was making the band groove and the music made me get goose bumps everytime the bass player was shown on TV. I then started to be obsessed with the bass and it's role in the band sitting in front of the radio, TV and listening out for the bass and trying to find out who it was because most of the time they would'nt tell you who the band was. Years of intensive woodshedding followed. I studied music at school and actually was teaching at the school music centre while still a student. I studied music at Wigan & Leigh college obtaining a BTEC national diploma in performing arts and being awarded the college music prize on 2 consecutive years. After graduating college I attended Middlesex university for one year studying a BA in jazz & popular music but offers of work onboard cruise liners (Europe & Carribean) I decided to leave and see the world. I started working as a pro session musician at the age of 16 and have performed with artists such as, The Bee Gees, Robbie Williams, Joe Longthorne, Freddie Starr, Engelbert Humperdink, Rick Astley, Ronan Keating, David Essex, Neil Sedaka, Tony Christie, Martha Reeves & The Vandelas, The Snake Davis Band, Tavares, The London Community Gospel Choir, PP Arnold, Sheila Ferguson, The Drifters, Julian Clary, Cannon & Ball, Peter Grant, The Nolans, Billy Pearce, Rowetta, Dutch Vocalist Rene Froger, Richard Fleeshman, Debra Stephenson, Richard Shelton, Sonia, Bradley Walsh, Alan Stewart, Dave Evans, The Memphis Belle Orchestra, Jazz-Rock band Free Parking, The Kings Of Swing Orchestra, The Nelson Riddle Tribute Orchestra, Clare Teal, The Salsa meets Jazz Collective, Julian Joseph, Jovenes Clasicos Del Son, Gary Boyle, Tony Oxley, Gary Potter to name but a few and am also a member of the Alan Wormald band. I have also performed at new launches for BMW, Ferrari and Mercedes Benz. I have appeared in Ronnie Scott's Club (London UK), The London Palladium, Las Vegas (USA) and Havana (Cuba), Budapest (Hungary), The Kourion Ampitheatre (Cyprus), Dubai, Abu Dhabi (Ferrari World) plus many more and worked in the house bands onboard P&O and Airtours cruise ships. I am involved with many many different bands either live or in the studio. I have also performed improvisation workshops at the university of York and Middlesborough college as well as writing my own bass/musician tuition book titled "Musicianship for the bass player" with included CD-ROM. Album Credits include,Simon Goulding "Familia", Jazzology "Jazzology", Marty Franklins "Kajambu", Munch Manship "12 Pearls", Freddie Starr "Not fade away", Joe Longthorne "Joe's Back", "In Paradise", "Live at the London Palladium" DVD & Video credits include: Joe Longthorne "Joe's back", "Live in paradise","Live at the London Palladium". TV: "Heaven & Earth UK BBC1". "The Alan Titchmarsh Show ITV1 UK" ITV Granada TV sessions. Radio: JAZZ FM, BBC Radio 2 & 3, BBC GMR Radio, BBC Radio Lancashire, Kreative Chicago Radio Jazz In All Keys. 'Fiesta Jazz' 106.7 PBS FM in Melbourne, Australia. W.I.U.C. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 'Gala Jazz' VID90.3FM Puerto Rico. WEMU Michigan, USA

Simon lays down a groove

Simon Goulding - Awesome Improvised Slap Bass

Simon Goulding "Familia"

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