This week’s adventure: Amy MacDonald

Posted by Dave Marks | 7 July 2016

My good friend and amazing keyboardist Shannon Harris has called me in for a quick bass dep with Amy MacDonald in Geneva.  I LOVE Switzerland and I love the challenge of learning an entire set of songs (with bvs) which I have to have totally ready to drop in as... View Article

Adventures in Zimmerland!

Posted by Dave Marks | 10 June 2016

Adventures in Zimmerland Wow. My head is still kind of spinning. May was looking like a fun month – some RPJ band gigs, a live broadcast and a few club dates with Simon McBride – a few sessions, some mixing – all the usual stuff. My phone rang on a... View Article

Back To My Roots – Funking hard with Odyssey!

Posted by Dave Marks | 29 April 2016

Here’s a great little video from a gig I did with Odyssey at Cafe de Paris in London. The band was killing – the core band featured Alex Toff on drums, Shannon Harris on percussion, Owen Parker on keys and Jo Webb on guitar. The night featured a great range of artists... View Article

Harmless Funk new website launches!

Posted by Dave Marks | 29 April 2016

Harmless funk have a new website! We’ve just released a batch of new videos from our 2015 sessions and a little EPK here should give you a taste of what you can expect. Visit www.harmlessfunk.com for more!

Guerilla Sessions #2 – Billington and Quinn

Posted by Dave Marks | 29 April 2016

The wonderful Tom Billington and Sinead Quinn popped round to my house to record a few songs. Performing as Billington & Quinn, we were joined by Sam Hartman Wilcock on Guitar and Stu Wilkinson on drums and we did it the old fashioned way – set up some mics, press... View Article

Guerilla Sessions #1 – Billington and Quinn

Posted by Dave Marks | 28 April 2016

The wonderful Tom Billington and Sinead Quinn popped round to my house to record a few songs. Performing as Billington & Quinn, we were joined by Sam Hartman Wilcock on Guitar and Stu Wilkinson on drums and we did it the old fashioned way – set up some mics, press record, fix nothing. Here’s a... View Article

New pedalboard!

Posted by Dave Marks | 21 November 2015

I recently invested in a new GigRig G2 switching system which allows me to bring an outrageous number of pedals out on (some of my) gigs. It contains a host of incredible bass pedals, which when blended create some INCREDIBLE bass tones. EBS Multicomp EBS Octabass EBS Multidrive EBS Metaldrive... View Article

Adventures in 16th note funk

Posted by Dave Marks | 21 November 2015

Here’s a quick clip of me putting in some practice time on my Marcus Fender Jazz 4 String. It’s Jaco style 16th note funk groove over a Am7 / Cm7 Dorian practice track. Click on the image below to have a watch on Facebook.

Jojo Mayer does a TED talk

Posted by Dave Marks | 21 November 2015

As a massive TED fan, this one grabbed my attention – one of the finest drummers in the world for sure :-))

The London Bass Guitar Show 2012

Posted by Dave Marks | 21 November 2015

The London Bass Guitar Show 2012 was an absolute blast! I’ve created a little video playlist featuring some of the hottest bassists at the show. Click, Watch, Enjoy…