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…

Reflections of a lazy dog

Posted by Dave Marks | 21 November 2015

I opened up an interesting can of worms on Facebook today: “I think I’ve decided that I’m too ‘close’ to music and have been for too long to offer any opinions on what is good and what is not. I need to shut up about the ‘quality’ of music and... View Article

Can you be a great musician without being able to read?

Posted by Dave Marks | 21 November 2015

More great thinking on the debate of ‘is modern music crap?’ and a dig in on the topic of reading music from the wonderful Jay Stapley. Jay’s latest blog post In response to this, I believe anyone that enforces the notion that you have to read music to be a good... View Article