Band: Dave Matthews Band
Bassist Stefan Lessard was sixteen years old when he joined the Dave Matthews Band in the late ’80s. Too young to get into the clubs DMB played in, Lessard had to sneak in through the back doors. Later accepted at the Virginia Commonwealth University to study jazz, he was forced to drop out due to the band’s rapidly growing popularity. Millions of albums sold and twelve Grammys later, the Dave Matthews Band is one of top five biggest draws on the world concert circuit.
The propulsion behind DMB’s unique commune of horns, drums, percussion, keys, violins and acoustic guitars is Lessard’s style-interchangeable bass lines, incorporating world beat, jazz, pop and folk rock. The live forum is where Lessard is better able to accommodate his engaging amalgam of music genres and improvisational skills. Pick any one of DMB’s fourteen live albums as an example.
Thomas Seltzer (born 27 July 1969), better known by his stage name Happy-Tom, is bassist (originally drummer) and songwriter in the band Turbonegro, famous for wearing feminine makeup and a sailor’s uniform. He has also gone under the names Tom of Norway and Bongo. The Seltzer family … more »
Band: Black Jacket
For over 20 years, Zelick has been rocking the low end! In 1996, Zelick co-founded the band ENDO, to modest beginnings, but soon drew a loyal fanbase into the 1000′s. ENDO was then discovered by Concrete Management (Pantera, Ministry) and … more »
Band: Neil Young
Rick “The Bass Player” Rosas is Neil Young’s long-time bassist, but the L.A. music veteran has played on numerous albums and sessions with Joe Walsh, Willie Nelson, Johnny Rivers and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Never one to let a … more »
Band: The Faceless / Animosity
Nashville native Evan Brewer is definitely a force of nature when he slings on one of his basses and stands in front of an Ampeg amp. With bands like Animosity and Reflux in his resume, he seems to be the … more »