My name is mario anthony sabga & i have been a bass guitarist for quite a few years now , i am self taught & play by ear which i feel is the best way to understand & feel the music .I mainly play the music i love the most which is funk & disco, i have a great passion for slap bass with my main influences being mark king ( level 42 ) & the great louis johnson, , my fingerstyle playing is influenced by all the great funk & disco bass players most of all the late great Bernard edwards ( chic ) & the multi-talented Leon sylvers who wrote & played for such artists as shalamar & The whispers a truly great groove bass player.
One thing i have learned over the years & something i feel is very important as a bass player is to play what is best for the song & not to overplay , to lay down a solid groove the listener can lock into & feel , there will always be a chance to show off your chops but only at the right time.
I have played in bands over the years & will hit the live scene again which i look forward to, otherwise i teach & write & record bass tracks for various artists something i hope to expand on.The bass guitar is a fantastic instrument, something that has pushed my life in a certain direction which i am gratefull for, i thank everyone for visiting this website which helps me connect with so many people around the world.
Mario Anthony Sabga
Also thanks to alex carter at the bass gallery in london for all his help.
Thank you to Stuart ( Thunder fingers ) Waterman for his continuing help with all things bass.
A special thank you to Lisa kodi herman for all her love & support during the time of creating this website.