As bassist with Level 42, Mark King influenced a generation of bass players in the 1980‚s. A mainly fast, frantic, rhythmic style, he captivated audiences worldwide with his unique style of playing. Although a great finger-style player which is often overlooked, he rightly gained recognition as one of, if not the best slap style players in the world.

Recommended Listening:

Ø Level 42 - The Early Tapes

Ø Level 42 - Standing in the Light

Ø Level 42 - True Colours

Ø Level 42 ˆ A Physical Presence „Live‰


Ø Jaydee Supernatural Series 1

Ø Status Headless

Ø Alembic Mark King signature

Ø Trace Elliot Amps

Ø Ashdown King Combo


Bassist with monster 70s funk band The brothers Johnson , he layed down some of the great funk grooves played on a musicman stingray bass, a very aggresive player he also played for numerous artists of the day, one of the most influential bassists in history


Rick james, The king of Funk as he was known, a multi instrumentalist , writer & performer.,Rick layed down some of the great bass grooves which are widely sampled to this day, a great talent, very sorely missed.


Bassist with 70‚s disco band Chic, Bernard Edwards and co Chic founder Nile Rodgers formed one of the great rhythm sections. A predominantly finger style player his playing was smooth and effortless, a true master of groove bass playing. A great example of this is the Chic classic Good Times. A great bass player sadly missed.

Recommended Listening:

Ø Chic ˆ C‚est Chic

Ø Chic ˆ Chic-ism

Ø Chic ˆ Risqué


Ø 1977 Musicman Stingray

Ø Fender Jazz Bass

Ø Ampeg Amps and Cabinets


A multi talented songwriter & producer sylvers wrote & produced for numerous artists including Shalamar, The Whispers, Stacy Lattisaw & Evelyn King, he is famous for his 2 bar soul- funk basslines, a master bass player who is a big influence on my playing.