Home base Coffs Harbour, New South Wales,
Occupation Full-time musician
Gigs Stereo Addicts, Ben Francis Band, sessions
Basses Ernie Ball MusicMan StingRay 4 HH, Ibanez
Rig Ashdown ABM 500 EVO III head, Ashdown
ABM 410H 4x10
Effects Zoom B3 Bass Effects and Amp Simulator,
Boss ODB-3 Bass OverDrive, Boss CS-3
Compression Sustainer, Boss NS-2 Noise
Suppressor, Boss RC-3 Loop Station, Electro-Harmonix Memory Toy, Electro-Harmonix Neo
Clone, Zoom B1
Strings D’Addario Nickel Wound (.045–.105),
Dunlop Nickel Wound (.040–.105), Ernie Ball
Heroes & inspiration Anthony Wellington, Ryan
Martinie, Dirk Lance, Victor Wooten
How did you come to play bass?
My best mate back in year 9 (I was 14)
starting learning drums and tried to
convince me to learn guitar so we could
start a band. I refused, but eventually we
arrived at a compromise, and I picked up
my first bass off eBay. I’ve been obsessed
What’s a lesson you’ve learned along the way?
Don’t put money before your art. Play with
the right musicians. Practice, practice,
What are your musical goals?
Mainly, to be fulfilled with my playing. If you
watch 30 Seconds To Mars’ “Closer to the
Edge” music video, that is where I want to
be (minus the pink mohawk). Meeting Mr.
Wooten would be nice, too.
Want to introduce yourself? Find submission
guidelines at bassplayer.com/realworld. Get
selected for The Real World and receive a set
of D’Addario EXL170 bass strings
and a T-shirt. All those who submit
will receive D’Addario’s FretBuzz