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Steve Lawson

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    Birmingham, UK
  1. A few pieces for those of an ambient persuasion

    ...my brother still lives there so I borrow his residents parking permit
  2. A few pieces for those of an ambient persuasion

    ...I left Berwick long before I had any notion of an audience! But I still go back often - such a beautiful part of the world, and an amazing place to make music...!
  3. London bass guitar show 2018

    shortlist? or in the style of The Good Place, shirtlist
  4. Steve Lawson in Birmingham, Feb 25th!

    Hey all, Sorry for the late notice - promo has been a little lax on this gig! I'm playing in Birmingham this Sunday, with a project that I really love - Illuminated Loops is me plus visual artist Poppy Porter - she's has synaesthetic superpowers, which means she sees sound. So as I play, she draws what she sees... it's pretty trippy, and a whole lot of fun, and there'll be Q&A for anyone whose going 'WTF?' after seeing it tickets and details are at http://music.stevelawson.net/merch/illuminated-loops-live-in-birmingham-advance-ticket and the FB event page (if you want to help out by sharing it around, which would be MASSIVELY appreciated ) is at https://www.facebook.com/events/409769609473669/ Hope to see some of you there (if you're coming into Brum for the British Guitar Show, this'll be the perfect antidote to shredlandia Steve www.stevelawson.net
  5. London bass guitar show 2018

    The SBL room line-up would be worth the ticket price on its own! Holy stinky poo, Willis, Linder and RICH BROWN! That's nuts. However, anyone who misses either of my sessions in order to got to stuff in the SBL room is on my shitlist
  6. London bass guitar show 2018

    Yup, will definitely have USB Sticks available over the weekend! Or check out the subscription offer at http://stevelawson.bandcamp.com/subscribe - same cost, slightly different set of material (if you subscribe before the show, come see me at the show and get the USB Stick half price )
  7. London bass guitar show 2018

    indeed I will. I'll be around the whole time - looking forward to catching up with many of you
  8. London bass guitar show 2018

    *cough* 😉🙂🤘
  9. London bass guitar show 2018

    I'll be there, both days. Very much looking forward to it ???
  10. New Bass! New Bass! Check it out here:)

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    2. Steve Lawson

      Steve Lawson

      It's gorgeous! :) They've got a few in at Bass Direct if you're anywhere close. Here's a video on FB: (though if you can make it to my gig in Birmingham on Sunday, you'll get to see it up close :)


    3. charic


      I saw it in the calendar! I can't make it unfortunately :(

      Bass direct might need to happen though, need to test a helix while I'm at it

    4. dood


      I saw the video earlier @Steve Lawson :) It sounds sweet!!! 

  11. SE Bass Bash 2017 - with Steve Lawson and Davey Rimmer

    [quote name='NancyJohnson' timestamp='1506702554' post='3380564'] With Japan, it was very much a case of diminishing returns...I adored them early on but the longer it went on, the less engaged I felt. I profess more of a connection with Mick Karn than the aforementioned Mr Batt, but I did connect big time with his [i]Gone To Earth[/i], I've lost count of the times it's been on at home...he has the ability to create an immense soundscape, which isn't to say his brother, Richard or Mick don't have an immense extracurricular back catalogue. [/quote] Yup, I love so much of Mick's solo work and Polytown. I played on an album with Steve Jansen a few years back, but we didn't get to meet
  12. SE Bass Bash 2017 - with Steve Lawson and Davey Rimmer

    [quote name='NancyJohnson' timestamp='1506587076' post='3379679'] Just to weigh in here, it was a good day. I have to say, I enjoyed the Steve Lawson event immensely and profess I'd never even heard a note of his before the day; musically it reminded me a lot (and I'm uncertain whether this is a good or bad thin to say!) of David Sylvian's [i]Gone To Earth, Flux and Mutability, Approaching Silence[/i] material. I will be investigating more. [/quote] Hi Nancy! Those three records are all big influences on my music - very well spotted! If you delve into my back catalogue you find a couple of collaborators that David Sylvian and I share (BJ Cole & Theo Travis) and a lot more music that incorporates in some obvious and some less obvious ways his influence
  13. MOD Duo...

    With Eventide, you get Eventide's patches - that's the very big up and considerable down side of the H9. Eventide's processing is astounding, and they have a number of signature sounds that I covet a lot every time I play with Julie Slick. That said, the MOD does WAY WAY more than the H9 in terms of simultaneous processing, and the scope of the things it'll do (it's also a synth, so you could hook it up to a MIDI keyboard and have a whole synth rack in there too - would be amazing to see someone do that for synth bass parts on a covers gig...) Ideally, I'd like to have both, but choosing between the two, I'd go MOD...
  14. MOD Duo...

    A few people had questions at the end about the processor I was using at the South East Bass Bash... It's called the MOD Duo, and you can find out more about it at [url="http://www.moddevices.com"]http://www.moddevices.com[/url] - if you want to hear a little of what it can do, without me using any of the other pedals or Kaoss Pads or anything, I did this little demo of one of the patches I programmed for it last week - everything here is done in the Duo - the looping, the ambient sounds, everything... The only other piece of sound-altering tech in the signal path is the Jule Monique (which also attracted a fair bit of interest on Saturday ) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXO1x5Cdh6Q[/media] Enjoy!
  15. SE Bass Bash 2017 - with Steve Lawson and Davey Rimmer

    Morning all! Thanks for the lovely feedback. It was a real treat to spend the day with you all - amazing to see so many esoteric instruments around! I loved Davey's talk too, though missed the 2nd half gathering up all the toys I needed for my own session. For those who heard me there for the first time, the rest of the investigation starts at http://music.stevelawson.net (the USB Stick and the subscription are the best value, by miles ) and my Rick Turner Renaissance bass is still for sale, with three people currently checking their bank balances... first come first served. £700 OBO hope to see you all again soon! Massive thanks to the organisers for putting on such a fabulous event!