This is underplaying things slightly - my dad played bass, I was surrounded by it in my first years. After he gave up playing one of the jobs my dad had was to setup Mike Oldfield's studio at Througham Slad, and then engineer for him.
I always wanted to play the P-bass in this photo whenever I saw it leant against the wall, of course I was forbidden to touch it at 5 years old!
I grew up listening to Mike Oldfield, Pierre Moerlen, Ian Dury, Peter Gabriel and The Stranglers. It was inevitable I would play bass.