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Bass players you didn't know were bass players

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On 18/05/2020 at 15:18, Cestrian said:

I'll kick it off.  I always assumed Julian Cope was purely a vocalist and was aware that James Eller played bass through most of the solo work.  I saw an old Teardrop Explodes video recently and there was Copey playing the bass.  Further research revealed he was the bass player in The Crucial Three.  Anyone else surprised to discover someone started out as a bassist?

 

https://www.flyguitars.com/interviews/JulianCope.php

 

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1 hour ago, TrevorR said:

And didn't film critic Mark Kermode play bass for Danny Baker's short lived late night chat show?

 

 

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8 hours ago, ubit said:

Jason Mamoa

 

 

He must be absolutely massive for that T bird to be so small on him!

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1 hour ago, TrevorR said:

Geeky actor Michael Cera...

Michael Cera plays House of Blues — really - Las Vegas Weekly

Cera flew the flag in the fantastic Scott Pilgrim Vs the World. Is there another movie out there with a Bass Battle?

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If we're getting proper esoteric, professional cyclists Daniel Oss & Jack Bauer both play bass.

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Token from South Park

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3 hours ago, Jean-Luc Pickguard said:

Penn Jillette plays bass

He’s quite an accomplished jazzer these days I think. 
Back in the 80s:

 

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I think Kevin McCloud from Channel 4’s Grand Designs was / is a bassist.

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Posted (edited)

Ian Anderson.  Following John Glascock falling ill (and sadly dying a little while later) with heart problems,  Anderson took over bass duties for the recording of the Stormwatch album.  Mind you, there's not much with either strings or a blow hole that he can't play. And he didn't just go through the motions - some of the bass work is hard driving verging on funky.

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59 minutes ago, casapete said:

I think Kevin McCloud from Channel 4’s Grand Designs was / is a bassist.

Yes when he’s not having housing estate projects fall apart. I recall one episode where he was sitting on a porch with an acoustic bass 

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1 hour ago, casapete said:

I think Kevin McCloud from Channel 4’s Grand Designs was / is a bassist.

And a genuinely nice bloke to boot. I had the pleasure of is company for a short while a few years ago as part of a project I was involved in with 20 kids with a range of disabilities. He promised to come back and find us after the event and was true to his word and took time to talk to each and every one of them. Quite a day that was, Stirling Moss, another true gentleman also took a lot of time to talk to the kids.

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6 hours ago, EssentialTension said:

See my avatar.

Saved me from posting that picture of him!

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Stuart Goddard played bass in Bazooka Joe before becoming Adam Ant.

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That's a brilliant song, creases me up every time I hear it.  How she kept a straight face while singing is anyone's guess.

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Has anyone seen the biff byford vids on fb? 
looks like he’s playing on of those peavey milestone basses whilst singing and accompanying his son. 

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Mike Portnoy has been doing a lot of solo multi-instrumental stuff on facebook during the lockdown. 4 AND 5 string basses involved.

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