Steve Lawson, one of the world’s most celebrated and influential solo bass artists, has joined the Markbass roster of endorsing artists. The bassist, who currently resides in Birmingham, UK, had been previously using the AS 602 powered loudspeakers by Markaudio.
“For the last few years, I haven’t owned a bass amp, having been unable to find something that combined the bass-friendly qualities I needed with the clarity of a PA,” he explains. “That all changed when I first heard the Combo 121 Lite—the clarity, power and intuitive tone-shaping add up to them being the finest bass amps I’ve ever played through. That I can get all of that tone and volume in such a compact lightweight package is nothing short of astonishing!”
Steve has released ten acclaimed solo albums, and has performed with Michael Manring, Howard Jones, Jez Carr, Theo Travis, Lawson/Dodds/Wood, Lobelia and many others. As founder of The Recycle Collective, he has performed alongside many of the leading lights of the UK jazz and improvised music scene, including Leo Abrahams, Cleveland Watkiss, BJ Cole, Orphy Robinson and Seb Rochford, legendary American violinist Todd Reynolds and Royal Opera mezzo-soprano Andrea Hazell.
Steve’s current album is “Believe in Peace,” and he is also promoting a new, remastered release of “11 Reasons Why 3 is Greater Than Everything.” Upcoming releases will include duo recordings with Mike Outram, Daniel Berkman and Michael Manring.
Markbass is proud to welcome Steve to the family!
New video from the Koi live session @ Casa del Jazz-Rome on Accordo.it : "Narada"
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Here the full version of "Light behind the Music", the new video from Markbass artist Alfredo Paixao. "Both music and photography are among my greatest passions ... these arts need light to bring out our soul and thanks to Markbass (and Nikon) the world can hear and see my soul." Alfredo Paixao http://www.markbass.it/artist_detail.php?id=40 Video shooting/editing by Alessandro Petrini www.alessandropetrini.com
In this in-depth video interview by Luca Angelici for "Bass Your Life" Markbass artist Mario Guarini shows us his setup!!!
Italian metal bassist and Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza plays his original composition "One Step".
Here we are guys! Marco said "I WANT YOU" for Markbass 15th Anniversary and you showed us your enthusiasm for his call! Thank you so much!
Edu Falaschi is about to start his new tour in Italy on February 2016, band line-up feat. Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza on bass, David Folchitto on drums, Mysteria on keyboards and Michele Vioni on guitar.
This contest will give one unsigned band the chance to perform on stage at FLOODfest in Austin, TX, plus win $5000 cash as well as thousands of dollars in gear and prizes.
This video shows how Marco's ideas become real–from his mind to your stage–and the great passion that everyday feeds our work to make products satisfying musicians worldwide.
If you're going to be the upcoming winter NAMM show in Anaheim (January 21-24), please visit us at our booth (Hall C, #4778) to see our exciting Markbass and DV Mark new products for 2016! Plus—as always—we'll have an incredible lineup of artists showing them and performing at our booth!
Markbass top-artist Jeff Berlin launched his PledgeMusic campaign to fund, record and release his next CD, “Jeff Berlin plays Jack Bruce: Songs for a Wailer!”
Thanks to every customer who have played a part in our first FIFTHEEN YEARS of SUCCESS... it's thanks to you that the dream continues!
We're happy to sponsor the "Elettrika vs Batterika" event, that will be held in Rome on December, 12 and 13.
The 4th Bari Bass Day will take place on 6th December in Bari (Italy). We are proud to sponsor this event, feat workshop of Markbass top-artist Dominique Di Piazza and Markbass prizes for the BariBassContest.
If you will be attending the upcoming NAMM show, celebrate with us this important milestone!
Following the excellent feedback received last May and June, Markbass artist Mario Guarini is about to start his winter Masterclass Tour "Come diventare un Musicista migliore", around the Italian music schools.
Mark World will be at 40th edition of SHG (Second Hand Guitar), that will be held on November 15, 2015 at Hotel Quark in Milano.
On November 6th 2015, Markbass top-artist Hadrien Feraud will play with his own band at SZEGED JAZZ DAYS in Hungary.
Markbass top-artist Alain Caron back on tour in Europe with his band, feat. DV Mark artist Pierre Cotè on guitar, John Roney on keyboards and Damien Schmitt on drums.
Alain will present his latest album "Multiple Faces".
14th and 15th October 2015.
Markbass top-artist Richard Bona will have two concerts in France with his band, featuring DV Mark artist Ciro Manna on guitar.
An ALL-METAL-STARS amazing project which will blow you away!
New York-based Markbass artist Marco Panascia will be playing a series of concerts in London and Italy during the month of October.
Marco also will be presenting a bass clinic in Piacenza (Italy) at the Milestone School of Music, on October 17.
Musikhaus Thomann presents the 4th Bass Day, that will take place on 17th October in Germany!
We are proud to sponsor this event, feat workshop of Markbass top-artists Hadrien Feraud and Dominique Di Piazza.
Markbass is proud to support, together with our friends at ZON basses, the "Solo Bass and Beyond" master class of our top-artist Michael Manring, that will be held at Berklee Bass Dept. on October 7, 2015.
Markbass top-artist Richard Bona upcoming concert at "Rock in Rio" festival and clinics in Rio and in São Paulo.
Markbass top-artist Michael League and his band Snarky Puppy are ready to start their massive 2 1/2-month tour that will take them through the US, Canada, Japan, UK, continental Europe, Turkey and South America, before to return to the states for several shows.
We are proud to be a partner of the Dresdner Drum Bass Festival, that will take place on September 19 in Dresden, Germany.
Featured artists include Markbass Artist CHRIS MINH DOKY.
Bassist and multi-instrumentalist Evan Marien has released his latest solo album, Artifacts.
From 10th to 26th September, Markbass artist Mario Guarini will have a series of concerts at Foro Italico in Rome, with Baglioni and Morandi "Capitani Coraggiosi" tour.
Reggie Washington is about to start an European Tour to support his third CD entitled "RAINBOW SHADOW – A Tribute to Jef Lee Johnson".
September 2015, Italian bass shredder and Markbass Artist Dino Fiorenza will embark on a clinic tour in China & Hong Kong.
Tuesday 14 July, Markbass artist Lorenzo Feliciati will play at Goethe-Institut Portugal with TWINSCAPES, his electric bass duo project with Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), accompanied on drums by Roberto Gualdi as special guest.
Markbass top-artist Alain Caron will be in tour in Italy, with DV Mark artist Ciro Manna on guitar, Michele Di Toro on piano/keyboards and Claudio Romano on drums.
Thanks to the collaboration between Markbass and the art director of "Settimana Mozartiana" Ettore Pellegrino - organized by Comune di Chieti - Richard Bona will perform in Chieti on July 14th 2015.
Italian Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza shares his acoustic bass tecnique expertise in a new Italian-language instructional book/dvd called "Manuale di basso percussivo", published in Italy by fingerpicking.net.