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!
Lorenzo with three drummers : Roberto Gualdi, Maxx Furian and Stefano Bagnoli.
Jennifer Young in the studio showing off her Markbass MoMark Amplifiers!
Evan and Dana layin it down in the studio, featuring the Super Synth pedal.
Canadian Markbass artist Rich Brown playing through the Little Mark Tube 800 and New York 604 cabinets.
Maurizio Rolli solo bass tune powered by: Fbass BN5 custom - Markbass Momark LMK - Markbass "Riverbero"
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.
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!”
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.
"Markbass is the perfect choice for my sound in Hopes Die Last. A monstrous attack, clear definition and thunderous low bottom. It makes my bass literally GROWL!"
Markbass artist Paola Zadra on tour with Fedez for the Pop-Hoolista SummerTour 2015.
The Mark World Contest is a competition reserved to emerging bands organized by Mark World in collaboration with the Associazione Culturale “New sounds & beyond" and the Loft 128 club, with the patronage of the School of Popular Music of Conservatory of Pescara.
Markbass is proud to support, together with our friends at F Bass, a 6 day Ultimate Bass Camp (Mount Orford, Quebec, Canada - August 16-21) with our top-artist Michael League of Snarky Puppy.
Where you can get the accurate bass transcription of Alain' s CD Multiple Faces plus the full charts and minus bass play along tracks... and more!
Bass Multiamp Custom Presets by Markbass artist Vincenzo "VIZ" Maurogiovanni.
"Absolutely the best equipment you can get, totally inspiring! Markbass amps and cabinets are powerhouses that deliver clear, punchy and flexible tone. "
Markbass artist Pierluigi Balducci, Italian appreciated jazz electric/acoustic bassists and composer, is going to tour in South Korea with Nuevo Tango Ensamble.
Markbass Artist Oytun Ersan's long awaited, epic album is mainly based on Funk and Ethnic Jazz and presents a unique combination of East and West ethnic beats.
Edu Falaschi is to be back to Italy in June 2015 to celebrate his 25th career anniversary together with Italian fans, band line-up feat Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza on bass, Titta Tani on drums, Mysteria on keyboards and Francesco Corapi on guitar.
Markbass artist Chris Minh Doky upcoming tour with CMD & the Nomads, feat. DV Mark artist Dean Brown, George Whitty and Gary Novak.
Mohini Dey is one of the rising star inside the young bassists community, as always Markbass supports young talented players around the world!!!
Mark World will be exhibiting at the upcoming Frankfurt Musikmesse, April 15-18, introducing exciting new products for 2015. As always, we’ll have also an incredible lineup of artists perform at the show!
Markbass artist Chris Minh Doky is in the proces of composing and recording his next album “New Nordic Jazz” and to make it happen he likes to invite you to be a part of the production asking your help for pledges.
Starting on March 18, 2015 Markbass top-artist Jeff Berlin will be kicking off his weekly "Bass Tips with Jeff Berlin" web series!
Subscribe now and have first hand access to his style, technical proficiency and musicianship!
Thursday, March 12 Markbass top-artist Dominique Di Piazza will have a clinic in UK, organized by Ramsay Musical Instruments in association with Markbass.
Starting on 27th February 2015, Markbass top-artist Michael Manring will give a series of concerts and clinics in Italy, with UK guitarist Clive Carrol.