Jordan Hepburn, a bass guitarist from Edinburgh, Scotland, has published the first Solo Bass Creative works ever released by a Scottish Artist - their debut EP ‘Bass à Alba’.
Scottish Gaelic for ‘Bass from Scotland’, the self-recorded and produced collection features Scottish Traditional Music, as well cover songs of one of Scotland’s best-known singer-songwriters, composers and producers, Dougie Maclean.
Having planned to make their live Solo Bass debut at ‘The Fringe’ this year - the world’s largest arts festival in Edinburgh - their focus turned to recording in light of COVID-19.
The product of a ‘Bass Journey’ heavily inspired by Victor Wooten, they communicate their best loved Music from Scotland as solo performances on the Four-String Electric Bass Guitar.
‘Bass à Alba’ is scheduled for release (Download) on Friday 18th September 2020.
Growing up in Edinburgh, they were introduced to the guitar around the age of seven by their father Jerry Hepburn, themselves a songwriter, guitarist and bass player. During their early teens, they began playing the Bass Guitar in order to form a band with their friends, but soon discovered a strong affinity for the instrument - particularly in the pursuit of emulating the playing of the great Michael ‘Flea’ Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Re-ignited with a fresh perspective on Music heavily inspired by Victor Wooten, in 2019 they underwent somewhat of a ‘Bass Renaissance’ - determined to expand their technical bass playing repertoire and proficiency in order to unlock new levels of creative and expressive freedom.
They have explored how to play some of their best loved influential music and own original works as solo performances on the Four-String Electric Bass Guitar.
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