In today’s podcast we track down The Divine Comedy bassist Simon Little.
There’s nothing like keeping busy, and Simon Little's schedule is enough to make most musicians green with envy. As a modern-day session player, his CV includes live and studio work with The Divine Comedy, Clare Teal, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Maggie Reilly, Jamie Cullum and Newton Faulkner, to name but a few. A dynamo on both upright and electric, Simon is called upon to handle everything from singer-songwriter duties to writing and production sessions, while still keeping a session foot in the worlds of folk and jazz.
In this episode you're going to learn:
About Simon’s classical training at the Guildhall School of Music
How he made the switch from the double bass to the bass guitar
About his first gig with the Divine Comedy (supporting David Bowie!)
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