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IAN KING - West End Bassist, A Pit Musician's Mentality

IAN KING - West End Bassist, A Pit Musician's Mentality

Update: 2018-05-07
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My Guest for this episode is Ian King, on Instagram @iankingbass, who currently holds the bass chair for the hit musical 'Hamilton' that is playing in London's Victoria Palace Theatre.

Ian is a prolific West End musician who has held bass chair on Daddy Cool, Fame, Hairspray, Sister Act, Shrek the Musical, The Book of Mormon and Dreamgirls as well as Hamilton. With all of these shows combined Ian has been working in West End pits for over twelve years straight.

As well as this Ian is well versed in other areas of live music having credits working with The Temptations, The Supremes, Sister Sledge, Ronan Keating, Huey Lewis, Paul Young, Rick Astley and Albert Lee as well as arena tours and TV credits including The Graham Norton Show and Strictly Dance Fever to name a few.

In this episode we cover topics including:
How to get in to the West End
Crucial non-musical considerations on a big show
The key relationships of a pit bass player
How to cultivate over 15 years of consistency
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IAN KING - West End Bassist, A Pit Musician's Mentality

IAN KING - West End Bassist, A Pit Musician's Mentality