Arindam Chaudhuri

Bass Guitars


"Music has been central in our family over many generations. I grew up playing tuba and tenor sax in my school band playing military, choral and big band music; away from this I was listening to Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy and Yes before a chance listening to Weather Report, followed by the likes of Miles Davis, Tribal Tech, Chick Corea and the Pat Metheny Group, completed changed how I listened to music and how I appreciated the interaction between instruments. The lower frequencies always appealed and therefore made for a natural transition to playing bass guitar after school."

"I then started playing bass guitar (my first bass cost less than a tenner!) in college bands including songs by Deep Purple, Jethro Tull and Black Sabbath, later also including stints in local jazz bands incorporating jazz-fusion and Latin jazz, and also new-age folk and pop. My influences include Anthony Jackson, Jimmy Haslip, Darryl Jones and Jaco Pastorius, for example - too many to name."

And what about future goals?

"I am excited about getting back into the discipline of playing heavy metal bass, re-exploring the basslines of many of the great metal bassists, and playing with a group of seasoned musicians who have composed some really interesting original music. I am also exploring altered/extended range tunings with this band and bringing a different bass sound and style to blend with the rest of the instruments and musical approach."

Live Rig

Dingwall basses, Genzler amplifiers and Vanderkley speakers; D'Addario and Payson strings; Origin Effects, Source Audio and MXR pedals, Evidence Audio cables.

Bottom Line

"The bass sits at the intersection of melody, harmony and rhythm; that is where I like to be for any form of music!"