Bass

Chris Frazier

Chris started playing guitar at the age of 14 and switched to bass a year later.

He attended the Academy of Guitar run by Don Andrews and was taught by guitarists Roy Plummer & Peter Toohey. Having switched to bass at the age of 15 and being exposed to the likes of Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin and Miles Davis, he continued into exploring and studying major Bass influences such as Charles Mingus, Ralphe Armstrong, Alphonso Johnson, Stanley Clarke and Jaco Pastorious.

Chris has played many styles ranging from Rock, Rock ‘n‘ Roll, R’n’B, Soul, Jazz, Latin & Pop. Throughout his career he has enjoyed playing with a variety of artists and groups such as :-

  • Tony Barnard Quartet,
  • Bruce Mathiske Quartet and Quintet,
  • Bill Risby Trio,
  • Luis Carlos Cunha Band,
  • Big Spirit featuring Matt Hanley and
  • a special reformed version of Max Merritt and the Meteors, with Mark Kennedy on Drums.

Chris always strives to be cohesive within a musical environment, whatever style, shape or direction it may take. The Hung Drawn Quartet, is a great vehicle for Chris to fully realise his composition and arranging skills.

Overland

By: triplet - Release Date : 2013-02-28

Hung Drawn Quartet plays jazz
Chris Frazier playing bass at the Church Cafe