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A Night of Bass at WaterBear with Paul Turner of Jamiroquai  

Posted on January 10, 2024

On the 7th February, at WaterBear’s Brighton Venue, WaterBear is hosting ‘A Night of Bass’, an evening of performance, discussion, and insight based around bass-playing. The night will feature special guest Paul Turner, bass player for jazz-funk band Jamiroquai, as well as WaterBear’s own Head of Bass Aidan Hampson. There will also be an opportunity for a WaterBear student to take part in the discussion. 

Who is Paul Turner? 

Paul Turner has been the bass-player of Jamiroquai since 2005, and in that time, he has co-written and recorded multiple albums, and performed live countless times. Having worked with some of the biggest names in music, Turner is a renowned musician, and very well-respected bassist. Having worked with the likes of Annie Lennox and Brother Strut, Turner has had vast experience as a professional musician, and he will definitely have some incredibly interesting, and unique, perspectives on the music industry. Famed for his ‘up-thumb’ method of slap bass, any aspiring bassist would find Turner’s experience incredibly useful.  

Paul had this to say about the event: 

I am super excited to tell you that I’ve been invited to be the special guest at ‘A Night of Bass’. [...] I’m gonna be one of three bass players, playing a bit of bass, talking and giving some insight into my career, and just talking music.” 

Aidan Hampson, Head of Bass at WaterBear

Paul will be joined by WaterBear’s own Head of Bass, Aidan Hampson. Aidan has played all over the world, performing in a diverse range of settings from Rock to Jazz bands, classical orchestras and most things in between. Aidan’s playing has received plaudits from some world’s greatest bassists including Nathan East and Leland Sklar. He has taught bass for over twenty years, specialising in theory and technique.  

WaterBear Student Opportunities 

Along with Paul and Aidan, there is also an opportunity for one of WaterBear’s bass students to apply to be our third guest and take to the stage to perform a song of their choice to open the night. Any students interested in putting themselves forward can head over to Beebop and fill out the form, which will enable them to submit a video of them playing a song. These videos will then be put on WaterBear socials where the submission with the most votes will be selected. 

Event Details 

Students interested in attending the event can also sign up through Beebop. The event is open to the public, and those members of the public who wish to attend can reserve your place by emailing [email protected]; tickets will be £5 on-the-door. 

Please note, this event is only for those 18+. 

WaterBear – The College of Music 

WaterBear offers BA (Hons) degree and master’s courses made for today’s musicians, artists and industry professionals. Our colleges are based in the heart of Brighton and Sheffield, two amazing UK cities with incredible musical roots and heritage. We also have a range of online distance learning courses too. 

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118 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG, UK  Map

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 726230

WaterBear Sheffield, Unit 4, Gatecrasher,
49 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 4RB, UK

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- ‘Water bear’ is the common name for a Tardigrade.
- Tardigrades are micro creatures, found everywhere on earth.
- They are the most resilient creatures known.
- They can survive and adapt to their surroundings, even in outer space.
- Their resilience and ability to adapt and survive inspires us in everything we do. We love them.

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