Andy Irvine will be appearing for the 4th consecutive year at the annual Bass Player Live event being held in Hollywood, CA. Andy will be on hand playing and greeting fans at the Warwick Booth all day during both days of the event.
For bassists it's the biggest party of the year!
A low end party of mass proportions with Bass and Amp manufacturer booths, clinics, and masterclasses with the worlds top bassists, and exciting night time concerts.
This year iconic Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler is being honored with a life time achievement award.
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In July 2013 Andy Irvine released his 3rd solo album "The Way I Like It" A complete departure from his previously released albums, it is a truly solo bass guitar feature album with a sparse and ambient production. The relaxed and easy going world music rhythms, and melodies take the listener to far away lands. His deep love of American blues and soul music are also evident and displayed throughout with warm soulful execution. All of the bass tracks we're recorded completely live with no over dubs or layering. The 11 song collection of original compositions features the sounds of his custom Warwick 12 string bass guitar on 5 songs. This unique instrument has an angelic rich tone. The other 6 songs feature Irvine's flowing melodic style on the 4 string bass guitar. Also featured is accompaniment from world renown percussionist Gumbi Ortiz, known for his work as percussionist with Al Di Meola for well over 25 years.
"I set out to record and release a bass guitar feature album with a certain and strict criteria in mind, it had to sound like music and be a relaxed enjoyable listen from the beginning of the album to the end. I composed all the music to be melody and rhythm oriented, and to be "listenable" I did not want to create an album which displays tricky and impressive techniques, more so to provide a soulful collection of songs that might transport the listener to a pleasant place of relaxation. I'm proud of the finished work, and in ways it is my best to date" -Andy Irvine
"The Way I Like It" is now being featured in regular rotation with several cuts being played on the very popular on-line bass feature radio station Bass On The Broadband which has listeners in over 100 countries.
Andy Irvine is an internationally known bassist, recognized by his driving bass grooves, huge tone, ferocious soloing, diverse song writing and producing skills. Currently residing in the high mountains of Colorado.
His vast experience in performing, touring, and studio work has gained him respect among the industry, and his bass peers. His style of performing can best be described as holding down thick fundamental support lines, ripping aggressive bass solos, and all points in between. Irvine’s influences range from funk, soul, blues, jazz, gospel and various rock styles of music. With a playful musical personality and dynamic presence on the stage, Irvine radiates with passion and love for his craft everywhere he goes.
In 2012 Andy was asked personally by FUNK icon Bootsy Collins to become a "professor" at his Funk University. Several of Andy's lessons and lectures are now part the Funk-U program, more educational segments are regularly being filmed in LA for ongoing use at Funk U.
Andy Irvine has released 3 independent solo albums, his newest - The Way I like it (2013), Diggin' That funky Blues (2012) and Soul Clap (2009). All 3 albums feature music he composed, arranged, and produced himself. He also just announced a brand new Andy Irvine apparel line available through Lathon Bass Wear, Check it out and order some funky soul bass gear today!
Andy was recently featured on the cover of the March 2013 issue of Bass Guitar Magazine, in a feature interview in the April 2013 issue, and also in Bass Player Magazine (2009) referring to him as "soloist sensation,”
Andy has conducted over 150 educational bass clinics internationally across 9 countries around the globe.
Currently Andy is working with Warwick Basses and amps, EMG, and Source Audio exclusively to host Warwick's "The Sound Of Bass" World Clinic Tour 2013.
Andy returned for the second year in a row to be a featured "professor" at Warwick's European Bass Camp event held in Markneukirchen, Germany Sept 2-7, 2013. He was an instructor at the week long camp along with an esteemed cast the worlds top bassists including: Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, Stuart Hamm, Alphonso Johnson, Lee Sklar, Steve Bailey, Jonas Hellborg, John B. Williams and more. Warwick are proud to present Bass Camp 2014.