Andy recently returned from his Warwick "Sound Of Bass" Workshop Tour of South America, where he visited Argentina, Chile, and Peru.
All of the events he presented we're completely filled to capacity and over flowing with excited musicians and music lovers, making the leg of the world tour a home run, and effectively providing a wealth of inspiration to many.
Here are some performance highlights filmed in Lima, Peru. Andy regularly invites top regional musicians to perform with him in his workshops, and demonstrate with him, collaboration, the art of listening, and the language of musicianship through improvisation.
Shades of the FUNK conversation - Lima, Peru
Andy Irvine was recently interviewed by top bass website www.forbassplayersonly.com host Jon Liebman while in LA. Andy discussed his life long path, passion for creating music, educational goals, association with Warwick, and the "road dog" lifestyle which takes him around the entire world.
Andy Irvine's Warwick "Sound Of Bass" World Workshop Tour is back on the move full force!!
Andy recently visited Mexico City and Monterrey Mexico to present his special brand of educational and fun musicianship learning events.
The tour heads deep south of the equator in March with many workshop and concert events taking place throughout all of South America - Brazil, Argentina, Chili, and Peru.
In April and May the tour will go even lower and down under with events in multiple cities throughout Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, and The Philippines.
Coming March 2014! Andy Irvine - to release book and accompanying 60min lecture HD DVD. An autobiographical look into Irvine's 32 year journey and continuous dedication as working player, composer, and educator. For any person on a path of passion, discovery, and entrepreneurship. As told from a musicians perspective. Edited by best selling author Joel Mclver.
Please stay tuned to see all the recent news and exciting plans regarding Warwick's extensive 2014 "Sound Of Bass" interactive Workshop Tour visiting 10 counties around the world, the 2014 Warwick Bass Camp, new album releases, educational videos, tour dates and more!
Andy Irvine appeared at the 2014 NAMM show Jan 23-26 in Anaheim, CA - the massive annual musical instrument trade show where manufactures of instruments and all things music related from around the world come to unveil their new offerings for 2014.
Andy was on hand at the incredible Warwick booth giving instrument and amp demos, taking part in meet and greets along with an outstanding cast of top Warwick players, and visiting with fans everyday of the event.
The Andy Irvine Group recently blazed a red hot trail across Europe lighting audiences on fire in Germany, Belgium, France, and Austria. The 2013 Diggin That Funky Blues European Tour visited 16 cities in total. The line up of the group was in the power trio format featuring Andy Irvine leading the band and playing his own unique style of funky bass guitar, John Ohnmacht -guitar/vocals, and Marco Fuliano Drums.
Check out the video links in the media section to see the band in action delivering their hard grooving blend of blues, rock and soul music. Plans are in place and dates confirmed for a spring 2015 European Tour in support of the bands live album release featuring material recorded live across Europe.
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. Andy 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.
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