Dave Swift – Playing With The Legends!
This week Ellen O’Reilly is sitting down to talk bass with a UK session bass player who has played with literally every famous musical act you can think of.
As bass player for Jools Holland and all his many TV shows here in the UK over a period of 30 years, Dave has been fortunate to play with hundreds and hundreds of brilliant artists including everyone from Al Jarreau to Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Chaka Khan and the list just goes on and on and on.
In this interview Dave gives us an incredible insight into the requirements for playing with such a diverse array of artists while under the pressures of live television and recording. He also talks at length about the steps he took during his long professional career that eventually led to securing such a great gig.