I am known as "BISCUIT" and I am a self-taught bass guitarist of some 19 years now. I play 5 and 6 string Spector basses exclusively, and have used them all with many bands during live and recording work over the years. I am predominantly a "Solo" artist these days, but will play with any musicians if the circumstances are right.
I am an endorsee/Artist for SPECTOR bass guitars and also an Endorsee/ambassador for HARTKE bass amplification systems. All of the above recognitions I am very proud of, and to be recognized by the likes of Spector and Hartke is very flattering indeed and I thank them all for their friendship and support.
I am currently working on material for my second solo album, which is keeping me busy at the moment. Having said that... If anyone out there should require some "Biscuitised" bass on their projects, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
My influences are so varied, that there is not enough room here to list them all, but in the world of Bass, my top 4 are Jaco Pastorius, Billy Sheehan, John Myung and Mike Inez.
Bands and Artists are way too numerous, but I would say my biggest influences are from the world of rock, with the likes of... Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Journey, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy and more recently, and probably the best of all are, Dream Theater. I am a big lover of grunge too, so Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam are up there in a very big way.
Having said that, I love the great jazz, blues and soul artists too (i.e. JACO, Stu Hamm, Marcus Miller and the like). If you would like to get deeper, then drop me a line and I will be glad to give you the full range.
I use Spector Bass guitars exclusively, and my main weapons these days, are a 5 string Euro LX Custom fretless and a 6 String Euro LX both fitted with two EMG Soapbar pick ups, and my basses are only ever laid with Rotosound strings.... Roundwound Jazz bass 77's on the custom fretless, and Swing Bass 66's on the 6 string.
I use Hartke Amplification exclusively also, which includes a HA5500 head and two-4x10 XL cabs. I also use a Hartke "Bass attack pedal/DI box, and a Harke HS 1200 1X15 kickback combo for home practice and teaching.
I also use a BOSS GT-6B bass effects processor, which is really being put through its paces at the moment.... Great tool!!!
I use KLOTZ cables, and also for live work, an Audio Technica wireless system. Visit online:www.myspace.com/biscuitandbass4