Bass Guitar Teacher in Hampshire
Welcome to PorterBass! Here you will find my portfolio of videos, music and photos, as well as information about myself as a musician, session player and bass teacher.
As a bass player living and working in the south of England, I have been lucky enough to work with many great musicians and play in some amazing places.
Growing up around the Southampton area, I was able to immerse myself in the local music scene from a young age. I have studied at the Academy of Music and Sound, Southampton Solent University and The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance in London before becoming Bass Guitar Teacher in Hampshire.
Over the last few years, I have recorded in places such as Abbey Road Studios and Mike Stock’s studio in Sussex, and have played gigs all over the country and Europe. I have worked with many original bands and artists including: Shayne Ward, The Beautiful Secret, Sarah Darling, Boundless Kings, GrooveRoom, ’til Dusk and The Inklings. You can see and hear examples of these bands on my Videos and Music page, as well as my YouTube and Soundcloud playlists – which you can find in the Contact page. You can also see many pictures from gigs and photoshoots on my Gallery page.
I play regularly with function and cover bands, which include: Great Scott, Mister Kanish, OJ’s Soul Band, Standard Street, Northern Quarter, Golden Groove and The Spitfires.
Often, I spend time in the studio as a session bass player. I am proficient at a range of musical styles – from rock, pop, funk, soul, jazz, blues, reggae, ska and metal. You can find examples of these songs and albums on my Soundcloud page.
I am an experienced bass guitar teacher in Hampshire, I teach students of all age ranges and abilities – you can find details on the Bass Guitar lessons page.