Finally a new jammin’ video! My Rob Allen Guitars MB-2 bass is one of my favorite basses! The last couple of years I have played a lot of Ubass. (see playubass.com for more about these instruments). Although I really love the Ubass I also absolutely love playing my Rob Allen too. (You can read more about my Rob Allen Bass blog posts here)
Fretless bass has always had a big part in my bass playing and I almost always bring at least one fretless bass to every gig! Sometimes fretless basses is all I bring! See this post at playubass.com
This time I’m featuring the Rob Allen MB-2 with some swedish contemporary folk music. Björkhalling is composed by my friend Simon Stålspets. We used to go to Music University together back in the early 90’s! Recently we have started to hang again and play some music. Super great!
Simon is truly a multi instrumentalist and plays a lot of different instruments in the group Stockholm-Lisboa Project. As the name implies there is a nice mixture between Swedish and Portuguese folk music made in this group. You can read more about them on here!
Their latest CD, Aurora, was released in 2012 and when I listened through it the first time I was hooked! Great Music with even greater musicians is of course the best match! One of the songs I immediately liked was Simons Björkhalling! I started to jam to the song, figuring out the melody. After awhile I came up with the melody/bass part version you can hear in the video. (BTW I have permission from Simon and the band to post my version on YT!)
Hope you like what I’ve done and that you also get hooked on Swedish (and of course Portuguese) folk Music and Stockholm-Lisboa Project, I sure am!