Alistair Andrews: Bass player, composer, teacher from Cape Town, South Africa.
Before I became a bass player, I started playing the violin and classical guitar when very young. Jimmy Hendrix made me switch to electric. As a teenager, I played Rock and Pop then later switched to African Music, Funk, and Fusion.
Jaco Pastorius inspired me to become a bass player. I started experimenting with multi-string basses (5, 6 and 12 string) and eventually made the 6- string fret-less my main axe.
I use Warwick bass guitars exclusively and because of them, I own some of the finest instruments in the world. They listen to the needs of the players and makes dream instruments tailored to their needs.
I now use bass Ukulele and synths a lot as well. The BOSS SY-300 guitar synth changed my life.
I used to lecture in Music Technology, part-time at the University of Cape Town for about 8 years, and now I am currently involved with the Paul Bothner Music’s Education and Music Tech wing.
I am blessed to have been working with some of the finest musicians on the planet.
Some of the people who influenced my music: My Father, Danny Andrews, Jaco Pastorius, Zakir Hussain, Winston Mankunku, Ron Carter, Chic Corea. Herby Hancock, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Yellow Jackets, Ray Brown, Stanley Clark, Markus Miller, Dave Holland, Wes Montgomery, Anthony Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Alvin Jones, , Bazil Moses, Efrain Torro, Verdine White, Eddie Gomez, Steve Gadd, Quincy Jones, James Brown, Return to Forever, Ravi Shankar & another couple of million others.
Bass player, teacher, Cape Town South Africa.