Steve Lawson’s otherworldly cinematic soundscapes, improvised live with nothing but a bass guitar, a MIDI controller and a bewildering array of pedals have helped make him the most celebrated solo bassist in the UK. Through touring the world as solo artist, sideman and clinician/educator, and across a staggering 45 solo and collaborative releases in the last 17 years, Lawson has built a large following for his particular brand of melodic ambient electronica.
He is also one of the most respected bass guitar tutors in the UK, after 25 years of teaching, having given hundreds of masterclasses in colleges, universities, music events and conferences. He is currently a PhD Candidate at Leeds Beckett University, exploring the audience experience of improvised music.
Recent collaborators, both live and in the studio include Divinity Roxx, Beardyman, Reeves Gabrels, Jason Cooper (The Cure), Andy Gangadeen, Jon Thorne (Lamb), Rob Turner (GoGo Penguin), Jem Godfrey (Frost*), Tanya Donelly, Briana Corrigan, Mark Kelly (Marillion), Roy Dodds (Fairground Attraction) and more….No less a luminary than Victor Wooten once commented ‘Steve Lawson is a brilliant musician. I’ve known about him and listened to him for many years. He may not be one of the most famous bassists but he is definitely one of the most talented’.