London Bass Guitar Show a huge success

Wimbish-JL-LBGS-150London Bass Guitar Show a huge success

Annual U.K. fest draws thousands of bass enthusiasts

By Jon Liebman
March 10, 2015

As we’re always interested in bass happenings, no matter where in the world they may be occurring, FBPO ventured to London’s Olympia Conference Centre for the 5th annual London Bass Guitar Show, which took place March 7-8.  It was great to see old friends Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan, Lee Rocker, Doug Wimbish, Steve Lawson and Divinity Roxx, all of whom performed and/or conducted master classes, as did Jah Wobble, Ethan Farmer and Level 42’s Mark King.

Companies serving the bass community were also out in full force, hawking their wares to the estimated 2,000+ attendees.  Everyone from Cort, D’Addario, Elixir and Ernie Ball set up shop, as did Hartke, MarkBass, Rotosound, TecAmp, TC Electronic and many others.  As always, it was great hanging with Mike Pedulla, Roger Sadowsky and Aguilar’s Justin Huth, too.

We were very pleased with the traffic at the Jon Liebman booth, where hundreds of bass enthusiasts gobbled up copies of bass books, FBPO t-shirts and, of course, subscriptions to the jonliebman.com online bass instruction series.

On Saturday night, we all crowded into a tiny pub across the street, where Yolanda Charles and Federico Malaman delighted the group with plenty of ultra nasty bass grooves and dazzling displays of bass acrobatics.

We send a big shout out to Steve Harvey, Joel McIver, Sara Farmanfarmai and the entire staff at Bass Guitar Magazine for making us feel so welcome and for putting on an amazing show.  Same time next year?

Jon Liebman at the London Bass Show

Jon Liebman at the London Bass Guitar Show

Joe Hubbard

Joe Hubbard

Jon Liebman with Federico Malaman

Federico Malaman

Jon Liebman with Lee Rocker

Lee Rocker

Jon Liebman with Mark King

Mark King

Jon Liebman with Billy Sheehan

Billy Sheehan

Jon Liebman with Doug Wimbish

Doug Wimbish

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