Star-studded gathering will be the bass hang to beat all bass hangs!
Story by Jon Liebman | August 7, 2014
Warwick’s “Open Day” is shaping up to be one of the biggest — and most exciting — events ever for bass players and bass enthusiasts. The gathering, to be held September 6 on the Framus & Warwick campus in Markneukirchen, Germany, promises to be an unforgettable day of concerts, meet-and-greets, factory tours and more, not to mention a killer barbecue (complete with a Jägermeister truck!), bass shopping and rubbing shoulders with some of the best bass players in the world!
The list of participants includes:
Chuck Rainey, Robert Trujillo, Chris Hargreaves, Yolanda Charles, Teresa Morini, Bill Banwill, Jack Stevens, Simon Little, Scott Devine, Steve Lawson, Mike Flynn, David Guest, Richard Boucher, Andrew Levy, Kern Brantley, Colin Edwin Balch, Neil Murray, Guy Pratt, Kai Eckhardt, Scott Reeder, Nick Schendzielos, Divinity Roxx, Josh Paul, T.M. Stevens, Andy Calder, Stevie Salas, Ralphe Armstrong, Mark Michell, Regi Wooten, Dave Roe, Johny Cow, Ryan Martinie, William Duval, John Cowan, Jonas Hellborg, Evan Brewer, Norwood Fisher, Bakithi Kumalo, Jasmine Cain, Chela Harper, Pascal Mulot, Laurent Fournier, Just Wody, Antonella Mazza, Phillipe Gonnand, Jeroen Paul Thesseling, Robin Zielhorst, Udo Pannekeet, Mats “Mappe” Björkman, Felix Pastorius, Nico Elgstrand, Dick Lövgren, Lorenzo Feliciati, Wojtek Pilichowski, Günther Gebauer, Ralf Gauck, Igor Saavedra, Benjamin Jud, Markus Kössler, Oliver Schmidt, Frank Itt, Peter Sonntag, Phillip Humburg, Dean Mark, Neil Taylor, Charles Sabo, Phil Chen, Emma Anzai, Zhang Ling, Lars Lehmann, Andy Irvine, Stuart Hamm, Victor Wooten, John B. Williams, Bobby Vega, Steve Bailey, Hellmut Hattler, Wolfgang Schmid, Alphonso Johnson, Adam Nitti, Gary Willis, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Kevin Brandino, Chester Thompson, David Ellefson, Nik West and Phil X.
Topping it all off is a not-to-missed performance of Mass Mental, with founder (and Metallica bassist) Robert Trujillo, Clive “Benji” Webbe of Dub War fame and Warwick artist Armand Sabal-Lecco, who has performed with Paul Simon and Sting, among others.
To register for the factory tours, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. FBPO will be there, too! If you go, please find us and say hello!