The A List Band of London's Top Session Musicians

Nick Cohen

Is primarily known as a bass-player which is how he has earned the bulk of his living for the past 15 years. Over this period, He has worked alongside a varied range of artists, involving different musical styles in many settings.

• He has been doing a lot of programming work, creating backing sequences for artists such as Anastacia and Tom Jones for use in their live shows.

• Matt Bianco for who he has promoted the new album (Hi Fi Bossa Nova) in the far east (including a week playing Japan's Billboard clubs) and all over Europe, Eastern Europe including Georgia and Poland and one off trip to Lebanon.

• Japanese artist M-Swift will have a European release of his "Evening Sun" album coming out soon (I played bass on and co-produced this record). His "24 Carat Black" album, on which I also recorded 8 tracks, is out now.

• Japanese DJ, Kay Nakayama, and legendary Casiopea drummer, Akira Jimbo, is nearly finished. Project mixed in Tokyo.

• Joey Negro's Sunburst Band for whom he is not playing bass but controlling the sequencer and playing interactively using Ableton Live, notably for some shows at the Garden Festival in Croatia and 2 great shows at London's Ronnie Scott's, Manchester, London, Dubai, Bulgaria...

His personnal involvement into projects and writing:

•Nick has been involved in a label project with another partner and, for 6 years, successfully ran a small independent, ‘Smugg Records', releasing a small but impressive catalogue of singles and albums across Europe

• Founder member of the electronica improvisation group The Bays of which I was a part for 3 years.

• Long-term association with guitarist Tony Rémy and has consistently featured on recordings on his          label (Alltone Records and the newly launched 'Tonic') and in his live bands.

• In Dec 2006, he put together L!STEN . It is aimed at bringing together musicians and helping to help themselves.

• As an active writer, he has always tried to develop his writing alongside his playing: he has written for a small dance company and for independent films, co-written tracks with singer/songwriters and have done a handful of commissioned work for advertising, corporate and the like.

•Nick writes and producse library music and teaches on a degree course at University of Westminster.
And he is an endorser of Mark Bass bass amplification equipment and Galli guitar strings.

Matt Bianco, Massive Attack, Don Blackman, Tony Allen, Hamish Stuart, Eurythmics, Pee Wee Ellis, Roy Ayers, Tom Jones, Anastacia, Eric Roberson, Zila, M-People, Monday Michuru, Jason Rebello.

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