Bass Player Live! Returns To Los Angeles For Annual Exhibition!

Featuring Bass Player’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” Presentation to Rock Icon Chris Squire and Reggae Legend Aston “Family Man” Barrett at Key Club
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Sept. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- (Hollywood, CA; September 1, 2012) – Bass Player LIVE! is back this year to bring players, manufacturers, and artists together in an intimate environment for hands-on access to the latest instruments, equipment and instruction on playing technique and application. This year’s event will feature two-days of exhibition, live demos and clinics on October 20 and 21 at SIR Studios, and a special evening concert at Key Club on Saturday, October 20 featuring performances by Chris Squire and Aston “Family Man” Barrett, and the Bass Player LIVE! All-Star Jam hosted by Steve Bailey. To purchase tickets, visit

The evening concert will feature a “Lifetime Achievement Award” presentation to rock icon Chris Squire and reggae legend Aston “Family Man” Barrett, a musical tribute to the late Bob Babbitt & Duck Dunn, plus the annual all-star jam to conclude the evening. The exhibition/clinics are for players of all levels,

and manufacturer exhibits will showcase current basses and equipment to the bass community at large. All musicians are welcome.

"With Chris Squire, Aston 'Family Man' Barrett, Steve Bailey, Alphonso Johnson, Nathan East, Rickey Minor, Juan Alderete, David Ellefson, Frank Bello, Janek Gwizdala and others, Bass Player LIVE! 2012 has one of the strongest clinic lineups of BPL! talent ever. In addition, there are going to be a number of guest appearances - including Lee Sklar, Verdine White, Brian Bromberg, Stu Hamm, Mike Elizondo, Andrew Gouche, Gary Grainger, Tim Lefebvre; Alex Al, Dirk Lance, Jimmy Earl and more coming aboard each week. It is going to be one of our best events yet and not to be missed,” comments Joe Perry, Group Publisher of Music Player Network.

The day exhibition/clinic will take place on both Saturday, October 20 from 10am-6pm and Sunday, October 22 from 10am-4pm at SIR Studios, located at 6465 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. The phone number is (323) 462-1112. The concert will take place on Saturday evening, October 20 at Key Club, located at 9039 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Doors open at 7pm. The phone number is (310) 786-1712. To purchase tickets, visit

Chris Squire
Aston "Family Man" Barrett
Musical Tribute to the late Bob Babbitt & Duck Dunn
Bass Player LIVE! All-Star Jam hosted by Steve Bailey

Aguilar Amps, Alleva-Coppolo, Ampeg, Berklee College of Music, Carvin, Deam Markley, DR Handmade Strings, Dunlop, Epifani, Fodera Guitars, Hartke, Ibanez Basses, Kala Ukulele, Ken Smith Basses, La Bella Strings, Los Angeles Music Academy, MTD , Musician’s Institute, NS Design, RotoSound, Spector, TC Electronic, Tech 21, Warwick and more.

One-day Event Pass (Sat OR Sun): $27.50 before September 30th, $35 after September 30th

Two-day Event Pass (Sat AND Sun): $42.50 before September 30th, $55 after September 30th
BPL! Concert: $22.50 before September 30th, $30 after September 30th

Early Bird Registration: All Early Bird Registrants are entered to win a prize package that includes an Ampeg Micro-CL and an Ibanez SR Premium Bass.

Scheduled clinicians and guest appearance artists include: Chris Squire, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Alphonso Johnson, Nathan East, Rickey Minor, Steve Bailey, Marcio Mendoza, Damian Erskine, Janek Gwizdala, Juan Alderete, Jerry Watts, Phil Chen, Ralphe Armstrong, Nate Watts, Lee Sklar, Verdine White, Brian Bromberg, Stu Hamm, Mike Elizondo, Hadrien Feraud, Bobby Vega, Bunny Brunel, Evan Brewer, Andrew Gouche, Gary Grainger, Bubby Lewis, Tim Lefebvre; Alex, Al, Dirk Lance, Jimmy Earl, Bernhard Lackner, Oskar Cartaya, Russel Blake, and more.

The Music Player Network of publications for musicians performing and producing music includes Guitar Player, Bass Player,Keyboard, and Electronic Musician magazines and related websites, e-Newsletters and events. For more information please Music Player Network is a division of NewBay Media, LLC.

Saturday, October 20th
Clinic Room A: Nathan East
Clinic Room B: Damian Erskine

Clinic Room A: Rickey Minor
Clinic Room B: Alphonso Johnson

Clinic Room A: TBA
Clinic Room B: Steve Bailey

Clinic Room A: TBA
Clinic Room B: Jerry Watts with the John Daversa Big Band
Sunday, October 21st
Clinic Room A: TBA
Clinic Room B: Marco Mendoza

Clinic Room A: David Ellefson & Frank Bello
Clinic Room B: TBA

Clinic Room A: Aston "Family Man" Barrett
Clinic Room B: TBA

Clinic Room A: Chris Squire

For media requests please contact Amee Hamlin 310.696.9115 / or Kim Koury 310.497.6324 /
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