Familyman

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alireggae
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Familyman

Post by alireggae » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:37 pm

from The Wailers

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Re: Familyman

Post by Dan » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:26 pm

Yes, what about him?

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Re: Familyman

Post by Pstewart » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:02 pm

He's the bomb?
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Re: Familyman

Post by foal30 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:49 pm

He's fathered more kids than I?

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Re: Familyman

Post by Rasta_nz » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:23 pm

Heavy influence on my reggae bass playing... cool personality, really humble guy :)

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Re: Familyman

Post by alireggae » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:46 am

Rasta_nz wrote:Heavy influence on my reggae bass playing... cool personality, really humble guy :)

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I know you weren't playing with Katchafire at the time but did you catch the Wailers in '04?

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Re: Familyman

Post by Chip » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:40 am

One of the greatest reggae bass players. From the Hippy Boys through to the Upsetter band through to the Wailers, his melodic approach to reggae to me revolutionised rbass playing. Proved again that it isn't always about technique etc but about the mind that brings forth the ideas

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Re: Familyman

Post by Ara » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:33 pm

Hey Alireggae,

I was in Katchafire when we opened for The Wailers in 04 at the St James. One of the greatest nights! My bro Tere above, who is in Katchafire now was my first real Bass Teacher. Both Familyman and Tere have had a huge impact on my bass playing.
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Re: Familyman

Post by Rasta_nz » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:23 am

alireggae wrote:
I know you weren't playing with Katchafire at the time but did you catch the Wailers in '04?
Hi alireggae,

The photo with me and 'Fams' was taken at the Raggamuffin in Perth '08.

You are right, no i wasn't, i had left years earlier to attend fatherly duties... my good friend and talented bass player Ara (above) replaced me... i think i was at home that night in '04 being a daddy :)

His playing and tone is the foundations of Katchafire in their young prime, Ara gave Katchafire their distinct trademark sounding kiwi reggae vibe and musical flow, something i will admire for years. Out of respect for his input on the previous Katchafire albums, i try to stick to the original basslines but although i will never have his 'feel' for bass, i can only try and make them my own.

Familyman is a huge influence on both of our playing but you should hear some of Ara's funk and jazz tunes... amazing.

Welcome to the boards Ara.

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