Artist: Connor Hignett (band: Bleach)
Age: 23
From: Salford
Specialism: Bass guitarist inspired by jazz, big band, metal, hardcore and indie.
Mentor: Liam deTar, guitarist, composer, bandleader (Yaatri)
Industry support: Steve Lawsonbass player, recording artist, blogger

Soundcheck challenge: 

I wanted to write a jazz fusion song for my band, and at the same time explore how to improvise on my instrument and explore the bass guitar’s role as a lead instrument.

I included 7 and 8 string guitars in the mix to create a kind of heavy jazz, taking inspiration from artists like prog metal band Tesseract and the Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan.

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