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