Now with over 8 years as a
professional live performer, M has an amazing attention to detail that
allows her to lock in with the drums with frightening precision. With a
hugely dynamic personality that flows through every one of her energetic
live performances, M is earning respect as a classy professional with an
infectious flair, supporting this with quality backing vocals.
After training as a Studio sound
engineer at East Birmingham College, M moved to Cambridge and focused on
the Bass where she was tutored and mentored by Fran Okaine (Grasshoppa).
Then, after moving to the Highlands of Scotland, M turned professional
when she took up an intimate entertainment residency at a beautiful
historic Highland music venue, performing to international audiences.
There M worked in different collaborations and gained experience in
production, songwriting and radio broadcast.
"Flea's (Red Hot Chilli
Peppers) philosophy of "Play every note like it's your
last!" has always rang true for me, every note I play I mean. Flea,
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) and John Entwhistle (The Who) have been a
massive influence on my choosing the bass as my first instrument. Albums
which have touched me particularly have been Iron Maiden and Killers (Iron Maiden),
Led Zeppelin III (Led Zeppelin), Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath) and Wish
You Were Here (Pink Floyd). Amongst
other influences such as AC/DC, early Metallica, The Offspring and Bob
Marley, I am partial to a small amount of happy hardcore and
The most memorable gigs I have
attended was an Iron Maiden Fan Club, Clive Burr Benefit Concert at
Shephards Bush Empire, a fantastic energy was created that evening.
Another memorable gig was Donnington 95', when Metallica took the stage
to headline everything suddenly became clear especially the sound and
what a stunning magical performance. Last but not least I was lucky
enough to attend a Zappa Plays Zappa concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall
which blew me away, the most inspirational thing I have ever attended.
I have been a lucky owner of
a Status Buzzard bass designed over many years by John Entwistle. The
bass was fantastic, it had a magical sound, but too big for little me
(John was a big man). So I had a girls version made just for me! Rob
Green from Status put the workings of the Buzzard into a Carbon Fiber
and graphite Stealth Bass! The resemblance of the sound is amazing and
is key to the Soulweaver sound, it is hugely versatile and
M uses Status Graphite Basses, a
Hartke Bass attack pedal and a Standard Boss tuner pedal.