Brendan Rothwell is an accomplished composer, bass player, and producer. As a young child, he slept under the piano as his Mom accompanied other professional musicians. At the age of 6, Brendan gained a choral scholarship to the Song School of York Minster (UK) and his formal education in music began.
“Tutu”, the 1986 album from Miles Davis, was the driving force and as Brendan describes it “a trigger” for his choice to play the bass. The technique, impact and feeling that the great Marcus Miller demonstrated on this album with his own musical mentor, was enough to solidify the decision for Brendan that the bass was his instrumental calling.
Brendan believes in bucking the trend of the bass being in the background, preferring to optimize the tone, scale, feeling and musicality of the instrument. His playing demonstrates meaning and depth, and reaction to his music often reflects astonishment from the listener in the capability of the bass.