Brendan Rothwell is an accomplished composer, bass player, and producer, who has been playing music since the age of 2. 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.
smooth-jazz.de Review of “Time On My Hands” January 2017
True greatness comes from the precision in the details. Bassist Brendan Rothwell
seems to have come out of the blue to follow this motto. With his debut album Time
On My Hands (2016) he is now in the spotlight.
Brendan performs on this album bass, keyboards, guitar and programming. Among the
supporting musical friends he rounds up are Poogie Bell and Chris Bailey (drums),
Sheldon Zandboer (synth, piano, programming), Luc Desharnais (pedal steel) and
Chris Andrew (synth, additional piano).
The album starts with the Intro (Wake the Bass)
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