About

Bass Player, Educator, Composer - based in Hampshire, UK.

I am a professional musician, composer and lecturer, specialising in the electric bass and double bass.

As a bassist, I have been fortunate to perform and record with an array of different artists. I've performed at wide variety of venues and events across the UK and overseas, from festivals and concert halls through to world-famous ships and aircraft carriers! I also compose music in a range of styles, but particularly for solo bass guitar.

Alongside teaching advanced bass players on a private basis, I am a Lecturer of Developing the Musician at the award-winning Solent University, and I am Professor of Bass at the prestigious Royal Marines School of Music. I hold both a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Music, and I am on a PhD in composition pathway. In addition, I am recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. For more information, list of appearances, biography, qualifications etc., please see below.

Greg Mudd Bass
Greg Mudd Bassist

Royal Marines School of Music

- Professor of Bass Guitar and Jazz Double Bass

- Leader of Rhythm Section and Improvisation Workshops

Based at Portsmouth Naval Base, I am the Professor of Bass Guitar at the Royal Marines Band Service (RMBS). The RMBS are quoted as being the "world’s most versatile military music organisation" and producing some of the "world's finest military musicians." Teaching within the Royal Marines School of Music (RMSoM), I instruct and mentor a mix of undergraduate and post-graduate musicians on the electric bass guitar and jazz double bass.

If you would like to read more about the RMSoM, or are you looking to become a Royal Marines Musician click on the button below the image.

Solent University

- Bass Guitar Lecturer

- Popular Music Theory Lecturer and Unit Leader

- Live Performance Techniques Lecturer

Based in the centre of Southampton (Hampshire), I am a Lecturer of Developing the Musician at Solent University.

In 2019 the university was awarded the maximum rating of five stars by QS World University Rankings for teaching, employability, internationalisation, learning environment and inclusiveness. In addition, the university has been ranked among the top 30 universities in the UK for academic support, learning community and student voice in the 2019 National Student Survey and has been awarded TEF Silver by the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework, in recognition of the University’s excellent teaching.

For full details details of units that I teach, please click here. If you are interest in studying popular music at either undergraduate or post-graduate level, please click on the button below the images.


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A Selection of Artists that Greg has performed / recorded with:

Amy Goddard

Big River Bandits

BlueState

Cornel Oprea (Duo, Trio & Quartet)

Dielle

Do It! Function Trio

Ed Hopkins Jazz Duo

Emmy-Lee

Empty Cage / True Belief

Finger of Funk

Foo Fraudsters

Francis Graves

Greg & Co. Function Band

Hazel Iris

Icarus

Igloo Music Showband

Jazz Funk Coalition

Larkhill Choral Society

Laura Bataceli Band

Licence to Ceilidh

Mark Upton 'All Stars' Jazz Quintet

Matt Morgan Jazz Bag

Matt Taylor

Mind Switch

'M'Jazz - Jazz Trio

Nicola Knight AKA 'Sertari'

Pink Champagne Jazz Quartet

Richard Abrahams (Jazz Duo / Trio / Quartet)

Richard Stickler

Ruth Theodore Band

Samantha Laurilla

Snake Oil Band

Southampton New Music Ensemble

Tamrah Aeryn

The DLB Band

The Jags

The Jazz Triangle

The Latin Flavour

The Why Notes

Winchester Piano Studios House Band

... and lots more!!!

Qualifications and Accreditations

(All original certificates available to view upon request)

  • MMus: Masters Degree in Musicology

  • PgCLTHE: Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

  • BA (Hons): Bachelor of the Arts, Music with Humanities

  • FHEA: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • PTLLS: Education & Training - Level 3 and Level 4

  • Dip.Mus: Diploma in Music

  • H.Dip: Higher Diploma in Popular Music Performance (bass)

  • C.O.T.: Care of Trainees: MOD Training Certificate

  • D.V.E.: Diploma in Vocational Education - Entertainment & Popular Music

  • City and Guilds: NVQ Level 3 - Customer Service

  • ABRSM: To post level 8 standard (Double Bass)

  • CCPA: NSPCC Certificate in Child Protection Awareness (music)

Current DBS / CRB Certificate - Enhanced Version

A Brief Biography

Seeing a Double Bass for the first time at primary school in Poole (Dorset), Greg was offered the opportunity to learn with peripatetic lessons. His classical training on Double bass began at the age of nine. Greg first played a 1/4 size Double bass, progressing to a 3/4 standard size concert bass as he matured. He undertook exams through the Royal Academy of Music with supervision and instruction of Double Bassist, Barry Glynn. Greg played in many classical groups including the Dorset and Wessex Youth Orchestras. Youth orchestra participation provided Greg with fundamental training in playing as part of musical groups, and provided valuable inspiration from playing alongside other young musicians. These experiences served him well in his early adult hood and enabled him to play Double Bass in a variety of productions such as The “Buddy Holly” Musical (Tivoli Theatre), “Basso Profundo” in the Royal Festival Hall (London) and with the Big Little Theatre Company’s performance of “The Classics” at the Bournemouth Winter Gardens, all before he turned 18.

Greg got his first electric bass guitar for his 13th Birthday. Looking back, Greg admits he would “not be playing today without this gift and the support from my parents”. Amongst his very first electric bass gigs was a jazz-fusion band at school. After successfully completing his GCSEs, Greg studied at Bournemouth College, gaining a City and Guilds in Communication and Entertainment. During this period he began to develop his abilities by playing with various amateur bands. By now, his love of the “low end” was really growing! After College, Greg’s musical tastes changed. He filled the bass slot in some progressive rock bands. One of the most challenging was learning the bass parts to play with rock covers band Mind Switch - playing anything from Iron Maiden to White Zombie!

Greg’s later resignation from Mind Switch was due to moving to Manchester, which proved to be a huge mistake (one of those life changing moments) that lead to Greg almost giving up playing completely. Thankfully, fate taking its hand returned Greg to Poole. A chance phone call from local music shop, Guitar Mania, led to Greg joining a relatively new original progressive metal band True Belief which was later renamed Empty Cage. After what seemed like years of songwriting, many free promotion gigs and recording demos, the partnership of Lee Stoten (Dead Head Records) and Lionel Hicks (Film and Record Producer) heard a demo and signed the band on a one album recording and licensing deal. This took Greg to America (Minneapolis) to record in WinterLand studios with Todd Fitzgerald (engineer for artists such as Sting and Sheryl Crow). In the USA Greg also met up with American singer-song writer Tamrah Aeryn, for whom he now plays occasionally on her visits to the UK.

Since returning from the States, Greg has completed: a Masters in Music (MMus); a dual honours Bachelor of Arts degree (BA hons); two teaching qualifications (PgCLTHE and PTLLS); a HND/HDip in Popular Music Performance; a Diploma in Music (Dip.Mus); and has become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Greg has also attended masterclasses with Todd Johnson, Reggie Hamilton, Steve Lawson, Stu Hamm, Paul Turner, Julian Crampton, and Lorenzo Feliciati. Currently, Greg performs with an array of different ensembles, from a Jazz duo & trio & quartet, a function 'power-trio' and a 7 piece function band. Greg also undertakes regular dep, recording & session work which includes a variety of multi-media composers and a range of (predominately) London based agencies. Greg is also a well-respected music lecturer who enjoys passing on his knowledge to aspiring professional musicians. Greg became the Professor of Bass Guitar for the Royal Marines Band Service in 2013 as well as Lecturer of Developing the Musician at Solent University in 2016.

Greg is happily married to Hannah, a Public Health Researcher. In January 2016, they welcomed a baby daughter to the world - Cozette - a name derived from Mozart's Opera Così fan tutte & Schönberg's Musical Les Misérables.