Markbass artist Simon Fitzpatrick is about to embark on a clinic + meet&greet tour in Italy, organized in collaboration with our friends at D'Orazio Strings and Il Paese della Musica.
Here the details:
Jan 19 - Casa del Batterista (FC)
Jan 20 - Casa del Batterista - San'tElia a Pianisi (CB)
Jan 21 - Musicart - Roccasecca (FR)
Jan 22 - Paese della Musica - Pescara
Jan 23 - Paese della Musica - Castel di Sangro (AQ)
Jan 24 - Luna Music Center - Sassano (SA)
Jan 25 - Casa del Batterista - Pescina (AQ)
Jan 26 - Casa del Batterista - Cagliari
Jan 27 - Paese della Musica - Gavoi (NU)
Jan 28 - Paese della Musica - Olbia (SS)
Simon Fitzpatrick is a London-based bass guitar and chapman stick player. Whilst currently being a regular member of Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy band Simon has also toured globally with other artists such as Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Kee Marcello (Europe), Michael Hill (Michael Hill’s Blues Mob), Robbie Boyd, John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen, Symphony X), Dave Bainbridge (Iona), Paul Bielatowicz (Neal Morse) and Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow).
In 2013 he released his debut solo bass guitar album “Reflections” which features many bass only arrangements of well known classics as well as original compositions.
This was followed in 2016 with his second album “The Planets Suite”, which sees the Holst masterpiece reimagined with an orchestra of bass.
“I’ve been playing Markbass amps for years due to the great sound and the fact that they’re so light weight." - says Simon - "They have the punchiness and power to cut through in any gig but also have the clarity and range that I need when performing solo bass guitar."
I've been working on a killer bass amp with Marco De Virgiliis and his team in Pescara, Italy. Hung out with them this past June and went over EVERYTHING to make sure we got this just right...woofers, tweeters, EQ. I think you're gonna love it. Check this out. MM