Sexy as Fire? Female Bass Guitarists
I cannot think of something more sexier than female bass players. The whole concept of women playing bass guitars is a way of encouraging women’s empowerment. Truth to be told, the guitar is a masculine vibes giving musical instrument.
For decades, it was stereotypically established that women should only play feminine vibes giving musical instruments such as violin or piano. But slowly the world has started to change, and these stereotypes started to fade away more or less.
Now, there are amazing female guitarists literally ruling the world. Among them, there are some kickass female bass players as well are gaining a huge fanbase with their talent. Today’s article is focused on them. Today we are going to list down some of the female bass players with some information about them. Let’s get started.
Tal Wilkenfeld is a 34 year old Australian bassist born on 2nd December, 1986. Besides playing bass, she is also a singer and writes songs. Her career started with collaborating with various talented artists like Jeff Beck, Prince, Eric Clapton, Herbie Hancock, and Mick Jagger. I personally fall in love with her eyes.
In the year 2007, her professional bass playing career started when she joined Chick Corea group when she was selected in the 2007 Australia tour. Along with many artists she mesmerized a crowd of over 40, 000 people on the tour.
Carol Kaye is an 86 year old American bassist born on 24th March 1935. She is one of the most iconic female bassists in the rock and pop industry. In her entire 50 years career, she has made a wholesome of 10,000 successful recordings. In her early days, she used to play bass.
After that, she became a guitar instructor and started to play regularly in the Los Angeles Jazz and Big Band Circuit. Her professional career started in 1957 with the hands of the producers Phil Sector and Brian Wilson under Gold Star Studios.
Tina Weymouth is a 70 year old, and one of the classy and talented female American bassists. She was born on 22nd November, 1950. She is mainly popular as a founding member and bassist of some remarkable musical groups like the ‘New Wave’ group ‘Talking Heads’ and it’s side project Tom Tom Club.
She successfully handled this project along with her husband and drummer from the Talking Heads group Chris Frantz. Her great achievement was when she was included into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of ‘Talking Heads’ in 2002.
This queen is the queen of jazz and one of the best female bassists. This 36 year old American genius was born on 18th October, 1984. Her talents and determination surprises me to the next level. She was originally born in Portland, Oregon. When she was only 5 years old she began her musical journey as a violinist in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon.
She self taught herself other instruments like bass and guitars. Her strong love and dedication for music gave her academic scholarships to Portland State University and the Berklee College of Music. She attended both the institutions where her core subject was music. Her biggest achievements in her career are 4 Grammy Awards, 1 Boston Music Award, and a Soul Train Music Award.
Kim Gordon is one of the free spirits. To pursue her dreams, she reached milestones. This 68 years old American singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist was born on 28th April, 1953. She graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
Art was her primary interest. And to pursue art, she moved to New York. But later on her track changed. She formed the band Sonic Youth with Thurston Moore. Later on she and Moore got married and together the couple released a total of six albums and nine studios. Kim was also a part of the musical project ‘Free Kitten’.
This was the list of top 5 female bass players that I find immensely interesting. These women not only reached milestones in their career but they are also inspiring millions of women. If you look at these amazing women carefully, you will see that they are just being themselves.
Not falling into the masculine and feminine musical instrument stereotype. Some women even were born way before these stereotypes became normal. But that did not stop them from achieving what they truly wanted. Dreams should be like this. Your dreams should not have any boundaries.
If it makes you happy, then stop thinking about everything else. Just go for it and grab it. And enjoy it. So that was all. I hope you have enjoyed reading the article as much as I did writing it.
Are bass players failed guitarists?
There is no such term called failed guitarists. You will only fail in something if you decide to give up on it. You can be a guitar expert while doing a doctor job as well. So bass players are failed guitarists is a myth.
Is bass easier than guitar?
No. Not at all. The only difference is that guitars have six strings and bass has four strings. But the difficulty of learning is not less when it comes to bass. If someone tells you to learn bass if you cannot learn guitar, then do not believe them.
Who is the greatest bass player?
John Entwistle is known to be the greatest bass player of all times.
Why do bassists have a bass face?
This is a really interesting question. Bass itself is a very intense musical instrument. To feel the groove and the tune bassists always keep up an intense and stank bass face to create the mood.
Who is the richest bass player in the world?
Sting is the richest bass player in the world with a net worth of $300 million.
Why do bass players wear gloves?
Bass strings are hard compared to guitar strings. Wearing gloves makes bass players easy to hold the instrument and it reduces any kind of pain. Wearing silk gloves is recommended while playing bass.