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Male, 60, from Auckland, New Zealand
Playing since: 1976; status: learning Oct 2, 2017
- Kleinzeitnz was last seen:
- Jun 18, 2018
- Sep 7, 1960 (Age: 60)
- Home Page:
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Current Setup:
- Le Fay Pangton four-string fretless, Korg Toneworks Pandora PX4D, Phil Jones Bass headphones.
- Favorite Genres:
- Jazz, fusion, Zappa
- Gigs and Ensembles:
Weather Report with Jaco
Soft Machine with Allan Holdsworth, John Etheridge
Steely Dan, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker solo
Zappa, mostly from 'Zoot Allures' onwards
Justin Currie and Del Amitri
Phil Spaulding's playing with Peter Bruntnell
- Previously Owned Gear:
- 1970s customised Fender Jazz fretless
- G.A.S. List:
Acoustic 360 or reissue
Phil Jones Bass briefcase bass combo
- Influences and Teachers:
Chris Bell is the author of six books, as well as two short story collections and a flash fiction collection. He was born in Holyhead, North Wales.
- Hobbies and Interests:
- writing and reading
After working as a musician, a messenger for a small London record company, a freelance music journalist and editor, he moved to Hamburg, Germany where he was employed by a guitar company and an independent music publisher before emigrating in 1997 to New Zealand, where he’s a writer.
His short stories have appeared in 'The Third Alternative'; 'Postscripts'; 'Grotesque'; 'The Heidelberg Review'; 'TransVersions'; 'Not One of Us' and 'Takahe'. 'The Cruel Countess' was anthologised in 'The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (10th Annual Edition)', published by St Martin’s Griffin Books, in which his collection 'The Bumper Book of Lies' received an Honourable Mention. 'Shem-el-Nessim' has appeared in 'This Is The Summer of Love' and 'The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21'.
His poetry has appeared in 'Workshop New Poetry'; 'New Zealand Listener'; 'Snorkel'; and foam:e.
'Liquidambar', his first novel, won the UKAuthors ‘Search For A Great Read’ novel writing competition.
@ChrisBellNZ on Twitter.