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Going Solo

Discussion in 'Ask Anthony Wellington [archive]' started by iwearpumas, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. iwearpumas


    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    He Ant, i trust you are doing well. I know you do a lot of bass playing, teaching, and touring. No doubt you enjoy doing what you do, and playing where you play. Just curious, have you ever considered doing some solo projects and stuff?
  2. Ant Wellington

    Ant Wellington

    Jan 4, 2011
    I own and operate a very high end home studio. Been writing and recording for 30 years. But I never really felt that I needed to be an 'artist'. For me, writing and recording has always been like keeping a diary. I never really felt a need to share my 'diary'. Some people do.

    But circumstances change,...

    I may put out a record in a year or 2. But it's not a priority for me.

    But if I do, it won't be a bass record. Not a fan of bass records. I prefer good music over 'blow me away' playing. And rarely do you get both.

    I won't even put a picture of a bass on the cover. You reduce your audience just by doing that. And if I sold a CD to everyone who subscribes to a bass magazine, it would still not be a lot of records sold. Just not a big enough demographic for me. I want non-musicians to but my record. I'd want to put out a record that your aunt would buy.

  3. iwearpumas


    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    That makes sense. I never heard of a solo musician album going platinum.
  4. Lichtaffen


    Sep 29, 2008
    Rhode Island
    My aunt plays a 6 string Ken Smith.
  5. sayman


    Dec 14, 2009
    Cool Aunt!
  6. David A. Davis

    David A. Davis Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Summerville, SC
    You should really consider an instructional book/DVD series.
  7. +100000