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Nick Beggs with Steven Wilson

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by M.R. Ogle, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Just watched the "Get All You Deserve" DVD of Steven Wilson. That bassist, Nick Beggs is just amazing. Paired with drummer Marco Minneman, the whole DVD is just 90 minutes of awesomeness.

    Wasn't really familiar with his work before. Kajagoogoo doesn't count.
  2. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I have the CD from that show, Beggs kills on it.
  3. jonathanhughes

    jonathanhughes Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    I saw him with Steven Wilson last April. Nick Beggs was fantastic. He played some really cool stuff with Kajagoogoo. There's cool stuff all over that first album of theirs, but the intro to "Too Shy" is particularly cool.
  4. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Seriously, get the DVD. You'll LOVE seeing these guys play off each other. Beggs & Minneman look like they're having a great time.
  5. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    He's also a killer on Chapman Stick, and has done some work with John Paul Jones as well. I always thought that he, much like John Taylor of Duran Duran, was a real talent who was dismissed because he emerged in a fey pretty boy MTV pop band(Kajagoogoo). That could almost be said about Mick Karn as well, but in spite of the makeup and eyeliner, Japan was an amazing musical entity, way ahead of their time.
  6. I was gonna mention his stick playing.

    I saw them in London a couple of years ago. An amazing gig, not just for the music, the spectacle was brilliant with Lasse Hoile's visual stuff.
  7. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    I saw them live this last year too. Easily one of the best shows I've ever seen. Steven Wilson even had the house PA upgraded to surround sound so the audience got the full experience.
  8. Rickengeezer


    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Steve Clayton Accessories
    He also kilt it.
  9. Fretless maniac

    Fretless maniac

    Jan 4, 2014
    They played in Aarhus in Denmark less than 2 month ago. I have never seen anybody play thumb bass on a Chapman Stick. He is amazing. Super concert by the way. Steven Wilson seems like a down to earth guy.