About

In case the banner up there didn’t spell it out clearly enough, I’m a bass player and I can mostly be found wandering the streets of North London with my trusty Fender Precision. I’ve been playing for many years and still love it as much as I used to in the early days of jamming in my lunch breaks.

I play all over the place, mostly around the UK and Europe, but due to some handy dual nationality I am able to work in the US without a visa. I’m equally happy working live or in the studio and have a rig to suit any occasion. Over the years I’ve played to audiences from 10 to 10,000 and have been lucky enough to work with producers such as Nick Brine (Rockfield), Kevin Bacon & Jonathan Quarmby (RAK), Jos Jorgensen, Pete Brown (Cream), Andy Love, Phil Bodger and Paul Corkett (Moles)

Current

On bass:

Marcus Bonfanti
Izo Fitzroy

On drums:

The Yes Mess
George St Clair
Alex Haynes

Previous:

2009-2017 John Watts/Fischer-Z
2013-2018 The Atlantic Soul Orchestra
2011-2012 Sandi Thom

To make a booking enquiry, please drop me a line here: matthew.waer@gmail.com

Influences

Paul McCartney, Billy Cox, Norman Watt-Roy, Flea, Steve Harris, Jaco Pastorius, Stuart Zender, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, James Jamerson

The Beatles, Wayne Shorter, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Iron Maiden, Bill Withers, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Guns N’ Roses, Herbie Hancock, Al Green, The Beach Boys, Black Sabbath, The Breeders, The Cardigans, Slayer, Sly & The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, The Drifters, Elvis, Erykah Badu, Fela Kuti, The Gladiators, I-Roy, The Jacksons, James Brown, Jamiroquai, Jethro Tull, Jill Scott, Joshua Redman, Kenny Burrell, Lee Perry, Manu Chao, Miles Davis, Paul Simon, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Roy Ayers, Sia, Skunk Anansie, Thelonius Monk, Tony Allen, Toots & The Maytals, Tortoise, Warren G.

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