The Masterlink Podcast

How To Be Awesome at Bass and then Some (with Francis Hylton)

September 25, 2021 Francis Hylton Season 1 Episode 33
The Masterlink Podcast
How To Be Awesome at Bass and then Some (with Francis Hylton)
Show Notes

Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Francis Hylton.

In this episode, Francis talks about his life as  bass player, artist, record label owner, steel drum player and DJ. He goes back to his early days at university, how came to play with Incognito and what he's been getting up to over lockdown.

Francis was born and raised in North London to Jamaican parents and he only started playing the bass at aged 19 whilst at Manchester studying audio and visual systems. It was during his time at Manchester that he 'accidentally' found he had perfect pitch and then picked up and learnt the bass guitar during a summer break.

Fast foward 14 years to 2005 and Francis is now playing bass with Incognito, one of the premier Jazz Funk outfits to grace music since 1981. He is also running his own record label Future Spin Records and releasing music under the pseudonym Pausepusher.

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