Jonathan Randall

Musician / Bass Player

Born in Australia, I grew up playing percussion in school jazz bands. In college I focused more on drum kit and played in blues bands at local bars and pubs.

Inspired by some of the fantastic Funk grooves of the 70’s I transitioned away from drum kit onto the Bass Guitar.

As I developed as a player I realized quickly that if I wanted to be able to play those cool funky bass grooves along with new music I was discovering, by folks like Stu Hamm and Marcus Miller I had better get myself some lessons. Fortunately I had the opportunity to study for several years with Craig Newman who is one of Australia’s finest (and in demand Bass players).

In my 30’s I became heavily involved in performing in all manner of bands ranging from Funk, Reggae, Originals and Covers. It was during this time that I realized that I love almost all forms of music and Cover bands were they way for me to go - as I could play a huge variety of tunes in any single performance.

By 2010, I had moved to Tacoma Washington State  (USA) where I live today. I am fortunate enough to be able to perform regularly with www.notmytempoband.com as well as give bass lessons and even do some recording and instrument repair in my spare time at my home studio.