On a wet, windy September day it was a pleasure to spend a few hours in the company of Kirsty, Martin, Chris and Kees, not to mention a multitude of GAS-inducing Overwater models of all kinds, from the affordable to the stuff of dreams and deeper pockets.
The Overwater Bass Day was being held at Barnes in West London, at the Bull’s Head, a pub with a shining reputation for live music – especially jazz. The event also included an awesome, star-studded concert in the evening, and we were all invited.
The sight when I stepped into the music hall was a bass player’s dream, and the urge to jump on stage and try each and every one of the models on show was overwhelming.
In the event, I couldn’t do just that, because on that occasion there were no left-handed demo models – but I got my kicks out of looking at, touching, caressing and snapping the basses with my camera. And I obviously listened to them being played by others.
The all-UK made quality range that’s still affordable. I spent a long time GASsing and drooling over these, and I might have produced my credit card if any lefty models had been available… well, one day there will be some.
Some illustrious people milling around and mixing with the organisers before the gig
And finally, some stills from the gigs
Stepping out of the Bull’s Head into the cool, rainy breeze by the river, and walking home, I continued to feel the buzz of a very special day spent ogling gorgeous models (on this occasion, those made of fine woods, hardware and electronics…!) and an amazing evening spent grooving and funkying at a series of performances by awesome musicians.
I wish I could have filmed and posted every note that was played, but that would have been a daunting task. Overwater did, however, make a short video with a few highlights of the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XRe_gxLP3I. I’m going to keep that link handy to keep the memories alive!