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Michael Boylan


Band to Join.


Professional bassist, with 23 years experience playing in bands and various projects: including multiple tours, national radio, TV, recording albums, session work and promotions. Worked with a variety of key people including Mark Wallis (Producer for U2, The Smiths, Travis, Talking Heads), Geoff Downes (Buggles and Asia), Paul Weller, ELO, John Payne (Asia), Stiff Little Fingers, John Peel and The Cutting Crew as well as BBC Radio, Virgin Radio, XFM, Casio, Q Magazine, Mojo Magazine, NME.

Key Skills include,

· Ability to learn songs by ear extremely quickly.
· Excellent improvisational skills.
· Capable of covering most genres.
· Proficient in finger style, pick and fretless.
· Naturally melodic as well as holding the groove.
· Strong backing vocals.
· Team player, bringing enthusiasm and commitment.

Always interested in new projects so if you are looking for a bass player then please get in touch. Below also is a link to my personel website and soundcloud account.



Screen name:
Michael Boylan
Member since:
Jan 04 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week


Rock, Pop, Jazz, Motown. Favourite bassists are James Jamerson, Derek Forbes (Early Simple Minds), Paul Webb (Talk Talk), Sting, Ray Brown, Stuart Zender.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


Fender Precision
Musicman Stingray
ESP 400 Jazz Fretless

EBS Reidmar 250
EBS Classic Cab