I’ve been around longer than my old pal
Beta Max. He retired a long time ago but I’m still fighting my corner... I’ve played bass guitar and double bass over the years in bands including
Baby Charles and Derriere. We had some success touring Europe, selling our records, getting airplay by Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 1 and several live sessions at Maida Vale for Mark Lammar on BBC Radio 2. Playing in bands is great but
it’s also good to do your own thing.
The first taste of my Beta Hector project appeared on the “Payback”/”Creepin’” 7” single which was released in
2010, in line with the ‘Tru Thoughts Funk’ compilation. The two songs, both
featuring my pal Dionne Charles on vocals, were met with a great reaction from
the likes of DJ Food (he featured Payback in his Solid Steel podcast), DJ Format and Ashley Beedle, and plans were laid for my
'Sunbeam Insulin' came out on 12th Sept 2011. You can buy it here:
I have a 45 coming out on Kenny Dope's label Kay Dee Records The Phoenix b/w The Kraken this Summer 2014. I'm also working on my next album.
Oh yeah, and I'm a pretty good DJ too. I've supported Gilles Peterson, Sharon Jones, Shuggie Otis and Jazzy B - spinning my recent vinyl purchases along with my vintage 45s and hiphop 12”s. If you’d like to book me, then get
in touch on facebook:
I have a 45 coming out on Kenny Dope's label Kay Dee Records The Phoenix b/w The Kraken early 2014. I'm also working on my next album. Also watch out for me playing upright bass across Europe with my other band Derriere...