Bassist of the live electronica outfit Submotion Orchestra..

Our Swindon Centre will be hosting a masterclass with bassist Chris Hargreaves on the 15th March!

Chris ‘Fatty’ Hargreaves was born up north and has had a varied musical upbringing. From a young age he was listening to everything from Prog-Rock and Metal to Jazz, Soul, Funk and everything in-between.

Whilst studying Jazz at Leeds College of Music, he also expanded on his knowledge of effects and production. As a result of this, he became immersed in the local Hip-Hop, Grime and Dubstep scene.

His expanding knowledge of sounds and synthesis combined with his extensive knowledge of styles means he is constantly pushing boundaries – incorporating a multitude of sounds and techniques within his playing. This attitude towards making music has led to his signature experimental approach to his various electronic music projects.

In his career, Chris has toured all over the world with his own band Submotion Orchestra, pop artist Alex Clare, grime legends Newham Generals and P-money, as well as Andreya Triana, Mark Stewart, Adrian Sherwood, Alex Hepburn and many more…

He will be at the Academy of Music and Sound Swindon discussing his unique use of effects and techniques as well as talking about how he got started in the industry. For more info check out his website.