Broadway and West End bassist Ian King: “Hamilton is an intense gig – I’m playing four instruments in the show!“

Ian King
(Image credit: Mark King)

Sum up your career as a bass player for us, Ian. 

“My career has generally revolved around reading music under pressure, whether that means West End shows in London, or recording film soundtracks. What was your most recent live project before the current pandemic? The London show Hamilton was the last major thing I was involved in; the last performance we did before lockdown was on March 14. 

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