Charles Berthoud: “I want my music to appeal to people who don’t know anything about bass. That can be a difficult balancing act”

Charles Berthoud
(Image credit: Courtesy of Charles Berthoud)

A British-born bass player who crossed the Atlantic to take up residence on the east coast of the USA, Charles Berthoud has enjoyed a rapid ascent to YouTube stardom thanks to the wit and skill he displays in his videos – over 200 of them so far. 

His range of playing techniques is astounding, including a very fast command of tap and slap, but those alone wouldn’t be enough to attract the large fanbase that has gathered to see him play. 

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