Watch Nathan East play a virtuosic Sir Duke... while having a conversation with Stevie Wonder

Bassist Nathan East performs on stage at The NAMM Show 2020 - Day 2 at Anaheim Convention Center on January 17, 2020
(Image credit: Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

During an esteemed career as a first-call LA session player, Nathan East has played and written for the likes of Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson and Madonna. He sings, he doubles on upright and electric bass, has received a range of awards (including an Ivor Novello for co-writing the Phil Collins hit ‘Easy Lover’), and recently provided bass duties on Ringo Starr’s third EP, EP3.

Aside from his session work, East has continued to raise the bar as a solo artist, and his 2014 debut album featured a version of Stevie Wonder’s hit song, ‘Sir Duke.’ The idea came from a chance performance.

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Nick Wells

Nick Wells was the Editor of Bass Guitar magazine from 2009 to 2011, before making strides into the world of Artist Relations with Sheldon Dingwall and Dingwall Guitars. He's also the producer of bass-centric documentaries, Walking the Changes and Beneath the Bassline, as well as Production Manager and Artist Liaison for ScottsBassLessons. In his free time, you'll find him jumping around his bedroom to Kool & The Gang while hammering the life out of his P-Bass.