Eric André’s advice for aspiring upright bass players: “Don’t play it. Run for the f**king hills”

Eric Andre
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Though he’s known around the world for his comedic chops, Eric André is also a pretty proficient bass guitar player. In fact, The Eric André Show host is a Berklee-educated musician, having enrolled at the prestigious college to specialize in upright bass.

His experiences and resume point to an individual who lives and breathes bass – someone who holds the upright instrument close to their heart, and whose guidance aspiring musicians would be keen to hear.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.