Yolanda Charles and Bass Guitar

Event Details

Event date: 
27 May 2014
Event time: 
Venue Address: 
Room 101A, 1A Dyne Road, London, NW6 7XG
  • Who should attend? 

Bass students interested in learning more about sound, feel, approaching riffs, timing and learning to sing over your riffs. Students of other disciplines welcome.

  • Subject areas covered

Groove, Timing, Session Advice

  • 3 reasons for not missing this class.

This is your opportunity to gain advice form a very successful bass session musician, who is also a songwriter and vocalist. The ability to provide backing vocals as well as playing bass will seriously increase your employability as a session musician. So don’t miss out on this chance to learn techniques, which will aid you in developing this skill as well as your overall playing ability.

Yolanda Charles is the songwriter and vocalist/bass player with funk/RnB band The Deep MO. She wrote her 1st album of material under the name Mamayo in 2003. They released an album called THE GAME - featuring vocalists Shaun Escoffery, Carleen Anderson, Mandy Lecointe and Vanessa Freeman.

Yolanda recorded an E.P with The Deep MO in 2009 and a full album in 2011. She performs throughout London and the southeast with the band and on occasion as a solo bassist and on acoustic guitar.

Since 1989, Yolanda has worked as a free-lance session musician for artists such as: Jimmy Sommerville, Paul Weller, Roddy Frame’s Aztec Camera, Cathy Dennis, Marcella Detroit, Alison Moyet, Gabrielle, Incognito, Shaznay Lewis, Robbie Williams, Jermaine Jackson, BB
King, Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart Natasha Bedingfield and Sinead O’Conner.

She worked as bass player for the house band of the T.V series “Saturday Zoo” hosted by Jonathon Ross. Artists Yolanda has appeared with include Suzanne Vega, KD Lang, Ben Elton, Mica Paris and Candy Dulfer and as Musical Director for a channel 5 series “Club Class”
hosted by Richard Blackwood.

She uses Elixir strings 45 -105 gauge. Basses used are a Levinson Blade ’92, Fender Jazz ’65 The Fender Dimension 5 string and Mayones Jabba Custom 5. Amplification and Cabinets of choice are by Aguilar.

To register email bookings@icmp.co.uk with 'Yolanda Charles Masterclass' in the subject line, your name and course details