Real name: Brett Robertshaw
Place of birth: Blackpool, Lancashire
Favourite colour: Purple
Favourite food: Pizza
Favourite sweets: Haribo Tangfastics
Favourite game: Star Ocean 2
Favourite film: Oldboy
Favourite actor: Ellie Kendrick
Favourite band: High and Mighty Color
Favourite solo artist: G-Dragon
Favourite song: Hate – High and Mighty Color
When did I start playing bass?
I started playing at the start of 2009, when I was aged 15. I started mainly so I could play along with friends in the music room at school, and of course I found I enjoyed it, so I carried on playing after I left school too.
When did I start listening to Asian Music?
I originally heard Jpop for the first time when I was 13. The first song I heard was Nana Kitade’s ‘Kibou no Kakera’ while I was just browsing on Youtube.
I came back to it a couple of years later and decided to look further into Jpop, which is when I discovered my love for the genre as a whole. This spread into a love for Kpop when I was 16, and I’ve been a fan of all types of Japanese and Korean music alike ever since.
What was the first bass that I bought?
The first bass that I bought was a Stagg BC300 fusion, which I picked up for £130 new.
Obviously being inexperienced at the time, I bought it based on its looks, and didn’t look into the quality of the build or tone.
Needless to say I learned from my mistake. Never buy a Stagg, regardless of your budget.
After I bought my Mexican P-Bass I dismantled my Stagg to try and learn about the way they were built. That turned out to be a failed experiment, as I was still no wiser.