Mini-Interview w/ Instagram's one and only @sayagray//
HOW DID YOU GET INTO BASS?
"I come from a hugely musical family; My dad is an accomplished trumpet player, my mother single-handedly runs one of the biggest independent music schools in Toronto and my brother is a guitar player.. so as you can imagine, I fell into music pretty easily. I'm pretty sure when I was about 10 years old there was a bass lying around the house, so I picked er' up.
WHAT'S GOING ON IN YOUR CAREER AND WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER IS YOUR GREATEST ACCONPLISHMENT?
"At the moment I'm all over the place haha. I'm playing for multiple artists, as well as trying to get my own music together as an artist. I think the most significant accomplishment will be when I release my own music. That'll be a big milestone for me.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE GEAR TO PLAY AND WHY
"My favourite bass is DEFINITELY my F Bass BN 5 from Hamilton, Ontario. It serves me on every gig from pop to jazz because of it's versatility. I'm using Aguilar Amplification because of the clear sound and power. It gives me exactly what my bass sounds like without dampening or masking the tone." WHAT'S THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF BEING A BASSIST?
"I love the power of the bass. I love being in control of the low end and chordal function. The most difficult part hasn't actually been because of the bass, but more so being a female in an industry of men and garnering equal respect as a musician and a women. "
WHAT ROUTINES OR SPECIFIC HABITS LED TO YOUR SUCCESS IN BASS?
"I think personality has been one of the main successes. As much as technique and practicing can help you in your career, being able to hang is a huge factor to any gig. Another factor is having an open ear to genres, which will benefit you in creativity and will open up opportunities. Growing up I listened to everything from Jazz, Rock and Metal to Gospel and Classical music. I have my family to thank for that."