It all started when sven was 17 years old. After persevering on drums he accidentally found himself playing bass with his high school trio one night in their weekly after school rehearsal. he quickly noticed he felt more at ease with the electric bass. the group soon agreed the swapping of instruments and went on to perform in various school performance evenings and events.Sven practiced on the bass everyday, mainly learning songs by ear and writing grooves on an 8-track fostex recorder. it was roughly a year after pursuing art and media studies at the local college sven realized he could no longer ignore his hunger and love for music. in 2002, sven enrolled at Colchester Institute where he studied for two years in music theory, production and performance. after completing the course he still craved for further education on both his instrument and the music industry.
In 2004, sven enrolled at Berklee College of music in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied for four years and graduated with a diploma in performance electric bass. he studied with the likes of marty walsh (super tramp, neil diamond, donna summer).He also had one on one private tuition with some of Berklee’s renouned bass faculty like Anthony Vitti, (The Platters, Sammy Davis Jr). and Lenny Stallworth, (Roy Hargrove, Maceo Parker). Sven got to meet some of his all-time favourite influential musicians such as Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Francis Rocco Prestia and Chick Corea.
His debut ep ‘The Cove’ released on omega supreme records in 2015 is the demonstration of sven’s unique ability to create atmospheric funky music.
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