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re/Q Pedal Endorsing Artist
Since joining Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra in 1991, Dave Swift has established himself as one of the UK’s finest, high-profile bass players. In his career, which expands beyond four decades, Dave boasts a musician’s portfolio that seconds no other. Dave Swift has played for an array of renowned artists, from George Benson and Chaka Khan to Eric Clapton and Paul Simon. To view all artists with whom Swift has performed, click here.
Over the years he has performed at many prestigious events, such as the North Sea Jazz Festival, Dubai International Jazz Festival, Blue Note Tokyo, Amnesty International, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Glastonbury Music Festival, and a G8 Conference for world leaders, which included former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and President Bill Clinton. Additional performances include the Millennium Night celebration at the Millennium Dome for Her Majesty the Queen and a sell-out concert at the Sydney Opera House during their 2008 tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Previously, Swift has been the in-house bassist for Chris Evans’s primetime Saturday night TV show, Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush, and Name That Tune on
Channel 5. Since their inception, Dave Swift has performed on both the BBC TV show, Later…with Jools Holland, and the Jools Holland Show on BBC Radio 2. Where there is music, there is Dave Swift; he’s recorded on many British movie soundtracks, which include: Secret Friends (Dennis Potter), MILK (Dawn French), Kevin and Perry Go Large (Harry Enfield & Cathy Burke), and Hunting Venus (Martin Clunes). More recently he recorded the soundtrack for the period drama Me & Orson Welles, starring Zac Efron, Christian McKay and Claire Danes.
Dave Swift continues to tour both in the UK and around the world. To read full bio, click here.
The RE/Q Dual Function Pedal: powerful, controlled, and a new favorite of bassist Dave Swift. We were lucky enough to have Dave test out our pedal during a recent recording session in preparation for a project with the one and only Rod Stewart. Here’s why he loves it:
“Now that I’ve heard the Genzler RE/Q pedal, this is a game-changer for me. Today’s studio session was in fact a rehearsal with Jools and the band for when Rod Stewart is joining us.
I used the pedal with my double bass, my Yamaha SLB200 electric upright bass, and several vintage instruments, including my 1976 Fender Jazz bass.
All I can say is whichever instrument I used, the capability, precision, effectiveness and overall performance of this Genzler RE/Q pedal genuinely surpassed all of my preconceived hopes and expectations. Our sound engineer and our acclaimed producer Nitin Sawhney were equally impressed!
I think the Genzler RE/Q is THE pedal every bassist should own.” – Dave Swift