Press & Comments
Some press and some kind words about me and my work from fellow music industry professionals. Thank you for all the support I’ve had from everyone!
"We asked Becky to fill in some dates on super short notice, a couple of emails and 1 practice later we were good to go with a full hour set for our upcoming tour. She's gone above and beyond for us on stage, totally professional and good to have a beer with after the show. Cheers Becky!"
Lauren Tate, Sean Bon & Sam Hobbins – Hands Off Gretel
Hands off Gretel are an up and coming Alternative Rock/ New Wave Grunge band from the UK. Becky was asked to fill in on bass for them on their tour dates with American US rock band Skating Polly. Becky continues to perform with them when possible.
"If you're looking for the ultimate role model for a working bass player, look no further than Becky Baldwin. Between her unrivalled work ethic and her ability to blend into any musical situation while still leaving her own stamp, Becky has all the skills and professionalism required to provide all you would ever need from a musician."
Iain GT Davies – Onslaught, Endeavour
Iain GT Davies is lead guitarist for UK thrash metal legends Onslaught and progressive metal band Endeavour. Becky has worked with Iain in a number of settings (through teaching and performing in working bands), and most recently Becky performed with Iain as a dep bassist for Iain's band Endeavour while their usual bassist was away. Due to keen preparation, the set was put together and gig-ready in one short rehearsal.
"Becky filled in for us on our French tour in 2015. She was a joy to work and tour with, she learned our entire set in a couple of days, and her standard of playing and stagecraft were uniformly excellent. She also played bass on a couple of tracks on our forthcoming album, and proved to be just as professional in the studio."
Rocker – The Flatmates
The Flatmates are an Indie Pop band originally active 1985-1989. After reforming more recently they needed a dep bassist to cover a week-long UK and French tour at short notice in July 2015. After Becky played this tour, she was asked to record on three tracks for The Flatmates' upcoming album.
"Becky is one of the most talented, hard working and enthusiastic musicians I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Her work ethic combined with her ability to self promote is a recipe for an extremely successful career. Becky is a top quality bass player and is able to play many styles to an incredibly high standard. She also has great attention to detail and has a great ear for a huge bass tone."
Dan Egan, Band Manager
Dan Egan is the manager of dozens of successful function bands. Becky worked with Dan playing for indie covers band 'The Hijackers' in 2012, since then Becky is an occasional dep bassist for a number of the management's acts.
"I’ve never met a bass player as tenacious as Becky. Since leaving BIMM 5 years ago I’ve been amazed at the dedication which she’s displayed in pursuing her musical career. She’s been extremely pro-active in creating opportunities for work and has clearly developed a keen sense of how the industry works. Having taught her for several years I know that she’s deeply committed to her instrument, but is also easy to get along with and is always an asset to any musical situation. I’ve been happy to recommend her for work on several occasions and I’m confident that she’ll continue to have great success as a bassist."
Stuart Clayton, Bassline Publishing
Stuart Clayton was the bass tutor for Becky during her three years of studying at the British Institute of Modern Music (BIMM). As well as being head of bass at BIMM Bristol, Stuart is one of the UK's most significant contributors to bass education - having written and released dozens of high quality tuition and transcription books with Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales and his own company Bassline Publishing. Stuart is a contributor to Bass Guitar Magazine and works as the bass technical specialist for Rockschool Exam board. In the live field, Stuart has toured the world with the likes of legendary drummer Carl Palmer (of Emerson, Lake and Palmer).
"Becky has a great online following which helped her in the early stages of the competition for the public nomination and votes, but it was her hard work in quality bands that got her noticed and selected by our judges to win our award for Bassist of the Year in 2016"
Jay McGuire – TBFM, Hard Rock Hell Radio
In January 2017 Becky won in the 'Best Bassist' category of the TBFM Music Industry Awards. TBFM. TBFM are an online radio station and magazine supporting and celebrating independent bands and artists. They now provide online radio service for Hard Rock Hell.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the biggest musical instrument retailer in the UK - PMT! I got to show off my Rickenbackers, Fender bass, Darkglass amp and D'Addario strings to their 137k subscribers! Watch the interview on Youtube Here
Interview with PMT
The July/August issue of German magazine Bass Quarterly featured a 4 page interview translated into German. I had the opportunity to talk about my gear, gigging and release schedules and my bass influences.
"If ever there was a case for cloning a musician, Becky Baldwin is it. She provided the perfect solution for my band "Multi Story" when our bass player was unavailable for an important gig. All original music spanning a period of 30 years and she was ace. This was down to her thorough preparation and organisational skills. In addition to 100% reliability with rehearsal arrangements, her musicality and stage presence/image all helped to ensure the gig's success. I've changed my mind, don't clone her, she's too special!"
Rob Wilsher – Multi Story
Multi Story are a progressive rock band formed in 1984, the first successful band of Grant Nicholas (Feeder) with their second album 'Through Your Eyes'. In recent years, original vocalist Paul Ford returned to the band and reformed with keyboardist Rob Wilsher to resume the writing duo. Their third album 'Crimson Stone' was released on the 18th July 2016 and Becky was asked to dep for Multi Story on their first show since the release of the new album.
My second feature in Bass Guitar magazine. After celebrating my birthday while on a 12-gig stint of touring, this was an amazing thing to come home to!
I was featured in in Metalholic's 'Top 15 female Hard Rock Bassists of 2014' following public votes and staff selection.
In March 2016 I was featured on the front cover of the Musicians' Union Spring 2016 magazine, going out to it's 30,000 members.
"I’ve interviewed many extremely interesting and talented professional bass players who offer just the right amount of content to make for an interesting article about movements with their band’s new album, gear and often a side project or two. I’m often fulfilled with a sense of well being (there’s a song in there somewhere) and always felt confident that I’ve not left anything out... until interviewing professional bassist and Fusion endorsee, Becky Baldwin. "
Lars Mullen, Fusion Interview
Becky Speaks with Lars Mullen for a Feature on the Fusion website.
"Becky (definitely the hardest working person in rock) is the absolute epitome of a powerful woman."
Frank Ralph, Gig Junkies
Gig Junkies review of a Hands off Gretel live show in March 2019
"This is brilliant, and anyone who doesn't check Triaxis out right at this moment is missing out on one of the best bands in the country right now"
Andrew Hawnt, Powerplay
A three-page spread in Powerplay magazine for Triaxis following the release of our album 'Zero Hour', including an interview and a 10/10 review from Andrew Hawnt.
My first feature in Bass Guitar Magazine in October 2014. Big thanks to Joel McIver for asking me to get involved!
In March 2016 IDestroy were featured in Drummer magazine, including an interview with our drummer Jenn Haneef
"The band has been touring Europe and the UK non-stop for the last 18 months, but Becky still has time for the Musicians’ Union."
Trade Union Congress Interview
Interview with Trade Union Congress about the Musicians Union
"‘Zero Hour’ is the very best that Triaxis have ever sounded and put the Welsh band into the upper echelons of the British metal scene."
Matt Spall, Blog of Much Metal
Review of the Triaxis 'Zero Hour' album by Matt Spall, giving the album a fantastic 9/10.
"Giles pummels his skins like a man possessed on 'End Of Time', his partnership with new bassist Becky Baldwin, who has replaced Owen Crawford, is nothing short of rhythmic genius. Her recruitment may just be this album's secret weapon."
Brian Boyle, Metal Talk
Review of Triaxis 'Zero Hour' album by Brian Boyle of Metal Talk. Brian gives the album a 4/5 rating.
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