EP40 - Damon Minchella - Ocean Colour Scene / Weller Band - “When we sway, we sway as one, from the floorboards up!…”

My latest guest is described perfectly by @BritpopMemories as 'Probably the best bass player of his generation' - Damon Minchella.

As a founding member of Ocean Colour Scene for 14 years, Damon toured the world, scoring five top five albums and 15 top 20 singles (they even supported Paul at my first live Weller experience in 1992!)

From 1994-2006, he doubled up as a member of Paul Weller’s band - playing on hit albums - Heliocentric, Illumination, Studio 150 and As Is Now, along with plenty of Live LPs and DVDs.

Post Weller-Band, he has continued to work with Drummer, Steve White in three bands - Trio Valore (with Justin Shearn / Seamus Beaghen) Players (with Mick Talbot)  and The Family Silver (with Matt Deighton).

At the same time his place as one of the UK’s most talented bassists has seen him in much in demand - playing live or in the studio with such rock ’n’ roll greats as Richard Ashcroft, Paul McCartney, The Who, Jimmy Page, Dr John, Paolo Nutini and Amy Winehouse.

You can find out more about Minchella & Manning here - https://www.minchellamanning.com/


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