Chris Dreja: Big Bird

July 2013
Bass Player;Jul2013, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p64
The article profiles British bass guitarist Chris Dreja. It mentions that Dreja recorded the track entitled "Smile on Me," a two-toned blues raver alternating between a Latin-influenced take on Howlin's Wolf's "Killing Floor" riff to a stomping Chicago-style shuffle. The "Yardbird Rivoli," the band-owned Epiphone analog to the Gibson EB2, is highlighted.


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