Andy Irvine is an internationally known bassist, author, educator and band leader. His playing is recognized by driving bass grooves, a huge tone, ferocious soloing, diverse song writing and producing skills. Currently he resides in the high mountains of Colorado.
His vast experience in performing, touring, and studio work has gained him respect among the industry, and his bass peers. His style of performing can best be described as holding down thick fundamental support lines, ripping aggressive bass solos, and all points in between. Irvine’s influences range from funk, soul, blues, jazz, gospel and various rock styles of music. With a playful musical personality and dynamic presence on the stage, Irvine radiates with passion and love for his craft everywhere he goes.
"At first touch I was fully intrigued by the Pick Boy felt pick. I adore old school flavored blues, soul, funk and rock music and often require warm round bass tones when performing or recording. When I played the Pickboy for the first time I was instantly enchanted. Due to it's solid yet flexible inner core and felt exterior it is the single most useful pick for my personal style. The front side note attack is present for delivery and punch yet it is presented with warm round pleasing edges. A delightful tool and fun creative vehicle in all I do."
In Andy's new edition of Bass Mechanics, Andy Irvine shows you how to construct and play 12 of what he considers to be the most versatile and crucial grooves that you must have full command of to succeed on stage or in the studio. We’re very proud to welcome Andy to the family with his first TrueFire course, Bass Mechanics: Crucial Groove.