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FiddleBopper Graeme Lamble

Graeme Lamble, FiddleBop's bassist extraordinaire. Photo: Ruth Redmond-Cooper

Graeme Lamble is FiddleBop's fretless bassist extraordinaire. And it's a joy to hear his honey-smooth — and adventurous — bass lines underpinning our "Gypsy jazz re-imagined"!

Graeme grew up in North London, then moved to mid-Wales. He loved it so much that he has never left! He is from a highly musical family. Brother Robin Lamble is a composer and musician who has recorded with Al Stewart and Robin Williamson, amongst others. And older brother Martin Lamble was the drummer on now-classic early folk-rock albums by Fairport Convention. Martin tragically died — aged just 19 — when the band's van crashed on the M1 motorway on the way back from a gig.

Graeme Lamble and a traffic cone FiddleBopper Graeme Lamble with his fretless bass

Our Graeme — who is very much alive — is a man who can turn his hand to many things. Alongside his superb bass playing, he is also a very fine guitarist, and a dab hand on drums and keyboard. And from time to time he sings too.

As well as playing "Gypsy jazz re-imagined" in FiddleBop, Graeme makes music in various styles in several other bands, including "Small Town Jazz", and the acclaimed Much Ado Band folk dance group; and also for the Willow Globe Community Theatre.

Graeme is also a luthier ("Lamble Guitars"). Instruments made by him include the fretless bass and the guitars which he plays. And he is also a picture-framer, a roofer, a carpenter, and a builder. (Thanks for all you did in our annexe, Graeme!).

When he is not making music — which isn't often — you might see Graeme striding across the beautiful hills of the Epynt and the Black Mountains, the land that he loves.

Gypsy jazz re-imagined!