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All You Need Is Bass

Five strings, a loop station and a whole lot of groove
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Solo bass for the heart, mind, and soul!

 

Hi, I’m Mischa Marcks and I’m the guy who thinks that “BASS is all you need“! It’s my mission to put bass into the spotlight and show you that it is one of/if not the best solo instruments in the world!  

I want to impact people’s lives by teaching you about the role of the bass player in a band (providing the foundation for everyone else to build their dreams upon, shining brighter by serving others), so that you can live a fulfilling life by contributing to the happiness and success of anyone you come in contact with. 

I sincerely believe that this is important because in today’s society we are constantly pushed into an unnecessarily competitive mindset resulting in jealousy and a feeling of not being enough, which stops us from living up to our full potential.

That’s why I want to invite my to join me on: MISSION BASS!

 

LIVE

STRICTLY BASS LIVE

24.04.2021 “STRICTLY BASS LIVE” with special guest Lin Comezik (FREE live streaming show on Crowdcast)

 

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27.02.2021 “STRICTLY BASS LIVE” with special guest Karl Clews (FREE live streaming show on Crowdcast)

 

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12.12.2020 “STRICTLY BASS LIVE” with special guest Josh Cohen (FREE live streaming show on Crowdcast)

 

WEEKLY LIVE STREAMS

Join me on my Facebook page every Thursday at 8 PM (CET).

CONCERTS

I’m currently booking shows throughout 2021. If you want to host a house concert or know a UK/European promoter or agent who might be interested, please get in touch!

MUSIC

“Bass Like You Never Heard Before!

I enjoyed the album very much.  Nice hearing a fellow bassist touching hearts.  Loved everything about it.  Keep shining!  You inspire me to keep practicing.  Thank you very much.

Elexander Fitzgerald Jr.

A great player, a nice guy, a great human being and family man!

Phil Chen

People like you, Scott, Ariane, Victor, Jon, and so on are a whole different kind of monster! And that is amazing because a part of you will always be in each of us! Thank you forever!!!

Andres Molina Vela

Such a beautiful human being and an incredible bass player!

Divinity Roxx

It speaks to my heart!

Lars Lehmann

Mischa is a great person and friend first, his kindness reflects and shines bright throughout his music. I’m honored to have contributed in my own small way to this delightful collection of recordings

Andy Irvine

Sir you’re a legend who doesnt know it (or is too modest to admit)!

Jared Cato

I love this guy’s playing!

Etienne Mbappe

VIDEOS

“Open Path” (title track of the debut album)

Life is an Open Path. You and only you get to decide where you want to go. On your way, you might be distracted and influenced by others. It might lead you to believe that you are on the wrong path. But if you honestly think about what you want out of this life, you will know which path to walk. Sometimes, circumstances seem to rob us of making the right choice or having a choice in the first place.

My composition “Open Path” is supposed to be a reminder to keeping the path to our dream destination open. Find your Open Path, enjoy the ride and let nobody throw you off it!

“Walk” (the song that started it all)

The composition that started it all!

The first fragment of “Walk” developed out of an exercise I had made up when practicing triad inversions. That day I had one of my most memorable flow experiences in my whole life. All of a sudden there was this stream of ideas. One thing let to another and after a couple of hours I had written the first song for my solo project. I had no idea that this was going to become my personal project of passion. Admittedly, there was some fine tuning after the fact. But the essence of the first song was created that day.

“Hey Hey My My” (Neil Young cover)

If you recently lost someone, this song is for you!

I recorded this song for a close friend who passed away untimely. Ironically, he already had mentioned that he wanted this song to be played at his funeral. Almost as if he had known. It is my way of saying goodbye. I hope this version of the song resonates with you and makes you realize that the time we have her is limited. If you have big dreams, don’t wait to put them into action. Start working towards them today!

one instrument to rule them all!

 

Using only a loop station, my custom build instrument, and an array of unique techniques, I make you forget that you are “only” listening to bass. I made it my mission to showcase the possibilities my favourite instrument has to offer. Sometimes relaxed, sometimes full of energy my music is the perfect soundtrack for your journey to self-discovery. MY fans describe my music as Victor Wooten meets Bach. But if you listen closely you can also hear influences that range from Michael Jackson to B.B.King, and Bob Marley to Portishead.

BLOG

Why good things can have negative effects

Does goodness come wrapped in "badness"? I'm in pain, today! After injuring my arms during my studies in 2009, you'd think I've learnt my lesson. But it's not as easy as simply understanding the mechanics of what lead me there. Let me explain what I'm talking about....

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Celebrating failure is for losers ?

Are you celebrating failure?Nowadays, there is so much content out there that suggests that we should celebrate failure and mistakes. The only way to learn is to fail. Even I often say "Every mistake is a little present to your future self."But making a mistake is...

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Are You Enough?

What Does "Being Enough" Even Mean?Is it a state of gratitude? A state where you are happy with what you own and have accomplished? Or maybe a state where you feel enough without referring to your "successes"?I can't give you a definite answer. But I can tell you what...

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Music Is A Mission Not A Competition

Music is a mission not a competitionCompetition can be a good thing. It makes us give it all and walk that extra mile. Without competition evolution would not have occurred in the same way or at all. So it’s pretty save to say competition is a natural thing....

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I Was Tricked Into Playing Bass

The Big Letdown When I was fifteen and just started playing music, I had no idea that I would become a solo bass player. Quite the opposite. I had absolutely no interest in becoming a bass player. I wanted to be the next Kurt Cobain. The only kids I knew that were...

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Never Miss Twice (Routine vs. Freedom)

The root of routineWe live in a pretty crazy time. We are practically available 24/7. Not only available to our family and social circles, but also to neurological stimuli from media in all shapes and forms (emails, notifications, advertisement, news, etc).It didn't...

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