It’s not a chord until we play a note!


It’s not a chord until we play a note!


which is a series of brief missives and

video interviews which are aimed

to entertain and (perhaps) enlighten the masses.

Tailored for social media and digital platforms,

KYBP is a quick, informative read

highlighting the players’ most important works!


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Latest posts

Latest posts

Larry Weigand (Crow, The Litter)

By Joe Gagliardo Back in the 60’s there were two highly revered bands originally from Minneapolis that ended up being based out of Chicago—Crow and The Litter.  Larry Wiegand has a history with both bands.   Larry grew up in a family where his mom, grandfather, and older brother Dick played music.  Larry started out […]

Got Stones Bass If You Want It: Wyman, Woody, Keef, & Jones…

The former William Perks followed by Ronald David Wood, Keith Richards, and Darryl Jones.    By Tom Semioli    “I’m not saying they don’t keep going, but they need Bill. Without him they’re a funk band. They’ll be the real Rolling Stones when they get Bill back.” Bob Dylan as told to NME  2009   Thank you, Bob. Born in […]

KYBP On Film Season Tres: Dave Swift’s Doghouse Dogma

“It’s not for the faint of heart!” From Terminal Studios in beautiful downtown Bermondsey, London, Later …with Jools Holland bassist, revered sideman, studio ace, bass collector, educator, clinician, journalist, and low end philosopher Dave Swift discusses the ups and downs of the upright! Tom Semioli: Interviewer / Writer. Mark Preston: Producer / Director. Derek Hanlon, […]

Kevan Frost (Boy George)

A multi-instrumentalist, producer, Tony Award / Drama Desk nominated composer (Boy George’s Taboo ) who was drawn to the bass by the work of Marcus Miller, Mark King, and Larry Graham… from Terminal Studios in beautiful downtown Bermondsey, London, Kevan Frost discusses his  role as the former George O’Dowd’s anchor and musical director, and more! […]

Donnie Nossov (John Waite, Pat Benatar, Genya Ravan, Tom Verlaine, Cher, Lita Ford)

  Missing You.” “We Belong” “Kiss Me Deadly.” “Always.” Urban Desire.   ‘Twas a time when rock music spoke to a generation or two or three. Of all the players who anchored the 1980s MTV / rock radio golden era, among the most prolific was a modest cat from Queens County New York City. You’ve […]