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Tony Bowers (Simply Red) | Know Your Bass Player

Tony Bowers (Simply Red)


Courtesy of Simply Red Com Courtesy of Simply Red Com

Courtesy of Simply Red Com

Simply put, he brought the groove to Simply Red.


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A composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer with a wide array of credits spanning such ensembles as The Durutti Column (a founding member), Ray Tarintino, and The Mothmen among others, Tony Bowers’ fluid, funky pocket passages in the service of Mick Hucknall turned millions of young ears on to soul music – with a decidedly pop veneer.

Dig Tony on “Money’s Too Tight” https://youtu.be/04zwhjRiCbo

Dig Tony on “The Right Thing” https://youtu.be/jLTJ5ktfyw8

A versatile bassist who also doubled on upright, Gary was an early adopter of the Steinberger XL.       


Courtesy of Simply Red Com - Tony with his Steinberger XL and Dick Clark! Courtesy of Simply Red Com - Tony with his Steinberger XL and Dick Clark!

Courtesy of Simply Red Com – Tony with his Steinberger XL and Dick Clark!