A busy cat from North Yorkshire who excels in the pocket and as a melodic player, bassist Stuart Fletcher has anchored such notable ensembles as The Seahorses featuring John Squire, former Shed Seven crooner Rick Witter’s Dukes, We Could Be Astronauts, the Heather Findlay Band, prog rockers Mantra Vega, and he’s moonlighted at various times with The Happy Mondays.
Inspired by Sir Paul, Flea, James Jamerson, and Anthony Jackson…Stuart started playing violin at 6, however he transferred to school that could not afford musical instruments for students. Figuring that a bass has four strings and is a lot less expensive than a violin, Stuart’s dad purchased his son a bass guitar, and the rest, as they say, is history….. Stuart’s weapon of choice is a 70s Fender Jazz bass.
Says David Anderson: I’m rediscovering my youth and re-following the 90s Brit invasion which eventually led me to the Seahorses. I can’t believe Stuart wasn’t seen as the headliner of this band! Forget Squire, these basslines are everything rock bass should be. Love is the Law is one big bass showcase as far as I’m concerned.
“Love Is The Law” https://youtu.be/hVzUFNWIYM0
“Blinded by the Sun” https://youtu.be/iv3J4HTThpQ
“You Can Talk to Me” https://youtu.be/7gvc31AVAmo
Mantra Vega The Illusion’s Reckoning https://youtu.be/DUJMSH904ec
Heather Findlay “Southern Shores” https://youtu.be/gKml00P-yrs
Rick Witter & The Dukes “Year of the Rat” https://youtu.be/UEnHfLcn2S4
We Could Be Astronauts https://youtu.be/YoWR8KqiyrQ