Este Haim, bassist by Tom Semioli
Seminal Sides: Days Are Gone (2013), Something to Tell You (2017) –
They got the looks… they got the hooks….
The sister trio of Este (bass), Danielle, and Alana Haim were raised in a musical San Fernando family and the rock and roll aesthetic most associated with their So Cali environs shines through their artistry i.e. strong vocals, memorable melodies, prominent guitars, and a solid rhythm section with an occasional flash of brilliance.
Akin to their ancestors Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Sheryl Crow, Haim rock a lot harder on stage than they do on record, and their impromptu jams are a welcome relief in an era wherein rock bands refuse, or are incapable of walking the improvisatory high-wire.
Bassist Este, the eldest sibling, is primarily a song-player. In the studio Este is mostly restrained, doubling sparse lower register keyboard motifs. However on the bandstand she’ll cut loose (somewhat) rhythmically.
Este’s weapon of choice is a naturel finish Fender Precision with a big 70s headstock logo – does it get more Echoes of the Canyon than that, I ask you!?
Dig Este with Haim…
“Right Now” live at Glastonbury https://youtu.be/hqkyTsY2c9g “Oh
Well” live at T In the Park https://youtu.be/VikyxJoBF2k
Rock in Rio 2018 https://youtu.be/vlMqr9pEl70