Hi - I’m EDDIE MYER and you’re looking at my website, a virtual one-stop shop where you can pick up all the bits and pieces you might be interested in from all the various activities I’m involved in. I’m a bassist, composer, gig promoter, teacher, journalist and writer. Previous to this, I’ve been a builder, tractor driver, worker on an injection moulding production line and worked in supply and distribution and waste disposal, but I don’t think an occupation really defines a man. This site lists all my current activities and some of the bands, projects and institutions that I’m fortunate enough to be involved in. I’ve been a professional bassist since 1996 - first on bass guitar, then on upright as well. Since 1999 I’ve been playing with TURIN BRAKES live and in the studio. I also run my own Jazz project, for which I compose and play bass; THE EDDIE MYER 5TET. I play bass guitar in Afro-Cuban outfit SON GUARACHANDO and I’m also involved in as many SIDE PROJECTS as is humanly possible. With my colleague, Jack Kendon, I run a promotion called NEW GENERATION JAZZ every month. When I’m not playing bass, I’m teaching it at BIMM BRIGHTON When I’m not playing music, promoting it, or teaching it, I’m usually WRITING about it for Jazzwise, Jazz Views, Sussex Jazz Magazine and elsewhere. On Monday evenings I play at the BEE’S MOUTH on Western Road and write a blog to entice people to come along.
"This is deep acoustic jazz – mostly originals that nonetheless have their roots firmly in the golden era of the mid-20th century."
Daniel Spicer ~ Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival (full review)
"This is an independently produced, self released album that stands out from the crowd not by shouting loudly, but simply by producing great jazz that deserves to be heard."
Jazz Views (full review)
The second outing for my 5tet, album Finders Keepers is available now and officially launched at a sell out show on 24th January 2017 at The Verdict Jazz Club as part of the South Coast Jazz Festival. Recorded live at the Fishmarket in Willesden and mixed to tape for that authentic fresh feel... We're very lucky to be joined on this record by two new musicians, the wonderful Riley Stone-Lonergan and Mark Edwards
Released January 4, 2017
Riley Stone Lonergan - tenor sax
Luke Rattenbury - guitar
Mark Edwards - fender rhodes
Eddie Myer - bass
Tristan Banks - drums.
Recorded by Ben Lamdin - mastered by Max Gilkes at Studio1Sonic
Cover image: Kenny McCracken