Popular Bass Guitarist
Ross Valory, Maurice Gibb, Mike Inez, Paul McCartney and Jaco Pastorius. What do these guys have in common? They are just some of the great Base Guitarist for the last half century. These are the guys that some of our generations want to be. They all came from popular bands with great song and composition. That’s why they are being idolized by some bass guitarist of this generation.
Of course, if they got their popular bass guitarist, we also have. Here is Nathan Azarcon, Bass Guitarist of the popular band Bamboo, then Buddy Zabala of the Dawn. Meneses of Parokya ni Edgar just to name a few.
But what makes this bass guitarist exceptionally different from other bass guitarist? The looks? Good fingers? Nice bass guitar? Well, I recently had talked with well known bass guitarist on today’s industry. Louis Mesa of Tear Here Band.
We have a couple of questions that we were lucky to ask with his hectic schedule. First off.
FYX: We are aware of your name and with your band being on the headline on music magazines. What makes you different with other bass guitarist?
Louis: Well, I think it’s not about being differ from other bass guitarist. For me it’s all about passion and love on your craft. Ever since I was young, I love playing bass and even dreamed on being bass guitarist on Journey. Hahaha.
FYX: We were surprised to know you once dreamed of being a bass guitarist of Journey. Aside from being a bass guitarist, well, we know you like painting. But if you are not a bass guitarist, who you are now?
Louis: An astronaut. I dreamed also of being the first Filipino astronaut. Silly, right? (phone ringing) Excuse me…I’m sorry, I have to go, my band mate called and we have a sudden gig. But I can give you last question.
But I can give you last question.
FYX: Oh, that’s..pretty sad. But can you give any advice to young people who want to achieve their dream of being a bass guitarist like you?
Louis: Advice? I’m not good on giving advice, haha. But, what I can share is that love your craft whatever it may. And never stop learning and practice every day. Never stop dreaming, and one day you can be like me. Not great, but I love what I do. Being a bass guitarist. Hope that all helps.
FYX: That’s a great advice, really. I like your last line. Thank you for your time answering some of the questions Louis. I hope you have a great gig this night. Until next time.
Louis: Thanks also.
What a great opportunity on our part to have a short time with one of the country’s elite bass guitarist. Remember that love what you do. Whether it’s about being bass guitarist or painting, love your craft. That define how good you can be.