manthing.com – Michael Manring: my favouritest solo bassist.
divinityroxx.com – Divinity: all round musical genius.
hootpage.com – Mike Watt: godfather of punk bass and Coltrane-obsessive.
julieslick.com – Julie Slick: my favourite rock bassist I’ve heard in YEARS.
papabear.com – Tony Levin: making singer/songwriters sound great since 1970.
garrisonjazz.com – Matt Garrison: fusion-y goodness.
tripwamsley.bandcamp.com – Trip Wamsley, solo bass genius and collaborator of mine.
bryanbeller.com – Bryan Beller: fabulous rock/jazz/awesomeness bassist.
victorwooten.com – Victor Wooten: solo bass superstar.
johnlestermusic.com – John Lester: singer/songwriter/bassist – should be bigger than Sting.
groove4dayz.com – Yolanda Charles: arguably the funkiest, grooviest bassist in the UK.
claudiozanghieri.com – Claudio Zanghieri: Italian fusionist and great improvisor.
Alex @ Facebook – Alex Webster: amazing bassist with Blotted Science & Cannibal Corpse.
billfrisell.com – guitar genius
nelscline.com – another guitar genius
janetfeder.com – and another!
spearheadvibrations.com – soul inspiration
jonathabrooke.com – singer/songwriter, sage & huge inspiration
kristinhersh.com – all kinds of awesome
brucecockburn.com – God’s favourite singer
thecure.com – not goth, just great
davidtorn.net – loops ‘n’ guitar sonic artisan
people I’ve played with
lobelia.net – amazing singer/songwriter I’m lucky enough to play bass for and be married to, live album here.
danielberkman.bandcamp.com – he of the FingerPainting project. One of the greatest musicians I’ve ever heard.
artemis.fm – singer/writer/producer who lets me play bass on her astonishing songs.
jonthorne.co.uk – the double bassist on Diversion. The bassist with Lamb. A bona fide genius.
andy-edwards.com – endlessly creative drummer, one of my most regular collaborators over the last couple of years.
phiyaan-zek.com – the guitarist on Ley Lines. Brilliant, inspiring collaborator.
mikeoutram.com – crazy-good guitarist. Duo album out ASAP…
calamateur.co.uk – Scottish ambient/low fi/sample-heavy atmospheric experimenter – duo album here.
theotravis.com – Sax/flute on For The Love Of Open Spaces. His quartet Cds are also excellent.
ToddReynolds.com – world class solo looping violinist, plays on ‘Live So Far’
Neil Alexander – scary-great keyboard player, also guests on ‘Live So Far’.
worksmusic.net – Patrick Wood, Rhodes ‘n’ guitar playing genius. The Wood in Lawson/Dodds/Wood!
miriamjones.com – great singer/songwriter. I’m on her new EP.
emilybaker.co.uk – Insane music and funnyness genius.
kirasmall.com – GREAT soul singer.
unguitar.com – Luca Formentini, marvellous italian guitar soundscapist. I’m on his last solo record.
saxontheroad.com – Andy Williamson, the uber-saxist, recorded Nothing Can Prepare with me. Wonderful.
looperlative.com – all my looping happens here.
aguilaramp.com – the latest change to my bass set-up. These have blown my mind!
modulusguitars.com – Modulus Basses – basses don’t get better than this.
elrick.com – Elrick Basses – my first new instrument in 13 years is an incredible Elrick Gold Series SLC 6 String (SLC – Steve Lawson Custom). It’s unbelievable.
jimdunlop.com – another recent change – the Dunlop Super Bright strings have rocked my world, and the MXR Bass Innovations pedals are ALL amazing. An essential part of my sound.
juleamps.com – Jule Monique Preamp. I HATE playing without it. Has revolutionised my sound.
evidenceaudio.com – Evidence Audio Cables – high end instrument cables – sound great, well made, not too expensive!
slickbag.se – Slick Bag – I never go anywhere with my basses without them being in a Slickbag!
tcelectronic.com – TC Electronic – their HOF mini reverb and Flashback Delay are works of genius!
darkglass.com – Darkglass make the Vintage MicroTubes overdrive that I use ALL the time!
keithmcmillen.com – KMI’s Softstep controller is one of the greatest ever additions to my music-life. I’m also using the Quneo for all my drum/keyboard playing.
east-uk.com – home of East UK, the finest bass preamps around!
Reaper.fm – my favourite bit of recording software, by miles.
ebow.com – The E-Bow, an electronic gizmo that gives infinite sustain and bow like effects on electric instruments – I REALLY need to replace mine!
renaissanceguitars.com – Rick Turner, made my acoustic bass, knows more about basses than just about anyone I’ve ever met.
thebassgallery.com – The Gallery, the bass shop where the Sei basses are made.
Bass related sites
bassguitarmagazine.com – British bass mag, in which I have a monthly pedal column, was on the cover in Oct 2015.
ScottsBassLessons.com – wonderful online tuition community, for whom I do regular masterclasses.
basschat.co.uk – british bass discussion forum.
bassplayer.com – US bass mag, who seem to really like my albums, judging by the reviews I’ve had…