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Ep. 6 - Lavondo Thomas - Ana Popovic

By Bass Lessons Melbourne

As a NYC based multi-instrumentalist , Lavondo has solidly rooted himself as a new breed of in demand performer. Having studied privately with Felix Pastorius , Dr. Mark Morton ( Principle Bassist of Columbus Symphony ) , Douglas Richeson ( Tony Bennett unplugged , Phil Collins ) , and Janek Gwizdala , he feels just as comfortable on acoustic bass as he does on his electric . He has performed for audiences around the world ; 30 plus countries from Europe , Asia , and all throughout North America with such artists as world reknowned recording artist Daisy Jopling, fresh offa six week / 23 city tour of China, and performing in Europe at the world famous musikverein hall in Vienna . Also performing on her new album set for release in 2016 . Upcoming North American summer tour with the great , award winning guitarist Ana Popovic . Broadway and Tv's "survivor" stars Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly, Mitch Jarvis, Eddie Holman ( Hey There Lonely Girl ), violinist Christian Howes, Umar Bin Hassan and The Last Poets, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Shine and the Moonbeams , along with other artists across a wide genre busting palette. Recently signing to Ropeadope Records with his band The Flowdown , he also served as Assistant musical director for Echoes of Etta ( 2014 MAC Award for Show of the Year ) , Asst. Music Director for vocalist William Blake ( New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Male Jazz Vocalist ) , member of Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution ( 2011 independent music award best live performance ) and bassist for 50 Shades! The Musical. Lavondo is a Dunlop Artist and plays MXR bass pedals, Dunlop Marcus Miller Super Brights nickel wound strings, doesn't leave the house without his Will Lee Sadowsky , and makes a mean peanut butter & jelly sandwich. Check out the video interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6jjJqzryfo

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