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Mike Zabrin's Funktastic

Air Date: 03-07-16

At just 22 years old, Mike is one of the most exciting young bassists on Warwick’s current roster of endorsers. Appearing on major publications around the world, Mike has been featured three times in Bass Musician Magazine (2011/2012) and most recently a cover story in Bass Guitar Magazine, UK’s number one magazine for bass players (August 2013). This speaks volumes to the professionalism and high potential music industry professionals think of him.

Currently, Mike is touring internationally with Blues/R&B artist, The Joe Moss Band, as well as recording his debut record, "Funktastic", featuring members from Kool & The Gang and Paralement Funkadelic.

Mike demonstrates fire, tremendous control, and confidence in his instrument tonally and harmonically. Known for his impressive melodic solos showcasing his jazz influences, many musicians around the world have taken a great liking to him. World renowned musicians Mike has performed with such as Buddy Guy, William Bell, Jeff Berlin, Brian Culbertson and Mike Stern proves that Mike is truly a force to be reckoned with and is taking the industry by storm.

In 2013, Mike was approached by Los Angeles producer and bass player John Heintz after hearing him play at The NAMM Convention. The two teamed up to record Mike’s debut record, and a few months later Mike was flown out to west Hollywood where he found himself in the studio writing music with his idols from Kool & the Gang and Parlament Funkadelic.

They are on his record not only because of their legendary reputation in the funk world, but because of the high potential they see in Mike’s career. While spending some time in Los Angeles, many other musicians have teamed up with Mike to play on his record including Norwood Fisher from Fishbone and Desmond D’angelo from Soular System.

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