Session Bassist (Kylie Minogue/ Sugababes/ Christophe Willem / The London Horns)
«The Vintage VJ96 is a great sounding, well built bass that has a playability well beyond any other fretless in it’s price range. Like all the vintage products I’ve tried, the VJ96 has to be played to be fully appreciated, it’s definitely gonna surprise some people as it has done with me!» – Dishan
Dishan Abrahams is a London based bass player currently playing with pop group, the Sugababes and mutli-million album selling French pop star, Christophe Willem.
At age 15 Dishan swapped his saxophone for a bass to fill a spot in his church band and after just two months playing bass was chosen to become the bass player for “Youth Alive”, an Australian organisation which organises events for youth, touring his state of WA and playing to audiences of thousands every gig, he also began his recording career at this time.
Dishan learnt young what is required in the studio and what it takes to hold down a big live show.
After graduating from high school, Dishan was accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) to study Jazz. WAAPA is the most prestigious music school in Australia and students travel from all over the country to be part of the course.
During his first year, Dishan began cutting his teeth on the local gig scene and by his second year of study was one of busiest bass players in town, regularly working 7 or 8 gigs a week and playing with the best local players.
During his third year of study, Dishan was offered a contract with Australian record label, Scope Music, as part of his band, “the jive express”, a 10 piece, Jamiroquai-ish funk band.
Being that this also meant being the house bass player in Scope studio he felt it was an offer too good to refuse and chose to leave his studies to see where this path would take him.
With “the jive express”, Dishan recorded two albums, completed eight Australian tours, two New Zealand tours and also recorded three albums with other Scope Music artists.
Dishan’s next original project, “Outfit Faux”, had it’s first gig in a statewide band competition, which it won, and went on to be featured in Rolling Stone magazine and play the “Big Day Out” festival, they also recorded at Kingdom Studios in with Dom Monteleone whose credits include Jay Z, the Black Eyed Peas and Empire of the Sun. “Outfit Faux” then relocated to London and began gigging and recording in their own studio near Tower Bridge. Dishan played bass, engineered, co wrote, and co produced all “Outfit Faux’s” recordings in London.