The Real World: Gregori Hofman

October 25, 2010
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bp1110_comm_RW_HM1_nrHome base Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa (currently in London, U.K.)

Occupation Student/musician

Gigs Noush Skaugen, Hepz Tagoe, Maryland, K Loc

Basses Fender Deluxe Precision Bass, Warwick Double Buck 5-string, Fender American Deluxe 5-string, Ibanez acoustic bass guitar

Rig Hiwatt Max B300 head and cab

Strings, etc. DR strings, Korg Tuners, Electro-Harmonix Big Muff distortion

Heroes & Inspiration John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Garrison, Matthew Garrison, McCoy Tyner, Richard Bona, Damian Erskine, Katy Perry

How did you come to play bass? At 13 years old there was no one who wanted to be Jason in a Metallica tribute band, so I stepped up to the plate.

What’s a lesson you’ve learned along the way? Support the song. The music is more important than the bass, tone is more important than chops.

What are your musical goals? Get my jazz quartet going playing my own compositions and touring my tunes, and being able to support a family through playing and writing music.

Contact gregorihofmann.com, myspace.com/gregorihofmann, g-ride@live.com

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