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Grooves - Bass & Drum Workshop

with Benoît Martiny (Benoît Martiny Band, Cultura Tres, De Läb) and Vedran Mutic (Session Bassist, Corbi)


From 10:00 to 13:00 at Rocklab

Skill level: intermediate to advanced

Fee: 15.-


Whatever the musical genre, the rhythm section is of the utmost importance when it comes to groove! This workshop therefore aims at developing the interaction between the drummer and the bassist for a whole range of different styles. Be it Pop, Rock, Indie or Stoner, Benoît Martiny and Vedran Mutic will demonstrate how to find the tightness and groove that make bass and drums one single essential entity. With examples ranging from classics à la Led Zeppelin & Pink Floyd over vintage stoner such as Kadavar to psych pop from Tame Impala, they will examine how the bass & drum rhythm section efficiently works in a song context, adapting to, supporting and enhancing the lead instruments, and sometimes even taking the lead.


If you actually play in a band, feel free to come as a pair (bassist & drummer) and work on enhancing one of your own songs!


Bassists should bring their instrument, a jack cable and a tuner.

Drummers should bring their sticks.









About Vedran Mutic

Vedran Mutic's musical career started in a garage with his first metal band, which later evolved into progressive trio and ended up as a pop band. From the very beginning he knew he was into all kinds of different styles. Things only got better once he was accepted to the Conservatory for Music and Ballet in Ljubljana (Slovenia), where he got involved with various ensembles, including two big bands, music theatre projects and studio session work. The next step was studying double bass in Rotterdam (Netherlands), where he was not limited only to his base jazz department, but played with all other departments as well (world music, pop, music theatre) and worked as instrument teacher / band coach. For the last couple of years he has been living in Luxembourg City, playing and teaching - living his dream.


About Benoit Martiny

Born in Luxembourg on October 3rd 1980, Benoit Martiny grew up in a musical family and started playing percussion and drums at an early age. After first percussion studies in Luxembourg with Al Ginter and Boris Dinev he went on to study Jazzdrums at the Conservatory of Rotterdam. During that time Benoit started playing with Dutch Afro group Mdungu with whom he recorded 2 Albums and toured in Europe, Asia and America. He also formed his own Band, the Benoit Martiny Band, for which he composes the music and had the opportunity to play concerts in Japan, Venezuela and all over Europe. The mighty BMB released 5 albums and 2 DVD's and was the first prize winner of the Amersfoort Jazztalent award 2008.
Over the years Benoit has played and recorded with many bands and artists such as Oghene Kologbo (ex-Fela Kuti), Michel Pilz,  Sascha Ley, Laki Latino, Maxime Bender,  Neco Novellas, Mark Lotterman, Mdungu... He also played a concert with trumpet legend Randy Brecker and with Justin Adams (Guitarist of Robert Plant). Currently he is the drummer of Venezuelan Hard-rock/Metal band  Cultura Tres and luxembourgish Hip-Hop group De Läb among others. He is also teaching drums and percussion at the Musicschool of Echternach.