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The ishs/Allen Project, Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, August 2017




I am a bass player (including electric, acoustic upright and fretless), and have also played brass professionally part-time. I have a classical background and I have been playing in jazz groups for decades. 

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My setup, The ishs/Allen Project Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, May 2017


My main musical influence is 20-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny (see photo below), along with his long-time collaborator Lyle Mays. Also Chick Corea/John Pattitucci/Stanley Clarke, John McLaughlin, Bela Fleck (and the Flecktones)/Victor Wooten, Dave Holland/Christian McBride/Steve Rodby, Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Gary Willis, Michael League/Snarky Puppy and, of course, Jaco Pastorius.

CD Release August 17, 2017 - The ishs/Allen Project: ade ishs, Chelsea Allen, Paul Bonnington, Ee Shan Pang, with Lachlan Davidso - iTunes/Bandcamp/Amazon


CD Release March 4, 2015 - The ishs/Allen Project: ade ishs, Chelsea Allen, Paul Bonnington, Ee Shan Pang - iTunes/Bandcamp/Amazon


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Presently, I play bass in groups led by renowned Melbourne bandleaders: ade ishs, Chelsea Allen and Jon Magill.

  • The ishs/Allen Project with ade ishs, Chelsea Allen, Ee Shan Pang) Playing Modern Jazz Originals. CD Releases above - available on iTunes/Amazon/Bandcamp.
  • Jon Magill Jazz Orchestra playing the music of Sinatra, Count Basie, Snarky Puppy, Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays, Jon Daversa, Yellowjackets and orginals of ade ishs.


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Meeting Pat Metheny, Oct 2014, Melbourne

Meeting Pat Metheny, Oct 2014, Melbourne




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