Presented by Behringer, WimBash Winter NAMM showcased music icons and introduced 11 y/o guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer to the NAMM community for the first time. In fact, it was at this WimBash NAMM show, when Brandon received a call from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s casting team in NY inviting Brandon to audition for the Broadway production of ‘School of Rock’.
The WimBash Winter NAMM 2015 show featured several music ensembles over the course of two days. An epic jam featured Doug Wimbish joined by fellow bassists Victor Wooten, Dug Pinnick and Norwood Fisher, guitarists Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and Eric McFadden, the iconic Wonder Mike & Master Gee of the Sugarhill Gang, youtube sensation drummer Meytal Cohen and MPC’ist DiViNCi. The legendary guitarist Eric Gales was a surprise special guest.
“A highly respected and sought-after master of his instrument, bassist Doug Wimbish records and performs with a diverse roster of talent. From his early days with Sugarhill Records, to his pioneering work in Tackhead and Living Colour, Doug is best described as a musical virtuoso. Joining Doug will be 11 year old guitar prodigy, Brandon Niederauer, who has played with some of the best in the business including
Gary Clark Jr, Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks and Steve Vai.”
Audiences crowded the Behringer booth to witness the bass duet of Victor Wooten and Doug Wimbish, playing together for the first time.
Victor Wooten, a 5-time Grammy winner and founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, has won many major awards, including winning “Bassist of the Year” in Bass Player Magazine’s reader’s poll three times. Rolling Stone Magazine voted him one of the Top 10 Bassist’s of ALL Time in 2011.
As a grand finale, Doug Wimbish and Victor Wooten were joined by YouTube drum sensation MeytalCohen, Dug Pinnick, Eric Gales, Eric McFadden and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer in a tribute to the late-great Jack Bruce, bassist for the legendary 60’s super-group, Cream.
WimBash NAMM 2015 Cast:
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
Wonder Mike & Master Gee – The Sugarhill Gang