Graham Drew, from London, UK, started playing at the age of 13, starting out in a school band as bassist. After spending several years into his early/mid 20's playing bass for various groups in and around London he switched to guitar in 1994, playing in the female fronted rock band Jade Fox between 1996 and 2003.
After playing guitar in several bands and then fronting the Pink Floyd tribute band ECHOES for two years in the David Gilmour role of lead guitarist and lead vocalist he returned to the bass when he joined the Washington DC area alt-rock band, drumfish, in 2011 and in the process has rediscovered his first love - the electric bass.
Describe your rig or instrument of choice: Preference is Fender, Rickenbacker and Music Man basses but also includes vintage Ibanez and Aria basses, current amp rig includes Genz Benz Shuttle head with Avatar speaker cabs
How did you discover Nordstrand? - recommendation from a friend/fellow bassist and Nordstrand's own Stew McKinsey. As a session player with many instruments I pride myself on being able to provide whatever sounds a client needs, whether it's a classic P-Bass or J-Bass, active Stingray or low-fi Mustang. Nordstrand makes vintage style and modern variants for all these types of instrument and many more, and they are constantly innovating to provide bass players with the best possible equipment to do our job. I'm proud to be part of the Nordstrand family.
What Nordstrand products do you use? 2B-MM preamps, custom Jazz Bass preamp, custom MM-5 pickups, Big J-Blades and the Power Blade P-Bass
How long have you been using Nordstrand? 5 years
Artists whom with you are currently working: drumfish, Crys Matthews
Other artists of note whom with you have worked: The Harried Americans, Lea Morris (ThisIsLEA), Chris Anderson, Rachel Levitin, Amy Berry, Nicole Belanus, Ben Tufts & Friends, Rebecca Tex, Cheryl Ann Jones, reggae artist Master See, jazz guitarist Allan Harrington