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image(1)About Michael Mondesir

Michael is a freelance Bass Guitar player, who studied at the much lauded
Bedroom School Of Music.
(just means he’s self-taught, don’t panic!).

He began his professional music career in 1983,
playing Bass Guitar with his brother, drummer
Mark Mondesir (John McLaughlin, Jethro Tull, Glenn Hughes),
forming the trio EMJIEM with guitarist Hawi Gondwe
(Amy Winehouse/Omar/Roachford/George Michael).

Since then he has performed with artists as diverse as;

Jeff Beck, Billy Cobham,
Ginger Baker, Eddie Harris,
Jack DeJohnette, John McLaughlin,
Oumou Sangare, Usher,

Whitney Houston, Imogen Heap,
Sir George Martin, State of Bengal,
Hermeto Pascoal, David Garibaldi,
Jan Hammer, Ty,

Zoe Rahman, Jim Mullen,
Ronnie Wood, John Serry,
Andy Summers, Django Bates,
Gary Husband, Chante Moore,

Lulu, Nitin Sawhney,
Lenny White, Chad Smith,
Courtney Pine, Jocelyn Brown,
Jason Rebello, Brice Wassy,

Neneh Cherry, Nikki Yeoh,
Bernard Purdie, Iain Ballamy,
Bill Bruford, Julian Joseph,
Leni Stern, Mory Kante,

Keith More, Trilok Gurtu,
Mike Lindup, Aster Aweke, S-Club 7,
Talvin Singh and Pee Wee Ellis.

Michael entered the Pop, R&B, Funk and Dance music world,
composing tracks on albums by funk trombone legend Fred Wesley
and singer/songwriter, Lewis Taylor

In September 2009, Michael joined the Thriller Live World Tour.

He is currently part of the visiting faculty of various education establishments
including the Royal Academy of Music, Rhythmic Conservatory of Copenhagen
and British Academy of New Music as well as teaching privately
at home (schedule permitting).
Michael Mondesir uses:
COSTALAB Pedals and Cables
ELIXIR Strings