BASSIST OF THE YEAR 2019
After a six-month search for our champion, Italian bassist Leo De Santi was named Bassist Of The Year 2019 at the UK Guitar Show in September, in association with Orange Amplification. Three finalists were selected by a stellar panel of celebrity judges – Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Stu Hamm, Mark King and Vulfpeck’s Joe Dart. The live final saw each finalist given a five-minute window to impress our judges, editor Joel McIver, progressive legend Nick Beggs and noted performer and educator Ariane Cap. Leo has won an Orange Terror Bass head, two OBC112 cabs, an Orange O Bass and other prizes, while the other finalists Marine Courtin and Andreas Oxholm each receive an O Bass and goody bag. Congratulations, all!