Toby Hughes, double bassist

My greatest challenge is ongoing: showing everyone that the double bass can be a soloistic instrument and can hold its own in the musical world.

Stacey Watton, double bassist

Who or what inspired you to take up double bass and pursue a career in music? I put my hand up for everything but the only thing left by the time I was chosen was the double bass – then I saw it and thought “cool, I like big toys!” Who or what were the most important influences…

Gwen Reed, double bassist 

Who or what inspired you to take up the double bass and pursue a career in music? My entire family are musicians, so I have always grown up around music. It was never forced on me, but when I was four I saw a school orchestra with a violin soloist and told my mom I…