“I enjoyed the album very much. Nice hearing a fellow bassist touching hearts. Loved everything about it. Keep shining! You inspire me to keep practicing. Thank you very much.“
Elexander Fitzgerald Jr.
“A great player, a nice guy, a great human being and family man!”
“People like you, Scott, Ariane, Victor, Jon, and so on are a whole different kind of monster! And that is amazing because a part of you will always be in each of us! Thank you forever!!!“
Andres Molina Vela
“Such a beautiful human being and an incredible bass player!”
“It speaks to my heart!”
“Mischa is a great person and friend first, his kindness reflects and shines bright throughout his music. I’m honored to have contributed in my own small way to this delightful collection of recordings”
“Sir you’re a legend who doesnt know it (or is too modest to admit)!“
“I love this guy’s playing!”
“Open Path” (title track of the debut album)
Life is an Open Path. You and only you get to decide where you want to go. On your way, you might be distracted and influenced by others. It might lead you to believe that you are on the wrong path. But if you honestly think about what you want out of this life, you will know which path to walk. Sometimes, circumstances seem to rob us of making the right choice or having a choice in the first place.
My composition “Open Path” is supposed to be a reminder to keeping the path to our dream destination open. Find your Open Path, enjoy the ride and let nobody throw you off it!
“Walk” (the song that started it all)
The first fragment of “Walk” developed out of an exercise I had made up when practicing triad inversions. All of a sudden there was this stream of ideas. One thing let to another and after a couple of hours I had written a song that incorporated almost all of the techniques I had accquired over the years. I had no idea that this was going to become my personal project of passion. But I sure had a hell of a time writing this song. Admittedly, there was some fine tuning after the fact. But the essence of the first Strictly Bass song was created that day.
“Hey Hey My My” (Neil Young cover)
I recorded this song for a close friend who passed away untimely. Ironically, he already had mentioned that he wanted this song to be played at his funeral. Almost as if he had known. It is my way of saying goodbye. I hope this version of the song resonates with you and makes you realize that the time we have her is limited. If you have big dreams, don’t wait to put them into action. Start working towards them today!
All you need is BASS!
Using only a loop station, his custom build instrument, and an array of unique techniques, Mischa makes you forget that you are “only” listening to bass. Mischa made it his mission to showcase the possibilities his favourite instrument has to offer. Sometimes relaxed, sometimes full of energy his music is the perfect soundtrack for your journey to self-discovery. His fans describe Strictly Bass as Victor Wooten meets Bach. But if you listen closely you can also hear influences that range from Michael Jackson to B.B.King, Bob Marley and Portishead.
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No shows booked at the moment.
I’m currently booking shows throughout 2021. Watch this space. If you want to host a house concert, or know a UK/European promoter or agent who might be interested, please get in touch!