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Arran has been a professional electric bass player and teacher since finishing his studies at the Academy of Contemporary Music in 2007, where he is now a lecturer. He has toured nationally and internationally, playing in over 30 countries across 4 continents including many large international festivals.

Known for his innovative plucking and legato technique, Arran has contributed educational articles to popular bass website, has been interviewed for the UK’s Bass Guitar Magazine and and has taken lessons with Jeff Berlin.

A very versatile player, Arran has played in every genre from acoustic songwriters to jazz to metal and also in orchestras for musical theatre. Primarily touring in the metal scene, Arran has supported many of the biggest names in death and black metal with the bands Virvum and De Profundis.

Arran has played on over 30 albums, with artists that he has worked with live and on record including Virvum, Vipassi, Utopia, De Profundis, Seven7 (with Nicolas Meier), Demonstealer, Demonic Resurrection, Cosmitorium, Tómarúm, Proliferation, Void Mother, Mark Lettieri (Snarky Puppy), Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy), Scarab and many more. He has recorded on tracks with members of Obscura, Fear factory, Ne Obliviscaris, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Leprous, Cynic, Six Feet Under, Shining (Nor), Nile, Necrophagist, Nevermore, Allegaeon, Inferi...

Arran is endorsed by Carillion Basses and Rotosound Strings and is one of the few bass players using a fretless bass in metal. He has won several 'bassist of the year' awards including being voted one of the top bassists of 2014 in a Zero Tolerance Magazine poll.

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