Ross Davidson is a multi-instrumentalist based in Melbourne. While he grew up learning to play the guitar, in his final year of school, Ross reoriented his focus towards studying the electric bass guitar. In 2019, Ross completed a Bachelor of Jazz Performance on the electric bass guitar at Monash University. While at university, Ross was fortunate enough to study under a number of Australia’s leading musicians including: Jonathan Zion, Tamara Murphy and Simon Starr.
During his time at school and at university, Ross played with a number of bands including: Artisan Front (Canberra), Behind the Silhouettes (Canberra) and Atticus Street (Melbourne). He is currently working with Melbourne artists Emilia, Tess Hannah and Carli James, among many others. Ross’ playing also features on a number of recordings. Of particular note is his work on Atticus Street’s debut single, “Holding Out” (2017), where he worked alongside Jimmy Maroudas (Pete Murray, Kimbra) and Damien Young. Ross also had the opportunity to work on Carli James’ single, “I’m Not Sorry” (2018), produced by Anna Laverty (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Courtney Barnett).
Ross’ exposure to a wide variety of musicians has contributed immensely to the development of his own style. He is particularly recognised by his strong groove, textured playing (through the use of effects pedals) and no nonsense approach to music.
With a number of exciting projects on the go, Ross is gearing up for a massive 2019. Catch him at a show near you!