California music accessories brand Gruv Gear is proud to feature Bassist Michel Labex Labaki. Michel is part of a family of prominent world-class musicians that heartily endorse Gruv Gear products.
Born in Beirut Lebanon, Labex started off as a guitar player but switched to the electric bass at the age of 15. At the age of 20, he was one of the best uprising rock bass players in his country. Not only has Labex been involved in the continuing development of various techniques and styles (funk, latin, and fusion world music) but also in his sense of lyricism and melodic bass lines. He has performed with more than 50 international artists and festivals around the globe (W.O.M.E.X. in Newcastle, Big Big World Festival Scotland, Lent Festival Slovenia , JARASH festivals, BAALBECK festivals, HAMAMAT Tunisia and others) A multi-style player with an outstanding performance showmanship, Labex began his career in the late 1990s with Warner Brothers Production House Middle East for 10 years, and has performed with H.A.I.R., El Chato, Isabelle Laroche, Damien Barneata, Jose Fernandez, Demis Roussos, Peggy Pavlakis, Selim Sesler, Relou Mirea, Son Cubano, Tino Favazza, Jose Galvez, Aleph "le piano de l'orient", Tony Hanna, Wadih El Safi, National Orchestra of Nowheristan, the Greeks vs. Turkish, Oriental roots orchestra, Yugoslavian brass band, etc.
Today, Labex is a main bass player, artist casting manager and a recording engineer in 8e Art, performing in a prime time TV show "Hek Menghanne" on MTV Beirut.
Labex has just released his bass album named "Bass Lab."
Labex is endorsed by Fodera and just launched his custom signature "LABEX" Fodera bass. He also plays a
Fodera Yin Yang Standard bass (serial number 10).
About Gruv Gear:
Gruv Gear exists to bring innovative and well-thought out products to creative professionals and beyond, including career musicians, DJs, photographers, filmmakers, mobile producers and more. The company is on- track not only to become a premium lifestyle accessories brand in the Music/DJ and Photo Industries, which is a small fraction of its potential market, but also expand to a broader range of industries that will increase its global footprint exponentially. To date, Gruv Gear products are sold in 5 continents and shipped directly to adoring fans worldwide.