Bassbaba Sumon started playing slide guitar at the age of 7. He picked up his first Spanish guitar & formed his first band when he was only 12. He started playing bass guitar at the age of 15. At the age of only 17 he joined one of the most popular bands of Bangladesh - Feelings, as a bassist. During that same time, Bassbaba recorded the first ever unaccompanied bass solo in Bangladesh. By the age of 19 he had played in 11 bands. He wrote, sang, produced his first solo album when he was 20.
Saidus Salehin Khaled (Sumon), better known as Bassbaba Sumon (the father of bass, in Bengali) is a bassist from the South Asian country Bangladesh. He is known for his great grooves, excellent use of different bass playing techniques, and, mostly, for the frequent bass solos in his songs.
Bangladesh is a country where Rock Music, specially Metal and Alternative Rock, is becoming popular and 'Bassbaba' Sumon is credited as one of the few most influencing artists in this sector. He has single handedly changed the role of bass guitar in Bangladeshi Music. Many young Bangladeshi musicians got inspired by Bassbaba and started playing the bass guitar. He is also a key figure in promoting Rock music in this country. He has 12 released full length albums in Bangladesh including his solo, duet and band.
Right now he is working on his first ever bass solo album called ‘Soul Food’ which is due to be released this year. Musicians like Robert Bubby Lewis, Felix Pastorious, Bob Franceschini, Phillip James Greenwood, Josh Cohen and J.D.Blair are also participating in this album.
Bassbaba Sumon is also the vocalist for his band Aurthohin. One of the most popular bands in Bangladesh.
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