Ivan Bodley

Ivan “Funkboy” Bodley, bass player to the stars. Performed with 40 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Musical Director for Sam Moore, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Shirelles, Crystals, Tokens. Performed with: Sting, Elvis Costello, Temptations, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Bo Diddley, Buster Poindexter, Uptown Horns, Paul Rodgers, Wynonna Judd, and David Foster. Appearances: Carnegie Hall (featured soloist with the Rock Concerto), Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (with Cracked Ice led by Crispin Cioe), “Rock of Ages,” “Spider-Man,” and “Kinky Boots” on Broadway, Obama Inaugural Ball, Barry Levinson documentary “Poliwood,” Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson, Today Show, Emeril Live, Imus in the Morning, Charlie Rose, Regis & Kelly, New Orleans Jazz Fest, many Symphony Orchestras. Magna Cum Laude Berklee College of Music grad, NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee. Traveled to 27 countries. Played to audiences of up to 82,000. From Chattanooga, TN, now based in NYC.

Ivan uses Warrior Basses, Hartke & Markbass Amplification, DR Strings, and Digitech and Line 6 effects. Ivan eats only Little Debbie snack cakes.

More info: www.funkboy.net.

Lesson Packs Featuring Ivan Bodley

Fundamentals of the Blues

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Harmonic Variations in the Blues

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