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Charley Cliff
Born and raised in Montmagny, a small town of just a little over 11 000 habitants, French Canadian musician Charles Lamontagne discovered his passion for bass guitar in his early twenties. He gained experiences with a few bands but had yet to find his true fit due to the nature of his playing style. Instead he decided to focus on his own technique, his own style and started to write his own pieces. He had an old bass guitar with little strings left, he didn't replace those but instead bought a Groove Tools 7-String bass guitar. This was a remarkable discovery in both sound and playability for Cliff. It was time to follow the advice of a few good friends of his that noticed his talent, Mario Lemelin as well as David Simard, and started to build his own studio. It's in this small studio that he recorded his first album "Free Bass" on which he composed, arranged, recorded and mixed all the instruments and tracks. Charley Cliff's first album had many influences in styles and genres but what stood out the most was the EDM and Trance inspired vibe that both the crowd and him appreciated the most. Cliff joined Kaodic, a progressive hard rock band, after they discovered him during a show in Montréal. Cliff continued to develop his tapping style with them, they released their first EP in the winter of 2009, in that same year they won the Canadian Emergenza Final. Cliff also stood out and won the prize for Best Bass player at the Canadian final and the second place at the World final. After 5 years with Kaodic, Cliff decided to work on his solo career and tour on his own. In 2017 he met Déguédine, another solo bass player, with whom he shared the stage in a musical delirium of French funk rock music and both of them took turns playing bass and drums. They are currently working on their first album scheduled to be released during summer 2018.
© Conklin Guitars 2019
Charley Cliff
Born and raised in Montmagny, a small town of just a little over 11 000 habitants, French Canadian musician Charles Lamontagne discovered his passion for bass guitar in his early twenties. He gained experiences with a few bands but had yet to find his true fit due to the nature of his playing style. Instead he decided to focus on his own technique, his own style and started to write his own pieces. He had an old bass guitar with little strings left, he didn't replace those but instead bought a Groove Tools 7-String bass guitar. This was a remarkable discovery in both sound and playability for Cliff. It was time to follow the advice of a few good friends of his that noticed his talent, Mario Lemelin as well as David Simard, and started to build his own studio. It's in this small studio that he recorded his first album "Free Bass" on which he composed, arranged, recorded and mixed all the instruments and tracks. Charley Cliff's first album had many influences in styles and genres but what stood out the most was the EDM and Trance inspired vibe that both the crowd and him appreciated the most. Cliff joined Kaodic, a progressive hard rock band, after they discovered him during a show in Montréal. Cliff continued to develop his tapping style with them, they released their first EP in the winter of 2009, in that same year they won the Canadian Emergenza Final. Cliff also stood out and won the prize for Best Bass player at the Canadian final and the second place at the World final. After 5 years with Kaodic, Cliff decided to work on his solo career and tour on his own. In 2017 he met Déguédine, another solo bass player, with whom he shared the stage in a musical delirium of French funk rock music and both of them took turns playing bass and drums. They are currently working on their first album scheduled to be released during summer 2018.