Sven Atterton a.k.a AT3


 

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It all started when Sven was around 17 years old. After persevering on drums he, accidentally found himself playing bass with his High school trio one night in their weekly after school rehearsal. He quickly noticed he felt more at ease with the electric bass guitar. The group soon agreed the swapping of instruments and went on to perform in various school performance evenings and events. Sven practiced hours everyday on the Bass, mainly learning songs by ear and writing grooves on an 8-track Fostex recorder. it was roughly a year After pursuing Art and media studies at the local college Sven realized he could no longer ignore his hunger and love for music. In 2002 Sven enrolled at Colchester Institute where he studied for two years in music theory, production and performance. After completing the course he still craved for further education on both his instrument and the music industry.
In 2004 Sven’s parents agreed to help him into the world renowned Berklee College of music in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied there for four years and graduated with a diploma in performance electric bass. Sven was lucky enough to have studied with the likes of Marty Walsh (Super Tramp, Neil Diamond, Donna Summer). He also had one on one private tuition with some of Berklee’s renouned bass faculty like Anthony Vitti, (The Platters, Sammy Davis Jr). and Lenny Stallworth, (Roy Hargrove, Maceo Parker). Sven got to meet some of his all-time favorite musicians such as Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, ‘Francis Rocco Prestia and Chick Corea.
Residing in his native Essex, Sven can been found playing original music under his full name, and also playing Bass for the 1980s group ‘PigBag’.
Sven is on the verge of releasing his debut EP and is continuing to write original music. Live shows supporting the EP and further releases are to follow.