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David Steele was the bassist in two of the best known bands of the '80s, The Beat (aka The English Beat) and Fine Young Cannibals. Steele was an adaptable player, always coming up with the perfect part to drive a song.
For evidence, compare his approach to the bass lines on The Beat classics Mirror In The Bathroom and Too Nice To Talk To and the 1985 debut Fine Young Cannibals single, Johnny Come Home. The Fine Young Cannibals have long since split and David hasn’t taken part in any of the reformed Beat lineups. His most recent project is Fried, a soul tinged duo with American singer Jonte Short. The bass playing is as strong as ever.
Band(s): The (English) Beat, Fine Young Cannibals
Gear: Fender Precision Bass, non-reverse Gibson Firebird, G&L L-2000