John Lebesis has been one of Melbourne’s most in-demand electric bassists and session musicians for nearly 2 decades.
He has played with some of Australia’s top artists, including Marie Wilson, Kate Ceberano, Bo Jenkins, Matt Hetherington, and appeared on recordings featuring the Australian Girls Choir, American Rap artist ‘Gizzle’ (Lupe Fiasco/Puff Daddy) and Gospel Singers Incognito (Britains got Talent/U.K.) Aside from his work as a musician, John is a passionate educator with over 15 years of experience teaching several wide-ranging genres, improvisation, and other techniques. He regularly conducts clinics, masterclasses, and group coaching, as well as maintaining his private teaching studio. Students and working musicians of all levels seek his expertise to take them to the next level in their craft.
Bass part on 'I AM' project/song for International Women's Day, 2018 ft. U.S. rapper, 'Gizzle' (Lupe Fiasco/Puff Daddy/Delta Goodrem):
Performing “On My Own” with the Marie Wilson Band live:
Slap Bass Sample:
Spontaneous Improv Sample: