Chucho Merchan

A first call UK session cat, composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, band-leader, solo recording artist, and human and animals rights activist; Bogota born Jesus Alfredo “Chucho” Merchan is among the instrument’s most prolific and dexterous players, especially during the 1980s, wherein he forged grooves aplenty whilst plying fretless glissandos, scintillating slaps, jazz flavored counterpoint, and much more for seminal sides and concert performances with Everything But the Girl, The Dream Academy, Pete Townshend, Thomas Dolby,  Eurythmics, Billy Bragg, The Pretenders, David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Sam Brown, and Robert Wyatt, to cite a very, very select few.