“Hooky by name, hooky by nature!”
A legend, innovator, and iconic voice on the electric bass. His shoddy amp forced to him to play upper register motifs and develop a chordal approach to the instrument.
Though he mostly records with his beloved Yamaha BB1200 – which he purchased several of when the model discontinued – he’s experimented with numerous instruments including extended range which he abets with a wide array of effects.
He’s a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, producer, collaborator – his canon spans post-punk, dance, alt-rock, electronica and beyond. His two most notable ensembles, Joy Division and New Order - are among the most influential in the history of popular music. Who’s the bass player? That would be the former Peter Woodhead, aka Peter Hook!