Tarrant Anderson

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Tarrant Anderson
Tarrant Anderson.jpg
Tarrant Anderson in Switzerland, August 2010.
Background information
Origin Oxford, England
Occupation(s) Bass-Player
Instruments Bass Guitar
Associated acts Frank Turner, Dive Dive, Dustball

Tarrant Anderson is the bass player for Frank Turner's live and studio band, The Sleeping Souls [1][2][3][4] and is a member of the British rock band Dive Dive.[5] He was previously a member of the British punk band Dustball and is based in Oxford, England.[6][7][8] Anderson is a Laney endorsed artist.[9] He is also a director of the tour bus hire company Vans For Bands Ltd.[10][11] Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls won Best Live Act at the Association of Independent Music Awards in 2011[12][13] and headlined London's Wembley Arena in April 2012.[14] In July 2012 Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls played at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in London. Anderson studied politics at the University of Reading and an MPhil. in Politics at the University of Oxford.[15]

Tarrant Anderson on stage at Wembley Stadium in 2010
Anderson uses a Laney Nexus tube bass head with two 8x10 Laney cabinets. He plays a 1966 Fender Precision Bass and uses an Origin Effects Cali76 floor compressor.



Albums and EPs
  • "Senor Nachos" (1997)
  • "Like Monkeys Do" (1999)

Dive Dive[edit]

Albums and EPs
  • "Good Show" (2004)
  • "555 for Film Stars" UK Indie #6 (2005)
  • "The Sorry Suitor" UK Indie #10 (2005)
  • "The Game" (2007)

Frank Turner[edit]

Albums and EPs


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  2. ^ "FFWD - Calgary Music - Music Previews - Frank Turner stays solo with The Sleeping Souls". Ffwdweekly.com. 2011-10-20. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Blog Archive » Frank Turner at Brixton Academy". Clink Music Magazine. 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Reading & Leeds Festival Focus". 
  5. ^ "Official Band Website -|:". Dive Dive. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  6. ^ "Damaged Goods Records: Dustball". Damagedgoods.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  7. ^ "Albums by Dustball". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  8. ^ Tim Perry (1998-05-23). "Pop: Two-minute wonders - Life & Style". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  9. ^ "Laney Artist - Tarrant Anderson". Laney.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  10. ^ "Director Check". 
  11. ^ "Vans For Bands Ltd". 
  12. ^ "Adele and Frank Turner win Aim awards". BBC News. 2011-11-11. 
  13. ^ "Adele, Frank Turner dominate AIM Independent Music Awards | News". Nme.Com. 2011-11-11. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  14. ^ "Frank Turner Announces Wembley Arena Show". 
  15. ^ http://issuu.com/audiencemag/docs/liveuk_160_combined?e=4622469/2405418 p38