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Fergus Ireland

Jazz Double Bassist


Without my time at Trinity Laban I wouldn’t be where I am today, the brilliant one to one and group teaching was instrumental in helping me progress as a musician. The inclusive atmosphere was also an important factor in making the environment great for personal and collaborative development. I always felt supported and was able to focus on my passion amongst like-minded individuals.

Fergus Ireland
Fergus Ireland


Fergus graduated in 2011 with a BMus in jazz double bass. He is a much in demand musician, a founding member of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band and bassist for some of the leading Jazz musicians in the UK (Soweto Kinch, Zhenya Strigalev, Jay Phelps, Ruby Rushton, Nathaniel Facey, Reuben James, Ashley Henry) as well as for visiting US luminaries such as Johnny O’Neal (Art Blakey) and Leroy Jones.

He performs regularly in the UK at leading Jazz venues such as Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Cafe, Pizza Express Dean Street, the Vortex and the 606. He has also performed at the Barbican, Kings Place, Cadogan Hall, Glastonbury Festival, the Royal Albert Hall, the Hackney Empire and Shoreditch Town Hall, as well as frequently performing internationally.

His playing and compositions have been broadcast on stations such as BBC Radio 1,2 & 3, 6Music, Worldwide FM and NTS Radio.