April 8th,2017 Bill Dickens joined Leo Nocentelli & Melvin Seals to perform @ Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA. Posted below is the concert and also a short commentary from Leo Nocentelli of the Meters followed by keyboard great Melvin Seals regarding Bill and his bass playing 🙂
Bill Dickens joins 4 time Grammy Award Nominee Michael Henderson In Concert @ The Promontory Chicago on February 11, 2017! ATTENTION!! I’ll be performing with Legendary Michael Henderson (You are My Starship) on this coming Saturday February 11, for two shows!! You still have time to purchase tickets for your special Valentine love!! Chicagooooo!!! Come […]
Bill “The Buddha” Dickens will be performing January 20th, 2017 @ the Mint with special guests Maiya Sykes and Shawn Christopher Featuring: Ron Walters on keyboards – music Director for Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, Barbara Streisand, David Foster – Leddy Garcia on percussion – Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Santana | Keith McKinley on Sax – […]
I AM YOUR KEEPER – JESUS! Bill Dicken in this upcoming movie from the Oakdale Covenant Church titled “I AM YOUR KEEPER”
We opened up for Pearl Jam and it was a huge crowd. it was ones of the biggest crowds I ever played for. These was well over 100000 people in this audience. You just can’t see the rest in the pictures but there was well over a million people in attendance that day.
90.7 FM WWOZ New Orleans will be interviewing Bill Dickens on April 23rd, 2016 around 3:40 p.m. CDT (UTC -5) Click the link below for a LIVE STREAM http://www.wwoz.org/listen/player/?stream=stream2
Leo Nocentelli, Bernie Worrell and Bill Dickens perform Saturday April 23rd 2016 at the Acura stage – 12:20 – 1:10 p.m.
Bill Dicken in this upcoming movie from the Oakdale Covenant Church titled “I AM YOUR KEEPER”
Video page dedicated to the April 4th, 2016 benefit for Bernie Worrell in N.Y.C.
Leo Nocentelli (feat. Questlove & Jon Batiste), Fire On The Bayou, Webster Hall, NYC 4-4-16 04.04.2016 – A piece of history.. Leo Nocentelli, Bill Dickens, Bernie Worrell, George Clinton, Bootsie Collins, Adrian Harpham, Ronny Drayton, Gary Fritz.
This is from brooklynvegan.com: “There’s an all-star fundraiser on the way for legendary keyboardist Bernie Worrell, who is a founding member of Funkadelic and has worked with the Talking Heads, Fela Kuti, Mos Def and others, and who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. The benefit will take place in NYC at Webster Hall on […]
Icons Of Funk @ B.B. King Blues Club January 3rd, 2014 (left to right) Adrian Harpham (dr), Bernie Worrell (keys), Leo Nocentelli (guit.), Fred Wesley (tromb),and Bill Dickens (bass) The Meters, P-Funk & James Brown Experience THE ICONS OF FUNK: Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Fred Wesley (JB Horns) In depth video Interview:
Bill “The Buddha” Dickens at Bass Player LIVE!2015 (November 7,2015) performs a cut from his “Tha Truth” album titled “A Day at the Beach.”
Hello, I am making my debut performance at Bass Player Live 2015 along with some of the greatest bass players in the world. Please come out and support all of us. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there. God bless you Bill “the Buddha” Dickens.
LEARN! ABSORB! PLAY BETTER! SOUND BETTER! Bill Dickens LIVE on November 7th – for Bass Player Mag with a host of other phenomenal players. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! Here are the Bass Player Live 2015 Clinicians and Artists
I first met Jaco back in 1976 when he came to Chicago with Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, but he was playing bass for the Headhunters. It was the headhunters featuring Jaco Pastorius because he was touring for his first record. After the show I got a chance to meet him and got a chance […]
July 2nd, 8 pm – Pre-Dead Jam The Greatful Dead and then . . . Bill Dickens will be playing with Leo Nocenteli Bernie Worrell, Stanton Moore, Bill Evans from the Miles Davis band 8:00 PM The Portage Theater 4050 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, Illinois (773) 283-7244 http://www.theportagetheater.com/
Bass Club-Chicago proudly presents Bass Clinic & Master Class featuring Bill “The Buddha” Dickens Bass Club-Chicago 5055 N Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 (773) 561-3521
A Few pictures of Bill after the show on May 30th House of Blues – Chicago with Cece Peniston and Ten City
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN & DOWNLOAD Stop The Violence – A simple statement in a complicated time.World renowned bassist Bill Dickens wrote and recorded the track for his 2014 release ‘Tha Truth’ to call attention to the shootings in Chicago. Over the July 4 th weekend there were more than 80 victims of gun violence […]
Published on Feb 18, 2015 Michael Henderson live in Chicago, Bill Dickens on Bass!
Bill Dickens Tha Truth £13.99 Format: CD In stock Artist: Bill Dickens Label: Ropeadope Genre: Jazz Format: CD SKU: 98250 Bassist Bill Dickens is a thoroughbred with an enviable resume having worked with a raft of big names including Chaka Khan, Pat Metheny, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige and the Ramsey Lewis Trio as well […]
Article Courtesy of Bass Musician Magazine I always enjoy running into Bill Dickens at the NAMM shows! I recall that he even gave us a bit of a preview about ’Tha Truth’ as far back as 2012. Bill is a soft spoken powerhouse of a musician! Don’t let his mild mannered demeanor fool you, “The […]
CD Review: Bill ‘The Buddha’ Dickens – “Tha Truth” by Chris Jisi March 3, 2015 The Buddha of Bass has long dealt with the dichotomy of being a world-class technical master on his extended-range basses, as well as a veteran pop producer/composer. On this long-awaited solo outing (for which he mans 9-, 7-, fretless 7-, […]
Bill leaves his IMPRINT at the center of the 2015 NAMM BassBASH Thank you for making it happen!
Article courtesy of Relix.com Over the years bassist Bill Dickens has recorded and performed with Chaka Kahn, Bernie Worrell, Janet Jackson, Pat Metheny, Ramsey Lewis, Grover Washington, Al Dimeola, and many others. On October 21, Ropeadope released his debut solo recording Tha Truth (which is available for order via iTunes and Bandcamp). The album includes […]
An in-depth interview about Bill and his recent release “THA TRUTH” by Kevin Johnson | Thursday, November 6th, 2014 posted on NOTREBLE.COM
Bill and others celebrated the 20 year anniversary re-issue of “The Day The Bass Players Took Over The World” at the Summer NAMM 2014 session in Nashville, TN. BASSES LOADED 2014 was a concert celebrating all things bass and the 20th anniversary of the first Summer NAMM Basses Loaded show in 1994. More than a […]
This video is Courtesy of Peterson Tuners – 2006 With 1/10th cent accuracy, a mute-able active DI, and the ability to perfectly tune two octaves BELOW your low B- Why don’t you already own one? . . . StroboStomp Pedal Tuner
It is with great pleasure we announce that Bill Dickens has just signed a recording contract as a solo artist with Rope A Dope Records. Bill’s long awaited solo album titled “Tha Truth” is coming out soon on the “Rope A Dope Records” label. Please check back for updates on the progress and release of […]
Chicago Blues Festival – Blues By The Lake Bill playing on Sunday (06.15.14) with Buddy Guy at the Chicago Blues Festival. The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that […]
This was a HIT SONG that Bill Dickens co-wrote with Ramsey Lewis featuring Bill on Bass. This song had an enormous amount of air play on R&B radio and was also used on the TV show General Hospitol. Bill was only 22 years old when they recorded it and he played the bass solo on […]
Video & Interview courtesy of Jon Liebman and ForBassPlayersOnly.com March 17, 2014 Bill Dickens has played bass with a wide variety of artists, including Pat Metheny, George Michael, Joe Zawinul, Janet Jackson, Grover Washington, Jr., Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Freddie Hubbard, Al DiMeola, Dennis Chambers, Steve Morse, Randy Newman and many others. He also […]
This video is Courtesy of Chicago Music Exchange If you hear any noise; it’s just Bill and the boyz . . . . . . Brian and Marc from Chicago Music Exchange in an epic BASS OFF with a surprise visit from legendary bassist Bill Dickens. See if the Fender Custom Shop ’64 Anniversary P-Bass […]
January 15, 2014 – The Mint’s annual NAMM Jam wais a raucous Meters infused affair, and this past year was no different. The core of original Meters guitarist (and Angelino) Leo Nocentelli, drummer Stanton Moore (an honorary Angelino given his frequent appearances) and monster bassist Bill “Buddha” Dickens, was augmented by NOLA’s David Torkanowsky on […]
Exclusive photos of Bill “the Buddha” Dickens 08.22 – 25, 2013 playing with Leo Nocentelli – The Meters Experience at Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo – Brazil
Bill Dickens & Butterscotch The instrument which he held high on his chest looked like something a cartoon super hero might fly around on, all white fins & curves. When the musicians started up in succession what they built was fabulous, thumping – & loud. Ladysmith Chicago Gospel Experience – South Africa – USA Leanne […]
Leo Nocentelli’s Meters Experience (with Stanton Moore) & Bill “The Buddha” Dickens May 7, 2011 New Orleans, LA @ Race & Religious House – Fiyawerx Party
This video footage is courtesy of Wyn Guitars – captured via cell phone at the Wyn Exhibit booth. Bill Dickens cooks on a Wyn 7-string Amboyna Burl Bass at the 2011 NAMM Show. (Just before he played, he told all of us that he wasn’t really warmed up……Yea, right!!!!) Wyn Guitars This masterpiece of an […]
The Meters Experience with Leo Nocentelli and Russell Batiste at the BowlCourtesy of Rob Chapman Relix – Blogs Published: 2011/01/31 Here are Rob Chapman’s photos of Leo Nocentelli and the Meters Experience at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday, January 28. The Meters’ co-founder was joined by special guest drummer Russell Batiste (funky Meters) along with bassist […]
Exclusive Interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman November 22, 2010 – Courtesy of forbassplayersonly.com Bill Dickens has played bass with a wide variety of artists, including Pat Metheny, George Michael, Joe Zawinul, Janet Jackson, Grover Washington, Jr., Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Freddie Hubbard, Al DiMeola, Dennis Chambers, Steve Morse, Randy Newman and many others. He […]
Bill Dickens Interview By: Vuyani Wakaba For The South African Bass Collective Among the perks of living in the Chicago suburbs are the opportunities to sometimes meet up with some amazing bass players. Some of these gifted players come through town on tour, others come to Chicago to conduct bass clinics, others happen to live […]
Bill has arranged a reunion with Bobby Rock and Neil Zaza opening for HEART Saturday January 19th at the Anaheim Hilton Concert put on by NAMM organization sponsored by a host of many.
BILL DICKENS BAND – Butterfly – Live at the Baked Potato, Los Angeles on July 18, 2008 during the BassQuake show Pasadena Bass Day, 7/18/08 concert by Bassquake at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles, CA. Musicians – Robert Baglione-Guitar, Bill Dickens-Bass, Carl Coan-EWI, Donald Barrett-Drums, Ruslan Sirota-Keys, Leddie Garcia-Percussion, Derek Frank-Bass, Johnny Britt-Trumpet.
Bill Dickens would like to thank everyone for their support this past weekend during his quick visit to SoCal for the performances and the Bass Clinic. Please check back soon for live footage 😉
May 05, 2008 – Barack Obama Rally – Indianapolis, IN Bill Dickens was wisked away by jet hours before the MEGA-RALLY for Barack Obama in Indianapolis to accompany Stevie Wonder. Mr Wonder asked his management team to “Get me that 7 string bass player”.
Cool NAMM surprise! To the thrill of throngs of onlookers, Stevie Wonder showed up during Bill Dickens’ scheduled booth appearance at X2 and sang a spontaneous song with the acclaimed bassist. Both were using X2 wireless systems during their jam.
September 27th, 2007 Bill The Buddha Dickens does Bass Clinic at Guitar Center Phone: 708-799-0315 Guitar Center Country Club Hills 4271 W.167th Street Country Club Hills, Illinois 60478
Bill Dickens goes to Italy and appears in Rome on July 7th and July 8th, 2007 at a jazz festival with Chicago blues guitarist Carlos Johnson. Please check back for updates. Bill just appeared on the Bootsy Collins upcoming release titled “Bootsy’s Bass Heroes.” Bill is currently producing a project for smooth Jazz recording artist […]
Hey everybody it’s Bill “The Buddha” Dickens; I just wanted to say thank you for all of your compliments. It is wonderful to be known all over the world for my technique and everything that I do. The thing that I want to say to all of you is just don’t concentrate on my speed […]
BILL DICKENS jams with Lee Oscar (harmonica for WAR) at the 2005 Summer NAMM Show in Indianapolis This is a 5 minute video clip done between July 22–24, 2005 @ The Peterson Tuners Booth
Bill “The Buddha” Dickens Have Monster Talent, Monster Gear, Will Travel bass player. He is the strongest product identifier for Conklin Groove Basses out there, instantly recognizable. Bill tells us why he has embraced such unusual and difficult to play instruments as his 7 and 9 string basses, what he gains from that, how he […]
Interview & article By Dave Schwartz & courtesy of www.dabelly.com Photos By Daniel Quinajon and Keith Durflinger new to learn. I found myself standing in front of a small booth that specialized in bass guitar gear. A crowd had gathered, so much so that I had a hard time seeing what the draw was. When […]
An indepth interview by Victor Wooten. Story courtesy of Bass Player Magazine from May 1996 back issue. It all started about ten years ago. I was living at my parents’ house in Virginia when a good friend of mine, Keith Horne, came by with a videotape of pianist Ramsey Lewis’s band on the Arsenio Hall […]