Giacomo Occhipinti


Band: GOGO


London / England


Giacomo has been a gigging professional musician and teacher since 2000. Back in Italy he obtained a Bass diploma from the prestigious Lizard Academy, joining the teaching faculty straight after graduation.

As Coram Lethe’s bass player he released two albums and toured Italy.

Since moving to London in 2005 he has established himself as a teacher and live performer. He has obtained a BA in Jazz from Middlesex University and a PGCE from the University of Greenwich.

His live credits include international artists like Candi Staton, The Supremes, Jack Ashford’s Funk Brothers of Motown, Brenda Holloway, Thelma Houston, Chris Clarke, Mable John.

Other credits inlcude: Erika (formerly iMMa), Atlantic Soul Orchestra, PUSH!, Crowd Company, working with producers like dan Swift (Snow Patrol, Aqualung) and Mark Crew (Bastille, Taylor Swift) and recording with Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie, Feeder).

He is a member of the bass faculty at the Institute of Contemporary music performance ICMP in London

Current projects include his jazz-funk band GOGO and constant practice!

1978 Fender Jazz (Maple)
1978 Fender Precision (Maple)
1974 Fender Precision (Rosewood)
2000 Squire Precision (Rosewood)
Sandberg California VT 5 Strings

Hofner Violin Bass(ignition series)
Yamaha BB (defretted)

Hartke LH500
Hartke 210
Hartke 410

Tech 21 Sansamp
Tech 21 Red Ripper