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Adept on both fretted and fretless bass and backing-vocals, London-based Cai Marle-Garcia is a 27-year-old live and session bassist with experience of performing and recording jazz, funk, pop, soul, r’n’b, hip-hop, rock, latin, fusion and world music. He has toured internationally, most recently in Europe with cutting-edge American artist Marques Toliver and in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong with pop/rock group Magazine Gap (2012). From leading his own jazz/rock fusion group with original compositions to recording a successful debut solo album , Cai is a regular performer be it in the studio or on stage.

In 2013, Cai is performing with Marques Toliver as bassist and backing vocalist, with the group having toured Europe in May (including shows in the U.K, Holland, Belgium and France) and as main support for Paloma Faith on 7 dates throughout June and July. Cai has also performed with Leah McFall who is currently on the BBC's 'The Voice', and Khushi, a Hackney-based singer/songwriter.

Cai's debut fusion album, entitled ‘Mr. Ears’ features saxophonists Tony Woods, Duncan Eagles and Rob Sell, keyboardists Kit Downes (Mercury Award nominee) and Steve Kite, drummers Martyn Kaine and Dan Paton, guitarist Sagat Guirey, Freddie Gavita on trumpet, and Stuart Semple on percussion. The album has sold internationally and also had airplay on Jazz FM and Accuradio. Cai has also been featured in Bass Guitar Magazine on various occasions. 'Mr. Ears' was released to critical acclaim (see PRESS page) and has sold in countries all over the world in both CD and digital formats.

Cai has played with some of the finest established and up-and-coming jazz musicians around including Michael Garrick MBE, Gabriel Garrick, Mercury-nominated Kit Downes, Shabaka Hutchings, Zem Audu, Mark Crown, Sam Leak, Darren Altman, Dorian Ford, Ivo Neame, Binker Golding, guitarists Sagat Guirey and Ronnie Johnson, Tim Whitehead, Tony Woods, Richard Fairhurst, Russell van den Berg, Martyn Kaine amongst others.

Cai has also played with electro-pop singer Anne Frieir in 'I Am Harlequin', playing bass and singing backing vocals on gigs including on a BBC Radio 4 performance and has performed with other singer-songwriters such as Sophie Janes and Iman Osman.

Cai is an official endorser of Source Audio effects products.