Tal Wilkenfeld (Bass Player) Photo Gallery
Tal Wilkenfeld isn’t your average pretty face. Rock music has always been a bit of a boys club with a few exceptions such as Heart. Most women in rock music tend to be just a pretty face. (I’m not saying that the girls in Heart don’t have pretty faces…I think they are beautiful.) Tal is a pretty face and one helluva bass player to boot.
The first time I saw her was on PBS playing at one of those Eric Clapton festivals with Jeff Beck. I’ve been a Jeff Beck fan for many years and I’ve collected quite a few of his albums. One thing is for sure about Jeff Beck, he always plays with superb musicians. My first thought was that he has brought his daughter into the band. I thought, “Wow, he taught her well,” then she continued to blow my mind. I thought further, “This girl plays to well to be the daughter of a 70′s rock icon.” I did a little research after the show was over and confirmed that sure enough, Tal Wilkenfeld is a musical prodigy.
Here’s a quick run down of this 22 year old bass player from Australia:
- Dropped out of high school at 16 to come to the US to start her musical career.
- Records the awesome fusion album Transformation
- Plays with the Allman Brothers in 2006
- Tours with Chick Corea
- Tours with Jeff Beck
Have a look at her in high definition in this music video of her playing with Jeff Beck.