Saidus Sumon is one of the leading bass guitarists in Bangladesh. Do you know who gave him the first chance in the mainstream? James.
The artist of the meaningless band openly admitted the contribution of ‘Guru’ while telling the story behind becoming a bassist on the birthday of this popular rockstar of the country.
In a post on Facebook, Sumon said that a friend named Emon took him to his brother’s house one day after taking the SSC exam. There will be jamming. I didn’t have any bass guitar of my own. With a base from a friend, I went to James’ brother’s house in a very nervous state. Everyone in the Feelings band, including James Vice, was practicing there. There was just no bassist. Brother James said to me, ‘Hold the base.’ I started playing with them in a terribly nervous state. After jamming and chatting for a while, I got back to normal. He told me when I would come back to practice next time. As I was leaving, Brother James said, “Welcome to Feelings.”
Sumon wrote in the post to highlight the next state of mind, ‘It is not possible to express my feelings at that time. A boy, who is sitting for SSC exam results, has a lot of dreams in his chest — one day I will form a band that the people of the country will recognize; Brother James calls him, Welcome to Feelings! Can you imagine a teenage boy, who has no bass guitar of his own, joining a mainstream band like Feelings? Many, many years ago, James was a brother, but he thought about it very simply. A lot of people have contributed to making it easier for me to be a bassist in the main stream! Happy birthday brother James! Lots of love for you. You’ll be fine. ‘