Don Chandler

Don Chandler Grammy award winning music producer, bass player and talent development manager at CultureMix Arts Ltd image by Robert Varga Peterson

Don Chandler is the Music Industry Specialist and Musical Director (MD) for the Reading Reggae Collective at CultureMix Arts.  He is a Grammy award winning music producer and bass guitar player.

As a passionate advocate of promoting roots reggae music in the UK Don’s mentoring gives young people with outstanding talent opportunities to become music industry professionals.

Don leads the Artist Development programme and is the producer for reggae artist Jnr Watson and the project coordinator and MD for the Reading Reggae Collective. He is the industry tutor for the Music Academy, and the keynote lecturer for the CultureMix Arts work experience programme.

Don Chandler performs live with reggae legend Johnny Clarke on the Jools Holland show.

Don has travelled the world playing bass with an extraordinary number of artists including UB40, Johnny Clarke, Horace Andy, Frankie Paul, Mighty Diamonds, Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Alton Ellis, John Holt, Black Uhuru, Luciano, Half Pint, Leroy Sibbles and Bob Andy.

And the list goes on with Junior Byles, Eric Donaldson, Admiral Bailey, Anthony B, Cornell Campbell, Linval Thompson, Pinchers, Charlie Chaplin, Courtney Melody, Don Carlos, Half Pint, Michael Prophet, The Congos, Pablo Moses, Christopher Ellis, Shinehead, Mikey Dread, Max Romeo and many more.