When words leave off
music begins.


In the early nineteen eighties after seeing him play bass in a pop band at Terminal Studios Myke Masters was given his professional name by a professional in the music business Kienda Hoji, Juni Morrison of Ohio Players and Kate Garner of Haysi Fantayzee. Born Michael DaCosta Lewis, Myke’s parents are from Barbados and they were strict with his education.

Myke studied music for many years to degree level and has created a teaching style that has been recognised by Middlesex University. He now owns and runs a private music tuition centre called: I-play Music, Musical Artists Development Centre.

Myke is also a keen craftsman. At school and for his CSE woodwork and technical drawing exams, Myke designed and crafted two musical instruments; an electric guitar and an electric bass, He went on to achieve his grade one and today Myke still has the electric bass.

Now the experienced bassist of the modern era Myke Masters Lewis is currently promoting his first solo album: Mustn’t Grumble.


Sometimes dubbed the music visionary, Myke recorded Mustn’t Grumble in his home studio back in the summer of 1998. This solo album was designed to demonstrate clearly his mastery of playing bass in fusion music. Listening to this album with the exception of Soon Come, gives you a nice fusion of rhythmic melodies enthused with a driving determination to play; incorporating a dynamic feel and passion in every track. Needless to say, Myke composed, arranged and produced this album.

Available on Amazon Music, iTunes, CD Baby and Shazam from October 2015, You can hear a varied selection of genres for yourself ranging from the hard hitting opening number of Threatening Behaviour through Mykes Groove to Chill Out (eve at the manor).

The album is timeless. Mykes portrayals of fine art can be heard on this amazing album and he has arranged his compositions in such a way as to tell a story to those who love contemporary fusion music.

To Myke everyone has a musical key that they subconsciously respond to. Knowing this enables Myke to employ rhythm and he knows how to work these together to produce a favourable reaction. Myke has this knack of being able to communicate with those who play music with him and those who attend the Myke Masters Bass Sessions will be enveloped with this phenomenon. For Myke the end result of any composition is the primary factor which he calls: The Inner Movement…

“Sometimes I get this divine inter-feeling and when this happens, I have to get to work immediately on a song idea. I sing the melodies and play the rhythms in my mind before I physically use non-musical and musical instruments to build, compose and arrange the piece and usually, the rest is history…”

Sound is very important to Myke and not just about the bass guitar; he is also a multi instrumentalist. His best playing ability is with the use of one of his many basses but greater than this, is his musical arrangements and how he uses a range of other musical instruments to produce that sound. You only have to listen to the timeless tracks of Mykes Groove from the album Mustn’t Grumble or Budokan from the album Treasure Those Days, to get a gist of his ingenuity.