I am available to play bass on your project remotely through file sharing, and live.
I record bass parts for many artists and producers around the world from places such as Stockholm, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Norway and of course here in the states. Styles of music vary. I play fretted and fretless basses. The most important part of it all is to get into the music with you, work with you until you are happy with the part. I take great steps to insure my bass tone is great, every time as that is what I am noted for in my work for others. I want to under promise and over deliver. If there is a style that I am not familiar with and can’t play to very high level, I will recommend somebody that can. Below are some examples of many different styles of music that I have been afforded the opportunity to work on in the last year or so. This is but a sample. If you would like to hear more, please contact me through email me at email@example.com
I typically work through a service for my remote sessions. They have a very good platform that provides for excellent communication throughout the project, and has more information about me and what I do. They will take a secure deposit from you once you make a commitment to hiring me for remote session work. Your payment is only released when you receive finished, excellent bass tracks. This is also a great resource for other services you may require.
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Do you play live? Are you available to play with my group?
Yes, and yes. You can frequently see me play live in and around Los Angeles, most currently with an artist named Magenta Harley, she is an exceptional soul/pop/jazzy type of singer, and I can’t say enough nice things about her. I also have recently played with the Ojai Pops Orchestra playing movie scores in concert. I also attend certain jam sessions to play, learn and network with others. I am always looking to fill my schedule as I am a hard worker and love to play with new and familiar musicians. To me, music is fun and that’s why they call it “playing music”! If it’s a fit, then all the better !
How do I know that the bass tracks you record for me will be good?
Well, you don’t, at least not right away. That’s why I highly recommend using the service platform of soundbetter.com, so that things like communication and time lines don’t become an issue. There is a 3rd party that holds your funds until you are happy with the tracks.
Do I have to send you written music for a remote session?
The short answer is you don’t have to. If you have chord charts, or something scribbled on a napkin, that’s great, bring it. If you don’t know how to write music, I’ll figure it out. It always helps to have some kind of chart, or framework to go by. I read music, and all sorts of chord charts very well. Communication is key.
What can’t you play?
To be honest, I don’t play upright bass very well at all, and don’t claim to. I do however play an electric upright bass for some simple parts. I am not an expert slap bass player on the electric, but know a great deal of people that are. Most of the time, producers and artists hire me for providing the “glue” for the music on the bass with a great fingerstyle tone, and lyrical, melodic ideas. If I feel I can’t perform it correctly, I am not afraid to say so.
What do you most like to play?
That’s a loaded question! My tastes run the gamut, from most contemporary jazz, pop, and rock styles, to classical etudes. I’d say from Mozart to Madonna ! I study music daily, and have an open ear to any great written/played and produced music. I’ve played rock, jazz, pop music, progressive music, country, with drum machines, trap beats, drums n bass, chill, ambient styles, EDM, jazz standards, theater projects, all sorts of music.
How do you approach each project?
Each project is an separate thing. Today I may be playing for a singer/songwriter, and tomorrow I may be playing some kind of instrumental track with screaming guitars, huge drums and lots of bass notes. I always let the music tell me how and what to play and how it can possibly sound.
If you’d like to contact me to discuss your project, feel free….
Listening Samples of artist CD’s
More on the way !