Bassists are essential to building a strong foundation in any band, symphony, or group. From electric to acoustic to upright and double, a bassist comes in many forms and plays a variety of music. Whether you are planning a wedding, private party, corporate event, festival, birthday bash, or other special occasion a bassist can help you build your event from the base up.
There are a few things you should consider when hiring a bass player (which includes bass players, bassists, upright bass players, double bass players, and bass guitarists). First, be sure to listen to audio and watch video samples. You want to be sure you are satisfied with the sound and look of the performer before you book him/her. Next, get references and read reviews. Talk to people in the area who have seen the performer and/or have booked them in the past. Feedback is the best way to ensure you are going to be satisfied with your choice. If you are looking for a bass player for your band, check to see if they can adapt to different kinds of music and if they play well with unfamiliar bands. Last, always get a contract. Read the contract carefully and work out any details in regards to deposit requirements, length of performance, scheduled breaks, attire, travel, and lodging. Watch for specifications made by the bassist and be sure you can meet them.