I offer session bass tracks from my home studio in Southern California or your location and am also available to play live. I have a great deal of experience in many styles of music, and play with many world class musicians on a regular basis. I listen to instructions well, and am not happy until you're happy. I have excellent basses to suit your style of music, and look forward to helping you with your music either live or in the studio !
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 2 - 1000 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect nothing but professionalism, a great attitude, and the best playing I can muster up !
Currently living in Oxnard California. I am a studio and live musician in the greater Los Angeles area and have played with some extraordinarily great musicians. I play fretted and fretless bass, read very well, and work well with the others.
My heart and soul is with the groove. I love harmony and love to navigate changes
My tone is very clear and harmonically supportive.
My instruments are top notch:
1. Ken Smith 5 string 2. Stephen Sukop fretted and fretless 5’s 3. Nordstrand “Nordy Jazz bass 5” 4. Dean Electric upright on occasion. 5. Phil Jones speaker cabs – many different combinations. 6. QSC and Avalon power and pre amps, respectively 7. Modest pedal board including compression, reverb, delay, octave pedal
Most recently I have been working at Rose Lane Studios in Carpinteria CA, working alongside such artists such as Damizza, producer Sjoerd Koppert, Jeremy Hanlon, Brockett Parsons, Gergo Borlai, Virgil Donati in a variety of musical setttings.
I spent 20 years in Nashville, and before that the New York area, where I am from, and spent 3 years at Berklee.
I am also competent as a session leader and musical director as well as a sideman. I am also looking to play live with great artists. Please contact me if you are interested !
Thanks for your consideration.
Additional Booking Notes
I can bring my own gear, or we can work out other arrangements.
Influences & Inspiration
your music is my influence.
basses, preamps, etc..