Session work

I am available to work both face to face and at distance on any project that you need bass on. This might entail reading a pre-written notated score, working off a lead sheet, creating a bass line in discussion with you, simply just ‘going for it’ or any combination of the above! I’m flexible!

I am able to record both electric and double bass to a professional standard in my home studio and then email the tracks directly to you.

Recent work at distance has included John Waugh (the 1975), Cattle and Cane (Quiet Crown Recordings), Christophe Le Pu (The Rubber Wellies).

Listen below to the recordings of different basses over the same backing track (What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye) as a example of some of the varied electric bass sounds I can provide:

Old Fender Precision with flat wound strings, no treble, small amount of gain on input stage – imitating ‘old soul style’ Jamerson sound

Modern Fender Precision with half wound strings – my preferred bass sound – a more modern ‘soul’ type sound

Modern Dingwall Precision with round would strings – bright but still with some bottom end

Modern active Jazz with round wound strings – bright and sparkly with less bottom end but more attack/cut in the mix