Andrew Brown

Session Bass (Electric/Synth)

21 Reviews (5 Verified)
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I specialize in pocket playing, as well as slightly "left-of-center" basslines that will bring your music to life and give your song(s) a unique feel, all while emphasizing the musicality of your art. You deserve a player who appreciates the art in your music and wishes to add to it by serving the song only what it needs. Let's get to work.

During the initial tracking stage, you will receive three different passes of basslines over your song:

-First instinct pass: During this pass, I will demonstrate what my first instincts are on the song, both rhythmically and melodically.
-Barebones pass: During this pass, I will play the bare backbone of the song, sticking to essentially root notes and the groove.
-Fancy pass: During this pass, I will take liberties in certain sections that might be emphasized with riffs, slides, etcetera, as well as use some slightly different rhythmic techniques.

By providing three takes, I give you, the artist, the opportunity to sort out what you like/dislike before jumping to the revision stage.

After this stage, if we don't have "the take", I believe that we will have a solid idea of the main direction of the song and what we want it to feel like. Any revisions after this stage are free of charge. I want you to leave this process with a song that you are pumped about.

Shoot me a message and let's create something awesome together!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

21 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Reva K
    by Reva K

    When Andrew says he want to create bassline that serves the song he means it! He brought a lot of excellent ideas to the table without overplaying. He was very organized and efficient which made it easy for me to provide feedback and direction. I had a great experience working with him and will definitely consider him again for a future project!

  2. Review by Beejay O.

    Andrew was fantastic to work with.
    Communication was simple and the whole process was easy.
    Will definitely be working with him again.

  3. Review by Craig C.

    Andrew threw down some amazing bass as usual. A great moog sound on one part of the song, and some awesome live bass for the rest. This versatility really helped keep the song interesting throughout

  4. Review by Craig C.

    Andrew was super easy to work with. He offers an initial first impression pass, and then continues to revise, but honestly he hit on exactly what the song needed on the first try, and after a few small tweaks it was perfect. Would definitely work with him again

  5. Review by Dawid Yahusha ( B E R R A Y È)

    Awesome guy to work with. Plays what the song needs to be great! I'll be working with Andrew in the future

  6. Review by Kelly Eberle
    by Kelly Eberle

    Andrew played that Andrew Brown Bass™️ all over this record and I am so grateful for his work on this EP!

  7. Review by Kelly Eberle
    by Kelly Eberle

    AND.👏🏻REW.👏🏻 BROWN.👏🏻 BASS.👏🏻
    I began working with Andrew when I was looking for a bass player on an EP I was recording in 2017. My producer suggested I contact him and though I was nervous to trust a new player outright with the project, Andrew IMMEDIATELY became an integral part of the band. Not only did he show up fully prepared and eager to work on the project, he contributed greatly to the making of the record; always coming up with creative bass parts and being down to experiment with new ideas. 2 years later he is my go-to bass player and the greatest hang in-studio and onstage.

  8. Review by Bre Kennedy
    by Bre Kennedy

    Andrew is absolutely incredible, reliable, and the hardest working player I know. He LOVES what he does, and gives it 120% every time we work together. Not only does Andrew show up ready, on time and bring his own taste to the song, but he shows up with a huge smile and great energy & vibe. MY NUMBER ONE CHOICE BASSIST ALWAYS.

  9. Review by Harry Miree
    by Harry Miree

    Andrew Brown. That guy? Yeah, that guy subbed into one of my sessions on 20 minutes notice and played every bit as thoughtfully and musically as all the other cats who had a whole month to get the material down. The nerve (and divine musical intuition) of some people...

    Epilogue: Now I call him whenever I need sweet intuitive musical bass on the quickest possible human turnaround. What a peach.

  10. Review by Matt Wolf
    by Matt Wolf

    Andrew is the kind of player that gives you chills by just checking his levels. His musical awareness is staggering, and his prowess as a player is unmatched. I've had the pleasure of working with Andrew on several projects, and because of how high he's set the bar, he will never not be my first call. Here's some of Andrew's magic:

  11. Review by John Prentice
    by John Prentice

    Andrew Brown is simply the perfect choice! The guy really has a knack to play the perfect part the first time through, Great pocket great tone and genuinely cares about the project he's on. Outside of that he's the most organized and professional bass player I have met. I guarantee you will get more than your moneys worth with this man!

  12. Review by Josh Barber
    by Josh Barber

    Andrew is a conscientious, caring musician who is a real pleasure to work with. He always comes up with great parts, executes them with precision and a great feel and has a smile on his face all day long.

  13. Review by Ken Baumann
    by Ken Baumann

    Andrew is the first call in my sessions for many reasons: His natural talent, disciplined preparation, and professional attitude culminate to produce a tastefully crafted bass track that simultaneously serves and enhances the song at hand. All of this is done with the utmost efficiency, resulting in a product that is guaranteed to please me as the producer, as well as my client.

  14. Review by Jess Nolan
    by Jess Nolan

    Andrew always sounds solid on bass in whatever setting he’s in. He’s tasteful with his musical choices, easy to communicate with, and puts joy into whatever he creates. Have Andrew play for you! You won’t regret it!

  15. Review by Zack Zinck
    by Zack Zinck

    Andrew is a consummate pro. Not only is he a great player, he takes feedback well and can absolutely deliver on whatever he takes on. I hire him at every opportunity I can.

  16. Review by Charlie Lowell
    by Charlie Lowell

    I have had the privilege of playing with Andrew quite a few times now, with mutual friends around the Nashville area. He has quickly become my favorite bass player around… So thoughtful and restrained, serving the song while also adding tasteful Melodies and lines.highly recommended.

  17. Review by Jake Finch
    by Jake Finch

    I literally have not hired another bass player since hearing Andrew play for the first time. His pocket is insane and his mind works in such a creative way. He doesn't just play the bass, he listens to the song. Every element, from kick pattern, guitar riffs, and vocal melodies. He has a way of making each part shine, by either complementing them, or staying out of their way. Andrew is, by far, the best bassist I have ever had the honor of working with. Andrew also came up with the hook in this song out of nowhere.

  18. Review by Preston Cochran
    by Preston Cochran

    Andrew has become one of my absolute go to session bass players. I've called him up for a variety of different genres, and he's excelled in all of them. Not only will Andrew execute his parts beautifully, he also takes the time to find a part that actually serves the song. Definitely use this man for your next project.

  19. Review by Josh Thompson
    by Josh Thompson

    I worked with Andrew before he moved to Nashville, about 3 years ago. Andrew has incredible feel and tone, he’s a monster player, and he’s a good hang. I miss him, Nashville’s lucky to have such a guy.

  20. Review by Ross McReynolds
    by Ross McReynolds

    This dude has the tone, feel and taste that will provide exactly what you need for your track. You won’t meet a more kind and loving person, both to you and your music. HIRE THIS MAN

Interview with Andrew Brown

  1. Q: What's your typical work process?

  2. A: My process is fairly simple and precise. When I receive a track, I'll listen down once and scribble out a chart for structure and any sections that may require for something specific. After that, I'll knock out my first pass at tracking on the song. This will be my first instincts pass. After I feel good about that take, I will move on to a barebones pass and a fancy pass (both explained above). You will receive all three of those passes in order to gain a solid idea of what the final take should sound like (unless one of those takes meets the criteria). The final stage is revision, in which we will edit and re-track until we find the final take.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I have a very simple, yet effective setup. I run my bass/synth directly into an Apollo Twin Duo, which runs into Pro Tools (or whichever DAW) on my iMac desktop computer. The Apollo provides an incredibly rich tone right off the bat, though, if needed, I'm able to "season to taste" with a plugin or two.

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: Currently, I find myself fairly busy with various sessions in Nashville, frequenting studios such as Trace Horse, Smoakstack, and Castle Recording.

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: I would definitely take my Guild Starfire II, Fender Precision Bass, Moog Subsequent 37, Apollo Twin Duo, and iMac.

  9. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  10. A: Absolutely! Charlie Lowell for keys work, Jake Finch or Ross McReynolds for drums, and Mark Prentice for bass, production, or basically anything else you need.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: The concepts of pure creation and legacy. There is nothing cooler than creating something unique for a song and knowing that (if released) it will be out in the world somewhere indefinitely.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Nashville represents a wide variety of genres and musical styles, but indie-pop and americana have certainly dominated the past two years for me. With that said, I often play on indie-rock, country, and hip-hop records as well.

Under My Hands by Meredith Rounsley

I was the Bass Player in this production

Terms Of Service

-Quick turnaround (Typically 24-48 hours)
-No additional cost for revisions
-Paypal accepted

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Gear Highlights
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  • Juno DS-61
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  • February Special!!!Feb 06, 2024

    For the remainder of February, I am discounting batches of songs, pricing them as follows:

    -2 songs - $140/song

    -3 songs - $130/song

    -4 songs - $120/song

    -5+ songs - $115/song