Ray Riendeau

Session Bassist

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I have recorded bass on many records, production demos and am experienced in many genres. Bassist best known for his recording and touring with Rob Halford (Judas Priest), James LaBrie (Dream Theater) Star Monarchy, TWO, Gary Hoey, Greg Koch and Machines Of Loving Grace.

I am an Arizona based session bassist that has many record and pre-production demo credits including Shinedown, Jason Mraz, Theory Of A Deadman, Carrie Underwood, James LaBrie, Marco Sfogli, Jeff Kollman, Halford, Gary Hoey, Greg Koch, Matt Guillory, Machines Of Loving Grace, Dia Frampton (The Voice), Gavin DeGraw, David Cook (American Idol), Zac Maloy, 3 Doors Down, Jon McLaughlin, Forever The Sickest Kids, Cavo, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Charlie Sexton, South Jorden, Adelitas Way, Joel Jorgenson, Whitney Duncan, Cady Groves, Skillet, Francesco Artusato and Ryan Tedder (One Republic).

I play many genres and can provide you with the type and sound of bass track(s) that you want/need for your music.

Look forward to working with you!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Ray Riendeau
  • Rob Halford
  • Halford
  • James LaBrie
  • James LaBrie
  • Ray Riendeau
  • Halford
  • James LaBrie
  • NB Ridaz
  • Halford
  • Halford
  • Gary Hoey
  • Halford
  • Gary Hoey
  • Gary Hoey
  • Gary Hoey
  • Halford
  • Halford
  • Dominic John
  • Dominic John
  • Halford
  • Halford
  • Halford
  • Halford
  • Halford
  • Gary Hoey
  • Gary Hoey
  • Nastyboy Klick
  • Machines of Loving Grace
  • Machines of Loving Grace

11 Reviews

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  1. Review by Marco Sfogli
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    Working with Ray Riendeau is a true pleasure. He's both a phenomenal player and a great human being. I had the chance to work with him on a number of different project and he has always delivered great bass tones and classy playing. If you're looking for the ultimate bass experience he's the man. Super highly recommended!

  2. Review by Richard Chycki
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    I've worked with Ray Riendeau where he was the session bassist for a project I was producing. He is a consummate professional and cranks out mix-ready tracks that are solid and musical. Most important, he has a friendly, professional demeanor. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again.

  3. Review by Jeff King
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    Ray is a pleasure to work with and a true master of his craft. I’m a producer, engineer, studio owner and have had the opportunity to witness his magic first hand. Always happy to call Ray in on a session!
    Jeff King
    Scottsdale Music Company

  4. Review by Matt Guillory
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    Ray is a phenomenal player and the ultimate professional. I've had the pleasure of working with him on multiple projects -- both domestic and international, and not only has he always delivered the top-notch playing that he is known for, but he's always kept a positive, professional attitude. I highly recommend Ray.

  5. Review by Clint
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    I've used Ray on many sessions from rock to country , his professionalism is outstanding, his biggest talent is making the song feel good , melody is everything to him .

  6. Review by Scott E. Nowak
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    I've done many recording sessions with Ray. He's a great guy & fantastic musician.

    He always "plays for the gig". Ray can play the simplest country & rock, to the most
    complex funk & jazz. He always has a great groove & plays the best parts for the
    song / style he's recording (or playing live).

    I highly recommend him for any recording session or live gig.

    - Scott E. Nowak

  7. Review by David Bauer
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    Ray Riendeau is one of the most world-class bassists on the planet. I had the honor of playing with Ray and working with him for nearly 3 years. In addition to his incredible gifting as an artist/musician, he's great to work with and always comes prepared to any gig, project or recording. He is truly one of the best and most inspirational musicians I have ever worked with. You won't be disappointed if you work with Ray.

  8. Review by Otto D'Agnolo
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    Top notch player/ top notch person. You can't go wrong with Ray, you WILL be happy. He's more bass player than anybody needs and as professional as anyone could hope. If you're considering Ray, quit hesitating, make the call, you're gonna be happy.

  9. Review by Ken Mary
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    Ray is an incredible player and can play literally any style you need! He’s an exceptional performer, player, engineer, and he’ll take care of the work extremely fast with great skill and care as well! Hire Ray! You’ll be very happy you did!!!

  10. Review by Gary Hoey
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    I would highly recommend Ray Riendeau for any pro sesssion for recording or touring, I’ve had the pleasure of doing both with Ray and he is a total pro and always brings his unique style and his A game. Monster player and great guy! Gary Hoey recording artist/producer

  11. Review by Derek Taylor
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    Ray is a phenomenal bassist suited for most any style from deep "in the pocket" grooves to all-out virtuoso level progressive mastery. No matter the project, he always knows just what to play. He also has a great ear for song crafting and production!
    Derek Taylor/ mixing and mastering engineer/Shrapnel Records Recording Artist

Interview with Ray Riendeau

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: To provide bass tracks that represent as best to my ability their vision of the music I'm recording on.

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: Over 30 years as a recording touring professional bassist.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Logic Pro X

  7. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  8. A: Bass tracks for all kinds of recording projects.

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2-3 day turnaround, depending on schedule. 1 revision included, additional cost after that.

GenresSounds Like
  • John Paul Jones
  • Victor Wooten
  • Geddy Lee
Gear Highlights
  • 1966
  • 1974 & 1975 Fender Jazz Basses
  • 1968 (with flat wounds) & 1973 Fender Precision Basses
  • 1967 Ampeg Portaflex SB-12
  • Various ZON basses
  • Aguilar Amplification
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