James Yardley


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I am an instrumentalist, producer, and remote tracking engineer specializing in bass and keys work. I am available to add parts to an existing project or help build your demo or song from scratch.

Interested in having professional quality parts recorded for your song, album or EP? I specialize in writing and recording bass guitar, piano, Rhodes, synth and B3 parts to elevate your project to its highest potential.

I work with an ever-growing list of artists in live, studio, and remote settings, and have the tools and intuition to help achieve your goal for a track. In my two years working full time in the music business I have played over a hundred live shows for more than twenty different artists, including multiple nationwide tours, and have begun assembling a repertoire of studio credits on both bass and keys. You can find a selection of tracks that I have played on here:


I am affordable to work with, quick to respond, and flexible in achieving the sound that you desire for your project. If this sounds good to you, contact me through this page and let's make great-sounding music together!

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

Interview with James Yardley

  1. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  2. A: You can achieve good sounds anywhere and with any tools if you allow yourself to be creative.

  3. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  4. A: I bring the ability to hear a song, decipher what parts it needs and execute those parts creatively and effectively in a studio setting.

  5. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  6. A: Noah Gundersen, Jack Antonoff, Kristian Matsson, Justin Vernon, Norah Jones, David Ramirez

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

  8. A: A client comes to me with a track needing creative keys or bass parts, I record the parts and deliver to the client, and we make revisions together until it is in sync with the artist's vision.

Opened Fire by Joel Levi

I was the Bassist, Keys player in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • The Killers
  • Dawes
  • Bleachers
Gear Highlights
  • NORD
  • Yamaha MX-49
  • Fender Jazz Bass
  • Fender P Bass
  • Ampeg SVT
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin
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