Shawn Davis

Session bass player & drums

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15 Reviews (14 Verified)
Shawn Davis on SoundBetter

What you need is some deep growlin grooves!

Dig...my name is Shawn! I play Bass and Drums ya dig. I've played with a lotta folks! I've recorded with Beck ( "The information" "Guero"), Juanes (Un Dia normal) That album won all kinda grammys! Nikka Costa( been with her 19 years now), Ryan Bingham, (Tomorrow land, Fear and Saturnday night, Ryan bingham live 2016), Marianne Faithfull, Jamie Lidell (Jim), Spice Girls, K.D. Lang, Fever the Ghost,The soul of John Black. Toured with Britney Spears, Nikka Costa Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Doyle Bramhall II, Marc Ford, Ryan Bingham and many more.

You can see videos and more here ------>https://www.bandmix.com/shawn-davis/

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Shawn Davis
  • Ryan Bingham
  • Leslie Nuss
  • Leslie Nuss
  • Nikka Costa
  • Ryan Bingham
  • Kim Burrell
  • Reba McEntire
  • Ryan Bingham
  • Lucy Woodward
  • k.d. lang
  • The Soul of John Black
  • The Soul of John Black
  • Dan Navarro
  • Jamie Lidell
  • Jamie Lidell
  • His Voice
  • Lowen & Navarro
  • Mel Holder
  • Nikka Costa
  • Nikka Costa
  • Nikka Costa
  • Mindi Abair
  • Mindi Abair
  • Kate Gaffney
  • Kate Gaffney
  • Kate Gaffney
  • Culver City Dub Collective
  • Shawn Davis
  • Alien Chatter
  • Jessica Callahan
  • Dead Serial Killers
  • Dead Serial Killers
  • Paulis Sanchez
  • The Soul of John Black
  • The Soul of John Black
  • The Soul of John Black
  • Angela Easterling
  • Angela Easterling
  • Angela Easterling
  • Jessy Dixon
  • Jessy Dixon
  • Nikka Costa
  • Nikka Costa
  • Nikka Costa
  • Deborah Falconer
  • Vlada
  • Amy Kuney
  • Jerod Starkey
  • Jerod Starkey
  • Shawn Davis
  • UNA
  • Nikka Costa
  • UNA
  • Vic Chesnutt
  • UNA
  • UNA
  • Stonehoney
  • Stonehoney
  • Stonehoney
  • Stonehoney
  • UNA
  • Kendra Carr
  • Kendra Carr
  • UNA

15 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Brian B.
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    Quick production, easy communication, nice part and great tone! Will work with Shawn again. Thank you.

  2. Review by Chris Garcia
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    Shawn is an incredible musician and also very in tune with the songwriting process. I have used shank more than 4 times and he always come through!

  3. Review by Kyle
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    Excellent talent, and super chill to work with!

  4. Review by Richard D.
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    Shawn killed it on the bass. Funky, groovy and played just what the track needed, but with a definite flair that gave my track a really cool vibe and authenticity. He chose the perfect tone for what I was doing as well. Highly recommend.

  5. Review by Chris Garcia
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    Shawn totally brought the level of this song up! He did exactly what was soulful, cool, and pop! This guy makes it look way too easy.
    Even take 1 is smoking but he gave me extra takes. So good!

  6. Review by Jeffrey B.
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    Fantastic work with Shawn. Rock solid, fast and creative.

  7. Review by Chris Garcia
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    Shawn made this track come alive! His bass is totally hooky and well arranged! He is giving the song exactly what it needs! Groove and tone are just right!Highly Recommended.

  8. Review by Marek M.
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    So much funk! :) great to work with

  9. Review by Richard S.
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    Shawn Davis is a MASTER! His groove, his sound, his vibe... he's the real deal. Really easy to work with and a super nice guy to boot! He goes to 11. My #1 FAVORITE bass player by far!

  10. Review by roscoe w.
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    Shawn KILLED IT! I gave him some minimal direction at first to get started. We went back and fourth just twice and what we ended up was way better than I could have imagined. Cannot wait to use him again. His playing, creativity and openness to direction made this so easy. He F-ING ROCKS!!! USE HIM NOW!

  11. Review by Aurélien D.
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    How many stars out of 5 ? 10!!!
    The guy has sould in his very veins! :D

  12. Review by raphael.weikart
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    Shawn delivered exactly what I needed and added his own touch as well. His playing is so smooth and he added so much to my song.

  13. Review by Richard S.
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    Shawn is an amazing, world-class player. Fast, groovy, and his sound is second to none! The kat can play. A real ⭐️!

  14. Review by Carrie
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    Jen Leigh here on Soundbetter recommended Shawn, man, was she right. He can groove. Very fast and efficient as well as funky

  15. Review by Jen Leigh
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    I have known and worked with Shawn for over ten years. He played on my solo record and is by far the FUNKIEST bassist I have ever played with. I cannot endorse Shawn enough if groove and soul is what you need...but he can play it all !

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Nikka Costa

I was the bass player in this production

Gear Highlights
  • 71 Ampeg v-4b
  • Vox 4-12 cab
  • 79 Acoustic 1-18 cab
  • 68 kustom 200 tuck N roll
  • 68 sunn 200s head
  • 69 Sunn 2-15 cab
  • Emperor 6-12 cab. 76 Rickenbacker 4001 74 Fender P bass 82 Fender Jazz bass Gibson EB0 71 Rickenbacker 4001 Ludwig drums
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