Brandon Bagby

Guitarist for Mandisa

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I am a session musician and producer. Currently on tour with American Idol contestant & Grammy Award winning Gospel Music performing artist Mandisa. Prior to Mandisa, I was a member and lead guitarist for the Grammy Award winning Christian rock group Audio Adrenaline. I can cover electric & acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, some bass.

Some of my touring credits include All Sons & Daughters (Integrity Music), Audio Adrenaline (Fair Trade Services), Dara Maclean (Word Entertainment), Meredith Andrews (Word Entertainment), Plumb (Curb Records), Seventh Day Slumber (Tooth & Nail Records), & SHeDaisy (Big Machine Records) to name a few.

With my services, you will receive professional level quality tracks. I take the extra step for my clients by editing to the grid and removing unwanted noises. By your preference, I will send files recorded dry or with printed effects.

AVERAGE PRICING & DESCRIPTIONS PER SONG:

ELECTRIC GUITAR ($200):
2 Rhythm Tracks for Left & Right, 1 Single Strum Track, 1 Hook Instrumental Track (intros, turnarounds, and outros)
ADDITIONAL $50: FULL TREATMENT - as many electric guitar tracks needed/desired.

ACOUSTIC GUITAR (6-string and/or 12-string) ($200):
2 Rhythm Tracks for Left & Right or 2 Finger Style Tracks for Left & Right, 1 Single Strum Track
ADDITIONAL $50: FULL TREATMENT - as many acoustic guitar tracks needed/desired. Will record a live "shaker" track.

UKULELE ($150):
2 Rhythm Tracks for Left & Right
ADDITIONAL $50: FULL TREATMENT - as many ukulele tracks needed/desired. Will record a live "shaker" track.

MANDOLIN ($150):
1 Rhythm Track, 1 Single Strum Track, 1 Single Picking Style Track

BANJO ($150):
1 Finger Style Track, 1 Single Strum Track

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

Reviews (36)

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  1. Review by Sebastian A.
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    We worked on one more project and it's like always very easy to work with him. One of my favorites here. One of the best. I'll work with him again.

  2. Review by Tim B.
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    Brandon is too easy to work with! I asked for too many options and he provided them all to me, while busy on tour. I can't wait to work with him again.

  3. Review by Tim B.
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    Brandon is solid on each song we've done. I feel like I've asked him to go a little outside his tone area, and yet when I have, he takes it on with enthusiasm and delivers - evben while on tour. This is the third track I've done with him in about a month and he will get more work from me.

  4. Review by Al K.
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    Amazing, brilliant and awesome.Thank you

  5. Review by Roshan R.
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    It's my privilege to work with a guitarist with so much expertise and experience in his craft of guitar playing. I had provided a chord chart to Brandon and he put together an accurate translation from paper to acoustic guitars .Provided a very smooth revision as well. Given that our time zones varied a lot, I was helped by his very prompt replies

  6. Review by Tim B.
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    I was hoping that Brandon would go in one direction on this solo, but I avoided giving too much direction. He came back with two options on the solo that were different than I was hoping, but his solos revealed a side of the song that needed to be brought out more. His intuition is spot on and his speed and professionalism are perfect.

  7. Review by Dano C.
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    I've really enjoyed working with Brandon. I've found him attentive to the brief as well as our feedback. His really fast turn-arounds got us scrambling to keeping up with him. He's very attentive to feel and colour of the song and I look forward to working with him again.

  8. Review by anastasia
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    Brandon is an absolute gem to work with. It is always a lovely experience. Extremely talented/professional/responsive. Work with him!

  9. Review by Sebastian A.
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    That is our 4th song together. I can only say he is great. It is really easy work with him. He understand the song and the Ideas. He is high professional and talented. Very friendly person. I love work with him. Thank you.

  10. Review by anastasia
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    I am an extreme perfectionist/control-freak...I often get nervous to hand off ANYTHING to another musician. But Brandon is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. He is professional, approachable, and extremely talented. He is great to work with, he listens, and he EXCEEDS expectations (and trust me, my expectations are high). Work with him!

  11. Review by Sebastian A.
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    Brandon and me did 2 songs in this job. I did one with him before. He is a real professional. I like our songs really much. He understand what I want. I don't need say much. He know what to do. Really nice person. Thanks

  12. Review by Laurens L.
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    Real professional! He gets you exactly the sound that you're looking for! Fast and good service!

  13. Review by Xenia G.
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    There aren't words accurate enough to describe how impressed and blown away I am by working with Brandon. Absolutely outstanding delivery of a few guitar parts I needed. I work with a lot of musicians and being a producer I have a very specific vision for the tracks I produce. Brandon literally nailed it and went above and beyond!

  14. Review by Greg M.
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    2nd project with him, and again he goes above and beyond. I'm so happy to find that rare mix of terrific work ethic plus creativity. :) Looking forward to more great projects together!

  15. Review by B G.
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    Brandon is a true professional. He has professionally made a metronome for my songs in a very professional way. A good friend and colleague.

  16. Review by Greg M.
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    This guy is an awesome and precise musician. And he went the extra mile on a project, which only happens when someone loves what they do. The audio quality was also fantastic. Communicates well. Keeps his schedule. Highly recommended!

  17. Review by Anders O.
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    The tracks sound good in the mix, well done Brandon!

  18. Review by Cove Music Studio
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    Brandon performed some acoustic guitar tracks for me and he had quick turn around time and revisions happened the day of. Communication was smooth and timely as well.

  19. Review by Sebastian A.
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    Brandon is high professional and high talented. It was really eazy to work with him he understand every thing really fast. One of my best experience on Soundbetter. I will work with him again.

  20. Review by Patrick Alden Kicklighter
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    Brandon knows what he's doing. He gave me exactly what my production needed 24 hours within sending him anything to work from because my schedule was tight. I will definitely hire Brandon the next time I need guitar work done!

  21. Review by RaefMusic
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    Brandon was prompt, creative, and gave me exactly what I was looking for - professional acoustic guitar tracks for my song. Will def. be coming back!

  22. Review by Ben A.
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    How can I ask anybody else to play guitar when Brandon nails it every time. Highly recommend!

  23. Review by Ben A.
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    Brandon is going to give you amazing tracks! He takes direction well and had awesome improvisational skills. Have worked with him twice now and he is now my go to guitar player because he delivers great tracks!

  24. Review by Hugo H.
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    Brandon is an awesome guitar player ! Ik definitely recommend working with him. Fantastic performance. Great sounding recordings that even fit high end studio recordings.
    I will definitely work with Brandon again. As a matter of fact we are working on new songs with him already again :-))

  25. Review by Casper Stang
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    Brandon was such a pleasure to work with. Good communication, quick turnaround, great guitar tracks, plus he recorded some extra creative ear candy as well. I definitely want to work with him again!

  26. Review by Tobias
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    Brandon is extremely easy to work with and most important he is very talented and a high performer. This guy is a must have for your next project!

  27. Review by Caleb A.
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    I really enjoyed working with Brandon. Very professional and talented musician! He is very creative and takes direction well. Communication was fast, delivery was fast, tones and sounds were perfect. Couldn't ask for more... would definitely recommend!

  28. Review by Ben A.
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    Brandon is an amazing guitar player who knocked it so far out of the box with my project. I would highly recommend you using him as you session guitarist. Very intuitive because he gave me awesome tracks with very little input. Would work with him again in heartbeat!

  29. Review by Ryan A.
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    "Sir" Brandon lol It's actually my favorite guitarist on soundbetter we really had fun this week recording 3 songs in a row ..He understands me and he never tried to show off I'm more than satisfied .I can just sit down grab a guitar write hundreds of song and send it to him he'll always find something to do ! U MUST Give Him a try

  30. Review by Ryan A.
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    Two songs done in less than a week !
    Brandon is a very talented and dedicated artist ..You just got to explain him what you feel about the tune and He will know what to do with it, he's very creative ! DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT HIM !

  31. Review by Ryan A.
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    I can say with no doubts that Brandon is a world class Guitar player , he only had one night(one shot) and he found the right melody and guitar lines for my song ....
    then sent me the 1st roughed mix for revision but i immediately liked it.. Conclusion !
    Brandon is Worth it , Efficient and Brilliant...You Should give him a try !!!

  32. Review by David D.
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    This was my first time using soundbetter and fortunately I found Brandon's listing immediately. Brandon is a true professional, he communicated and delivered everything that was needed, on time and on budget. His playing is world-class and the end results are terrific. Thank you Brandon!

  33. Review by Tim B.
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    Very friendly, professional, and responsive. He heard what the song needed and delivered quickly. I will work with him again.

  34. Review by Andrew Clarke
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    Brian's work is exceptional. You not only get professional recorded and edited tracks but you get warm communication and timely response. Even the reason and song examples of why he is using certain options on the project. True professional! Will definitely be getting my work from now on.

  35. Review by Nick Baumhardt
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    I've worked with Brandon many times and he never fails to deliver. He has great gear, great tone, and he's quick to come up with some incredible ideas that not only fit the part, but bring life to the track that I had never imagined. He's a good guy to work with and always gives me plenty of options and ideas to work with. Will def hire again

  36. Review by Nick Baumhardt
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    I've worked with Brandon many times and he never fails to deliver. He has great gear, great tone, and he's quick to come up with some incredible ideas that not only fit the part, but bring life to the track that I had never imagined. He's a good guy to work with and always gives me plenty of options and ideas to work with. Will def hire again

Interview with Brandon Bagby

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

  2. A: Just finished tracking ukulele yesterday for a producer based in Dallas, TX. The week before, I did electric guitars for a rockin' song for a client in Jacksonville, FL. The day before that, I did electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and ukulele for a client's soulful project out of Dallas, TX. When I joined SoundBetter in April, I tracked electric & acoustic guitars for a producer / composer in New York for a CBS television production! Shortly after that project, I wrapped up arranging music and tracking acoustic guitars on 3 songs for a songwriter's first EP who lives in France! SoundBetter has been an amazing experience and innovative in connecting musicians to artists to producers!

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

  4. A: Nick Baumhardt if you would like to work with an excellent producer. We actually work on projects together at his studio in downtown Nashville, TN from time to time.

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: I recorded the guitars on Audio Adrenaline's song "Move" in 2015. The song has been featured on American sports networks such as NFL, MLB, WWE, & the PGA Tour. It was also picked up by the SONY PSG conference in 2015.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I love using analog because of the warmth of the sound that is produced. I also like using digital for ease of use. When tracking electric guitars, I usually prefer recording with a mic'd up tube amp.

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

  10. A: It's different everyday and I get to travel the world. Also, with SoundBetter, I am able to work with clients from all over the world.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: What are your rates? I typically answer by asking them what their budget is. Depending on the project, the rate will also be affected by the amount of tracks that need to be created to make the project sound best.

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

  14. A: 5-6 years professionally. I moved to Nashville in May 2009 to begin working in the industry. It took a year and a half to get really connected into the industry. At the beginning of 2011, I was able to begin working in music as a full-time profession.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: If I were given an opportunity for a pop artist... it would be Katy Perry or Kelly Clarkson. I have always loved the guitar parts on these projects. I would love to work with producer Dann Huff because I love how he uses acoustics, mandolins, banjos, and so many instruments to create a rhythmic landscape.

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

  18. A: I primarily work on Christian & Contemporary Worship, Country, Pop, Rock, and even projects for commercial and film.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: I would say playing the best parts that fit the music as a whole.

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

  22. A: Options. I will give a producer multiple tracks to pick and choose from.

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

  24. A: I provide multiple parts for the producer to pick and choose from. I will typically start with a rough track that has drums, bass, possibly keys, possibly programming, and a rough vocal. Having a rough vocal is important so that I don't write parts that could step on the vocal.

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

  26. A: Excellence!

  27. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  28. A: That you have to have the most expensive gear to create the best sounds.

  29. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  30. A: What style would you like the project to be, reference other artists/groups. What instruments would you like on the project... what is dominant and secondary? BPM of the project?

  31. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  32. A: I love to work with references. Give me an idea of what artist/group you would like the project to sound similar to.

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

  34. A: acoustic guitar, ukulele, electric guitar, tuner, amp

  35. Q: How would you describe your style?

  36. A: Ambient - Rock - Country - Pop

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

  38. A: I mic speaker cabinets with 2 SM57's. One mic is on axis. The other is off axis.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work remotely with an Apollo Twin Duo interface, Apple Macbook Pro, UAD Pluggins, a couple of SM57's for electric guitar tracking and a C214 mic for acoustical instrument tracking. I also use a Kemper Amp Profiler sometimes.

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

  42. A: Dann Huff is my favorite producer in country music (Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry). I love the music of Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, and Maroon 5 as far as pop music goes. John Mayer is also an inspiration as to many.

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

  44. A: Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo tracks.

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Demo Reel (as of October 2017)

I was the Acoustic Guitarist, Electric Guitarist, & Ukulele Player in this production

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"Worthy Of It All" by Noah Hinshaw

I was the Producer, Programmer, String Arranger, Acoustic Guitarist, and Electric Guitarist in this production

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"The Whole Thing" by Brooke Robertson

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"So Far So Good" by SK Austen featuring Julia Ross

I was the Electric Guitarist & Electric Bassist in this production

Terms Of Service

Revision costs vary from project to project. I typically do one revision free per song and $75 for each additional revision per song. My typical turn-around time ranges from 24 -72 hours.

GenresSounds Like
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Katy Perry
Gear Highlights
  • Electric & Acoustic Guitars
  • Ukulele
  • Mandolin
  • Ganjo
  • Kemper
  • 3rd Power CSR40 (EL34)
  • Sovtek Mig50 (6L6)
  • TopHat VibraTrem (EL84)
  • Apollo Twin Duo
  • Neumann
  • Shure
  • AKG
  • Neve 1073
  • 1176LN Compressor
  • 610 Tube Pre
  • Pultec EQ
  • Logic Pro X
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Discounted Rates when doing multiple instruments per song. Ask!