Simon Smith

Bass Player

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I enjoy laying down a solid foundation that will serve the song. Recording credits include Carina Round, Stevie Nicks, Wilson Phillips. Live credits include Idina Menzel, Linda Perry, Carl Barât.

A professional bass player for 20+ years, I have worked extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the US, including a five year stint based in Los Angeles. My recording credits include Stevie Nicks, Sarah McLachlan, Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart. I have worked in the live touring bands of artists such as Idina Menzel, Linda Perry, Carl Barât and Carina Round performing at venues and events including Lincoln Center (New York), Ambassadors Theatre, Glastonbury Festival, South by Southwest and La Bâtie Festival (Geneva) amongst many others.

I have been lucky enough to have worked with an eclectic range of artists over the years which has developed my musical creativity along with a sensitivity to the job at hand. My default approach is what you might call 'no frills' bass playing. I like to play in the pocket and develop a bass line throughout a track. However, I always welcome the opportunity to get experimental with sounds and parts when it's called for.

I look forward to talking with you about the specific requirements you have for your music.

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The Missing Year by Nightmare and the Cat

I was the bass player in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Colin Greenwood
  • Paul Simonon
  • Tina Weymouth
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Jazz
  • Fender Precision
  • Aguilar Tone Hammer amp
  • Line 6 HX Stomp
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