Robbie Malone

Bass Player/Prod/ David Gray

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Credits include David Gray, The Corrs, Hothouse flowers and more. Hello lovely people. • I'm here to try and make your song sound as great as it can be. I will put my heart and soul into every take..promise.....

• I have been a professional musician for over 30 years now, so playing and producing many styles and techniques is always a joy. I have recorded countless records over the years, literally, I've lost count.
I'm also lecturing at the BIMM university in Dublin, where I teach Studio musicianship/Production to bass players on the degree course.
My main gig is as bassist to English musician David Gray. I have been performing, recording, co-writing and producing with David for 20 years now.

• I have also been fortunate enough to work with some top producers too including, T Bone Burnett, Marius de Fries (Bjork, Madonna) Iestyn Polson (David Bowie, Patty Smith) Phil Brown ( Led Zepplin, Talk,Talk). Chris Thomas ( The Beatles, Inxs, Pretenders). These guys have helped me hone my craft and enabled me to play Bass for the song.

• Bass- I will deliver two different creative takes within 2 days. These will include, 1 di clean version and 1 amped version for each track. These options will help you feel how I hear the bass within the track.

Production- Again, I will add everything you need to the track(s) as I'm a multi-instrumentalist, but I will focus on how YOU want the track(s) to feel.

• Studio equipment
Vintage Fender P basses
Lakeland Basses
Steinberger Upright Basses
Logic pro x
UAD

Endorsements

Ashdown engineering (Amps)
D’Addarrio strings

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

6 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Joshua B.
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    Robbie is absolutely amazing to work with..he really puts his heart and soul into your music and his input is professional and more so, Robbie has this great sense of connecting and encouraging you to be the best you can...a brilliant musician, extremely talented and is a solid guy who truly loves what he does, and his input to our songs has been fantastic and still is. Cant recommend Robbie enough...he is one of a kind and we look forward to working on many more projects together! TY Robbie!

  2. Review by Roman Zajats
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    Robbie is a friend and great guy, very high level of skills and always groovy and beautiful bass playing. keep working together

  3. Review by Roman Zajats
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    Robbie is a great musician, total professional and easy to communicate with ! made a great bass line for my single and I for sure will continue working with Robbie !

  4. Review by James Nagel
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    Robbie Malone is world class musician that brings an unparalleled excellence to a project. I had the honor of working with Robbie on a new single and he not only over delivered, but made the process so stress free and fun! He is prompt and clear in his communication and someone I will definitely be working with in the future!

  5. Review by Craig J.
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    Total pro- brought my song to life. Robbie knows how to bring melody and groove together, which is a dream to work with.
    Very communicative and happy to do revisions which is so helpful.
    Definitely recommend working with Robbie!

  6. Review by Paride Guidetti
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    by Paride Guidetti

    Very great bass player

Interview with Robbie Malone

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

  2. A: I recorded bass on a record with 'The Corrs' in the UK and TBone Burnett produced it. That 3 weeks were so memorable for so many reasons. He is a hero of mine, so it was wonderful to work so closely with him.

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

  4. A: A record with a Songwriter from New Zealand. Its such a lovely experience. Im touring there in 2022 so Im looking forward to meeting the guy......lol.

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

  6. A: Im new here, so, sorry, not really.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: For now, digital. As a remote session player its the way to go....

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

  10. A: That they will be really happy with my bassline. 9/10 they will come back with more songs for me to play on. Im easy going and will make it work for them...

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

  12. A: Music is my life, its a dream to be able to do this every day as a living.

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

  14. A: Whats David Gray like to work with? Answer- A dream. I get so much freedom, it's a beautiful thing.

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

  16. A: That playing bass is an easy job. The bass is the floor, its never noticed until it's gone.

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

  18. A: If the style is not mentioned in the brief, I will ask for that and for them NOT to send the demo bass, that's always a complete red herring. lol...

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

  20. A: Don't be afraid to ask for revisions. Sometimes you can get more out of your session musician than you think.

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

  22. A: Macbook pro/ Apollo Arrow/ Fender P/ acoustic gtr/ Headphones

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

  24. A: I've been playing music professionally since I left school 32 years ago. That's been my path.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Soulful .........

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

  28. A: It was always Prince, but sadly that dream is over.

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

  30. A: Send clean, non-clipped Wavs to a client.

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

  32. A: Mostly Singersongwriters send me tracks, but i get all sorts of projects from funk to rock. Its a joy to play bass on any music.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: That I play for the song and fit around the vocal melody and rhythm.

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

  36. A: Simplistic and creative lines that will be to a really high standard.

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

  38. A: I get the track, work on it for the day and send back 2 versions. You then get the option of 2 revisions to mould the line how you like it. I'll then send on clean wavs and some versions with some tight plugins that will sit perfectly in your mix.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My home set-up is simple but effective. I use Logicx through an Apollo interface, that's all you need with the quality from UAD Unison plugins. I have lots of Fenders, Lakeland and NS basses, so variety is not a problem.

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

  42. A: I'm a big fan of the classic players like McCartney and Jamerson, but I also like Thundercat and Leonard "Hub" Hubbard.

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

  44. A: I will deliver a high-end bass line for your song. This will include revisions as you need them. Having a creative line that sits in the track and lets the vocal breathe is sooo important.

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Terms Of Service

I will deliver two different creative takes within 2 days. These will include, 1 di clean version and 1 amped version for each track. These will help how I feel the bass within the track.

GenresSounds Like
  • James Jamerson
  • Paul McCartney
  • Pino Palladino
Gear Highlights
  • • Studio equipment- Vintage Fender P basses- Lakeland Basses -Steinberger Upright Basses- Logic pro x -UAD Endorsements Ashdown engineering (Amps) D’Addarrio strings
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