Leo Cappi

Brazilian Bassist

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I'm a professional Bassist from Salvador, Bahia (Brazil). I have a Bachelor of Arts in Electric Bass Performance from the University of Campinas, and i'm the grooviest bass player in this platform! Looking forward to hear about your project!

My name is Leo,

I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Electric Bass Performance from the University of Campinas. I've been professionally performing, touring, producing and recording for over 10 years with several brazilian and international (mostly african) artists.
I have played on most important stages in Brazil, such as Blue Note São Paulo, Lollapalooza Brazil, Virada Cultural de São Paulo, Festival of Black Art, among others, besides having played many times in the Salvador Carnival (The largest street party in the world!) with several artists. In 2016 (at the age of 16) I was invited to play my bass solo concert at the "In Necessità Virtù" International Festival in Bergamo, Italy. I also participated in 2017 to the concert of the renowned Brazilian artist Djavan at Salvador, performing one of my bass solo arrangments. In 2019 i released the first EP of my Brazilian Instrumental Music Duo, called "Dois na Praça". In 2022 i Performed at Leaf Global Arts Festival (Asheville, NC, USA) representing Brazil in the "Ethno USA" project. I can provide super quality groovy bass lines for your song!

You can check more details about me and my work at this link https://linktr.ee/leocappi

Don't hesitate to contact me if you need further information!

Gear:

Sire Marcus Miller V7 - 4Strings
Fender CB-100CE - 4Strings

I use PreSonus interfaces

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

35 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Chris B.
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    Ok I know this looks crazy, but I'm working on an album, and I'm pretty much getting Leo to play on every track. Hence all my reviews.

    You know when you find that person that just...gets your sound right away? I barely have to give him feedback because he typically nails it on the first try. Two more songs to go! hahaha

  2. Review by Chris B.
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    These reviews are pretty much writing themselves now. I swear Leo never disappoints! He sent me 3 different takes, played with such feel and style. I liked them all so much that I ended up taking parts from each and combining them to be one master take.

    I'm being completely honest here, really. Hire him. We're already working on another track as you read this lol.

  3. Review by Chris B.
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    Even as Leo tours around Brazil, he was still able to deliver for one of my tracks. A few different takes, all of them useable and all of them amazing.The man knows dedication! If you haven't worked with him yet, what are you waiting for?

  4. Review by Chris B.
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    At this point, I may as well hire Leo full-time, because he has never disappointed me with his bass playing. Always efficient and more than willing to go above and beyond to get you what you want. Leo is the best!

  5. Review by Chris Burnett
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    This time around, it was my brother who needed some bass on one of his songs–so of course I suggested that Leo tackle the job. Once again, he delivered multiple takes with different flavors, and my bro was extremely satisfied. At this point I wish I could hire Leo full-time haha. Great job!

  6. Review by Chris B.
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    Once again, Leo delivered exactly what I was looking for. This is my 4th time working with him, and we didn't even need edits for this latest track. He nailed it first try! He provided me with different takes that all have different styles and flavors, allowing me to mix and match where I see fit. A pleasure to work with, and I'll definitely be back for a 5th.

  7. Review by Chris B.
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    Make it my 3rd time–I've been putting a project together and Leo continues to come through with the bass performances that I need to take my song to the next elvel. Plenty more to go!

  8. Review by Chris B.
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    This was my 2nd time working with Leo, and he continues to deliver great bass performances and high quality recordings. Exactly what I needed to take my song to the next level!

  9. Review by Craig W.
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    Leo is a very talented musician. He is easy to work with and very professional, extremely organized, and passionate about his craft. He is committed to giving you exactly what you need in order to produce a great song. I highly recommend him.

  10. Review by Sean J.
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    Leo did indeed provide a killer bassline! In fact, all the takes were superb in their slight differences, and I had an easy job comping together what I believe to be an epic sounding bassline for my song.
    Leo is also super polite, patient and very communicative.
    Highly recommended!

  11. Review by Carlos M.
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    The bass line(s) I received were perfect for the track I was working on and the quality was just as professional as I was expecting. Leo communicated with me throughout the entire process, and the turnaround time was just as we had discussed. I will be a returning client!!!

  12. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Awesome as always!

  13. Review by Chris B.
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    Leo was fantastic to work with. He was very responsive and made sure that I had everything I needed for my song. Will definitely be working with him again in the near future!

  14. Review by Henri K.
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    Leo is really amazing.. He understood exactly what I needed.. He did a great job and delivered it fast... Highly recommended!!

  15. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Best bass player on Soundbetter.com, highly recommended!

  16. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Highly professional as always! Awesome artist, composer and performer!

  17. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Great job! Well done as always!

  18. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Leo is a great performer and wonderful person to deal with. The work delivered is very high quality and i will certainly order more!

  19. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Great job, beautifully played, very fast delivery turnaround and professional as always!

  20. Review by Svetlana M.
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    Leo is a fantastic artist! Will get back for more tracks!

Interview with Leo Cappi

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

  2. A: I don't remember myself before the music came into my life. I started studying piano at 5 years old, and electric bass at 9. It's what I'll do for the rest of my life, it's just the thing I love the most.

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

  4. A: In addition to being a studio musician, I work as a producer, arranger, and music teacher. However, lately the work I have done most is recording. I love it, the process of printing my music according to your demand is what moves me!

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

  6. A: At the moment, in addition to some freelances, I am acting as bassist and arranger for the album "Ainda atrás do pôr do sol", a re-recording and re-conception of the renowned album "Atrás do pôr do sol" by the Bahian singer and composer Lazzo Matumbi, a very important figure in affirmation and aesthetic construction of the black people of Bahia. The disc will feature important artists from the current Brazilian pop scene and should be released in early 2021.

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

  8. A: I would advise you to feel free to do anything that makes you feel comfortable working remotely. I know that sometimes working at a distance brings insecurity and anxiety. I am here to bring the result you expect for your music, and also to make the process as pleasant and smooth as possible. In other words, you can send me as many messages, references or questions as needed to make you feel comfortable. I will be listening to you with great pleasure and attention.

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

  10. A: I always try to start from what the music needs, to create a line that fits coherently with the whole. I can add a Brazilian or Latin flavor, always according to your taste and desire.

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

  12. A: I try, before recording, to understand as much as possible what you want for your music. That done, I will send you as soon as possible the first version, adding my feeling. If the result is not what you expected, I will repeat this process as many times as necessary, always considering your feedback and any additional material as a reference, until reaching a result that satisfies your expectations

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: I can provide a very mixed sound of Latin/Brazilian/African feel and the funky feel, i'd say that my bass style have a lot of influence of artists such as Richard Bona and Munir Hossn.That yould be my main sound. But i can also provide a lot of different sounds, i like to understand what you and your song want througt listen to your references and talking to you to get the best result as possible.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: I love grooving. I am very familiar with different approaches to the slap technique, and I can adapt to any swing using these techniques. I am very fluent in the funk language, and in any genre of Brazilian or Latin music.

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

  18. A: I promise to be 100% committed to getting the best possible result. I am very flexible in the number of reviews and very communicative, i think that is needed to know you minimally to know what your sound looks like, and how I can contribute with it

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

  20. A: I have worked with many musical styles, but Brazilian music has always been present in my professional life and in my heart. Currently I work on different projects of Brazilian pop / electronic music, always using regional elements of Brazilian music.

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Terms Of Service

From the moment you hire my services I will be 100% committed to satisfying your musical needs. My turn-around time is between 24 and 48 hours. No additional costs for revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • Djavan
  • Banda Black Rio
  • Richard Bona
Gear Highlights
  • Sive Marcus Miller V7 - 4Strings
  • MG Bass Oasis - 5Strings
  • Fender CB-100CE (Electric-Acoustic) - 4Strings
  • Zoom Ms-60B(Effects)
  • Presonus Audiobox Usb
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I offer special prices for multiple sessions and a discount on the first time you hire me.

  • My latest work - Ainda Atrás do Pôr do Sol (Album)Feb 02, 2022


    Ainda Atrás do Pôr do Sol - Album on Spotify

    I'm proud to share with you one of the most recent albums I worked on, released in January 2022, with the presence of great voices from the new generation of Brazilian popular music. I was the bassist and production assistant on this record.