Xico Santos

Upright & Electric Bass

3 Reviews
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Latin Grammy Nominated session bass player (electric and acoustic upright), 20+ years of live and studio experience. Music sight reading, chord charts, etc. Drum Programming.

Professional all-round bass player, recording electric bass, acoustic upright and drum programming. Latin Grammy Nominated (2021). Graduated from Conservatory of Amsterdam and has 20+ years of experience live and in studio settings. Toured with different artists all over Europe, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, South Korea and many countries in Africa. Played in venues/festivals like Womad (Adelaide AU), Melkweg (Amsterdam NL), Bimhuis (Amsterdam NL), FMM (Sines PT), Grand Rex (Paris FR), Mostly Jazz & Funk Festival (Birmingham UK), Sziget Festival (Budapest HU).

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  1. Review by Vasco Teodoro
    by Vasco Teodoro

    Amazing player with the right touch for a lot of genres. Have had the pleasure to work with Xico numerous times, in Pop/Rock, Soul, Afro, you name it. He gets the right approuch. Either the laidback feel like Pino Palladino, or the Glued to the kick and click track. Recommend him and always easy to work with!

  2. Review by Soren Araújo
    by Soren Araújo

    Xico is remarkable musician, it's a breeze working with him. Look no further if you need a bassist who has got all the technical requirements you might need, and then some, but also, and perhaps more importantly, easy to communicate and hash out ideas with. He's done a superb job on my upcoming album, and I can't wait to work with him again.

  3. Review by André Pinto
    by André Pinto

    Xico Santos is a great musician. He has an incredible sense of style and in addition, he is very accurate. I love record with him, very professional.


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GenresSounds Like
  • Motown
  • Pino Palladino
  • John Mayer
Gear Highlights
  • Focusrite Scarlett
  • AKG C214
  • Sadowsky MV4
  • Sadowsky NYC 5-string
  • Moon P-bass
  • Emanuel Wilfer Doublebass
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