Session bass player, mixer and producer living in Stockholm. Playing most genres on both electric, upright and fretless bass as well as moog bass and the occasional guitar and keyboard.
I've been a freelance bass player for over ten years now. My career started when graduating from the university of music in Piteå in northern Sweden, and I've since played with a lot of different bands and artists both live and in the studio. For the last few years I've mainly played with an American Nashville-based singer called Doug Seegers, as well as producing and recording my own material. When I'm not on the road I can mostly be found in my home studio working on various projects. Apart from playing bass, I also play guitars, keyboards, mandolin and sing backing vocals.
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Interview with ModeMusic
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The variety of it! And that I get to play and listen to music (which I love to do) for a living. It's so much fun!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If they have any references. What style they want. If there is something in particular they want me to think about, the choice of sound for example.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It helps if you have a clear picture of where you're going with your music. Reference tracks are always appreciated.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A small mini keyboard, my laptop, my portable Apogee Duet interface, my Fender Precision bass and a portable mini power plant ('cause you never know if there is any electricity there..).
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working as a freelance bass player for about 15 years now. I started playing piano when I was 9 years old and moved on to bass at the age of 12. I've been studying at music collage and a university in Sweden, getting a bachelor degree in music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I try to play whatever is best for that particular song. So you can say my style is to change styles depending on the music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There are so many that it's hard to name just one.. But I'm a huge fan of Paul McCartney. Too bad he's also a bassplayer ;)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to the music as a whole rather than zooming in on various details too much.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: That varies a lot and depends who I'm working with at the moment really. If I'm working on my own music it's mostly been rock or pop, but also folk and acoustic music. Lately I've been working a lot with country artists.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think my strongest skill is that I'm really versatile and play most genres.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always look for ways in how I can enhance the song. Whether it's as a bassplayer, producer or mixer it's the same. What can I do to make the song sound better?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I always listen to the song and learn it, then I listen to any reference tracks to get an idea of what you would want it to sound like. Apart from that the work process vary depending on the situation I think. Whether it's a recording, producing or mixing session.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mostly work in my home studio. I use Logic Pro X and an Apollo UAD interface. For electric bass I mainly record the line signal going through my FX setup and various preamps. For acoustic bass I have different mics, mostly I use the Miktek CV4 which I think sound great on almost anything. For electric guitars or the occasional bass recording I use Kemper Profiler to simulate different amps.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by so many different musicians in different genres, it's hard to name one musician or producer that inspires me the most. I think you can learn something from everyone.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly I'm tracking bass of all kinds - electric, upright, fretless, moogbass - in various genres. I also mix and produce songs from time to time.