Simon Needle

Session Guitarist/Bassist

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I've been recording music since I built a vocal booth in the corner of my basement in high school and have since earned degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Theory. My work involves producing Guitar and Bass for bands like Wisteria and City Playgrounds and I frequently work with rap artists and producer hoping to bring a live 'bounce' to their mixes.

I can offer guitar work in Jazz, Nylon Classical, Acoustic Singer/Songwriter, Funk, Reggae, Neosoul and Hard Rock styles. I can craft a musically economical solo that ties together your verses and launches you into a chorus or I can provide a syrupy smooth adlib to compliment a verse. I can glue your mix with clean, rhythmic acoustic guitar or anchor a rock tune with driving crunch.

For bass sessions I can write smooth complimentary lines evoking John Patitucci or Pino Palladino or create a funky, bouncy movement like Dua Lipa or Anderson Paak. I've been writing basslines for years and know exactly where a bass should sit in order to compliment the harmonic and melodic content of your song.

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

Terms Of Service

Turn around time is typically 7 days from correspondence. I offer one edit complementary and will typically provide additional edits for half the cost of booking (unless significant changes needed).

GenresSounds Like
  • Anderson Paak
  • Dua Lipa
  • D'Angelo
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Ibanez Artcore Semi-Hollow
  • Fender Professional
  • Eastman Electric Acoustic
  • Fender Jazzmaster Electric Bass
  • Peavy Cirrus Electric 5 String
  • Cordoba Nylon Guitar
  • Line 6 Helix
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb Amplifier
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