Eric Lee

Session Bassist

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Versatile bass player ready to deliver what your song and/or production needs.

With over 20 years of experience as a session musician and live sideman, I have plenty of experience as well as knowledge to draw from. After spending numerous years working throughout the Midwest in a variety of settings, I decided to pick up and move to Los Angeles in 2015. Since then I have worked as a gun for hire in various styles and settings ranging from rock, alternative country, blues, indie, as well as others.

My main goal is to provide the artist with what they need to achieve the sound and vibe they're looking for. My strengths are in the Motown/Soul, Indie, Blues, Alternative, Country, Alt-Country, and Singer-Songwriter genres.

Feel free to hit the green contact button and we'll get to work.

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

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Tommy "Fingers" Drinkard
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    Thanks for killing it at my last live show in Venice Beach Eric! The crowd loved them grooves and I got multiple complements on how hard the bass was grooving after.

  2. Review by Ty Key
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    Super solid bass player. I’ve been performing and recording with Eric for years now. Great rhythm section member.

  3. Review by Tommy Fingers
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    Eric is a great bass player. Been hiring him for live gigs and recordings for years. Long before Soundbetter existed! Great guy as well. Has killer jokes.

Interview with Eric Lee

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

  2. A: My promise is do my absolute best every time, no matter the circumstances.

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

  4. A: 1. How do you envision this song sounding when it's finished? 2. Who are some of your influences as a songwriter/artist and what is it that you like about them? 3. Do you plan on layering a lot more instruments on top of the track? 4. Etc.... It all depends upon the track and what's discussed in the meeting.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: James Jamerson meets Pino Palladino with a bit of Tim Lefebvre ala Tedeski Trucks Band and David Bowie.

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

  8. A: There are too many to mention but my favorite artists to work with are ones that sound like they’re risking something personal with they’re work. With that said, I would love to work with guys like Jason Isbell, Jeff Tweedy, and other songwriters in that vein.

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

  10. A: Alt-country, singer-songwriter, and rock.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: I look at my role from a producer's perspective.

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

  14. A: What I bring to a song is attentiveness to the intention of the song and a willingness to work as hard as necessary to achieve what you're looking for.

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

  16. A: I typically listen to the sent track until I get the vibe deeply internalized then I get to work.

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

  18. A: Tim Lefebvre, Pino Palladino, Sean Hurley, and Jerry Watts (all Los Angeles bassists, by the way) provide me a lot of inspiration with their abilities to adapt to the situations presented to them as well as the nuances of what they do. I'm also into the sounds of J-Dilla, Pete Rock, and a lot of the current Nashville guys on the studio scene nowadays.

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Terms Of Service

I will provide the track within 3 days and I will allow up to 3 revisions. I prefer to be able to have a meeting via Zoom before I get to work on your track to discuss your vision and end goal.

GenresSounds Like
  • James Jamerson
  • Pino Palladino
  • Michael Rhodes
Gear Highlights
  • D. Lakin Joe Osborn Signature J-bass
  • Fender Roadworn Precision Bass
  • Aguilar ToneHammer D.I.
  • Xotic Bass RC Booster
  • Logic Pro X
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