The passion that I have for music has enabled me to produce some great sounds on various projects. I specialize in the Bass Guitar and have been tracking bass for over 10 years. The projects I have worked on have been professionally done and has entered the international market. I have also done productions that have been release digitally.
I implore you to give full details of what is exactly needed on your track / tracks with the inclusion of references in order for me to have a full understanding of the direction you are going in. I am opened to suggestions as well as I am willing to give suggestions where necessary if allowed to. I look forward to working with anyone who requires my services.
I have been given the opportunity to work with various artiste and International producers both on stage and in the studio such as Koffee, Tarrus Riley, Asabi, Jodian Pantry, Aaron Silk, Garnet Silk Jr., Ken Boothe, Judy Mowatt and many more. International Producer Izy (Producer for Toast).
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3 ReviewsEndorse Kenly 'KenlyBass' Thompson
Prolific, professional and power-packed. This musical guru expertise in what he adds to or on any Project always win!! I've been honored to have Bassey play for me several times over the years and he keeps getting better. Big up to GT sounds who values his skills and reminded me to never let him go!!!!!!!! This right here is the REAL DEAL!! #goat
Kenly is the definition of a hard working and diligent musician. I’m happy he is on this platform and once you give him the chance to prove his excellency he will deliver✊🏾
I am a world class bass player that will give maximum satisfaction to my customers
Interview with Kenly 'KenlyBass' Thompson
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have worked on a Reggae Riddim that I produced myself, I played bass on it. I am proud of that production as it was my first independent production and being able to have access to various artistes to sing on that Riddim. The songs are being played all over the world. That was something I had always wanted.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on a Reggae Riddim to be released with several artistes. I am also working on a Gospel song. Also producing a Reggae track to be released soon as well.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Carlton Jarret another Bass Player
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use both but mostly digital as that is the age we are in now and most persons are using digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that your work will be next to none and professionally done on time with all that is required of you. I also promise that your production will be loved by everyone and one that will drive the song to the highest level.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the fact that I am able to create on spot and make good music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What DAW do you use, how long have you been playing the bass for, which artistes have you played for, how soon can you get the work done?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I am not the person who grows my hair and dress a particular way, hence often times I am miscalculated and my expertise are not considered based on those factors.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the time line for the project, Will I be credited, Will there be a split sheet for royalties, are you willing to pay for my services?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I am a committed and professional musician that is passionate and get the work done to the needs of the customer as well as providing additional suggestions to create a massive production.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, interface, speakers/headphone, subwoofer and internet.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have always wanted to be a musician and producer, wanting to go on tours all over the world, making music for all different purposes. I have been do doing this for approximately 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is groove, while maintaining control and balance. I am a steady bass player.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Luciano as his music is authentic and pure.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Know exactly what you need.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work mostly on Reggae music, R&B and Gospel Music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is creating basslines.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring flavour, groove and a good sound for the genre.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process is understanding what is required or needed from my client while giving assistance to bring the production to its highest level. Producing for my self, I am a bass player, I often times sing an idea in my head, find the most comfortable tempo to that line and then record. Then add all the other instruments that are needed for that particular track. I also go to the studio with full compliment and retrieve ideas from musicians to come up with something spectacular.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Protools and Studio 1. I have two Yamaha Hs 8, Presonus AudioBox interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The musicians that have inspired me are Sly and Robbie, Glen Brownie, Derrick Barnett, Danold Dennis, Carlton Jarret and Rhon Matthison. Music Production professionals would be Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Sly and Robbie, Steven McGregor, Pharell Williams.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work done for clients are Tracking Bass and Music Production