MrBassLines is widely considered to be the Dean of Vocal Basses in the Music Industry. yes - THAT MrBassLines.
He can be heard on iconic National Commercial Campaigns i.e., "I want my" Baby Back Ribs, Goldfish, on scores of Hit TV shows GLEE, The LionGuard & 100+Films. He is a founding member of a 10-time Grammy Award winning acapella Supergroup. He's also been featured on hundreds of Sound Recordings with dozens of Luminaries from Michael Jackson, to Al Jarreau, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, James Taylor, Whitney Houston.
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Again a great job!!! Very nice contact!
It was really a pleasure to work with Mr. BassLines. Nice communicator, delievering top quality with emotional Impact. Highly recommended!!!
firsttime working together but I will be back again and again amazing work - quick turn and tremendous vocals!
If you want you recordings to sound out of this world, this is the guy you want because he's not from this planet... There is no other guy you want for basslines, than BassLines! There's a reason he has multiple awards... You've heard his voice in tons of things, so he's already subconsciously in your head. Boom! Super fun, super cool and just a great guy to be around! Glad to call him friend!
I have known/worked with BassLines for well over 5 years. His vocal acumen, wealth of knowledge and experience makes him second to none in his craft. If you're looking for a pristine bass/baritone vocal, voice-over, or vocal arrangements look no further. In fact, I guarantee you've heard his voice on some of your favorite national commercials, blockbuster films, or network animation series.
Interview with Mr.BassLines
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Your tracks will be exponentially better with me anchoring it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have your ideas fleshed out, are you open to suggestions? when can you get me the tracks?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Been singing acapella bass for 32 years. Back before Auto-tune and digital recorders. I worked hard at becoming the best at what I do and I take pride in maintaining that professionalism.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am the Voice of Goldfish Crackers. I beat out Hundreds of people and trusted in the Lord. He is the source...as long as I remember that, I don't get that stressed out.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A Disney TV Show
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jarrett Johnson.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I like the analog warmth, but it's not very 2017. Can't beat the convenience of 1's and 0's.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting people and never knowing what today's project will be.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's your lowest note? Am I on the clock?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Anybody can do it....umm not so much.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Run don't walk. I'm worth it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: USB Microphone, Laptop one helluva WIFI router and One obscenely bedecked raft and a Satellite phone.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Nuanced and memorable.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jill Scott...Why?-are you kidding?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't obsess-there are other ideas and opportunities up ahead.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz in Small groups, Choral music on Film Scores, solo vocals on Commercials and other specific projects.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Staying focused on the big picture and dependability.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Soul, innovation, musical taste and vocal excellence.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Audition the downloaded .mp3 and preview it for ideas or issues needing to be addressed ahead of time. Download the tracks and sync my vocals to it. Send back a preview demo of my ideas. Upon approval and receipt of invoice upload the finished tracks back to the client.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a very clean and efficient Vocal chain. I have Revelation, Neumann, Song C800g microphones among others running through a Custom Made Black Box Pre-amp. The signal flows eq-free thru my Fast Track Ultra interface. I have the identical Mac ProTools 10.3.10 DAW Set-up in both my Home and Road Studios. Allowing me to work worldwide at a moment's notice.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am blessed to work with the finest Composers, Musicians, and Singers in the industry today. You name them and I have worked with them. Marcus Miller, Chris Willis, David Foster, John Williams, BabyFace, Terry Lewis, Mark Kibble etc.,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocal Bass Session Singing-on Sound Recording, Commercial, TV or Film projects.