Dave Haskett

Session Bassist/Arranger

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One of Canada's top session bassists is available for recording and arranging.

Dave Haskett is a bassist/arranger whose versatility, creativity, and rock-solid playing have placed him among Canada's top musicians. Dave's passion for music and constant drive for new challenges have led him to a flourishing career, with years of experience in genres including pop, rock, funk, country, R&B, and jazz.

Dave is currently the bassist for Canadian pop sensation Shawn Mendes. He has toured extensively with Shawn, playing some of the world's most iconic venues, as well as performing on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, The X Factor, Ellen, and The Juno Awards, to name a few.

Dave's approach to music and recording is informed by his fierce dedication to the art of bass playing. He strives to bring life to every project he works on, and to create bass parts that serve the song. His influences include greats such as Pino Palladino (John Mayer, The Who, D'Angelo), James Jamerson (The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), as well as contemporary players like Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, Tedeschi Trucks Band), and Michael League (Snarky Puppy).

As an arranger, Dave is well-versed in writing for strings, horns, and more, and can adapt his style to anything from old-school soul to modern pop. His approach to writing mirrors his meticulous approach to playing, with emphasis on enhancing every piece of music he works on.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Medley - I Don't Even Know Your Name/Aftertaste/Kid In Love (Live at Madison Square Garden) by Shawn Mendes

I was the Bassist in this production

Gear Highlights
  • 1973 Fender Precision
  • 1967 Harmony H-22
  • 1974 Gibson Ripper
  • 2017 American Professional Fender Jazz
  • 1950's Kay Upright Bass
  • Noble Amps Tube DI
  • Logic Pro X
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