Sean Hurley

Session Bassist

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Bass Player for John Mayer, Lana Del Rey, Jason Mraz, Lukas Graham, Lady A and many others.

I am an LA based session bass player. I've played on records by John Mayer, Gwen Stefani, Jason Marx, Lukas Graham, Colbie Caillat, Lady A, Lana Del Rey, Alanis Morissette, Robin Thicke, Idina Menzel, Vertical Horizon, Michael Buble', and many others. I have also played bass on many film scores and tv shows during my 18 years in the LA session scene.

I love working with artists and producers who are trying to bring their songs to life with live bass, whether it be simple pocket, McCartney-ish melodic, or Motown soul style playing. I focus on getting the right tone for a song's sonic palette and then create a bass line that supports the song and the artist's vision.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Sean Hurley
  • Morrissey
  • Morrissey
  • Louis Tomlinson
  • Morrissey
  • Céline Dion
  • Camila
  • The Shelters
  • Mijares
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Disturbed
  • Idina Menzel
  • Idina Menzel
  • Jason Mraz
  • Pete The Cat
  • Mijares
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Night Game
  • Idina Menzel
  • Pitbull
  • Pitbull
  • Pitbull
  • Lady A
  • Lady A
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Jeremy Riddle
  • Nikka Costa
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Yahir
  • James Patrick Morgan
  • Frankie Ballard
  • Idina Menzel
  • Liam Gerner
  • Liam Gerner
  • Liam Gerner
  • Lyle Workman
  • Michael Bublé
  • Clairy Browne
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Steve Grand
  • Steve Grand
  • Joshua Radin
  • Better Than Ezra
  • Trevor Hall
  • Selena Gomez
  • Selena Gomez
  • A Great Big World
  • Chris Jamison
  • Anastacia
  • Ricardo Arjona
  • Chris Jamison
  • 98°
  • 98°
  • 98°
  • 98°
  • Josh Groban
  • T.I.
  • Robin Thicke
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Vertical Horizon
  • Vertical Horizon
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Megan Hilty
  • Justin Young
  • Manika
  • M83
  • Anthony Gonzalez
  • Joseph Trapanese
  • M83
  • Anthony Gonzalez
  • Joseph Trapanese
  • John Mayer
  • Max Gomez
  • India.Arie
  • Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
  • John Mayer
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Jamie Hartman
  • Anastacia
  • Idina Menzel
  • Blush
  • Nathan Pacheco
  • Nathan Pacheco
  • Tak Matsumoto
  • Earl
  • Manika
  • Manika
  • Daniel Powter
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Rachael Yamagata
  • Mike Viola
  • Mike Viola
  • Mike Viola
  • Kate Voegele
  • Nicole Scherzinger
  • Nicole Scherzinger
  • Adam Cohen
  • Pitbull
  • Pitbull
  • Pitbull
  • Dia Frampton
  • Ian Axel
  • Ian Axel
  • Terra Naomi
  • Kimberly Caldwell
  • Brendan James
  • The Scene Aesthetic
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Josiah Leming
  • Crystal Bowersox
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Uncle Kracker
  • Jason Castro
  • JLS
  • JLS
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Michael Jackson
  • Michael Jackson
  • The Dance Party
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Katharine McPhee
  • Peter Andre
  • Peter Andre
  • Jason Castro
  • Cheryl
  • Cheryl Cole
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Vertical Horizon
  • El Sueño de Morfeo
  • Rob Thomas
  • Cassie Davis
  • Caitlin Crosby
  • Caitlin Crosby
  • Ashley Tisdale
  • Uncle Kracker
  • JLS
  • JLS
  • Allison Iraheta
  • Selena Gomez
  • Selena Gomez & the Scene
  • Selena Gomez
  • Selena Gomez & the Scene
  • Kris Allen
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Aaron Barnhart
  • Aaron Barnhart
  • Aaron Barnhart
  • Dean Martin
  • Tiffany Giardina
  • Tyrone Wells
  • Tyrone Wells
  • Samantha
  • Bethany Dillon
  • Natalie Warner
  • Natalie Warner
  • Jen Foster
  • Crosby Loggins
  • Crosby Loggins
  • Trevor Hall
  • Robin Danar
  • Jon Peter Lewis
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Elisa
  • David Archuleta
  • David Archuleta
  • Echo Jet
  • Josh Hoge
  • Brett Dennen
  • Brett Dennen
  • Brett Dennen
  • Idina Menzel
  • Serena Ryder
  • Lenka
  • Lenka
  • Lenka
  • Ringo Starr
  • Ringo Starr
  • Ringo Starr
  • Marcus Miller
  • Theodore Shapiro
  • Theodore Shapiro
  • The Human Abstract
  • Erly Thornton
  • Natalia Lesz
  • Jordan Pruitt
  • Jordan Pruitt
  • Natasha Bedingfield
  • Robin Thicke
  • Robin Thicke
  • Stuart Davis
  • Kate Alexa
  • Kate Alexa
  • Arden Kaywin
  • Ryan Cabrera
  • William Fitzsimmons
  • Three Graces
  • Theodore Shapiro
  • Matt Wertz
  • B'z
  • Alicia Keys
  • Alicia Keys
  • Blake Lewis
  • Blake Lewis
  • Blake Lewis
  • Blake Lewis
  • The Smooth Jazz All Stars
  • George Stanford
  • Kirk Wheeler
  • Idina Menzel
  • Brittney Elizabeth
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Idina Menzel
  • Hannah Montana
  • Judith Owen
  • Judith Owen
  • Judith Owen
  • Judith Owen
  • Emmy Rossum
  • Pat Monahan
  • Robin Thicke
  • Trevor Thompson
  • Steve Bertrand
  • Ligabue
  • Ben Lee
  • Streetwize
  • Jamelia
  • Annie Lennox
  • Annie Lennox
  • Annie Lennox
  • Brad Callow
  • Jamelia
  • Bethany Dillon
  • Anouk
  • Katy Eggleton
  • Aly & AJ
  • Brooke Fraser
  • Brooke Fraser
  • Brooke Fraser
  • Josh Groban
  • Josh Groban
  • Josh Groban
  • Josh Groban
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Judith Owen
  • Judith Owen
  • Judith Owen
  • Will Young
  • Will Young
  • Paul Stanley
  • Paul Stanley
  • Paul Stanley
  • Jon Abel
  • Jon Abel
  • Jamelia
  • Ashley Parker Angel
  • Ashley Parker Angel
  • Ashley Parker Angel
  • Trevor Hall
  • Robin Thicke
  • Robin Thicke
  • Robin Thicke
  • Ilse DeLange
  • American Royal
  • Jamelia
  • Stuart Davis
  • Disney
  • Aly & AJ
  • Aly & AJ
  • Aly & AJ
  • Judith Owen
  • Judith Owen
  • Judith Owen
  • Luce
  • Anastacia
  • Liz Phair
  • Creede Williams
  • Chely Wright
  • Emma Roberts
  • Emma Roberts
  • Anastacia
  • Judith Owen
  • Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
  • JoJo
  • JoJo
  • Our Friend the Atom
  • Our Friend the Atom
  • Our Friend the Atom
  • Our Friend the Atom
  • Raven-Symoné
  • Judith Owen
  • Robin Thicke
  • Robin Thicke
  • Shark & Bear
  • Vertical Horizon
  • Vertical Horizon
  • Vertical Horizon
  • Justin Guarini
  • Maria
  • Cary Pierce
  • Cary Pierce
  • Sugarbomb
  • Mya
  • Vertical Horizon
  • Vertical Horizon
  • Kristin Cifelli
  • Mary Gauthier
  • Mark Curry
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Pete Seeger
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Pete Seeger
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Sandoval
  • Axel Muñiz
  • Mijares
  • Dan Godlin
  • Aubrey Wood
  • DJ Komori
  • Coréon Dú
  • Robyn Cage
  • Sitti
  • Idina Menzel
  • Idina Menzel
  • Jay Vaquer
  • Frankie Ballard
  • The Shelters
  • Borchardt
  • Antonio Orozco
  • Idina Menzel
  • Idina Menzel
  • Charlie
  • Sandoval
  • Emi Meyer
  • Emi Meyer
  • Claudia Koreck
  • Flintface
  • Idina Menzel
  • Charice
  • Charice
  • Charice
  • Charice
  • Frankie Ballard
  • Morrissey
  • Frankie Ballard
  • Donna Missal
  • Donna Missal
  • Michael Paynter
  • Brandy Clark
  • Idina Menzel
  • Cara Mentzel
  • The Sweet Remains
  • Sandoval
  • Mijares
  • Carlos Vara
  • Party Tyme Karaoke
  • Yahir
  • Cole Citrenbaum
  • Ry Cuming
  • Ry Cuming
  • Idina Menzel
  • Idina Menzel
  • Sandoval
  • Frankie Ballard
  • Silver Treason
  • Silver Treason
  • Silver Treason
  • A Bad Think
  • Tim Cunningham
  • Yahir
  • Lex Land
  • Matthew Wolcott

43 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Garofdalus
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    Hiring Sean as a bassist was a decision made after a long consideration among many candidates; now that the job is done, I can affirm that it was the best. When I listen to him playing, I can tell that the bass is an extension of himself; in other words, Sean and the bass are just one. That is a rare gift you can't find every day.

    Besides being a brilliant musician, Sean is a gentleman and a very accessible person. We spent quite a few minutes on the phone discussing my project and I had the feeling that I was talking to an old friend.

  2. Review by Robert M.
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    Sean delivered top-notch tracks with a lot of variety to choose from. His bass parts complemented the song perfectly and he was very detailed and quick, too. Highly recommend and hope to work with him again on a song in the future!

  3. Review by Orbe
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    Awesome tone, great creativity, love the work of Sean, definitily want him on my songs

  4. Review by David
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    Sean, is an the best bass player I have worked with; super awesome, great musician and awesome to work with. If you want a great bass track he is your guy!

  5. Review by Josh Berkeley
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    An incredible talent! Sean is a highly skilled bassist and musician, I never have to ask for any revisions, he is always spot on! I really cannot wait to work with him again. Thank you Sean!

  6. Review by Steven C.
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    Sean is such an incredible musician. He knows exactly where the direction a song is going and will help bring so much more depth to the song. He is also very kind and is an absolute pleasure to work with. He even went overboard to make sure I had the perfect take. I can't thank him enough for his help, Sean is awesome!

  7. Review by Patrick O.
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    Sean delivered great tone and talent -- so fast! He's an excellent communicator and a total professional. Looking forward to working together again soon!

  8. Review by Artem
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    A great experience working with Sean! Very professional and amazing quality of work! One of the most impressive musicians I've worked with. 10/10

  9. Review by Price C.
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    If you need bass hire this man! You won't regret it!

  10. Review by Josh B.
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    Sean is an amazing bass player and an awesome guy to work with. He really brought my song to life! Thank you Sean!

  11. Review by Paul J.
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    I am so glad that I hired Sean to do electric Bass on some of my album songs. The quality was excellent in terms of tone and options to choose from, and he had all deliverables to me super timely. No more programming bass for me now that I have met Sean. I will definitely be using him again.

  12. Review by Sebastian K.
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    Sean is an absolute professionell. Capable of delivering very valid own approaches as well as following exact instructions. So or so, you`ll receive high quality.

  13. Review by KidKong
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    Sean Hurley,The Bass Master!

  14. Review by Tomas T.
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    A real pro, solid in-the-pocket playing, great tone, cool melodic ideas, fast delivery and so easy to work with. This is your guy.

  15. Review by Katharina K.
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    Sean is a fantastic bass player and also very easy and pleasant to work with! The recordings just sound amazing and I am absolutely happy! From the beginning, I felt that he really cared for my project and that he wanted me to have the best result. I can just recommend him! It was a pleasure working with him! Thank you!

  16. Review by KidKong
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    amazing!!!amazing!!!amazing!!!Sean is the best bass player I have ever worked with!Very honored to work with him!!

  17. Review by Justin Bowen
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    I appreciate that Sean took the time to chat with me to really understand the song and get a feel for what I wanted. Not only did he write a groovy bass line, he also brought an unmatched level of professionalism and knowledge to the table. His knee exactly what the song needed and is so tight in the pocket. No editing necessary. Sean also provided me with multiple takes so I have options to choose from. I will definitely be hiring Sean again soon.

  18. Review by dennis f.
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    Working with Sean is a dream. At all times i could feel that he want to get the best result possible for my project. I'm more than happy with the outcome, he plays with so much groove!

  19. Review by David
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    Sean did a stellar job as always! He is super reliable in doing some great takes; and a bunch to choose from. Always gets the job done quickly and super nice to work with! He definitely puts in extra care and heart into his projects to make sure they can be, the best they can be!

  20. Review by Jordan Perlson
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    Sean is not only at the top of his game, but he's also a great and caring provider. Always open to direction and wants to make sure the song and the artist is served. 5 stars aren't enough!

  21. Review by Eric S.
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    Sean is an amazing bass player and a great guy to work with. He sent me many different versions to choose from and his turnaround time was fast than a speeding bass player :) I highly recommend Sean! Thanks again Sean, Great Work!

  22. Review by Brandon-Richard A.
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    What I love about Sean is that even though I’m a small fish compared to the acts he’s worked with, he still puts a great deal of attention, effort and time into understanding what I’m looking for and ultimately delivering it.

    It’s speaks volumes regarding his character and how much he truly loves music.

  23. Review by Brandon-Richard A.
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    Always a joy working with Sean. His playing is of course phenomenal but so is the sound quality of his recordings! Great guy to communicate with as well.

  24. Review by David
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    I can always count on Sean to do a great job on the bass tracks! He does a variety of different spins; in order to mix and match the right composite! Great guy to work with and awesome musician!

  25. Review by Brandon-Richard A.
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    Sean is the perfect combination of utmost professionalism, consistency and impeccable skills. To top it all off, he's very down to earth and easy to communicate + work with. I wouldn't go anywhere else for bass parts!

  26. Review by Dave L.
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    Over the last 25 years of songwriting, performing and recording, the last 15 of which I have been a professional recording engineer and producer I have never encountered a better bass player.
    Sean is easily the best bass player I have ever worked with... Period!

  27. Review by Andres Ordonez
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    As always it is a pleasure to work with Sean. Amazed... All bass takes were great with every note on the right place, what more could you ask for from a such bass player?!

  28. Review by David
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    Sean did a great job as always! Very easy to work with and did a variety of takes to choose from! Always a reliable bassist to get the job done! Highly recommended.

  29. Review by Lee M.
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    Sean plays well and keeps steady time with great rhythmic feel. Sean's bass lines are constructed in a way that shows he's listening to the melody.

    More important, Sean plays what's right for the moment in the song. Superb.

  30. Review by David
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    Sean is a great bassist and easy to work with! His musician-ship skills are spot on! He does an awesome 5 different takes of the bass runs...so it is easy to splice and match the best fits for the song direction. Highly recommended.

  31. Review by Brandon-Richard A.
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    It's been such a pleasure to work with Sean. He's such a chill guy with top-notch bass chops that really bring your tracks to life and tell a musical story in the process! Can't wait to work with him again.

  32. Review by David
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    Sean was great to work with and a talented musician! Had some great idea's for polishing up the song as well!

  33. Review by Brandon-Richard A.
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    Sean whipped up the perfect bass parts for a couple songs I sent him. I'm super impressed by his dedication, consistency and chops. Can't wait to work on some more tunes with him and will recommend him to every bassist-seeker I know.

  34. Review by Brandon-Richard A.
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    Sean is a groovemaster! He played the perfect part for my track and provided several tonal variations for me to choose from. I can't wait to work on some more tracks with him.

  35. Review by Eirik V.
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    Sean is the best bass player I know. It’s nothing less than an honor to get his tone and phrasing on my song.

    I will definitely want to use Sean again.

  36. Review by Dave L.
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    Sean is a consummate professional who adds flair and flavor to everything he touches. We have worked on several projects together with styles ranging from Motown to country to psychedelic rock and Sean has owned it all with ease.
    I am like a kid at Christmas when I get one of Sean's bass tracks back, always excited to know where he has taken the music and never disappointed.
    Can't recommend Sean highly enough, great player and a genuine pleasure to work with.

  37. Review by Jann R.
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    It was pleasure to work with Sean. The problem about bass of my song was resolved by his tone and smooth play. I love the sound.
    I can't wait for working with him again.

  38. Review by Andres Ordonez
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    Working with Sean was a real pleasure! He is very friendly and professional. Now it is an honor for me to be able to hear in my song, the amazing sound of one of the best bass players out there.

  39. Review by Dave L.
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    Sean is a phenomenal bass player, Amazing chops and an incredible, musical sense for what a track requires to shine.
    Really flexible, fast and great to work with, in fact the only hard part about working with Sean is choosing which one of his Killer takes to use.

    Can't recommend highly enough

  40. Review by Ryan S.
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    Sean is absolutely amazing. I've been a huge fan of his work for a long time and when I needed a bassist for a song on my album, I couldn't have thought of anyone better to play the part. Sean is an incredibly nice person and is extremely easy to work with. He surpassed my expectations and I'm incredibly lucky to have worked with him. Whenever I need bass, I now know who to contact.

  41. Review by Ziv Music
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    Sean is an incredible musician and bassist. His tone, playing, gear, and musicianship is world class. Sean has played on 5 different records for me and each time I have been blown away. He is a great guy and so easy to work with. Highly recommended!!

  42. Review by Phil Anthony
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    Sean is the perfect bassist/musician.
    Sean's a great guy and awesome to work with.

  43. Review by Shane Gamble
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    Sean adds just what is needed for each song, and is so smooth with his lines. Great to work with! Shane

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GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
  • Paul McCartney
  • Motown
Gear Highlights
  • 61 & 66 Fender P basses
  • 67 Ampeg B-15
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