Top Upright Bass Players for Hire
These professional double bass players are ready to lay down tracks in any style or tone
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Ahead of the beat? Behind the beat? On the beat? Simple and groovy? Melodic and technical?... I will give the song exactly what it needs. From Miles Davis to Iron Maiden and everything in between... except slap... I don't slap...
My artist roster includes Emmylou Harris, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Indigo Girls, Robert Plant, Shawn Colvin, Pete Seeger, Iris Dement, Steve Earle, Rita Wilson, Rufus Wainwright, Kristin Chenoweth, etc. My music has been heard on projects for the ABC, USA, SyFy, and EPIX networks, JWT New York, License Lab, and Human Music.
Upright and Electric Bassist and Arranger. Has arranged for Quincy Jones. Formerly the bassist with Jonathan Batiste & Stay Human. Other performance and/or recording credits include Harry Connick Jr., Anthony Hamilton, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Tony Bennett. Arranging credits include Late Show w/ Steven Colbert and Jonathan Batiste.
I have performed with figures ranging from Donovan to Yusef Lateef and have years and years of experience on acoustic bass, electric bass and guitar in styles ranging from jazz to funk to rock to salsa, dub, afrobeat and more. As an experienced producer and arranger I love using what I know to create something unique.
I'm a bassist with jazz, legit and pop experience. I want to help singer/songwriters by recording solid bass parts for their songs, and film/commercial producers with real bass on their tracks.
A seasoned professional who has seen and it all as a working musician in NYC for 15 years, from working with Tony-nominated Broadway singers, to recording with Grammy-winning engineers. I can play just about anything you're looking for, and be the easiest guy you've ever worked with.
I've been playing upright bass professionally for over 25 years, in countless NYC bands; jazz, experimental, indie. I have also been mixing records for other artists for the past ten years.
I'm a degreed musician, specializing in upright and electric bass as well as cello. Also adept at synth programming and writing songs to lyrics. Whatever your needs are I'm here to help.
My Master is the Integration of what seems impossible to integrate (read the description below!) My experience as a Multi-Instrumentalist in Popular & Academic Music has led me to a proficiency in the fusion of the Eastern an Western Music of the World at the highest levels of performance in Classical, Folk, Ethnic and Film music in Buenos Aires.
Bass for all your musical needs. I've worked with many artists in many genres. I take direction well and have the experience to offer helpful insight when needed. I have high end basses (old and new) and am known equally for my tone and feel. I have excellent reading skills and am prompt with communication and meeting deadlines.
Get your bass track recorded on acoustic and electric bass. I'm Alex Rocha from Rio de Janeiro. I've got a Latin Grammy Award certification for my contribution on singer Emílio Santiago's live CD "Só Danço Samba ao vivo" , winner on 2012. I can play in many styles like Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Samba, Bossa Nova, Latin Rhythms, R'n'B, Rock, Funk, etc.
In demand as a creative Double Bass session player and touring musician. Fluent in all styles and flexible when it comes to working from complex charted arrangements or creating original parts by ear. I've played on many albums, appeared in theatre productions, on television and toured worldwide.
Hi! I'm Myles Weeks. I craft baselines with great care and attention to detail, all while maintaining big picture phrasing and musical momentum for whatever song or project I'm working on. I currently tour and record with the James Hunter Six.
Greetings! Professional since 1997, I've played over 4,500 shows, 70 albums, countless singles and demos with world class jazz musicians, beginner to award-winning songwriters, Americana bands, avant garde, South American, filmmakers, etc. No I haven't played with Sting or Alisha Keys but I love new projects and guarantee we'll work well together!
I'm a composer/arranger bassist and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in LA studying composition and double bass at USC. I've performed and recorded with artists such as David Binney, Louis Cole, Justin Brown, Steve Lehman, and Ambrose Akinmusire. I play violin, viola, double bass, electric bass and am proficient in Logic for remote recording.
Bass and Tango expert for Yo Yo Ma, Shakira, Wynton Marsalis, Paquito D'Rivera, Lalo Schifrin, and countless artists around the world, Latin Grammy winner and Grammy nominee Argentine born PABLO ASLAN opens his Brooklyn studio for bass recordings (acoustic, electrics) and Tango & Electrotango production.
I live in Nashville and have played with artists ranging from bluegrass icon, Charlie Sizemore, to Angaleena Presley of The Pistol Annies. Some of my performance highlights include The Grand Ole Opry, The Kennedy Center, Bluegrass Underground, Carnegie Hall, Music City Roots.
Versatile bassist and engineer, quick to pick up tunes and bring musicality to move your songs forward. Let me help listeners stomp their feet to your tunes with a solid upright bass part!
Are you a singer/songwriter or composer/producer looking for Walking Basslines, R&B Grooves, Funk Patterns or Bowed Bass tracks from an acoustic bass? (AKA upright bass, standup bass, double bass, contrabass, doghouse bass, bull fiddle...)
Solid, groovy and spiritual. Playing in both the Upright and Electric realms of the bass I have found myself encompassing the sound of various styles. Having played and recorded with Jazz greats as well as in Classical Orchestras, pop bands, bass and DJ live remixes, Sound healing meditations, toured with an Americana act and so much more.
Hello! I'm an electric and upright bass player with over two decades of professional experience as a performer, band leader, session player, musical director, and music educator. I've also been a full-time university bass professor for over 8 years as well as toured and recorded all over the world.
I'm a Grammy-nominated bassist w/ extensive experience in studio and live, on both the Upright and Electric bass, in the US and UK. Performance appearances include Jerry Douglas, James Taylor, The Earls of Leicester, The Transatlantic Sessions, Martin Harley, Sarah Siskind and many others. Check out my Soundcloud playlist below for demos! Thanks!
Quick, one stop shop for your bass needs. I've appeared on recordings alongside Ken Stringfellow (R.E.M., The Posies), Vicki Peterson (Bangles), Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Levon Henry (Meshell Ndegeocello, Allen Toussaint), and John Convertino (Calexico, Iron & Wine). I also bring my expertise as an engineer and producer to the tracks.
Years of playing Bass in orchestra, before jumping into the world of being a freelance musician in bands stretching from hardcore punk and Americana to Funk and blues. While going through a journey of mastering the Logic Pro X DAW producing and engineering for Hiphop artist, RnB artist, Synth Pop, and Garage punk. I have a large repertoire to offer
I have been playing bass for 20 years, I earned a masters degree from The Juilliard School and am a full time orchestral musician. I have extensive studio recording experience, working with bands, solo artists, orchestras and chamber ensembles; performing on both electric bass and double bass.
I'm a Electric Bass and Double-Bass player, working since 23 years as live player and studio sessions. I played on more than 50 productions as player, arranger and composer. I worked with Bobby Durham, Jimmy Cobb, Benny Golson, Archie Shepp, Albert "Tootie" Heat, Mickey Roker, Paul Jeffrey, Hal Singer, Jesse Davis, Eliot Zigmund, Joe De Francesco
Session Bassist (Upright & Electric) and Composer. Over 15 years of experience in recording creative, groovy and high quality sounding bass lines. I'm a very active musician in the Buenos Aires scene and can play many styles like jazz, r&b, soul, pop, rock, latin, etc.
TOP UK SESSION BASSIST + CHROMATIC HARMONICA PLAYER. Andy's played on many celebrated + award winning albums. He's worked with jazz legends, famous singer songwriters + arabic musicians. He's produced albums for singer songwriters + his album 'Bee For Bass'. A very lyrical player who enjoys bouncing off the words as well as digging into a groove.
I'll give you a Bass line - electric bass or double bass - to fit whatever music you're making and give it an edge that differentiates it from other tracks. Classicaly trained double bass player and electric bass player of many genres. I can also provide give you some pretty unique arrangements of acoustic and 12-string guitars.
I am an active, professional jazz double bassist who holds a masters degree in jazz performance from McGill University offering to record double bass and/or electric bass for your project.
Hi I'm Andy and I could well be the bass guy your looking for! I've got the time, the tone and the lines that your tunes need. Add the sound of an international recording/touring Double/Electric Bassist of 20 years to your mix.
I'm a versatile bass player, composer and arranger. I love all kind of creative and artistic music (From jazz to trap, from folk to funk and rock) . Playing jazz excites me just as much as writing simple but interesting music. I also enjoy looking for the perfect bass lines, chord progressions, sounds or any sort of ideas for any project.
I am a passionate life-long creator of music. I was raised in South Carolina as the only son of one of the oldest family owned record stores in the USA. I have performed live as bassist with artists as diverse as bluegrass legend Peter Rowan and pop-rock platinum star Edwin McCain. I have toured nationally and overseas.
I am a live/session upright and electric bassist and producer with expertise in every genre including jazz. r&b, soul, funk, gospel, pop and country. Quick turnaround time / Remote recording setup / Ready to bring your music to life. Let's work!
As a graduate with honours from Leeds College of Music I have since performed throughout the world on both Electric and Double bass. Recent highlights include playing for multi platinum UK RnB star Gabrielle and supporting the great Chick Corea whilst playing for EARL at Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
Do you want a custom made backing track? An arrangement of your music? An original song recorded? Pro quality performance in the style you're looking for. Professionally competent on bass, drums, guitar, vocals, keyboards, and more.
I have played upright bass for 12 years and electric bass for 5 years. I plan to bring these experiences to your song/album or gig. I have played mostly jazz, pop, r&b, and rock, but can bring my expertise to any situation. I am based in Boston, but will travel if the circumstances permit.
Ryan Alfred is a bassist, sound engineer, and synthesist. He has travelled the world as the bassist and harmony singer in Calexico and toured with Telluride Bluegrass Festival winners Run Boy Run. As a sound engineer, he has toured with The Jayhawks, Nick Lowe, The Swell Season, and many others. He has a degree in Music Synthesis from Berklee.
Hi! I play Electric & Acoustic Basses, and also guitar, keyboards, percussion and some flute. I also arrange for small, medium and big ensemble. I write instrumental and vocal music and i produce music.
You've never heard bass quite like this before. With the professional accreditation and experience to show for it, your track will have that deep sound you're looking for. An MFA graduate in Bass Performance from California Institute for the Arts and USC and a decade's worth of professional experience on bass guitar and upright bass.
I am a Nashville-based bass player that has played on several platinum albums and singles as well as Grammy and Emmy winning songs. You might have heard me on a country song like Girl Crush or Pontoon by Little Big Town or on a singer-songwriter song by Matt Nathanson or Juliana Hatfield. I love my job, and I hope that it is evident in my playing.
From the Who to Sheryl Crow, I've been fortunate enough to work with and learn from many legendary artists, musicians and producers in my years as a professional bassist in Los Angeles. Using what wisdom I've gained, I'd love to help make your music the best it can be.
Experienced, profesional, and versatile. Super solid electric and upright bass lines. Lets make history together, and have fun with this beautiful way to live. Let the music, and your music run free.
I've played bass or guitar on nearly 300 independent recordings and can be seeing playing bass with Don Cheadle in the movie Miles Ahead.