Instrumental Clips – Featuring Funk, Rock, Retro, Punk, Electronic & more (All instruments played by me and recorded in my little studio)
I started playing bass when I was 17 years old and since then I’ve performed with many, many bands encompassing a huge variety of genres. Some projects require millions of notes and brain frying scales, most require just simple root notes played at the right time with the right feel. I’m a *huge* believer in listening to all that’s going on around me and making sure not to overplay. Being a songwriter myself has helped me to understand the importance of the bass in anchoring a song.
Recently I’ve been lucky enough to work with drumming/songwriting legend Phil Gould (Level42) and have provided bass lines for some of his newly written material.
(If you want to find out about what my set up is check out the gear section)
Patrice Pike Trio at The Saxon Pub, Austin
Patrice Pike Trio Live at Blue Rock, TX
I absolutely love doing studio work.
The studio is a truly magical place to be.
I am both very proud and grateful to have been trusted by people to work on their music. I take every project very seriously and treat it with the same respect and dedication as I do my own songs.
I’m a good person to hire in studio situations because I have a very calm disposition and I’m super easy to work with.
There have been many projects where I have been asked to play 2, 3 or even 4 instruments (drums, bass, guitar and vocals). It’s been so much easier (and cheaper!) for these artists to hire one easy going musician to do the job that a group of people would do. Plus I’m used to layering instruments for my own songs, so bassist Katie can lock in with drummer Katie pretty quickly (most of the time ;).
The only thing I do have to warn you about is that being British I do drink a large amount of tea.
In Person Studio Work & Custom Tracks
I feel very honoured to have been hired by various artists to do both in studio work and also create custom tracks for their projects.
In studio work is where I arrive at the studio with all my gear (and tea) and start recording.
Custom tracks are where I record tracks for your project in my studio and Dropbox them to you (I can create custom vocal, drums, cajon, bass or acoustic guitar).
If you’d like to ask about hiring me for studio work or creating a custom track for you feel free to get in touch!