Hi I'm two times Grammy winning, 6 times nominated guitarist Robert "Dubwise" Browne, lead guitarist for Shaggy. I've also toured and /or recorded with Sting, Jimmy Cliff, Tessanne Chin, Morgan Heritage, Lauryn Hill, Ziggy Marley, Toots Hibbert, Diana King and a host of other artists. I've produced my own albums as well as for labels in Japan.
I play electric guitars primarily Reggae music. With over 25 years experience as a session guitarist in Jamaica, playing on recordings for clients locally and internationally (Japan, Europe, UK & USA), working for top artists in the genre like Shaggy, Jimmy Cliff, Protoje, Toots Hibbert, Ziggy Marley, I'm the guy you want on your record.
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16 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Robert "Dubwise" Browne
Excellent! Fast delivery and very professional, I'm very satisfied with the result. I'd like to thank you so much once again!
Deep fluidity and understanding of the genre and style. Beautiful tone and incredible feel while keeping in time. Tasteful placement of elements throughout the track. Quick turn-around was the cherry on top.
Thanks Robert, can't wait to work on the next track!
One of the better musicians I have found on Soundbetter. Robert has a very good production/songwriting ear, and really elevated my song and did more than I asked. Also has very good rhythm. I highly recommend!
First take! That could not have been any easier. So tasteful and such a great tone. What else can I say?? Thank you my friend!
Recommend ! talented fast and patient :)
just one word : amazing!
This guy is SUPER TALENTED! delivery was quick and exactly what i was looking for. Will definitely do more work together in the future. Thank you sir 🙏🏾
Robert nailed the vibe I was looking, great communication fast turnaround, talented musician.
Awesome! Totally on point.
Robert is amazing. He did exactly what I wanted an even added an extra few lines in as well. Highly recommended.
Roberts a great guitarist who delivers professional recordings fast!
Robert is talented and quick to work with. Did a great job with my track, will be working with him again in the future!
Robert is such wonderful artist to work with, highly recommended for those who are seeking proficiency and quality.
Amazing guitarist. Fast. Professional. With simple instructions Robert elevated my song beyond my expectations. He's a genius.
Working with such a legendary guitar player has been a complete privilege. Robert added bass and guitars to my song and added so much more than i asked him to (in a good way). He turned a good song that i made into a great song and i am extremely happy with the results. Thank you Robert
Great to work with, professional and really contributing to the music.
Love his sound, great timing and clean recordings. He added some nice lines to the original requested parts.
Interview with Robert "Dubwise" Browne
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My new album. For release in 2020. It's a guitar instrumental project dedicated to my mom who passed recently. It will feature colabs from a few artist. It will be a reggae instrumental album like you've never heard before.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No, I'm not familiar with anyone on the platform.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can I get a better price. No.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always try to see the client's vision.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's what I use lol.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My 'promise' is to do the best recording to my abilities and to make our correspondence be smooth and professional.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The feeling I get during the recording process and the sense of accomplishment after the client approves the job.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What style guitars are you hearing (in your head) on this song? How soon do you need it done? What's your budget?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please make sure you know exactly what style and/sound you are looking for so that we don't waste time trying to figure it out.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Epiphone DOT 335, Fender Deville 4x10 amp, Line 6 M9, Cry Baby Wha, And a mac book.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing music since I was about 9 years old. Started working professionally at 19 touring and doing sessions - almost 20 years now.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently completed my album "Groovy Love Thing" I'm especially proud of it because I think it's my best work to date as a producer. I played most of the tracks as well as mixed half the album.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I wouldn't. :-)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: As a session guitarist I can't think of any, but as a featured Artist (Colab), I'd love to work with John Mayer. He's a great guitar player and song writer and we'd learn a lot from the experience working together.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mostly work on Reggae.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'd say my strongest skills are guitars & production.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to bring an identity to each song. Something that will stand out (in regard to guitars). As for drum programming, it's gotta have a groove.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I don't have a "typical" work process. Each project requires a different approach. But, I'd probably listen to the song first then start playing around with ideas until I hear something I like.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a very simple set up - Mac, Event 20/20 speakers Mbox interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by a lot of different people. In respect to production, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis comes to mind first for their work with Janet Jackson. In more recent times I like Stargate productions. I'm a Hendrix kinda guitarist and I dig jazz cats too like Chuck Loeb, Benson, Lee Ritenour.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do guitar tracks. And since I'm known in the reggae industry that's what I'm commonly asked to do.