Philip Pence

bass, guitars, drums, keys

88 Reviews (80 Verified)
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I am a professional studio musician/film & tv music producer specializing in bass, guitars, keys, drum programming as well as mixing and mastering. I have worked on many critically-acclaimed records & look forward to playing on yours! My work has been featured on the Today Show, ESPN, BBC, CMC as well as radio stations around the globe.

I produce tracks in my studio for film/tv use as well as many custom tracks for independent artists all over the world. My tracks have gotten millions of streams on all platforms.

I am currently the bassist/bandleader for Grammy-winning country artist, Kendell Marvel. We tour regularly with Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, Jamey Johnson and play venues from clubs to stadiums around the world.

From 2012-2018, I was the bassist/bandleader for Drake White & The Big Fire. We have toured the world headlining venues in 20+ countries. I was the bassist on Drake's debut album, Spark (Dot Records), as well as the It Feels Good EP and Drake White & The Big Fire (Live).

Living in Nashville & working with the best studio musicians, artists, engineers, producers & songwriters in the world, I know what it takes to make a record pop from the groove perspective.

Your music deserves to have the best talent available and, in the modern era in which we live, it is completely acheivable. I want to help you execute your musical vision!

Whether you need country, pop, rock, jazz or even a hip hop line, I can lay it down & send you a WAV file that will make your track jump out of the speakers!

Let's make some music together!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


AllMusic verified credits for Philip Pence
  • Drake White
  • Drake White
  • Drake White
  • Drake White
  • O'Shea
  • David Oakleaf and the Open Road
  • Heather Faraday
  • Thom Shepherd

88 Reviews - 14 Repeat Clients

Endorse Philip Pence
  1. Review by Jannick C.

    Philip is wonderful to work with. Played exactly what I needed and within a short period of time. Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Michael N.

    As always, a pleasure to work with Phil.

  3. Review by Scott Boyal

    Philip did a great job on my track. I told him my vision for the track and he was able to capture it and bring it to life in a timely manner.

  4. Review by Danny B.

    Philip is great at what he does. Super patient and understanding of my needs and went above and beyond

  5. Review by Danny Bless

    Philip works quickly and communicates well. It was a pleasure to work with him and bounce ideas back and forth. He take into account what you want and is a great team player.
    This is my first time working with another songwriter but I will definitely work with Philip again

  6. Review by

    Had a great experience with Philip Pence ! Has vision and great melody to songwriting !

  7. Review by Younghoon Kang

    He is always doing best!
    And his tracks are perfect!
    He is also creative!

  8. Review by Kyle H.

    Philip was quick, responsive, and able to make changes as needed!

  9. Review by Aaron Westberry

    very good

  10. Review by Brian Manasco

    Excellent musician! Second time working with him and will do so again in the future.

  11. Review by Younghoon Kang

    He is a great guitarist and bassist.
    Also, his great idea made my song so cool!

  12. Review by Michael Crow

    Philip did a great job backing up my song with bass. He was quick and communicated directly. First take--perfect!

  13. Review by Brian Manasco

    A++++ Very talented and knowledgeable musician. I told him a sound I was aiming for and he did a great job on it. Definitely recommend!

  14. Review by Junta P.

    Tight playing! great tone! fast turn around! What more can you want?

  15. Review by Thomas B.

    Philip delivered what was requested in a very timely manner and did an amazing job! Great communication as well. Would for sure book again!

  16. Review by Evan G.

    Always great working with Phil. Excited for the next project.

  17. Review by Younghoon Kang

    He is the best for me to work with.
    His bass is great! He really knows what I want every time.

  18. Review by Thomas B.

    Philip did such an amazing job with my project! He was quick & responsive and did exactly what I asked for. 10/10 would recommend working with him!! Thanks Philip!

  19. Review by raphael b.

    When I need a professional bass for my songs, my first choice is Philip ! Never disappointed. Sure he will make it right. Philip is a true professional. He is capable to quickly adapt to the client requests which is highly appreciated. Five stars for sure !

  20. Review by Younghoon Kang

    He is Greeeeeat bassist and very kind!
    He's the best!

Interview with Philip Pence

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I’m proud of the Drake White “Spark” record. (Dot/2016) I played bass on half of the record and, as a member of the band, it was cool to see the positive reaction from fans all over the world.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I’m currently working on several singer-songwriter tracks, a bluegrass record & some pop country tracks.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Analog sounds cool but is cumbersome and inefficient in today’s world most of the time. Digital is the way to go. With all the wonderful plug-ins available now, I can achieve that analog sound digitally.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I’ll promise to do everything I can to help execute your vision and bring your songs to life.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: I love being able to take a raw song/idea and help bring it to life.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Turnaround time: usually 1 week What can you do for the project? Add energy & integrity.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that it should be done for free.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: What is your vision for my involvement? What time frame are you working with? Deadlines? Reference tracks?

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Hiring a professional can really take your ideas to the next level. The cost is minimal when you realize the value you’re receiving is 10-fold.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: I would want: My Yamaha acoustic Rode NT-2A Fender Jazz bass Focusrite interface w/ headphones Macbook Pro M-Audio keyboard

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I have always wanted to pursue music as a career. I have been playing professionally for 20+ years.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: My style is funky & groove-oriented.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: I would like to work with Ed Sheeran because I think he has a fresh approach to cool music.

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. A: Listen. You can’t track/mix with your eyes. If something sounds “off” or “wrong” to you, it probably is and should be fixed.

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: Living in Nashville, I usually work on country songs but I can work other genres comfortably.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My strongest skill is playing stringed instruments (guitar, bass, etc), keyboards & building tracks.

  33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  34. A: I bring energy, substance & integrity to any song I work on.

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: I start with a vision of how I want the track to sound. Then, I use my gear to recreate what I’m hearing in my head.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Logic Pro X Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Interface Universal Audio LA-610 Avalon U5 Mics: Rode NT-2A Shure SM 7B Shure Bullet Shure SM 58 Audio Technica 4050 Yamaha Acoustic guitar Fender classical guitar Fender Stratocaster Eastman hollowbody electric w/ bigsby Fender P bass Fender J bass 5 Fender P bass (flatwound strings) Kala Ubass (fretless) Bouzouki Mandolin Ganjo M-Audio Oxygen 25 keyboard Yamaha 88 note keyboard Tons of plugins: Waves Soundtoys Valhalla Bias FX Bias Amp Superior Dummer Spectrasonics RMX

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: I’m inspired by cool country & Americana music.

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: Electric bass tracks in all genres. Building tracks for singer/songwriters.

Philip Pence "What It Do"

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Terms Of Service

I will allow two revisions. Turnaround time is about 10-14 days, usually sooner. I will send you back WAV files.

GenresSounds Like
  • Imagine Dragons
  • All Time Low
  • John Mayer
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Jazz Bass (5 string)
  • Fender Precision Bass (4 string w/ flatwound strings)
  • Gibson Thunderbird Bass
  • Kala U-bass (Ukulele bass)
  • Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II
  • Logic Pro X
  • Focusrite Saffire Liquid 56 interface
  • tons of high end plugins
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