Philip Pence

bass, guitars, drums, keys

111 Reviews (103 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

111 Reviews - 15 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Torben M.

    Great musician, very creative, always takes things ip a notch.

  2. Review by Danny B.

    Such a great writer!! Another great experience of him building on my idea where I got stuck. Goes to show that it’s better to write with other people

  3. Review by Torben M.

    Another great job done by Philip.

    Love his style

  4. Review by Torben M.

    Philip add's something special to my music everytime.
    Great musician.

  5. Review by Danny B.

    Always great working with Philip. He takes what I have to the next level and executes.

  6. Review by mark n.

    Awesome Phil, what you bring to he table is he wow flavour and every part fits ;ile a glove,, Great working with you.

  7. Review by Brian Manasco

    Multiple times I have worked with Philip and he seems to know what the song needs first go. Will continue to do work with him. Awesome!

  8. Review by Alex H.

    Great to work with. Took my basic idea and turned it into a professional song. Will work with Philip again soon!

  9. Review by Torben M.

    Mr Pence delivers again.

  10. Review by Donnie R.

    Great work.

  11. Review by robert s.

    Philip is a great ukulele player. He completed the track as requested and exceeded expectations. 10/10. Definitely would work with him again.

  12. Review by Chris F.

    Eine unkomplizierte Art. Eine tolle Arbeit in super qualität. Termintreue und wohlwollende Kommunikation! Great Guy! Gerne wieder!

  13. Review by Torben M.

    Philip is an amazing musician, love his style, highly recommended.

  14. Review by Paloma Rush

    Philip was responsive, worked with me on my budget and delivered really fast. A pleasure!

  15. Review by Torben M.

    Second time working with Philip, slamdunk once again, very cool vibe.
    Awesome !

  16. Review by Danny B.

    Philip came through again on a record I was stuck on trying to finish. Been having a block lately and his fresh ears were perfect for this song

  17. Review by Torben M.

    Outstanding !!!

  18. Review by Ralph G.

    Great guitar work. worked it into a difficult piece.

  19. Review by Danny B.

    Philip never fails a task. When I have an idea that I can’t finish or need someone to help with he always saves the day.

  20. Review by Duke C.

    Philip is fast, professional, and easy to work with. There's not really much more I could ask for! His tracks sound great, he's easygoing, and I have every reason to hire him again! Thank you, Philip!!

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.

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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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