Hendrik Nehls

Your (upright-) bass player

2 Reviews
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Solid groove. Wooden upright bass sound. Playing lots of styles authentically. 15 years of experience.

Hello, and thank you for listening to my sound samples.

I am the right guy if you are looking for a solid groove, a wooden upright bass sound or for someone who is experienced in playing different musical styles authentically. For 15 years I have worked as a professional live and studio musician. I am lucky to provide the noble art of bass playing for great projects in the fields of: jazz, swing, funk, salsa, samba, bossa, reggae, rhumba, ballads, rock’n’roll and and pop music. Plus I can play them both: Country AND Western! A special joy for me is working with singers. So, if you are a singer songwriter and are after a nice bassline for your song, please show me what you have. I am very curious about what I could help you with.
If you are a producer and know about the advantages of live played instruments over sampled ones, please send me the music. I will guarantee you an upright sound that is full of life without losing the good intonation you are used to when using sampled bass instruments.
I have divided the sound samples that you are about to hear as such: samples where you hear the bass in the context of an ensemble or a band, and samples where I play different styles of grooves with only a drum track. With these, you'll get a good impression of how my playing sounds purely and together with other instruments.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Ari A.
    by Ari A.

    Hendrik did a great job. He is kind, professional and dependable. The work with him was fast and uncomplicated. I am very happy with the outcome and will definitely book him for my upcoming projects to.

  2. Review by Christian D.

    Hendrik is one of those guys that instantly gets you and your project.
    He helped me write and record an interesting bassline and even influenced my main melody as well.
    His broad knowledge in musical theory and arrangement is a game changer for any producer out there. It was a pleasure to work with Hendrik as he's a friendly and determined guy that won't let you down.

Interview with Hendrik Nehls

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

  2. A: My double bass, a wifi router (which hopefully works on the island), a good mic, a good camera and a good pc.

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

  4. A: I work as a live and studio recording artist for 15 years now.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Everything I play is dedicated to groove and sound.

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

  8. A: Sarah McKenzie. She swings, sings very nicely and spreads good mood, where ever she performes.

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

  10. A: Groove, sound and life.

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

  12. A: Ray Brown, James Jamerson

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

  14. A: My clients normally contact me, when they need a nice accoustic bass sound or a solid bass groove for their production. Two ways are possible: either I record a written bass line or I invent one for my clients.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Ray Brown
  • James Jamerson
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