Timothy Lefebvre

Bass, producer, composer

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2021 Grammy Nominated Bassist for the Tedeschi Trucks Band, David Bowie “Blackstar”, Empire of the Sun, Wayne Krantz, Donny McCaslin, Mark Guiliana, One of the best at what I do.

Throughout his wide-ranging career, Tim Lefebvre has amassed a reputation for being one of the world’s most innovative bassists. The Foxboro-native’s creative playing style is an addictive blend of jazz improvisation, rock undertones, and electronic grooves that can be heard on his appearances on over 150 recordings, ranging from Grammy award-winning albums such as David Bowie’s Blackstar to the soundtracks of classic films such as The Departed. From 2013 to 2018, Lefebvre was the bassist of the dynamic blues rock ensemble Tedeschi Trucks Band, and he can be heard on their three most recent releases, Let Me Get By (2016), Live From The Fox Oakland (2017), and Signs (2019). Before joining the group, he worked with artists such as Uri Caine, Chris Botti, and Leni Stern. Now based in Los Angeles, Lefebvre is currently the bassist for numerous groups, most notably with jazz-fusion guitarist Wayne Krantz, improvisational free-jazz group Whose Hat Is This?, and his Blackstar bandmate Donny McCaslin. He has recently performed with Chris Potter, Jon Batiste and Stay Human on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Empire of the Sun, Carole King, Ben Platt, Knower, and Matisyahu as well. Lefebvre is also the producer for a diverse range of projects, which includes singer-songwriter Rachel Eckroth’s When It Falls (2018), The Garden (2021) and Xxxx by Wollny Parisien Lefebvre Lillinger,

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  • Mer Sal
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  • Daniel Rosenboom
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  • Genevieve Artadi
  • Leslie Odom, Jr.
  • Jon Regen
  • Jon Regen
  • Nick DePinna
  • Jesse Palter
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
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  • Donny McCaslin
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  • David Bowie
  • David Bowie
  • Doyle Bramhall II
  • Shawn Colvin
  • Pnau
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  • Julian Wasserfuhr
  • Roman Wasserfuhr
  • Julian Wasserfuhr
  • Roman Wasserfuhr
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
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  • David Bowie
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  • Donny McCaslin
  • David Bowie
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
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  • Zhenya Strigalev
  • Zhenya Strigalev
  • Doyle Bramhall II
  • Lucy Woodward
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Donny McCaslin
  • Zhenya Strigalev
  • Zhenya Strigalev's Smiling Organizm
  • Wayne Krantz
  • Till Brönner
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Heitor Pereira
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Emmy Rossum
  • Emmy Rossum
  • Andy Snitzer
  • Aoede
  • Aoede
  • Donny McCaslin
  • Eric Marienthal
  • Eric Marienthal
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  • Peter Eldridge
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  • Till Brönner
  • Donny McCaslin
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  • Wayne Krantz
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  • Lisa Lisa
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  • Machan
  • Machan
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  • David Holmes
  • Rudder
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  • Chuck Loeb
  • Gil Parris
  • Gil Parris
  • Gil Parris
  • Howard Shore
  • Uri Caine
  • Uri Caine
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  • Tony Lakatos
  • Tony Lakatos
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  • Carmen Cuesta
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  • David Binney
  • Chuck Loeb
  • Béla Szakcsi Lakatos
  • Bill Evans
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  • Peter Eldridge
  • David Fiuczynski
  • Larry John McNally
  • Larry John McNally
  • Larry John McNally
  • Richard Dobson
  • Droid
  • Till Brönner
  • Till Brönner
  • Pete McCann
  • Pete McCann
  • Bill Evans
  • Chuck Jackson
  • Chuck Loeb
  • Chuck Loeb
  • Chuck Loeb
  • Eddie Daniels
  • Leni Stern
  • Leni Stern
  • Leni Stern
  • Wayne Krantz
  • Mark Sherman
  • Nelson Rangell
  • Intrigue
  • Common Ground
  • Carmen Cuesta
  • Chuck Loeb
  • Harrison Roach
  • Harrison Roach
  • Artyom Manukyan
  • David Bowie
  • Daniel Rosenboom
  • Daniel Rosenboom
  • Artyom Manukyan
  • Peter Eldridge
  • Peter Eldridge
  • JJ Appleton
  • Jason Ricci
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  • Emily Zuzik
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  • Emily Zuzik
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Mark McLean
  • Mark McLean
  • Sara Mann
  • Brigitte Zarie
  • Bob Malone
  • Bob Malone
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Sean Wayland
  • Scott Newell
  • Nelson Rangell
  • Christopher James
  • John Escreet
  • Carla Ulbrich
  • Grace Kelly
  • Grace Kelly
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Michael Wollny
  • Michael Wollny Trio
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Rachel Eckroth
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  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Rachel Eckroth
  • Wayne Krantz
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  • Michael Wollny
  • Emile Parisien
  • Christian Lillinger
  • Pnau
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  • David Bowie

46 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by michael s.
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    Amazing visionary artist who is well worth your investment.

  2. Review by Julien L.
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    Timothy added an awsome electric bass track to my song, very creative, .Awsomeness! Epic! Always a pleasure to work with Timothy!

  3. Review by Rye C.
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    Always a true pleasure hosting Tim - a pro in every way and one of the very best at what he does.

  4. Review by Timothy Graves
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    It was an honor to work with Tim. He took the arrangement to the next level and brought some great ideas to another track that needed some filling out.

  5. Review by Julien L.
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    Timothy provided a great track of bass to my song: groovy, great melody! Very pleased, glad to have worked with Timothy for this song!

  6. Review by Gudmundur G.
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    How do you review someone like Timothy? Amazing!!! Feel, creativity, incredible timing.......A real sense for the sound required for the song. 10 stars. Þúsund Þakkir.

  7. Review by Rye C.
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    Lost track of how many times I've hosted Tim on my tracks, but each time he adds depth and enriches the tunes as only he can!

  8. Review by Emerson M.
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    Tim continues to be awesome!! Second time working with him, and he has a great feel for what the songs need tone-wise. This bass part was also a bit complex, and he handled it easily. Wouldn't hesitate to hire him again.

  9. Review by Kawin K.
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    Extreme professionalism even when facing busy schedule.

    I feel guilty handing Tim the wrong key signature in the score, but the man transposed it without me telling him anyway on the fly.

    He's the man, the myth, the legend. Work with this man.

  10. Review by Julien L.
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    Great melodic bass track from Timothy! It adds great value to my song. I appreciate his creativity! Thanks again!

  11. Review by Julien L.
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    It was great to work on a 2nd song with Timothy! i'm very happy with his great bass track, the feel of it adds great value to my song! Thanks!

  12. Review by Rye C.
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    Tim always brings the thunder! I can throw any style or genre his way and he provides multiple takes with verve and funk every time that are song appropriate - there is no one else like him. And always a real pleasure to work with. I love this man and I ain't afraid to admit it.

  13. Review by Rye C.
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    I always feel like I am getting away with something illegal when I have the pleasure of hosting Tim on my tracks - the talent and experience compared to the cost makes it grand larceny... hoping no one turns me in. The man is a musical beast and such a cool guy. Join me in crime and hire this bandido if you get the chance!

  14. Review by Julien L.
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    Timothy delivered a great epic bass track that adds great value to my song. It was great to work with him.
    Do not hesitate to hire him, you will be very happy

  15. Review by Matthew B.
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    Great communication, great tracks!

  16. Review by Rye C.
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    Usually I take this time to talk about how amazing Tim is, but this time, I'm going to highlight how amazing I am!

    Why am I so amazing?... because I am savvy and wise enough to hire Tim, one of the best and most dynamic bassists alive.

    That makes me an excellent producer.

    Be like me. Be amazing. Hire Tim Lefebvre.

  17. Review by Rye C.
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    Tim's secret sauce is not just his technical ability, but his sheer enthusiasm and love of all music. I've watched him play enough to see it every time - it's this crazy youthful approach that resonates, but with the experience of a world class technician. He kills it every time.

  18. Review by KNSMN
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    I don't want to get caught out there spouting a lot of trite hyperbole, but Holy Shit Is This The Fucking Guy Or What. Yeah. No matter what you're doing, this is That Guy. I gave him probably the worst best direction I could come up with, sent him a guide track, crossed my fingers and BOOM. Just BOOM. Fuckin' BOOM.

    Stop looking --- this is The Guy. No question.

  19. Review by Rye C.
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    Just like those concentrated flavor drops used to make a glass of water suddenly tasty, Tim's bass tracks always super charge a tune, adding instant depth, dynamic and flavor! A favorite for good reason, Tim Lefebvre brings so much skill and innate talent to the mix.

  20. Review by Emerson M.
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    Tim is the man! He is all-around stellar to work with and communicate with. Most importantly, he understood the composition and its goals, then made the entire song better with his bass choices.

    So grateful and glad to have hired him!

Interview with Timothy Lefebvre

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

  2. A: Bowie Blackstar. Bass. Unforgettable.

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

  4. A: Just finished producing 3 artists. All came out great.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Doug petty, Jordan perlson, Sean Hurley.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog whenever possible

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

  10. A: Making people happy.

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

  12. A: Is price negotiable hhahah

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

  14. A: That I’m too crazy

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

  16. A: Since 1990.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Creative heavy pocket bass. Everyone says that’s what they do but I’m the real deal.

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

  20. A: Nine inch nails because nine inch nails.

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

  22. A: Song starts for top lining, electronic music.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Creativity.

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

  26. A: I bring unique approaches to each song. Usually I try to identify what influences I’ll bring to it, be it McCartney, weeks, Darryl Jones etc. also I like to be off the beaten path with bass choices.

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

  28. A: Depends on the situation. I try to get the tasks at hand out of the way

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: I record into my UAD x8p and have light pipe focusrite octopre for a total of 16 inputs, and the Handcrafted Labs Solution 2 channel compressor. I also have the korg soundlink 2408 for my synth world. A bunch of bass rigs, dozens of Basses etc. I mix usually with the Softube console 1.

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

  32. A: Pino Palladio, Doug petty, Nigel Godrich, Jason Kingsland

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

  34. A: I’m busy recording bass, guitar, synths, producing artists, teaching occasionally, and I’m heavily involved with testing bass gear and making presets for software companies.

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