If you're reading this, then you must need some low end in your life. Good. Good for you, Good for both of us.
I have been on over 100 professional studio dates (mostly around Chicago studios like Rax Trax, Electrical Audio, Transient Sound, Gravity Studios, Pachyderm...) amounting to almost 267 tracks (22 hours) as a sideman on Spotify:
I also have a good amount of experience writing/arranging music for the ATLYS String Quartet so if you need parts for strings or an arrangement done, please ask!
Genres I usually get hired for include: Pop, Modern Vocal Pop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Indie Pop/Rock, Instrumental, Jazz (Straight Ahead, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz), Funk, Jazz Fusion, Folk/Acoustic, CCM, Gospel, but I love to listen, learn and play all types of music.
Any questions just hit me up, I'd love to make some music with you!
Some press stuff (in case you're still thinking about it):
"Bassist Andrew Vogt and his band would give Snarky Puppy a real run for their money…why Vogt and his band haven’t yet been eagerly snapped up by a record company is mystifying since the music they produce is just brilliant.” -Roger Farbey (All About Jazz)
"We can perceive his competence all through the performance. We can also add some praise for his composing abilities and musical sensitivity. Well done!" - Streetwave Media (2020)
"versatility and excellent bass tone" - Laserlife (2020)
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- Woody Goss
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- Ernie Watts
- Nicholas Payton
- Donny McCaslin
- Raul Midon
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- Makaya McCraven
- Christine Hucal
- Sarah Marie Young
- Alec Lehrman
- B Forrest
- Maggie Vagle
- Morgan Pirtle
- Bonzo Squad
- Pocket Radio
- Kings of the Lobby
- Xavier Breaker
- Sharon Irving
- Benjie Daneman
- Ashley Daneman
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10 ReviewsEndorse Andrew Vogt
Andrew is super friendly, fast and reliable! Looking forward to the next job!
Andrew was great to work with. He nailed the upright bass for me in one take. Also had good communication and awesome turnaround time. Will definitely be looking to work with him again
Andrew was AMAZING. First, his accuracy on note placement and pitch was "computer correct" but from a human being! His turnaround time was on point and as promised. Music to a musician is a gift, a talent. Musicality to a musician is potential that must be groomed. Andrew is not just a musician, he possesses the MUSICALITY that will be that extra edge YOU NEED on your next track. Highly recommend him!
It was really great to work with Andrew! Turn around time was right on!
Andrew is soo talented, hard working and does such a great job. I asked for a bass and piano arrangement and he went above and beyond that. I would use him again.
Andrew provided a great string arrangement for my song that was exactly what it needed! I'm so happy with the score he wrote and I would definitely work with him again!
Andrew has been amazing in every capacity that I’ve been lucky enough to work with him. He is an unbelievably amazing bass player with already legendary status in Chicago. His talents also influence his natural knack for arranging strings and writing super cool and imaginative compositions! Above and beyond 5 stars for musicianship, professionalism and being an all around awesome person to work with!
Around Chicago Andrew is well known as one of the top bassists in the city. He's extremely inventive, musical, consistent, and always on time. When you hire him, you're never gonna get a boring baseline. And I can say them same about his string arrangements. He weaves counterpoint, sick rhythms, and killer harmonies together to make something truly unique and special. Really can't recommend Andrew enough!
You guys, Andrew Vogt is the REAL DEAL. One of the most imaginative musicians and arrangers. We have worked together countless times, and outdoes himself every time, how is it even possible!? I cannot recommend highly enough!
TOTALLY RECOMMEND working with this guy! My string quartet ATLYS hires Andrew time and time again to write our string parts because he is SOOO good! The best part is he works lightning fast on his projects and gets you the best quality scores with GORGEOUS harmonies and melodies that will kick it up that extra level! Andrew's super kind and easy to work with, he stays at the top of our list for ARRANGERS!
Interview with Andrew Vogt
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: anything i've done with woody goss has been particularly fun. he's uber talented and has got a unique way of working in the studio and its been a treat to witness it first-hand.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: a string quartet piece, a contemporary jazz album and i'm always writing little tunes.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: the atlys quartet for string music. genevieve tabby, sabrina tabby, jinty mctavish and rita andrade.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: for bass? analog. robots cannot groove man cmon!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: meeting and working with new people everyday. creating art out of moments that will last longer than a lifetime
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: i've been playing for most of my life, 15 of professional work in clubs, studios, tours, festivals, churches, weddings, etc. you name it i've probably done it at this point.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: upright: pizzicato (jazz) + soloistic playing and groove lines. simple bowed stuff if requested. electric: groove playing. mowtown/funk jamerson style pocket. mccartney-esque melodic basslines. i'm not a huge slapper, so please don't expect a lot of pops.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: you! ha :)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: always trust the musician's/performers instinct. let them do their thing!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: genres I usually get hired for include: pop, modern vocal pop, rock, singer-songwriter, indie pop/rock, instrumental, jazz (straight ahead, post-bop, soul jazz), funk, jazz fusion, folk/acoustic, ccm, gospel, but i love to listen, learn and play all types of music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: striving for perfection. i won't send a song over until i feel 100% about it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 15 years of real, daily live AND studio bass playing + a deep personal, intuitive connection with the bass and its role in any genre of music. this is all i do for a living and i love it.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: i like to listen to the entire song and map out the form in logic before i do anything. next, i go through each section chronologically to compose the ideal bass part for that moment in the song. once everything is laid down, i'll listen down to the whole track again for continuity purposes and adjust parts if needed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: apogee/pro tools quartet (4-channel) interface upright bass: RODE NT-1 positioned near right f-hole 57 positioned near nut Realist pickup electric bass: typically DI in (can mic amp on request) in-the-box compressors/eq (if requested)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: tracking upright and electric bass for their song. i'm comfortable either reading pre-written parts (or midi scores!) or composing my own part for a song