Bassist turned producer in the valley of Los Angeles. 10 years experience as a contributing musician, producer, and writer to artist releases, production music, and custom compositions landing with Netflix, FX, NBC, Reebok, Uber, and more. I blend organic and electronic instrumentation in a range of genres, with an eye towards licensing.
I'm a pop/rock/soul/funk bassist from Costa Mesa, CA, working the last decade with Darkbloom Productions - a music production company that specializes in music for media. We've been lucky to have our music featured on a variety of films, television shows, and commercials (you can check some of those out below). As your bassist or producer, my goal is to build something professional, genuine, and licensable.
My services as a producer include...
Pre-production: writing, arranging, collaborating. Whether it's a voice memo on your phone or fully structured song, I want to help you get it to where it needs to be.
Production: musicianship, programming, tracking, engineering, vocal comping/tuning. I play bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, and percussion; and I program drums, synths, strings, and horns. I'm also a capable backing vocalist. I can provide vocal tracking at a nearby studio, as well as live drums if necessary. And if you need any instrumentation at a higher level, I've got a network of musicians available for that too!
Post-production: mixing, mastering, artwork. Fully mixed and mastered versions with stems included. I can also do graphic design and artwork for singles as well, so that can be arranged for an extra cost if desired.
I'm also a very mellow and down-to-earth guy that loves his cats and a good bourbon.
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Interview with Brett Peloquin
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A dark, cinematic pop cover and a potential television show trailer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, but mainly digital. There's just so much you can accomplish and recreate with digital and digital versions of analog gear. There are some things that just don't translate as well (i.e. a lot of live instrumentation) but the majority of processing and production can be done more affordably and efficiently with digital.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to express myself and the satisfaction I get when I finish building a song from the ground up.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: There's a LOT of right brain that goes into this profession. We're not just all purely artists here.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Broadly - What are you trying to accomplish with your music? Specifically - What are your references?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just be honest and communicative!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out playing in bands as a bassist and singer, and went to college for jazz bass performance. Some of those bands had some success but all eventually ended. In one of those bands I met a mentor who lead me on a path in music production, specifically for licensing. I currently still work in that field, as well as independently produce, perform, and write.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: All about what's best for the song. Soulful and groovy from my roots as a bass player. Authentic, catchy, interesting, full, melodic, clean, precise, organic, evolving.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Michael Kiwanuka. His voice is unreal, songwriting is unbelievable, and his production style is something I would love to do more of.