Brian Newcombe playing bass live with Ray Charles on live television

Brian Newcombe

Pro Studio, Concert & Online Session Bassist

Brian’s pedigree as a bass player is long, varied and includes some of the biggest names in the music industry. His career highlights include the following:

As a long-time member of the David Foster Band, he has played on countless “David Foster & Friends” Event Shows featuring the likes of Celine Dion and the Atlanta Symphony, Richard Marx and the Chicago Symphony, Bryan Adams, Paul Anka, Kenny Rogers, Michael Bolton, Peter Cetera, Kenny G, Chicago, Sheena Easton, Kenny Loggins, Boz Scaggs, Warren Wiebe and Denise Williams.

Brian is honoured to have performed with The Legendary Ray Charles a total of four times on live television. In addition, he was also a member of the renowned Canadian Classic Rock Group, “Chilliwack”!

As a session bassist playing in recording studios, his credits include tracks for:
98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Heart, Peabo Bryson, Philip Bailey, Jeffrey Osborne, Melissa Manchester, Oleta Adams, Jim Brickman, Michelle Wright, Alpha Yaya Diallo (Juno Award ’99 and ’01), and The Higgins… just to name a few.

His bass tracks have been featured on projects for labels such as A&M Records Inc., Capital Records Inc., Columbia Records, EMI Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Polygram Records, Sony Music Entertainment Inc., RCA Canada, Walt Disney Records, WEA Records, Wicklow and BMG Classics to name some of the bigger ones.

Brian was awarded “Bassist of the Year” at the CARAS West Coast Music Awards, and has been nominated for All Star Band four times by the BC Country Music Association. He has also been a guest speaker at the Vancouver Bass Conference.

Over the years he has played bass on countless sessions for Albums & CD’s, Singles, TV & Radio Shows, Commercials & Jingles, and performanced on Special Event Concerts & Tours.

Brian continues to be a first call Concert & Session Bassist in Vancouver, BC, Canada. On top of all of this, he works as an online session bass player recording tracks for clients the world-over from his home studio. To hear samples of his work, check out the audio samples on the homepage >>