Grammy® Award winning producer Andrew Gouché has completed his long-anticipated debut album, We Don’t Need No Bass
. With over 30 years of experience as the bassist for many R&B and Gospel legends as Prince and the New Power Generation, Gladys Knight, Andraé Crouch, The Winans, and musical director for Chaka Khan, his project speaks to his Gospel roots but showcases a broader musical gift blending Jazz and R&B into a soulful variety of songs. Although a self-proclaimed church musician, Gouché shows the world with this album that he is much more, as We Don’t Need No Bass
reaches out to music lovers of all ages and genres.
A world-renowned bassist, musical director, producer and composer, he is best known for his creatively original bass lines and a unique sound that bass players around the world have sought to emulate. His distinctive sound is the core of the Andrew Gouché signature line of bass guitars.
Coming from a musical family, the Los Angeles native started out singing in the church choir where his grandfather was the pastor and his mother the lead singer. At eight years old he took up the trumpet, which he played for 7 years, until he discovered the bass guitar at age 15. Then it was clear, Andrew had “truly found what he was meant to do in life.” He continued to hone his skills while playing with Rev. James Cleveland in the late 70’s on numerous live and studio recordings. International tour bookings with Andraé Crouch, The Winans and The Hawkins Family soon followed. His standout performances ushered in a new rhythm to Gospel songbooks.
His professionalism, exceptional musical ear and creativity naturally evolved into music production. He found success in this arena as a contributing producer on the Mary Mary debut album Thankful
when he was awarded his first Grammy® and later as a 2008 GMA Dove® Award nominee for Traditional Gospel Album, after producing numerous records for the Gospel Music Workshop of America and many other individual artists.
Thanks to IQS Strings and Proamp for making this masterclass possible.