Biography

Kent Beatty has been on his way to the forefront of modern bass playing since he started at age 12. Influenced by such legends as Flea, Les Claypool, Victor Wooten, and Stuart Zender, his style has caused audiences to compare him to his musical heroes. He performs at various bass events and competitions, and has even been introduced on stage by Victor Wooten himself. Kent is best known for his 5 years touring internationally with Hamilton Loomis, and for his ability to blend solid musicianship with solo performances. He works with several artists and also records with his various rock, jazz, funk, and fusion projects yet to be released. No stranger to clinics, Kent has shared his love of music at workshops, schools, and rock camps around the world to all ages and skill levels. He is currently touring with Brother Dege, whose music is featured on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" film soundtrack, as well as the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel.

 

"Kent has a great feel! He's played a lot of gigs, he's got the feel, he's got the vibe."

 

- Gregg Bissonette, professional drummer, Santana, Joe Satriani, James Taylor, Ringo Starr, Spinal Tap, David Lee Roth, film & tv

 

 

"Kent and myself, (TM Stevens), was in a room in Anaheim California during the Namm Show, jamming on our bass guitars, and I noticed that Kent also has that "Thunder Slap" that I treasure with my bass playing. 'I Groove to Move, and Play to Make, The People Dance, Clap and Shake'. Welcome to the Ultra Funk Club Brother Kent!!!"

 

- T.M. Stevens, professional bassist, James Brown, Billy Joel, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Steve Vai, 2Pac, Cyndi Lauper, Pretenders, Shocka Zooloo

Bass Events & History

Various Tours 2008 - 2017 (USA, Canada, Europe, Eastern Europe, UK)

 

Attended Victor Wooten's Bass/Nature Camp in 2004, 2005, 2008/WWW, 2012 SOM in Nashville, TN

 

1 of 3 bassists chosen to perform at 2006 Bass Extremes International Solo Bass Competition MasterClass/Workshop Weekend in South Carolina with Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Billy Sheehan, John Patitucci, and Gregg Bissonette

 

Performed at 2007 LODO Bass Bash in Denver, CO

 

Performed at 2009 Denver Bass Bash in Denver, CO

 

Performed in 2009 at Billings Senior High School Music Workshop in Billings, MT

 

Performed in 2009 at Primary School Music Workshops in Yorkshire, England

 

Performed in 2009 at Secondary School Music & Arts Day in Cheshire, England

 

Performed in 2010 at Billings Senior High School Music Workshop in Billings, MT

 

Performed in 2010 at Primary School Music Workshop in Yorkshire, England

 

Featured in 2011 on notreble.com June, December, and Weekly Top 10

 

Performed at 2011 RockLogik Summer Camp in San Jose, CA

 

Performed in 2011 at Boy Scouts of America Music Workshop in Wichita, KS

 

Community Mentor for 2011-2012 Central High School Senior Project in Baton Rouge, LA

 

Community Mentor for 2012-2013 Central High School Senior Project in Baton Rouge, LA

 

Clinician at 2013 Basses on the Plains in Wichita, KS


Performed at 2013 LODO Bass Bash in Denver, CO

 

Performed at 2013 One Day of Bass in Chicago, IL

 

Performed at 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA

 

Performed at 2014 Lo-Up Solo Bass Showcase in Long Beach, CA

 

Clinician support in 2014 for Gregg Wright in Crowley, LA

 

Featured in 2014 on musicians-corner.net in April and December

 

Performed at 2014 Lo-Hio Solo Bass Showcase in Canton, OH


Performed at 2014 Midwest Bass Bash in Des Moines, IA


Clinician at 2014 Basses on the Plains in Wichita, KS


Performed at 2014 LODO Bass Bash in Denver, CO

 

Performed at 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA

 

Performed at 2015 Kalium Artist Showcase in Long Beach, CA

 

Featured in 2015 on musicians-corner.net in November

 

Member of Artist Jury in 2016 on musicians-corner.net for 2015 Music Journalist of the Year w/ Will Calhoun & Mfa Kera

 

Performed at 2016 LODO Bass Bash 10 Year Anniversary in Denver, CO

Kent Beatty - Touring Bassist

*Written 12/2013*

 

**12/2015 UPDATE - I'm currently touring seasonally with Brother Dege (music featured on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" soundtrack, Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel). I'm available for scheduling 2016 in the off months.**

 

Welcome! My name is Kent Beatty. I am a musician from Louisiana, USA. From around the age of 5, I was attempting harmonica and soon learned the viola. That eventually led me to the bass guitar. Over the years, I've played bass in several bands and in several countries. I've been known for original solo compositions as well as "extreme" bass techniques. All of that takes a backseat to providing the tight rhythm section a professional band requires. My tour schedule has been solid for the last 6 years - around 150 shows per year. During that time, I was the bassist for Hamilton Loomis, performed solo bass events, clinics, and shows with my own bands. Recently, I've taken time off from the road to focus on my music and other priorities. I've been hired since then in a variety of situations, including subbing in a modern country band at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC - with a few days' notice. Now I am booking for 2014 and available for genres ranging from metal, rock, and pop, to funk, R&B, and country. Traveling frequently has taught me to be prepared. I have gear available in other countries, my passport is ready, and I travel light.

 

On or off the road, I am available for recording sessions. If your project needs bass recorded - electric, fretted, fretless, or upright - contact me here or via e-mail to discuss options. If the session is not along the Gulf Coast USA, I can remotely upload 24-bit audio to you.

 

I also have a love for animals, technology, and photography, so you may see bits of my personal side from time to time. Keep in touch with me through your favorite social media app, and thank you for visiting KentBeatty.com!

 

-Kent

Full Time and Sub Work as a Bassist With

Hamilton Loomis (Funk/Blues/Rock - International/Texas)

 

Brother Dege (Rock/Post Americana - International/Louisiana)

 

The Gillis Silo (Country/Rock - Louisiana)

 

Gregg Wright (Blues/Rock - International/California)

 

Annika Chambers (Blues/Funk/Soul - Texas)

 

Fight Night Anarchist (Rock/Alt Metal - Louisiana)

 

David Shelander (Jazz - International/Florida)

 

Michael Juan Nunez (Rock/Blues - Louisiana)

 

Pacifico (Alternative/Rock - Georgia)

 

Dustin Dale Gaspard ; Acoustikentae (Alternative/Folk - Louisiana)

 

Dave Tucker (Americana/Variety - Colorado)

 

Kristen Foreman (Pop/Variety/Country - Louisiana)

 

Cam Pyle (Rock/Variety - Louisiana)

 

Caleb Paul (Southern Rock/Variety - Louisiana)

 

Perkins Road (Modern Country/Variety - Louisiana)

 

Ty Taylor Band (Modern Country/Variety - Mississippi)

 

James Adkins (Bluegrass/Variety - Florida)

 

Brooks Hubbert (Rock/Variety - Florida)

 

(((reVibe))) (Rock/Alternative - Louisiana)

 

Tomplay (Rock/Variety - Louisiana)

 

Letters In Red (Rock/Alternative - Louisiana)

 

The Hardrick Rivers Revue w/Paul Tassin (Jazz/Variety - Louisiana)

 

Wayne "Blue" Burns Band (Blues - Louisiana)

 

Vanity (Rock - Louisiana)

 

Beer, Guns, & Fishin' Poles (Jam Band/Southern Funk) - Louisiana)

 

Stellar (Alternative - Louisiana)

 

Andy Smith Band (Top 40/Variety - Louisiana)

 

Chasing Scarlett (Rock/Variety - Louisiana)

Recording history and more on the Discography & Credits page

Tour dates and events are always on the HOME page of this website and the Facebook page below.

Gallery

Check out pictures & videos from recent events & performances in my photo gallery.

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