Terry's 30 years of experience includes countless recording sessions and performances in every musical situation.

Equally comfortable on upright bass and electric/fretless bass guitar, he is also an accomplished vocalist who is not afraid to hit the high note.  Originally from Chicago, he began performing on bass professionally at age fourteen, then earned a degree in Music from Illinois Wesleyan University on a Music Scholarship. He has continued on to pay his dues in rock, country, dance, acoustic, metal, and jazz bands.

His beloved upright bass, and years of experience and harmony vocal ability have made him a favorite accompanist for acoustic acts throughout the west coast for the past 15 years.

(831) 246 2527
T@TerryShields.com

Bass influences include Paul McCartney, Charles Mingus, John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee, Stu Hamm, Lee Sklarr, Rick Danko, Tony Levin, Timothy B. Schmidt, Sting, James Jameson, Steve Harris, Roger Waters, Stanley Clarke, Guy Pratt, and Donald "Duck" Dunn.

Current gear includes his Rumano Solano upright with Velvet Garbo strings, a Realist pickup, and Fishman preamp. His main electric is a 1978 Fender Precision (with a matching fretless version). Current amplification options include Genz Benz, Carvin, Acoustic Image, Yamaha PA gear, and a Line 6 Bass Pod.


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