Amanda McCoy has been an in-demand working bassist / vocalist in Nashville, TN for the last decade. During those ten years she has performed with the following artists: Jenny Tolman, Candi Carpenter, Robbie Calvo, Jake Clayton, James Stone, Lexie Hayden, Christina Taylor, Ben Cesare, Jeff Clayborn, Tarra Layne, Zasz, Cowboy Troy, Black Shag, Tristen Smith, Lazy Jane, and Kevin Skinner. Amanda has also played on countless sessions, and worked with many artists, bands, and producers. Some of which include: Jenny Tolman, Grammy nominated producer Dave Brainard, Robbie Calvo, Will Rambeaux, Sean Sunderland, Mike Deklava, and Zasz - among many others. Amanda has tracked in the following Nashville studios: deciBel Nashville, The Tracking Room, Ocean Way Studio B, Southern Ground Nashville, Paragon Studios, The Bomb Shelter, Wild Road Recording, Omni Sound, Colorsonic Sound, Legends Studio, and Parlor Productions. On the evening of July 12th, 2019 - Amanda made her long-awaited Grand Ole Opry debut with Candi Carpenter.
Currently available for extensive touring, sessions, industry showcases, one-off performances, videos, and private lessons. CLICK HERE to inquire about booking!
In the Studio
ALL TRACKS BELOW FEATURE AMANDA MCCOY ON BASS GUITAR
On the Stage
LIVE PERFORMANCE PHOTOS
LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEOS
AMPS & ACCESORIES:
RIG 1: Ampeg SVT-410HLF, Ampeg SVT-3PRO
RIG 2: Ampeg PF-115HE, Ampeg SVT-3PRO
RIG 3: Vintage Sunn 1X15, Ampeg SVT-3PRO
PRACTICE RIGS: Ampeg BA-115, Ampeg BA-108
DI: Ampeg-SCR DI
STRINGS: D’Addario EXL170L, Ernie Ball 2834 Super Slinky
ROAD CASES: Alcorn Custom Case (Nashville, TN)
PEDALBOARD: Pedaltrain Nano+
PEDALS / EFFECTS: Boss TU-3, Vintage MXR Distortion +, MXR Bass Octave Deluxe, Aguilar Filter Twin, Truetone CS6
CROOK T-STYLE BASS (Blue Sparkle Paisley - IV String)
CROOK T-STYLE BASS (Pink Paisley - IV String)
CROOK J-STYLE BASS (Tangerine Sparkle - V String)
"I hire only the very best musicians for my studio sessions and live performances... Amanda McCoy is my premiere choice every time. If she isn't available, I re-schedule until she is. When you hire Amanda you know she'll be on time, prepared and ready to rock your tunes with a stellar stage presence, tone and seasoned musicality beyond her years... first call, first class!"
“A virtuosic electric bassist who can hold down a tasteful country foundation—simple, melodic, and in the pocket—she can also then turn around and fire off the most virtuosic solos in prog rock and funk.
Her organizational skills as bandleader for Nashville acts Jenny Tolman, Charly Reynolds, Jeff Clayborn, and The Country Networks Dirt Road Diva’s, among others, insure the highest level of musicianship. Qualities in this regard include
· Impeccable communicator and organizer of rehearsals, travel, and performance
· Great problem-solving ability
· Demanding but diplomatic in her management of band and sound personnel
· ALWAYS punctual, ALWAYS prepared, and ALWAYS over delivers
I’ve recorded and played with Amanda many times and have watched her in action. Fluent in creating and reading number charts, lead sheets, and standard notation, she also is a natural harmony singer and proficient arranger of vocal and instrumental parts.”
"When I met Amanda - I was very impressed with her upbeat, and vivacious personality combined with a down to earth sensibility. When I played with her, I told her that I loved her feel, enthusiasm and exciting vibe when she played the bass. She rocks with an R+B feel."
“Amanda McCoy is the best new bass player in Nashville! Period! She's got feel, tone, time, and groove. Formal training, and street smarts. She's got great chops, organization, work ethic in the studio, and is also an excellent live performance band leader. And I don't mean "good for a girl." I mean the best!”
"There is no one better than Amanda McCoy. No one. You can quote me on it. Never have I worked with a musician with such talent, work ethic, drive and patience to succeed, always keeping a good mood and being positive. She is a true artist in every sense of the word, at everything she does, whether it be bass, guitar, singing, painting or what-have-you. Time and time again, she has proven to be not only an incredible musician (you’ll be hard pressed to find many people who can play like her...I purposefully write really difficult prog rock that she just owns), but also a fantastic leader, bandmate, worker, teacher and friend. There are very few people I trust implicitly…she is definitely one of them. Amanda is on my fire team. Straight up, if you get a chance to work with Amanda McCoy, you can chill. Everything is gonna be just fine."