Andrew Gouche Joins LAMA’s Bass Department… LAMA College for Music Professionals (LAMA) and Bass Department Chair Jerry Watts Jr. today announced Andrew Gouche will join Juan Alderete, Abe Laboriel Sr. and Lee Sklar as Artists-in-Residence at LAMA, effective immediately. Gouche, considered to be a premiere gospel bassist (who also plays across many other genres), has more than 30 years of experience. He is best known for playing or recording with Reverend James Cleveland, Prince, Chaka Khan (also music director), Madonna, Destiny’s Child, Whitney Houston and many others as well as for his production work on Kelly Clarkson’s Grammy-winning album Thankful.
“We’re really excited to bring Andrew on board at LAMA, where are students come from all over the world for specialized training with established players like Andrew,” says Watts. “Our artists-in-residence routinely visit LAMA, giving students added perspective and experience on top of their everyday learning experiences. Andrew’s insight and education style will be very helpful to our bassists pursuing careers in music.”
Andrew is endorsed by Epifani as well as Michael Tobias Design (where he has developed and released signature five and six string basses in his name).