Chance Wilder Onody

Bass maestro speaks about an upcoming album and Olympic cultural exchange

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman

By David Sands
July 16, 2018

Chance Wilder Onody isn’t afraid of shaking things up in the bass world. Equally skilled with the upright and electric bass, the virtuoso bassist is known for using an assortment of basses to achieve a orchestral effect with his music. His version of the jazz classic “Feeling good” features nineteen separate bass performances, for example. And his song “Crimson Wings” (which also features an appearance by Jethro Tull’s Doane Perry on drums) created a symphonic rock sound with a staggering 64 bass performances.

The son of country pop artist Tara Wilder, Onody began his career as a classical artist and has performed around the world with more than 21 symphonies and orchestras over the course of his career. More recently, he’s developed a reputation as an in-demand studio artist, appearing on more than 134 commercially released recordings in the U.S. in the last five years alone. In addition to his solo career, Onody also plays with the rock group chris gerolmo and g.o.d.

FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with his longtime friend Onody during the 2018 NAMM show, where the two of them discussed gear, a new album and plans for a cultural exchange tied to the 2020 olympics in Tokyo, Japan. 

Watch our interview with Chance!

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