Andrew Gouche

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Andrew Gouche (born May 27, 1959) is a gospel bass player[1] and the godfather of gospel bass players.[2]


Over the years Gouche has performed and recorded with: Rev. James Cleveland, Walter & Edwin Hawkins, The Winans, Yolonda Adams, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Destiny’s Child, Andraé Crouch, Mavis Staples, The Mississippi Mass Choir, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Vanessa Bell-Armstrong.[3] Non-gospel musicians he has worked alongside include: Joe Cocker, Prince, Whitney Houston, Julio Iglesias, Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Billy Preston, Donna Summer, Dionne Warwick, and The Temptations.[4] Gouche worked as Music Director for Chaka (from Chaka Khan) for six years. In 2009 he formed the Band of Brothers with Eddie Brown, Chris Coleman, Donald Hayes and Yohei Nakamura.[5] being its bandleader, music director and sideman.[6]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Gouche earned a Grammy for his work on Mary Mary’s album “Thankful.”[citation needed] His performance was recognized by Michael Tobias Design, who then released the Andrew Gouche Signature bass.[citation needed] He also impressed Prince[7] who soon thereafter selected him to work on his recordings and tours.[8]


  1. ^ "Andrew Gouche". My Music Master Class. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Andrew Gouche Interview". Scott Bass Lessons. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Andrew Gouche - Gospel Bass Lesson". My Music Master Class. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Andrew Gouche - Diskographie and Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Natural Kingston Andrew Gouche Signature 5-String Electric Bass". WWBW. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  6. ^ Madora, Ryan. "Groove Clinic: An Interview with Andrew Gouche". No Treble. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Andrew Gouche Prince's New Bass Player!!". Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  8. ^ Gregory, Steve. "Andrew Gouche – The Power of Soul by Steve Gregory: Bass Musician Magazine January 2013". Bass Musician Magazine. Retrieved 18 September 2017.