Oneida James (aka Oneida James-Rebeccu)


Recording Artist, Bassist of all styles live and recording, including, Rock, Alternative, Pop, Latin, Latin Jazz and Contemporary Jazz, specializing in Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae, R&B, World Beat; vocalist (lead and background) writing, arranging and music production.

Currently, bassist with French Superstar, Tal for the Tal AcousticTour, 2015; Performed as bassist and background vocalist with the Sheffield Soul Shouter, the Late, Great Joe Cocker (September 2001 through December 2014.) Appearing in Joe Cocker 2013, Fire it Up Live in Cologne Concert Video, Joe Cocker, Fire it Up, Live CD, Fire it up Music Videos, and numerous other videos and CDs; Bassist with Smooth Jazz Artist, Saxaphonist Euge Groove; Movie appearance in the New York Times Critic's Pick, For Your Consideration, as Talk Show Bassist with Joe Satriani and CJ Vanston; Author of bass guitar instruction book, 'Groove Mastery, The Bassist Guide to Time, Rhythm and Feel', worldwide release by Hal Leonard Publishing. I have Articles in Bass Player Magazine Paris, Bass Player Magazine U.S., Bass Professor Germany, and Bass Player Magazine UK. Live on stage and recording experience performing locally and abroad include Bass Day, L.A. resulting in quarter page article in Bass Player Magazine, Cree Summer, Sony “Work” Artist, (produced by Lenny Kravitz) 2 year tour opening for Lenny Kravitz; Hiphop Band "Spearhead" opening for '311'; 'Smokin Groove' Tours performing and with 'Michael Franti and Spearhead'; Vonda Shephard and Michael Landau Live Tours, recording on her Hit album, 'It's Good, Eve', toured live and recorded with Capital Records Group, 'Subject to Change' Featuring Cree Summer; Donny Osmond, Eyes’ Don’t Lie and Soldier of Love Tours; Dav Koz and (International Reggae Artist) Raymond Meyers. Many Television appearances include Conan O'Brien, The View, Jay Leno Tonight Show, Craig Kilbourne, Kelly and Regis Show, MTV Europe, Top of the Pops, Taratata, Jack Docherty Show London, Rick Dees Show, Byron Allen Show, and many live radio shows. Creator of The Slap Bass 101 Workshop and Clinic and Co-creator of The Bass and Drums Groove Workshop and Clinic, presently being offered at the world renowned contemporary music school, Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.

Other accomplishments include, writing, arrangement, production, recording bass guitar, lead and background vocals, mixing and mastering upcoming album “Curious Times”; arranging, and Lune D'argent CD6 released on Fertility Records. Writing, arranging demo productions for various for various artists domestic and abroad; taught Live Playing Workshops and wrote music curriculum for bass guitar at Musicians' Institute for 12 years.


Ray Neapolitan
Adavant Productions

Maurice Verloop
Musicians Institute
Hollywood, CA

Larry Robin
One B Management

Alex Macleod
Cree Summer Tour Manager

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