WILLIE BASSE is a Professional Recording Artist best known as frontman of the legendary Los Angeles based rock band, Black Sheep.
His expertise ranges from Vocalist / Bass Player to Audio Engineer & Producer. A Corporate C.E.O, artist manager, studio owner, actor, film & television producer and consultant. He develops and sells professional audio equipment, as well as real estate, all while maintaining a successful recording & performing career with current CD & DVD releases.
Willie is a classically trained vocalist and has been on stage since the age of five. From age 10-15 he was a choir boy with the world famous Texas Boys’ Choir (recipient of two Grammy Awards). He worked with Igor Stravinsky (premiered Stravinsky’s Mass in C-minor), The Santa Fe Opera (2 seasons), Greg Smith, E. Power Biggs, William Self, Burl Ives.
BLACK SHEEP is a Heavy Metal Rock Band from Hollywood, Ca. who sold the name to the rap group in the 1990’s, but the rappers never fulfilled their contractual agreement. Therefore the rock band continues forward with current media and releases.
SHEEP is part of The Sunset Strip Era, launching the careers of many great rock icons like SLASH, Paul Gilbert (Racer-X, Mr.Big), James Kottak (Scorpions), Randy Castillo (Ozzy Osbourne), Mitch Perry (MSG, Lita Ford)
Mainstays of the 1980's Metal Explosion that brought us great rock bands such as Guns n Roses, Mötley Crüe, Van Halen, Poison, Dokken, Warrant, Keel, Lita Ford, WASP, Quiet Riot, Their first album titled “Trouble in the Streets” released in 1985 on Enigma Records #72071. Second release, “Sacrifice” is currently available. Black Sheep is known for their precision & technical prowess. SLASH in his New York Times Best Seller, on page-94 wrote "I joined a band called BLACK SHEEP with WILLIE BASSE which was a 'RITE OF PASSAGE' for a succession of talented musicians. Willie Basse is a great frontman."
Revered by many as "Cultural Ambassador to The Sunset Strip" Basse has launched his own Podcast called "Tales From The Sunset Strip" http://thesunsetstriponline.com the show is Rock & Roll Television and Internet Radio at its finest, now broadcasting in full HD.
WILLIE BASSE is also currently working with legendary Led Zeppelin engineer/producer, Andy Johns. His new single, “Break Away” features Scorpions drummer, James Kottak and legendary Dokken guitarist, George Lynch.
Look for new singles online and live tour dates to follow soon.
For more visit: http://williebasse.com