DNA Artist of the Month
Randy Landau’s distinctive and virtuosic bass playing has landed him in the company of a wide spectrum of music legends, from Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Loudin Wainright III, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendrick, Loretta Devine, James Taylor, Dave Stewart, Kelli O’Hara, Anika Noni Rose, to Larry Coryell, L. Subramanium, A.H. Rhaman, Gary Burton, New York Voices, and most recently, The Who.
Randy’s many Broadway credits include The Bridges Of Madison County, SpongeBob Squarepants, and Billy Elliott. His bass playing can be heard on the original cast recordings of Jason Robert Browns’ The Last 5 Years, and Songs For A New World, and Tom Kitts’ Next To Norma, SpongeBob Squarepants, Man Of La Mancha as well as numerous other recordings.
A member of Jason Robert Browns’ ensemble for 25 years, Randy can be heard on Jasons’ Wearing Someone Else’s Cloths, and Jasons’ latest release, How We React And How We Recover. As Jason has said, “Randy Landaus’ bass playing has become such an integral part of my sound, I can’t imagine making music with out him.” Upcoming projects include Jason Robert Browns’ The Connector, Farewell My Concubine, and Tom Kitts’ Almost Famous.
I’ve used my DNA gear in many Broadway pits, concerts, and recording sessions, and I have nothing to say but I LOVE IT!! Much of my work involves multiple basses. Upright, Fretless, Fretted, and once I set my tone for the situation, I don’t think about David’s amps for the rest of the gig. I run my settings at 12 o’clock for the most part, with just the slightest amount of variation. No processing, maybe some chorus on the fretless once in a while, but mostly, it’s the basses straight into the amp and board”.
“My DNA gear includes a 1350, and an 800 amplifier, a DNA DNS210, two DNA DNS112’s, and they cover every situation beautifully! I’ve been with David since he started Eden, and never thought he could improve upon perfection, but with DNA, he truly has!