Stu Brooks is a two-time grammy nominated, Canadian born/Los Angeles-based bass player, producer, songwriter and founding member of the genre-bending band Dub Trio.
Stu is bassist and co-producer for the multi-award winning filmscore composer and founder of Oingo Boingo, Danny Elfman. His work on the project includes producing collaborations with Trent Reznor and Iggy Pop and executive producing over 20 remixes. He is currently producing songs for Perry Farrell’s upcoming solo album as well as playing bass for his Kind Heaven Orchestra. He is also bassist, musical director and frequent collaborator for GRiZ and spent a decade with Matisyahu as bassist, co-writer, MD and producer.
Stu has signed with Dine Alone Records to release his first album of solo material featuring collaborations with Angelo Moore, Patrick Stump, Jason Aalon Butler, Paul Leary and more.
Stu is a recurring guest bassist for the Saturday Night Live Band sharing the stage with the likes of Kanye West and Kid Cudi. Stu has toured worldwide as the bassist, keyboardist and musical director for Matisyahu, Mike Patton’s Peeping Tom, Dr. John, GRiZ Live Band and Dub Trio. He was musical director for the Bonaroo SuperJam, featuring GRiZ, Walk The Moon, Nahko, K. Flay, Lindsay Ell, and members of David Bowie’s Blackstar Band paying tribute to the late artist.
His bass performances have played a role in the creation of a number of Billboard charting and Platinum certified recordings, including the Grammy-nominated Pretty Lights album “A Color Map Of The Sun”, #7 Billboard hit “So Seductive featuring 50 Cent”, Tony Yayo’s Platinum Certified “Thoughts of a Predicate Felon” and 50 Cent’s 9x Platinum album “Get Rich Or Die Trying”. He also served as the bassist on the Lady Gaga demos that famously attracted the attention of Interscope.
Recently Brooks co-produced, co-wrote and played bass on several albums including GRiZ’s “Ride Waves” LP, and received a Grammy nomination for bass and engineering on Mark Guiliana’s “Beat Music Beat Music Beat Music”. He also released Dub Trio’s new album entitled “The Shape Of Dub To Come” which includes a collaboration with Grammy Award winning metal band Mastodon and King Buzzo of the legendary Melvins.
Past production, songwriting and playing collaborations include G Koop, Eric Wilson (Sublime), Fever333, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Meshell Ndegeocello, Mobb Deep, Mike Patton/Peeping Tom, Tupac Shakur (posthumously), Wiz Khalifa, Bootsy Collins, BIGYUKI, Hyro The Hero, P.O.D., Kid Cudi, Wett Brain, Kabakah Pyramid, Collie Buddz, LP, 311, Noah Kahan, Common Kings and Run DMC.