Frank Gravis


Frank Gravis played bass in the Hiram Bullock Group and is a top session player in New York City, where he also teaches at the Bass Collective.

Frank Gravis hails from San Antonio, Texas, and has been living in New York City since 1977. As a bassist, he's played and recorded with David Sanborn, Herbie Mann, Rupert Holmes (including the hit "Escape: The Pina Colada Song"), Donna Summer, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Ray Baretto, Suzanne Vega, Zhane, Brazilian guitarist Toninho Horta, Dr. John, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Peter Duchin, Angelo Badalamenti and others. Frank is a busy session bassist and also works as a singer and voiceover artist.

"I use Markbass amplifiers exclusively," confirms Frank. "Since the first time I plugged into one at a music festival in Perugia, Italy, in 2001, I was astounded by the amplifier's power and presence, as well as the absolute no-compromise sound quality. It made my bass sound the way I heard it in my mind's ear. I've been a faithful user ever since. From the smallest Mini Combo to the thunderous SD800, Markbass makes my bass sound the way it's supposed to sound. I can play other amplifiers... but why? I'd rather play the best: Markbass."