Emily Retsas

Phoebe Bridgers

Born and raised in South Australia, Emily Retsas is a bassist who currently resides in Los Angeles. Since 2018 Emily has been playing bass for Phoebe Bridgers as well as having played for artists such as Kim Gordon, Boygenius, Better Oblivion Community Center, Shirley Manson(Garbage), Fiona Apple and Death Valley Girls. Emily recorded bass on the four time Grammy nominated album “Punisher” by Phoebe Bridgers.

In her young career Emily has become a regular on the international festival circuit, playing on huge stages including Glastonbury and Coachella as well as appearances for SNL, Ellen, Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Call with Carson Daly, KEXP Radio, Tiny Desk NPR, Google and Spotify. She has appeared in gear demos for Fender, Ernie Ball and Earthquaker Devices and has been featured in multiple issues of Bass Player Magazine. 

 Emily plays a Fender Jazz bass through a SVT Classic / 6x10


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