Leo Abrahams

Guitar, Noise, Hooks

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Credits with Mark Ronson, Jon Hopkins, Regina Spektor and many more. Guitar, but not as we know it. From pristine sonic landscapes, through intricately crafted parts, to utter filth. Everything I send you will serve the song - it won't just be sonic splurge. Unless sonic splurge is what you want.

I love playing guitar for people and contributing to their music. I'll bring unique sounds, and a producer's ear for arrangement and hooks. I made the Enigma sample libraries for Spitfire Audio, and now I'm excited to take a bespoke approach.

I'm equally happy taking specific instructions (including sheet music), abstract ones (someone once told me to play as if I'd been cycling uphill in the verse and downhill in the chorus), or no instructions at all. I can send a variety of approaches for you to choose from, which I can then develop further.

I always think about what works in the context of the song or piece of music - both in terms of musical content and texture. But first takes often have a specific energy, so I usually record my gut reaction before getting too analytical!

After studying composition at the Royal Academy I joined Imogen Heap's band. Over a 22-year career I've featured on over 350 releases by artists including Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins, Grace Jones, Mark Ronson, Paul Simon, Adele and Florence & The Machine, and on film scores such as Oceans 8, Twilight and The Lovely Bones.

DJing is not my skill but I've posted a montage of clips from various releases. Aside from the obvious, all the synth-y sounds are guitar too.

I'll be happy to help you however I can.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

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17 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Joshua M.
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    What can I say. . . my very first try on Soundbetter and I found Leo. I needed guitar tracks for a pretty heavily synth-based tune, but I didn't know WHAT I needed. Leo did. He sent me over 4 or 5 different layers that I could mix and match from, and nailed it in the first take. In our revision round, he added a new rhythm guitar part that will definitely make the final mix as well. He was extremely professional, on time, and super creative. Can't wait to work with him again.

  2. Review by Allan
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    It was a pleasure to work with Leo. Great communication and superb sounds. He shows that he cares about your project!

  3. Review by adam
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    Another 5 star job from Leo! Highly recommended if you need great guitars.

  4. Review by adam
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    Leo is an amazing player. Another great experience with Leo. Consummate professional. Was able to give me top notch guitars on a really tight deadline. His guitars totally make the song legit! I couldn't ask for more. 5 stars!!!!!

  5. Review by adam
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    Leo is the real deal. A top notch talent and player that went above and beyond! Leo has fantastic ideas and execution that really brought the song to life! Great communication too. A true professional Looking forward to working on another soon! 5 stars

  6. Review by Chris K.
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    Leo created some fantastic guitar parts for my song and gave me plenty of options to work with (each in a different vein). He was extremely easy to work with and very quick/responsive. I'd be more than happy to work with him again!

  7. Review by Leonard R.
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    Very quick, and very responsive. Leo gave me a number of options. He was able to lock onto what the song needed.

  8. Review by Joseph V.
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    Leo is an amazing musician and approaches the project with zealous creativity. He is wonderful at collaborating, incorporating your ideas into his approach and also injects his own innovative style as you so allow! Definitely recommend him and will definitely work with him again. He is also very responsive and communicative.

  9. Review by Milkshake Studios
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    Came up with some cool tracks to take my tune to another level, appreciate him willing to keep tweaking the ideas he had in place to really make it the best! Good communication and delivered very quickly with everything :)

  10. Review by Cherizar
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    Leo’s work is amazing, very detailed, and versatile; looking forward to everything he does

  11. Review by Paul M.
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    Leo's a real professional - and solid musician. Has a great feel for the music and good communication. Will definitely collaborate again.

  12. Review by Sam Amidon
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    Leo Abrahams is a brilliant & empathetic musician, producer, guitarist, collaborator, person.

  13. Review by Luke Reynolds
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    I can’t say enough good things about my friend Leo. Above all else, I admire his ability to bring out the best in everyone around him and knowing when to chime in with big picture suggestions at just the right time. The best.

  14. Review by DAVID COULTER
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    Leo Abrahams is one of Life’s rare creatures. A humbly brilliant musician who approaches every project he takes on with a passion and a joy that is contagious. His dexterity on any number of instruments is mindbending and his ears and hands in a studio are understandably highly sought after. I have been very blessed to have known Leo for many years in many capacities. We have recorded, toured, played in studios and on stages together for over two decades and every time we are fortunate enough to be in the same room sparks fly and beautiful things happen. Encore...

  15. Review by Adrian Corker
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    ive worked with Leo both for his guitar playing and producing/recording material He is fast, intuitive and open to all musical possibilities.Fun to work with and always inspiring results.

  16. Review by Geoff Foster
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    I have worked with Leo on a number of projects, from Hollywood Multi million dollar blockbusters to small intimate indie art films and he always brings an amazing new dimension to each recording.

    His ideas are always fresh and inspiring and his enthusiasm for excellence is a treat to behold.

  17. Review by Emre Ramazanoglu
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    Leo is without doubt, one of the finest and most original guitarists in the world. He’s managed to find a unique voice on a ubiquitous instrument and push the limits of sound design in both the digital and analog realm. Every session with him is fluid and productive, he’s a great producer and composer as well. I cannot recommmend him highly enougk.

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