London session guitarist. Recorded for upcoming and established artists, producers and bands. Recorded at Metropolis Studios, London. Studied under and recorded for John Gallen (Queen, Simply Red, George Benson) and Steve Wilkinson (Alesha Dixon, The Rolling Stones, Ellie Goulding, Dizzie Rascal).
Specialising in Rock, Blues, and Funk; Jamie has recorded for a range of artists, producers and bands of varying genre.
Credits include: Laurent Schark (Carol Jiani, Jodie cooper, Jeri Lee), Lauren Nicole, Sun House, Hadron Sounds, Emily Stock and Central Avenue Function Band.
Such sessions have seen Jamie record in some of Londons best studios, including: Metropolis Studios London.
Other credits include recording for John Gallen (Queen, Simply Red, George Benson) and Steve Wilkinson (Alesha Dixon, The Rolling Stones, Ellie Goulding, Dizzie Rascal) during his time at university.
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Interview with Jamie Ellis
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recorded guitars for my original Blues Rock band, Sun House at Metropolis Studios, London. Really proud of how those guitars sound. They've got a real bite to them!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It all depends on the gear. You can't beat a classic Marshall or Fender amp; but there's something about crisp digital delays that I just love.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If you're not happy, I'm not happy. I want to give my clients exactly what they envision, nothing less.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love working for myself! Being self employed is fantastic! Every day is different.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Definitely a BluGuitar Amp1, MXR GT-OD, Gibson Les Paul, CryBaby 535Q and of course, a Tuner!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar at a very young age. Then went on to study music at GCSE, A-Level and at university, achieving a First Class BAHons in Guitar Performance from ACM, Guildford. I started recording whilst at university for friends and my own bands; learning recording tips from producer friends and tutors. Eventually, people around the university and outside started booking me for sessions.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I've been told I rock like Jimmy Page, have B.B King blues and funk like Nile Rogers. So somewhere in-between all of those.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Without a doubt, Nile Rogers!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: You can never fix it in post!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually original Rock and Blues tracks or Disco remixes.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Tough question! Either playing old school blues or Nile Rogers style comping.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Definitely Rob Harris, Tim Pierce, RJ Ronquillo, Nile Rogers and Adam Goldsmith. Those guys have played on some of my favourite records! Fantastic musicians!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It varies from recording original material for artists and bands to funk comping over producers remixes.