Hey! My name is Billy Crabbe and I'm a session guitarist and solo artist based in London. I've worked with various artists of all genres, as well as, having some of my original material featured on iTV's "This Morning" and "BBC Introducing London".
I'm a passionate musician with a keen ear for detail. I'm capable of recording in the comfort of my small home studio, delivering high quality sounding electric and acoustic guitar tracks.
I have a vast experience in recording guitar parts for artists of various genres. Some of my credits so far consist of KODY (EP - "Letting Go"/Prog Rock), Echo Wants Her Voice Back (EP "Heart of Stone"), Nadia Rae (Single "Hope"). Though I'm capable of playing a variety of genres, my strengths are in Soul, Blues and R&B.
On top of session work, I can also offer mixing, songwriting and arrangement services, helping you to put the finishing touches on your songs.
Drop me a line to discuss further details. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Billy Crabbe
Great working with Billy, he understood the brief, stayed in touch extremely well, and delivered right up to the last minute of the deadline when some minor alternative takes were needed. Top quality work and highly recommended!
What a great experience this was! Billy just did his thing and returned with exactly what I hoped for. It was a straightforward and very easy workflow. He is truly professional and his work speaks for itself. Looking forward working with him again and would definitely recommend him for any guitar work! Big thanks to SoundBetter service!!
Interview with Billy Crabbe
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soul/R&B, Blues, Rock, Pop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Organised Project Folders (colour coding, naming tracks etc) is key to good work flow.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's Music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: macbook pro, saffire Pro40, a pair of head phones, sm57 and sm58
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tingsek, cause I'd love to pick his brain on songwriting, performance and producing.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My most common type of work is recording guitar parts for young independent artists, providing them with high end guitar recordings for their demos/albums.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Musicians: Allen Hinds (Guitarist), Allen Stone (singer/songwriter), Stevie Wonder, Questlove, Pino Paladino. Mixing Engineers: Andrew Schep, Yoad Nevo and Graham Cochrane.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up is fairly simple but I use it to its full potential. Set up includes: MacBook Pro (15" Retina) Focusrite Saffire Pro40 dbx 166sx Compressor/Limiter Logic Pro X Wave Plug-ins Focusrite Plug-in Suite Shure SRH440 Mix Headphones Beyer Dynamic Open Back Mixing headphones TANNOY Reveals 802
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied at Berklee College of Music (2009-2013). During my college career I recorded guitar on multiple Music Production & Engineering projects and performed with several artists ranging from Rock to Blues to Jazz. After I graduated, I moved to Nashville, TN, with my band at the time, The Hypnopompics. We played several shows around the Nashville and Franklin area. In 2014, I moved to London, UK and have been doing session work, wether it be live performances or studio sessions, for artists of all genres, as well as, writing and recording my own material.