Nick Tsang

Session Guitarist and Pianist

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I am a professional guitarist/multi-instrumentalist who have performed and recorded with many award winning artists such as The Backstreet Boys, Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX, The Ting Tings and Busted. I am endorsed by Fender guitars, Kemper, and Ernie Ball. I would love to work with you to get you music sounding as good as the top artists if not better!

Nick Tsang is one of the UK's finest new talents to come into the music business; a fresh and passionate player who is receiving rave reviews and recommendations from top industry musicians, MDs and producers. Since turning professional in 2004, Nick has toured internationally, amassing a wealth of live and recording credits with the likes of The Backstreet Boys, Ed Sheeran and Busted as well as TV commercials for Coca Cola, Sony and X-Factor

As well as Nick's Guitar work, he has also writing credits with AlunaGeorge, Modestep, and Jess Glynne where he co-written the single 'Take Me Home' from her No.1 album 'I Cry When I Laugh'. 'Take Me Home' was the leading single for 'Children In Need 2016' and has sold over 1,000,000 copies and has over 250 million streams online.

Nick has now been playing the guitar for 18 years and his passion and love for music has driven him to gather additional skills on bass, keyboards, vocals, music production, and song writing. He prides himself on being a versatile, dynamic and creative musician. His experience in touring, live and recording has led him to be confident in playing many different genres covered in popular music today.

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9 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Nescora
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    Working with NICK was a wonderful experience. He came up with a distinctive melody for my song. Something I would not have thought of. A great choice to work with.

  2. Review by Ricky S.
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    Nick was fast and very responsive to feedback. A true Pro. I will definitely work with him again and highly recommend him.

  3. Review by David R.
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    Nick is a truly talented guitarist who know how to find the essence of the song and to it to a higher level. Great stuff! Always a pleasure working with Nick!

  4. Review by Floyd
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    Nick is very talented, patient & really goes above and beyond to ensure the final product is as good as can be. Not only did he record amazing guitar takes, he also helped out with the structure of the song & really lifted it to another level.
    I had a great experience with Nick & can fully recommend working with him!

  5. Review by David R.
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    Nick is amazing! He found the vision for the song, took it to the next level—and beyond. Awesome working with him. Highly recommended!

  6. Review by harrison c.
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    Amazing guy, very patience kind and humble he was willing to work with what ever ideas I brought to the table, also giving his own advice to help lead the song in the right direction. I definitely recommend working with Nick! He's made an amazing arraignment for my song.

  7. Review by George
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    Nick is a legend. Every room he steps into is set alight with his positivity with the all round good vibe he brings.
    One of the most tasteful guitarists I’ve ever worked he brings to a record exactly what it needs.And whether that’s a sprinkling of smooth rhythm guitar to fill out a track or some intricate lead licks to bring it to life, Nick has the skill set to cover all bases and I can’t recommend him enough.

  8. Review by Helen Lindgren
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    I use Nick regularly to record guitars and keys for my productions, and I he consistently delivers parts that suit perfectly for any track I send him. My go to guy!’

  9. Review by Ambre Ouska
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    Nick is an amazing musician, his technique on guitar is godly and he's also extremely creative, to top it off he's professional and always treated me well!
    Will definately work with him in the future!

Interview with Nick Tsang

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I think being called in to be Ed Sheeran's right hand man on the guitar and backing vocalist was an honour since he is one of the most successful artists in history. To be played a part of his journey will be great to tell the grand kids!

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am working on my own project Amberlake ready to release lots of music next year

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Although I collected so much analog gear of amps and pedals over the years, These days I mainly use digital since the workflow is so much quicker and the results are just as good

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: We will have an enjoyable experience working together and I shall make sure to give you my best

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: I get to do what I love for a living

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: That Im broke!

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: It helps me if you have a clear vision of what you are trying to achieve. The more you know what you want, the faster I can help you get the results

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: I love writing/recording when I travel. On my travels I take an acoustic guitar, laptop, Shure SM7b, apogee duet and a midi keyboard. Its all you need to make a music!

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: It has been my my full time job since I left school, so forever!

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Although I grew up on blues and pop rock, my style of playing is very modern since I love pop music and have a been studying for over 15 years

  21. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  22. A: It is easy to get caught up in the technicalities of music production, but always remember music is a feeling. Everything you write/play has to make you feel something

  23. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  24. A: Although I come from a blues/rock background, my main work these days are with modern pop artists which spans across all genres

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: I value myself on having a great ear for harmony and arrangement of parts

  27. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  28. A: It is very important to me to aline the music with the story the song is telling. I always listen to the lyrics and talk about feel/mood that the client would like to achieve, and every part that I compose has to have a purpose in the track.

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. A: I always spend the first few listens of a new track without my instruments. I like to imagine what I want to hear on the track before before playing anything. that way the new parts written will be completely suited for the song

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I have a fully kitted music studio in which I hold recording sessions. I have 13 guitars and 4 amps to cover all musically genres as well as upright piano and world instruments. These days I mainly use my Kemper amp profiler which allows me to access any guitar sound that is required for any live or recording job

  33. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  34. A: As well as touring as a backing guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, I get hired often in the studio to compose guitars/keys parts which often becomes the main driving element in which all the production elements are build around

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GenresSounds Like
  • Coldplay
  • Ed Sheeran
  • The 1975
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Gretsch Black Falcon PRS
  • Martin OMJM
  • Martin LX1
  • Yamaha GL1 Guitalele
  • Ukelele
  • Kemper Amp Profiler
  • Fender Jazz Bass
  • Nord Stage 2 EX compact 73
  • Yamaha Upright piano
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