Justin

Songwriter & Session Musician

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Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist session musician with a proven discography - I love to help create great songs.

It's all about the song. As a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist session musician with a proven discography featuring artists like Khalid, The Revivalists, Wafia, Ella Mai, Ceelo Green, and EXO, I try to elevate every song I work on the be the best it can be. Whether it's music, lyrics, harmony, or melody, I love to help write great songs.

I've produced and/or written songs for Khalid, The Revivalists, Pell, Big Time Rush, and many others - check my credits for past projects. As a multi-instrumentalist session musician, I often play all instruments on a track and specialize in various genres and playing styles. My primary focus is guitar - electric, acoustic, slide, Nashville strung, classical, alt tunings - but I'm proficient on bass, piano, ukulele, banjo, drums, and harmonica (yes I teach an 'Intro to Harmonica' class). I consider all of these to be tools used in pursuit of creating the best song possible.

I primarily work remotely from my studio in Venice Beach and have a quick turn-around with multiple revisions on every project whether it's songwriting, instrument recording, or production oriented.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Justin Lucas
  • EXO
  • EXO
  • Khalid
  • EXO
  • EXO
  • EXO
  • Super Junior
  • Super Junior
  • The Revivalists
  • Super Junior
  • Kevin Hart
  • Taemin
  • The Janoskians
  • Nick Carter
  • Jordan Knight
  • Nick Carter
  • Jordan Knight
  • Nick Carter
  • Jordan Knight
  • Ty
  • Big Time Rush
  • Jay Sean
  • Jay Sean
  • Madagascar
  • Thomston
  • Thomston
  • Julietta
  • Julietta
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Elen Levon

3 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Abed N.
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    Amazing work by Justin Has did exactly what was needed for my project (5 stars for sure!)

  2. Review by Abed N.
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    Great guitarist has a great ear for music!

  3. Review by Micah
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    incredible instrumentalist and producer

Interview with Justin

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I have a comfortable home studio filled with unique gear and instruments. I like to combine top-end items like ATC monitors, Soundelux microphones, and a UAD Apollo interface with vintage gear. Some highlights include a 1965 Ampeg Gemini II amp, 60's Silvertone Guitar with Goil Foil PU, 60's Fender P-bass, Fostex cassette 4 track, 50's Ludwig WFL drum set, and most recently a 60s Baldwin Acrosonic piano.

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

  4. A: I most commonly collaborate with clients as a producer, songwriter, and session musician. This always entails recording a variety of instruments and parts for the final track and often includes recording/editing all vocals and crafting the entire production of the song as a sole producer. Many times it also includes doing the final mix.

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

  6. A: A unique perspective and skill set - as an avid music fan and multi-instrumentalist with a degree in Ethnomusicology I draw on eclectic influences, sounds, and techniques

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: Can you make it sound like "x"? My answer is, yes, of course, within reason. But let's use that as a jumping-off point to make something more unique and tailor-made for the project at hand.

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

  10. A: I like to think I bring a unique perspective and skill set to any project - as an avid music fan and multi-instrumentalist with a degree in Ethnomusicology, I draw on influences and techniques most people don't know about

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I have a professional home studio filled with unique gear and instruments. I combine top-end items like ATC monitors, API preamps, Soundelux microphones and a UAD Apollo interface with vintage gear. Some highlights include a 1965 Ampeg Gemini II amp, 60's Silvertone Guitar with Goil Foil PU, 60's Fender P-bass, 50's Ludwig WFL drum set, 60s Baldwin Acrosonic piano, and assorted percussion and more exotic instruments,

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

  14. A: I most commonly collaborate with clients as a producer, songwriter, and session musician. This always entails recording a variety of instruments and parts for the final production and often includes recording and editing all vocals and crafting the entire production of the song as a sole producer.

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Free Spirit by Khalid

I was the guitarist and songwriter in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn around within 2-3 business days. Each project gets 2-3 revisions, depending on the scale.

GenresSounds Like
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Khalid
  • Blake Mills
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo
  • ATC Monitors
  • Vintage Ampeg Gemini II
  • Vintage Silvertone Guitar
  • "Old Style" Custom Guitar
  • Taylor Acoustic
  • Vintage Yamaha Acoustic
  • Vintage Fender Precision Bass
  • Vintage Ludwig Drum Kit
  • Baldwin Piano
  • Fostex 4 track
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