Gary Alesbrook

Trumpet / Producer / Composer.

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Worked as a session musician for artists such as Raphael Saadiq, Kasabian, Rag N Bone Man, Kelis, Noel Gallagher, Nadine Coyle, KT Tunstall and Scissor Sisters as well as performed on Movie, TV and computer game soundtracks.

Hi, I'm Gary,

I am a producer/composer and session trumpet player with over 20 years of experience, I am flexible and easy to work with!

I can record professional improvised and/or arranged trumpet and flugelhorn parts for your songs in various styles such as jazz, latin, Indie, pop, funk, hip-hop and R&B.
I can also record layered horn parts up to 4 layers.
The price includes two revisions.

How does it work?

* Send me the track you want horns on and let me know the BPM with any notes you have.
* I will send you a quote
* If you have specific ideas, melodies, hooks, you can record them or play them on your track.
* If not, no worries, leave it in my capable hands and I will create my own horn parts and layer them so you have plenty of options to choose from.

I am very communicative through the whole process so you know exactly what i'm up to. I want to bring your project to life and I commit myself 100% to your music.

UPON COMPLETION OF A PROJECT I REQUIRE COMPLETION BY BOTH PARTIES OF A STANDARD UK MUSICIANS UNION M4 'SESSION MUSICIAN FOR HIRE' CONTRACT.

Instruments: Eclipse Trumpet & Flugelhorn.
Mutes: cup mute, Harmon mute, Plunger, Straight.
Equipment: Logic Pro X, RE20 Microphone, Focusrite PreAmp.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

46 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Brandon Lane
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    Can't say enough about this guy - top-notch professional, prompt and communicative, he really elevated the track to a whole new space and was a true pleasure to work with. Thanks again man!

  2. Review by Jason Sill
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    Second time working with Gary, he's an absolute pro. Played the parts we wrote beautifully and came up with some of his own that fit the song great. Will definitely hire him again!

  3. Review by Gian C.
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    Working with Gary was a great experience. He brought new ideas and his playing was exactly what our song needed. Also, we had very good communication during the process. Highly recommended.

  4. Review by Ossée!
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    Gary spiced up my song with some amazing trumpet parts!
    Very quick and professional communication on top of excellent playing made it a pleasure to work with him! Looking forward to working more often with him.

  5. Review by Mark T.
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    Excellent sound, great playing and fast turnaround. Always a pleasure to work with.

  6. Review by Mark T.
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    Always accurate, fast and concise with a wonderful tone. A pleasure to work with

  7. Review by Mark T.
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    Absolute pleasure to work with Gary. Always delivers a superb tone and feel as well as accuracy. Look forward to working with him again

  8. Review by Mark T.
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    Always a great experience to work with Gary. Accuracy, feel and tone - his playing is second to none. An excellent communicator too. Looking forward to working with him again.

  9. Review by Andy F.
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    Gary is awesome & I'd give more stars if I could. He goes above and beyond, is creative, intuitive, great to work with and just really really good. I'll never look elsewhere for any trumpet/flugel needs.

  10. Review by Mark T.
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    My second time working with Gary, great attention to detail with a rich and melodic sound/style of playing. Looking forward to working with him again

  11. Review by Jeremy Serwer
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    Such a satisfying experience working with Gary, he really thinks about how to approach a song and give you something truly artful! His trumpet parts really gave my song Contact High the finishing touch and made it unique. Will definitely be working with him again.

  12. Review by Mark T.
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    Excellent playing again, gave the part which had some tricky timing a wonderful sense of warmth, depth and feeling (and added some extra takes to give additional comping choices) Look forward to working with Gary again.

  13. Review by Mark T.
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    Not only provides a fast turnaround and very accurate playing, Gary brings a smooth, rich and thoroughly professional sound. A wonderful performer. Highly recommended.

  14. Review by Jeff C.
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    Very professional informative and easy to work with
    Great communication No question i would use again

  15. Review by Maya Yenn
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    Gary was a joy to work with. Really fast turnaround and excellent communication. He executed my ideas perfectly and for the quality he provided was really reasonably priced too.

  16. Review by Shannon C.
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    Gary was a joy to work with. Quick turnaround time, incredibly talented, and executed my ideas perfectly.

  17. Review by Link
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    Great parts, great communication!

  18. Review by Chris D.
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    Gary was exactly what I needed for my track. Prompt, professional, and perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better collaboration!

  19. Review by logan s.
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    Stellar work! Gary was engaged with the track from the offset and worked quickly and professionally on his parts. He really added to the vibe of the track and lifted it into a new dimension!

    His fee also included assistance with production and his mixing and mastering insights were incredibly useful. Can't wait to work with him again!

  20. Review by Zhengtao Pan
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    Excellent performance skill and killing solo for the flugelhorn part! Can't wait to work with Gary again in the future!

Interview with Gary Alesbrook

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

  2. A: I performed trumpet on the soundtrack to Guy Ritchie's "The Man From Uncle." That was fun. I love the pressure and work ethic of playing to film or TV. I've been involved with a few movies and lots of TV and it's always exciting.

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

  4. A: All the people I work for and the diverse projects I am sent.

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

  6. A: You need someone with a proven track record, great reviews and an established reputation in their field. Don't be tempted to cut costs by hiring a cheap session musician. Like in all fields, "you get what you pay for."

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

  8. A: I always wanted to be a session musician and I have been doing this for 21 years working and recording with high profile artists.

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

  10. A: I've spent countless hours in studios achieving the perfect sound from trumpet and flugelhorn. Mic placement is so important.

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

  12. A: This genuinely differs. So far this year I have recorded hip-hop, christian rock, indie, pop, jazz, funk, the list goes on...

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: I work fast and accurately, layering horns in all genres of music.

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

  16. A: I tend to receive the tracks after we've had a conversation of the type of sound and style the client is looking for. Once i've received the files I get to work. The way I differ is, I will send the track back to you with the horns roughly mixed in so you can get an idea of what it might sound like, instead of listening to an uninspiring dry trumpet file to review! I also stand out as I always double track section work to give it a huge sound. After that, the client get's 2 revisions included to really get the sound they are after. Finally, I send the dry files over and everyone's happy :-)

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: flexible

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

  20. A: "Can you do a mariachi solo?" ....of course :-)

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

  22. A: The icing on the cake that is...horns :-)

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

  24. A: It varies but typically I arrange and play horns for all genres of albums.

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A short clip of 5 tracks I performed on

I was the trumpet player in this production

Terms Of Service

Price includes 2 revisions and a typical turn around for me is 3 - 7 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Roy Hargrove
  • Chet Baker
Gear Highlights
  • RE20 Microphone
  • Clarett +4Pre.
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SoundBetter Deal

Work with me 6 times and i'll do your 7th session for free! :-)