Gary Alesbrook

Trumpet/Flugelhorn Player.

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I have worked as a session musician for artists as varied 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.

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 one track, plus two revisions.

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

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Gary Alesbrook
  • Twin Peaks
  • Twin Peaks
  • Kasabian
  • Kasabian
  • Kasabian
  • Kasabian
  • Kasabian
  • Gruff Rhys
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  • Kasabian
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Kasabian
  • It's Jo and Danny
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
  • Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
  • Brave Captain
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Brave Captain
  • Dismantle
  • Jus Now
  • Pama International
  • According to the Sound
  • According to the Sound

14 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Andy F.
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    Working with Gary is always a pleasure! His contributions to my tracks elevates the end result immeasurably & I'm very happy and fortunate to have found him on Soundbetter. 'Cos, you know, he makes all my stuff, er, sound better.....
    Highly recommend.

  2. Review by Darnell P.
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    Gary has been such a great player to work with. His suggestions upfront were so good, I could't imagine the tune without them. I highly recommend Gary and will be utilizing him for future work. This experience with him has been nothing short of amazing!

  3. Review by Andy F.
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    Excellent experience yet again! Gary makes me sound good.

  4. Review by Andy F.
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    Gary has been fantastic to work with! Very accomodating & creative and he ended up going well beyond the call, sending back well organized tracks. I'd not written for 'real' horns before: he was able to get what I was looking for from my horn sample midi tracks, bringing them life and vitality. His playing is great and I'll be working with him again for sure.

  5. Review by Janne L.
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    Great Trumpet playing from Gary!
    Everything was completed within 24h.
    Easy and quick communications.
    Got more than I asked for since Gary had some creative input.
    I'm very please with the result!

  6. Review by Giannis F.
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    Gary is a very talented and professional trumpet player. He did on the first take exactly what i wanted for the song. He was fast and efficient. He also took the time to do more than i asked in order to be sure that i had what i needed. Anyone who enjoys listening to trumpet, will definnitely enjoy Garys trumpet tone and tasty lines. Totally recommend him and gonna work with him again .

  7. Review by Danny M.
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    Really excellently played trumpet and did go by the beat and did extra for me which is beautiful!

  8. Review by Jok'a'Face
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    5 stars musician!

  9. Review by Jeff B.
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    I hired Gary because I needed Trumpet and Flugelhorn on several songs with varying styles. After hearing the first track, there was no doubt my songs were in good hands. His skill set is excellent. You can hear his ability to compose and arrange come through in each song. I fully recommend hiring him!

  10. Review by Phil King
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    I have worked with Gary on many occasions in the past. He has written and recorded horn lines for a couple of my album tracks. The parts were perfect, exactly what was required for the song. He is a consummate pro.I couldn't recommend him any higher.

  11. Review by Phil King
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    I have worked with Gary on many occasions in the past. He has written and recorded horn lines for a couple of my album tracks. The parts were perfect, exactly what was required for the song. He is a consummate pro.I couldn't recommend him any higher.

  12. Review by Phil King
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    I have worked with Gary on many occasions in the past. He has written and recorded horn lines for a couple of my album tracks. The parts were perfect, exactly what was required for the song. He is a consummate pro.I couldn't recommend him any higher.

  13. Review by Brandon Allen
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    I’ve performed with Gary in both live and studio situations.
    It’s always a pleasure to work with him.
    He’s talented and extremely professional.
    Gary is a gifted trumpetist and horn arranger.
    His home studio setup is fantastic, he’s knowledge of recording and mixing/mastering is also top notch.

  14. Review by Ruth Royall
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    Gary is the best trumpet player I've had the pleasure to work with. Extremely musical, professional, experienced and a joy to work with. I highly recommend working with him, you won't be disappointed!

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

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

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: flexible

  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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Terms Of Service

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

GenresSounds Like
  • Roy Hargrove
  • Chet Baker
Gear Highlights
  • RE20
  • the best microphone for horns and vocals :-)
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