Guy James

Session Guitarist

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Versatile in various styles and dedicated to making creative music at a high level.

Hello! I have extensive experience in performing, recording and teaching music. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors in Guitar and are now currently pursuing a Masters degree in Songwriting. I play a variety of music styles; most notably, Rock, Blues, Jazz and Country. I have professional equipment and a home studio for recording so you can guarantee a quick turnaround for my requested services

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

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Charles Butler
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    I thoroughly enjoyed working with Guy on some awesome newgrass music!

  2. Review by CARO PAMPILLO

    I worked with Guy many times. He is not just an incredible professional, he is truly gifted and talented musician who can play any genre with an amazing technique. He has a great personality, openhearted and humble.
    Looking forward to recording more tracks with him!

Interview with Guy James

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

  2. A: My EP "Amplified". I wrote all the music and produced the tracks from the other musicians.

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

  4. A: New music of course! Also a masters degree in Songwriting through Berklee college of music online.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: n/a

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. I use digital more though because that is the industry now and analog is typically more complicated and slower to work with.

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

  10. A: I will give you my best always.

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

  12. A: Touring the world playing music for foreign audiences.

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

  14. A: "can you make it sound like "fill in the blank". To which I will say yes, and proceed to listen, learn and imitate".

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

  16. A: "He's a "type" of musician". I have potential to learn and grow in any direction.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Is there a chart or reference recording you can share? What are some artists you want this to sound like? What will this recording be used for?

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

  20. A: The better you can communicate what you want the better and quicker I can get it to you.

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

  22. A: Ha! without power I guess it would have to a couple acoustic instruments, hammock, surfboard and machete.

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

  24. A: I have been a touring Active Air Force Band Guitarist since 2015.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: "Driven". For me an electric guitar comes to life with overdrive. Acoustically I like to have a driving approach to strumming and picking.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Tedeschi Trucks band is a family band and hold a special place in my heart.

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

  30. A: Know your instrument. Using automated plug-in loops to play the music is just a B.S approach.

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

  32. A: Rock, Pop, Country.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Improvisation is skillset I feel confident in as well as my ability to take simple folk song ideas and build a stronger song form.

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

  36. A: To the best of my ability I try to reach the clients vision. This can mean a variety of things but the final product will be a perfectly balanced track(s) ready for mixing.

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

  38. A: I prefer to have as much info and examples of what a client wants, that helps me produce the best parts.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I record all electric guitars through my Fractal FM9 direct stereo. If I record Acoustic I will set up a mic and record that way.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Mark Ronson is a brilliant producer. Band leaders like Michael League are role models for me as leaders.

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

  44. A: Home studio recording for Electric and Acoustic guitar is my most common request. I have also been asked to demo music products for companies.

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Gear Highlights
  • Fractal Audio
  • Suhr
  • Gibson
  • PRS
  • Gretsch
  • Epiphone
  • Martin
  • Cordoba
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  • My EP is live!Oct 09, 2023

    I completed my first EP and released it on September 1st 2023. I hope you'll check it out.