Session Guitarist, Songwriter,

Jimmy Makk on SoundBetter

Hi there - I am not your typical, run-of-the-mill session guitarist. I will make your music awesome.

I'm a guitarist and songwriter with 20 years experience in both. I specialise in funk, hip-hip, pop and rock but can turn my hand to pretty any genre you might need. A great guitar riff or solo can take a song to a whole other level. It is often the first thing people hear in a song and dictates wether or not a person decides to keep listening. Seven nation army, smells like teen spirit, lose yourself, voodoo child - the list goes on and on and on. If you want standard blues/rock/pop riffs and solos, I am happy to do this for you. But what truly excites me is a creating something completely unique, something that gives your song it's own identity that will wow the listener and take your song from being good to incredible.

I also write songs. If you want want a pop, funk, soul, blues song written to an incredibly high standard - I will do this for you. If you want to work together to take turn an idea you may have into the finished product, I can do this too.

Check out my demo reel - everything in it was written and recorded by me.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Interview with Jimmy Makk

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

  2. A: Enrico Tiberi - an absolute madman behind the mixing desk

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Well I'm a guitar player so it has to be analog. But I am partial to an 808

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

  6. A: I promise to considerably exceed their expectations

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

  8. A: Literally everything

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

  10. A: No one ever knows the real you

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

  12. A: What is the overall aim of this project? Who are some of your favourite artists? Why are you doing this in the first place? What is the meaning life?

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

  14. A: Trust me, I will make you very happy you chose me.

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

  16. A: 3/4 acoustic guitar, laptop, red wine, red wine, red wine

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

  18. A: Started playing when I was 14. Started sonf writing when I was 15 Self taught except for a few lessons at the start. Have played in many bands down the years as well as nearly a decade worth of bedroom/ production experience.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Funky, soulful, original and absolutely ruthless

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

  22. A: Tom Waits - do I even need to explain why?

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

  24. A: If it ain't a good song, then no amount of studio trickery is gonna help.

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

  26. A: Funk, pop, rock, soul, hip-hop, blues and everything in between.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Coming up with an idea that no one else would have thought of.

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

  30. A: Personality, I hear a lot of generic session guitar players and I am the opposite of this. I have also been know, on several occasion, to bring the funk.

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

  32. A: I want to understand what a client is after by speaking to them before I start work on the actual song. Where do they want this song/ project to go? References are always handy at this stage. Do they want Hendrix meets Public enemy behind the bike sheds as Led Zeppelin films the whole thing on a go pro? OK then great lets do it. I'll listen to a song multiple times, and come up several ideas that I can send the client.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: Several Fender stratocaster guitar inc an American 62 reissue with bareknuckle pickups. Masterbilt Epiphone AJ-500R acoustic. SE electronics 2200a mic, SM57. Guitar rig 5 cab sims.

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

  36. A: Prince, Bowie, Kanye West, PJ Harvey, Funkadelic, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Kendrick Lamar, Leonard Cohen, The White Stripes, Danny Brown. Anyone who has ever done something groundbreaking and original.


Terms Of Service

I'll do 3 revisions for you. Turn around time 48 hours. Additional costs for any parts you want to add after,

GenresSounds Like
  • Prince
  • Kanye West
  • Funkadelic
Gear Highlights
  • American 62 reissue stratocaster with bareknuckle pickups. Epiphone Masterbuilt acoustic guitar. Marshall JCM2000 - various mics and cab sims
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