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.

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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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