Steelin Hearts

Pedal Steel Guitar specialist.

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Fender Artist/Recording Artist - Steelin Hearts (Jy-Perry Banks) can bring the spine tingling factor to your recording. He prides himself from playing on anything from Trad country all the way to orchestral pieces. Having played with; -Michael Bolton -Orianthi (Michael Jackson) -Sydney Symphony Orchestra -Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Fender Artist/Recording Artist - Steelin Hearts

Whatever the project is, Steelin Hearts will add the next level of depth and complexity to really bring your track to life.

Whether it be

-traditional country

Steelin Hearts Unique full bodied lush sound adds a warmth and detail like no other Steel Player. Whether it be a Fast jazz standard or long sustained atmospheric notes the sound of Steelin Hearts crying steel guitar blends perfectly whatever the situation is.

Using Classic Pedal Steels (Emmon's LLG 2 and 3) Fender Valve amps, a wide array of boutique Effect pedals and Condenser and Ribbon Microphones, any sound you desire can be captured.

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Interview with Steelin Hearts

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

  2. A: Co producing the new Charlie Collins album for a subsidiary of Universal in Australia. The creative process of blending country, soul and rock in to a marketable product for a 20-30 year old audience.

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

  4. A: A classical composition with NYC based composer Julian Day. A film score for the Baja Race documentary Many sessions for solo artists and bands

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

  6. A: Trent Williamson, killer harmonica player!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both for different reasons! Digital in an every day setting as it's so much cheaper and user-friendly but if the budget is there it is hard to go past analog!

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

  10. A: An excellent quality product that will not be matched by any other player. A product with integrity, care and detail.

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

  12. A: The creative outlet it provides and helping other people out with their musical projects

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

  14. A: Why did you start the Pedal Steel Guitar!? I answer, because it's the most hauntingly beautiful sound in the world. The only thing that comes close to it in my opinion is a Hammond organ or really dirty harmonica playing!

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

  16. A: That people think the pedal steel is a sitar, as in it's a guitar you sit down at. Not the Indian instrument.

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

  18. A: Would you like me to play throughout the whole track or just certain sections? What format and quality are you needing? Would you like a dry sound and one with effects?

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

  20. A: Just send me a message with any questions whatsoever! I'm always happy to help out! Just give me a brief description of what you are looking for and I will record that for you.

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

  22. A: Fender Twin Pedal Steel Ibanez Tube Screamer Leslie cabinet Fender Tele

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

  24. A: I've been recording on the Pedal Steel professionally for 7 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: A fusion of many different styles including; -country -americana -21st century classical -film score All embraced in to my own unique sound.

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

  28. A: Wilco - for their incredibke fusion of styles and craftmanship of their songs. Gram Parsons - to be part of one of the most incredible movements in country music. Vince Gill - as he is one helluva picker, singers and songwriter!

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

  30. A: Always click record on your first listen through! Sometimes that's when you get the best stuff!

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

  32. A: -Film scores -Americana -Traditional country -Pop country

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My unique sound, comprised of my colorful use of vibrato, heavy strings and wide pallet of influences. My sound is made up of a melting pot of influences and this sets me apart from other Pedal Steel guitarists.

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

  36. A: I bring a lush, fat, warm pure pedal steel sound to any track. With complimentary licks and counter melodies I help bring the recording to the next level

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

  38. A: Record 3 passes over the nominated song. The client is welcome to provide instructions as to what they would like or I can just do my thing on it. You receive the track within 48 hours of me receiving the files via dropbox or your preferred method of file sharing! I'm happy to do up to 3 edits on each track before any additional cost is added to the fee.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Logic X Universal Audio 710 Nuemann TLM 103 AKG c414 Schoeps Mk 41 A range of Classic Fender Amps From 65 Princeton's to Black face twins

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

  42. A: Buddy Emmons, Vince, Gill Gold Star, Frankie Lee, George Strait, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Greg Leisz, Paul Franklin, Steve Reich.

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

  44. A: Atmospheric pedal steel sounds, Americana tracks and Traditional sounding country tunes.


Terms Of Service

Turnaround time of 48 hr. 3 revisions until extra payment is needed

GenresSounds Like
  • Willie Nelson
  • Vince Gill
  • Gram Parsons
  • Emmylou Harris & N.D. Smart
  • Emmylou Harris & N.D. Smart
Gear Highlights
  • Classic Emmon's Pedal Steels. Fender Valve amps. Exotic and boutique effect pedals
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