David Mark Thomas

Pop Session Guitarist

2 Reviews
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Hi! I'm David. A professional guitarist and producer with over 10 years experience in music. I've played with some of best musicians / artists in the country and would love the opportunity to feature on your song. If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to contact me.

I'm a South Wales based musician that has been fortunate enough to play music for a living for a while now. I studied music in college and university and started my first tour when I was in my last year of university. I've really found my zone in playing for various musicians live and cutting my teeth so to speak in the live industry playing with some of the best musicians in the country and all over the country. I play guitar for a living and I am able to offer Electric and Acoustic guitar playing, whatever is needed for your song. I hate writing these kind of descriptions, the only thing I can touch upon would be what a good friend said to me. "You have unbelievable feel".

At the end of the day, I'm happy to be the small cog, the icing on the cake for your song. Whatever you need, that's what matters most.

I have too many influences to note specifically. I am a general lover of all music and I believe everything has it's place in society.

- All tracks will be delivered dry and wet (wet with all fx including mixing of the tracks)
- All tracks will be sent in a high quality wav file format.

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 David "Dtoolz" Young
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    Great sounding Song , easy directions, , would love to work with him again

    Thank You
    David .T

  2. Review by Ty Walker Drums

    I had the great opportunity to share the stage with David during a session for John Adams.
    He is polite, professional and personable.
    Fantastic guitarist that dealt with anything thrown at him quickly and competently.
    Could not recommend him highly enough!

Interview with David Mark Thomas

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

  2. A: Ty Walker (Drums, Zak Lloyd (Keyboard)

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both. I love both and there is a serious case for both. I do love toying with Digital to make the artificial sounds analog can make.

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

  6. A: To provide the song with options to hopefully inspire further creation.

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

  8. A: I've always wanted to be a guitarist so I suppose it could simply just be that.

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

  10. A: How long will it take? Completely depends on the work.

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

  12. A: It's easy.

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

  14. A: If they have any influences that are driving their ideas. That will give me an idea for what they're looking for. How much flexibility I have. What their vision is for the song and definitely most importantly what the song is all about.

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

  16. A: I would always say ask a lot of questions and if the person is right I'm sure they won't mind answering your concerns. At the end of the day you're paying for a service but I think it's important to build a rapour.

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

  18. A: Fender Strat. My handwired 58 Marshall Clone. Line 6 Helix. Macbook. UA Volt.

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

  20. A: I went to college and university to study music production and performance. I've been playing for 15 years and feel very lucky I get to call this my job. I've met some wonderful artists and people along the way and the longer I go I'm finding there's no shortage to great and nice musicians.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: I would say I'm not a typical guitarist. I never sat and learned how to play 'guitar licks'. I just play how I feel. Somebody said to me once that I play like a sax player. I don't know if I'd say that myself but I definitely don't feel like an out and out guitarist I always try to think like a musician first instead of a guitarist.

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

  24. A: I'd love to work with some large name artists as I feel the live music arranging has gotten so much better the last 10 years where big artists aren't just playing their songs they're really changing things up for their fans and challenging the ears of their listeners and also challenging the musicians, it's a win win! Examples would be Justin Timberlake and even of late, Taylor Swift.

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

  26. A: For guitar it's really simple. The tone controls on your guitar are one of the most powerful tools you'll have inside or outside your DAW. It can completely shape your tone that you might not be able to get quite right inside the box so a little adjustment on the way in can really help your sound.

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

  28. A: I usually work on pop music. Pop music with an R&B flair to it. But I do work on any types of music.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: My strongest skill is my ear. I've been developing my ear from day 1 as a guitar player as I am self taught. I used to sit and listen to the radio and try and get the songs right the first time round because once they were finished, that was it.

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

  32. A: The guitar isn't required for every song but when it is especially in pop it's nuanced. I think I bring different flavours and ideas to the song although it may not be perfect for the song itself I will always give options for the producer to work with.

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

  34. A: I like to have a good understanding of the song and what the clients needs are. Depending on what the artist / client requires I usually will record maybe too many parts so they can chop and change and usually this is how I arrange music. I tend to get everything out and then work backwards.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I have a remote studio set up that I can use anywhere. I use this in my house but I do have a separate studio dedicated to recording. There I can record guitars as apposed to direct into the DAW. This can mostly change depending on the work required.

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

  38. A: I've admired all music throughout my music journey so far. At the moment, I'm really enjoying what Sam Cooke managed to accomplish in a very short lifetime.

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

  40. A: I work mostly in the live sector as a session musician. I play in various different bands and for different artists. I also provide guitar recordings remotely for artists.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Nile Rodgers
  • John Mayer
  • Michael Jackson
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Stratocasters
  • PRS
  • Martin acoustic
  • Line 6 helix
  • Logic Pro x
  • various plug ins from
  • Izotope
  • Waves
  • Slate Digital.
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