Claudio Tristano

Session Guitarist, composer

2 Reviews
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I love when music sounds at it's best and I won't stop until I get to that point, wether I'm recording guitars or composing or mixing.

I've been working as a studio musician, composer, producer and mixing engineer for well over 10 years. My main influences are pop, blues, rock and country.
In 2011 while attending the Musicians Institute in Hollywood I won the "Stanley Clarke Scholarship".
In 2013 I was top ten finalist (among 2500 guitarists) for the contest "Blues Masters" hosted by Guitar Center and Joe Bonamassa.
In 2016 I was the grand prize winner of the "Onstage with Vince Gill" national competition also hosted by Guitar Center.
I've been touring as a guitarist for multiple bands throughout the world (US, Canada, Italy, Japan...)
I've composed the soundtrack for movie ''So, you want to be a gangster?'' available on Amazon.
When I'm not gigging I work as a composer for major TV Networks such as CBS, National Geographic, FOX, A&E.
At the moment I'm working with music licensing libraries like 411 Music Group, Gramoscope and Jingle Punks.

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 Brandon Davis

    Me and Claudio have worked together on sessions for many years now. He always delivers great parts to the songs we do together and I really cant recommend him more. Hire him!

  2. Review by Holly Henderson

    Claudio is one of those people who can completely re-define a song with his input. He has fresh ideas and articulates them either with his unbelievable guitar ability, or through his elegance as a producer and composer.
    After working with him a few times now, I wouldn't want to be working on a project, commercial OR original, without this guy involved in some capacity.

Interview with Claudio Tristano

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

  2. A: I'm composing music for a few TV shows and producing a pop artist.

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

  4. A: Yes definitely, Holly Henderson and Brandon Davis!

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: In an ideal world I'd go with analog because of it's warmth and variables that make music sound perfect.

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

  8. A: That they will have the best sounding and most appropriate guitar tracks for their songs.

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

  10. A: I always ask them to be detailed with what they're looking for

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

  12. A: My Lsl strat, Fender Super Reverb, Tubescreamer 808, Neve 1073, Shure SM57

My demo reel

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GenresSounds Like
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Nile Rodgers
  • John Mayer
Gear Highlights
  • Two Rock Bi-Onyx
  • Lsl Saticoy
  • Martin OM28 E
  • Bogner
  • Strymon
  • Xotic
  • Roger Mayer
  • Golden Age preamp
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