Phil Marques

Session Guitarist

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Ready to add some guitar to your mix? I've worked on numerous tracks for various musicians and studio projects! I specialize in the rock and metal sound, and hopefully I can add more creativity to your track!

Born and raised in the Toronto/Mississauga area and relocating to Kitchener, Ontario; local videographer Phil Marques had an interest to combine his love for music and videography together!

Phil has had the privilege of working with local artists such as Breaching Vista, Amberwood, The Red Factor, Red Handed Denial, Shae Dupuy and To The Trees. As well as big touring acts such as Texas In July, August Burns Red, Adam Gontier, One Bad Son, and Say Yes!

When not filming videos, he also plays guitar for Kitchener based singer Victoria Bernardo, as well as metalcore band Crimzon Red!

Phil is looking to continue his songwriting and production techniques by working with different artists and producers!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Phil Marques

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

  2. A: I'm currently working on my next album. A follow up from my first collaborative EP, "Digital Citizen", where I write produce the instrumentals and I have various different singer-songwriters on each song.

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

  4. A: I have previously worked with 2 SoundBetter artists for songs; Christina Rotondo (Session Singer) & Ryan Stead (Session Guitarist)! Both insanely talented and kind musicians, would definitely recommend them for sure!

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

  6. A: Be prepared.

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

  8. A: Revv Generator 120, Torpedo X Captor, a 2x12 cabinet, Jackson guitar, and a power supply of some sort.

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

  10. A: Easily Dallas Green (City and Colour, Alexisonfire). I really admire his writing style both lyrically and instrumentally, and his way of storytelling just moves you.

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

  12. A: Hard Rock, Alternative, Metal.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: My studio setup is limited at the moment due to space, I'm looking to expand very soon. At the moment, my main signal chain for recording is my guitar/bass going into my Focusrite Scarlett Solo Interface, into my MacBook then into my DAW (Logic Pro X). The 2 plugins I use for the majority of my guitar and bass tones are the Howard Benson and Will Putney Tonality plugins (STL Tones)

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

  16. A: As far as music production professionals, I would say Howard Benson, Will Putney, Tait Garrett, Zach Gerber, and the Atrium Audio guys.

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

  18. A: I've mostly done sound mixing and sound editing for various projects whether it's for music or film production. Right now I wanna focus more on enhancing my songwriting skills.

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