Jake Slocombe

Violin Guitar Vocals Composer

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Violin, Fiddle, Nylon String Guitar, World Percussion & Strong Male Vocals. 25yrs performing exp sessioning for many bands across UK and Europe. Can read dots but love to compose & play by ear & feeling & can craft string arrangements to enhance your music. Add original rhymical folky tunes or more subtle strings to give Wow factor to your track!

Send me your track, give me an explanation of what you want and where.

I can either compose & arrange parts or send me other recordings with musical ideas (we can communicate via phone/whatsapp etc), or you can send me dots with specific melodies.

I will record this and send you back the recordings so you can mix them in and add effects as necessary.

My Violin/Fiddle experience is rooted Irish/scottish and celtic music having spent a decade or more studying artists such as Martin Hayes. I have also worked in many original bands writing my own parts and structuring the compositions. I also love and am adept at playing in the style of Stepphan Grappelli and Django and the general Jazz Manouche/gypsy jazz sound aswell as loving the Klezmer, Balkan, Middle eastern and Turkish styles of playing.
I have also played various classical and Tango pieces.

I play drumkit in genres such as Rock, Metal Funk, Hiphop, Latin etc, play world percussion such as West African Djembe, Indian Tablas, Cuban Congas and also play various Swing Jazz, Folk and World styles on the Nylon String Guitar.

I am a strong singer (male) with a large range & can easily create vocal melodies & harmonies or sing toplines. Im told have a good voice.
I have a wealth of music knowlege and experience in many genres and am very versatile.

See Www.spontaneoussounds.com for vids

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Languages

  • English

6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Joe M.
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    by Joe M.

    I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to play and record music with one of my favorite multi skilled musicians. I am so very happy with our songs please check out Dalliance! The skills speak for themselves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUdS-mn8hxY. Jake is a consistent, hard working, active, heartfelt performer who could absolutely grace any act. A true Maestro

  2. Review by Hartley
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    by Hartley

    It was a real pleasure to work with Jake recently on the score for my latest feature film. His exceptional musicianship covers a broad range of styles and instruments. He was very adaptable, contributed beautiful ideas and put a lot of heart into the music.

  3. Review by Ben Sellers
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    by Ben Sellers

    Jake is my go to session musician for any combination of fiddle, guitar and percussion, and he is a great asset both in the studio and on stage. He has an excellent ear, deep knowledge of styles and repertoire from around the world, notably UK/Irish folk and eastern european styles, and can adapt to and enhance the desired outcome of the session/band. Highly recommend.

  4. Review by Oli Nye
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    by Oli Nye

    I have worked with Jake for many years on my compositions and he always finds a way to bring out the song in an intersting and original way whether it is with violin/ orchestral parts or drum tracks. He has also written vocal harmonies and sung backing vocals on my songs and is an acomplished nylon string fingerstyle guitarist. Great work.

  5. Review by Ian
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    by Ian

    I've worked with Jake a number of times in recent years and cannot recommend him highly enough. He has a universal and attentive appreciation for music that slips easily into whatever mood you are hoping to achieve for a given piece. On top of that, a keen sense for both strong melody and harmony that is direct without being derivative and unique without being abstract and always provides good quality recordings. Whatever you're after he's your man, I can't say enough.

  6. Review by Archie Shuttler
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    by Archie Shuttler

    Jake recorded about five violin tracks for me remotely during the pandemic. Some of them I had specific ideas and others I just gave him a rough guide of the kind of feel I wanted. In both cases he executed his recordings exactly how I hoped - giving me a few takes to choose from for each track. He is very sensitive to the feel of a song and plays with a lot of style, panache and feeling. I can’t imagine a better violinist to embellish my music. He can play pretty much any genre you’d want. Couldn’t recommend him more highly!!!

Terms Of Service

Turn around between 2&4 weeks (If you want whole album of tunes may take longer)
Revisions depend on length & complexity of track. I endeavour to alter recordings but may involve you making cuts.

GenresSounds Like
  • Martin Hayes
  • Stéphane Grappelli
  • Ravi Shankar
Gear Highlights
  • Old but beautiful sounding 1930s french violin
  • simple but effective under bridge (jack2jack) pickup
  • Sm57
  • beringer audio interface
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