25yrs performing exp sessioning for many bands across UK and Europe playing Violin, drumkit, percussion and guitar. Can read dots but love to compose & play by ear & feeling & can craft string arrangements to enhance your music in various ways. Original rhymical folky tunes composed for your song or more subtle strings to give body to your piece!
You can send me your recordings, give me an explanation of what you want (and where). You can also send me other recordings (or we can communicate via zoom), or you can send me dots if you have specific melodies you wish me to play. I will listen and learn and if necessary interpret and compose to fit Violin/Fiddle or other sounds to your music. Then 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.
As I played 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 (for which I can also offer a composition and recording service), I have a wealth of music knowlege and experience in many genres and am very versatile.
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1 ReviewsEndorse Jake Slocombe
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!!!