I'm a UK-based producer; a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, lyricist, composer and arranger I am able to produce songs for you to suit your style from scratch. I work in many genres, recent projects include: creating an EDM-style song, writing/producing original jazz songs, acoustic, Indie and pop tunes.
I'd love to bring my experience as a producer, finger style guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger etc. As a producer I am able to:
- Write bespoke songs in many styles - music and lyrics
- Play acoustic & electric guitar
- Play spanish/classical guitar
- Play bass guitar
- Play piano & keyboards/synths
- Tune/produce vocals & suggest harmonies etc if required
- Play midi-instruments as required e.g. strings, saxophone
- Record/engineer all instruments required (guitar, bass, piano etc as required)
- Arrange songs (e.g. add string arrangements)
- Compose instrumental music
- Mix in protools (or you may prefer to send the tracks to a specialist mixing engineer)
- Master using Ozone 7 Production Suite (or you may prefer to send the tracks to a specialist mixing engineer)
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Reviews (14)Endorse Roger Gamon
Excellent Roger B Goode
Roger is a wonderful soul and a great artist. He honors commitments and never dithers to make changes, till you utmost satisfied. Please "PLAY" his music. "PAUSE" your thoughts. "REWIND" your happiness and "STOP" hunt to look for track arrangement. :-) Cheers !!
Roger is an eclectic artist.
Roger has delivered a professional and very creative service and above all has been responsive and co operative with me throughout the whole process. I am looking forward to working with him again.
Roger has been a joy to work with. Very professional, patient and happy to take the lead where necessary. A very talented and hardworking musician.
Roger instills his great musical soul in my songs.
Roger is a very talented, versatile and creative musician.
Roger is an eclectic artist.
Roger is a very talented songwriter and musician, his guitar and piano playing really are very impressive.
From my first listening to Roger's evocative, yearning and atmospheric track for the Nepal cause I was hooked and felt compelled to play on it. The reaction was such that I was able to create seemingly effortlessly on it and my first attempt made the finished product. Thank you Roger & I very much hope to work on more music together in the future.
Roger has an all-too rare combination of talent and versatility alongside absolute reliability and integrity. He is someone who will listen carefully to your musical ideas and input and only offer musical and production ideas which complement and enhance your own vision. You will find Roger a joy to work with - just as I did.
Roger is a very talented, versatile and creative musician. From the experience of collaborating with him on a number of songs, I know the incredible passion and commitment he gives to the varied musical projects he undertakes.
I have really enjoyed working with Roger on some of his own songs as well as my own. Both his guitar and keyboard skills are superb. He achieves wonderful and enchanting results with ease when playing guitar and swaps effortlessly between styles. Talented and a great guy to work with.
Roger is a very accomplished guitarist and keyboard player. I have worked with him on many musical collaborations over the years and am constantly in awe of his calm manner, creative ambition and professionalism.
Interview with Roger Gamon
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Have just finished work on a solo album of original pieces for guitar called 'Guitar Sketches'.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm really proud of the collaboration between myself and fellow Voysey songwriting/production colleagues on the 'Dreaming of you this Christmas’ single *. I wrote the music, some of the words (with John Garvey), played and recorded the piano and the guitar parts. Howard Nock (BBC’s The Voice etc) played bass guitar and we also worked together to produce choirs and brass bands (courtesy of Omisphere and Native Instruments respectively). I travelled to Wales to record the female vocals (the fantastic Victoria Worthington). Howard mixed and mastered the single. I liaised with ace graphic artist Martin Orme regarding the single’s artwork. I suppose, as well as the musical/lyric input I was the project manager for this single which was a real collaborative effort involving some face to face work together with remote file-sharing. If you get a minute to listen, I think it’s fair to say that all the disparate parts work pretty well together (thanks in no small part to Howard’s excellent mixing and mastering). *https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dreaming-you-this-christmas/id743204058
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Takamine classical guitar; assuming electricity a Sadowsky semi-acoustic electric guitar; a Neumann KM184 condenser microphone (matched pair If permitted!) and my MacBookPro. And a great reverb plugin or hardware (like a lot of musicians I love the 'sound' of music - the acoustics reflecting where it was recorded, and the ability of modern reverb units and plugins to emulate this).
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say my strongest skill is being able to play by ear - and through experience being able to think through ideas regarding a song's structure, harmonies and melodies. However, these ideas may not necessarily accord with the client’s vision of the song/project - so I'm interested ultimately in ensuring that the client is happy!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: In terms of music - I have eclectic tastes. I grew up listening to a lot of classical and choral music, so rich in melody and harmony. In my teens I migrated to the Beatles and all kinds of pop and rock music - again particulary attracted to songs with strong melodies. In terms of guitarists - there are so many I love but they include George Harrison, Clapton, many of the jazz guitar greats, and in particular John McLaughlin (I worked on a Nepal Earthquake charity single with John's drummer and keyboardist Gary Husband a couple of years ago which was fantastic). And the wonderful brazilian guitarist Baden Powell de Aquino. In terms of production, I've been fortunate to collaborate closely with Howard Nock, ace sound engineer/designer for many productions including the BBC's The Voice and ITVs Stars in Their Eyes. My Protools skills were learnt through these collaborations, which included some music made for Channel 4 (actually my work for this was as a keyboardist). In terms of other inspirational producers; George Martin, Daniel Lanois, Phil Ramone amongst many others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I play all kinds of guitar from pop, rock, classical and jazz on classical, acoustic and electric guitar. I love the creative challenge of working on original music; using my experience to think what style and approach will work best. My speciality is fingerstyle guitar but I am equally happy to strum/play rhythm guitar - whatever is required for that particular piece of music. I am particularly attracted to strong melodies (slightly more so than strongly rhythmic music, though obviously the 2 are not necessarily mutually exclusive). I enjoy the process of recording in Protools (in particular, though will probably start using Logic Pro and have previously used Cubase).