Joe Thompson

In Search Of Pop Perfection

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With over 15 years experience producing records in a range of styles, including pop, R&B, funk and soul, I will quickly get to the heart and soul of what you're looking for and ensure your song sounds the best it can possibly be.

Do you have a song which you're struggling to finish for some reason? Do you just need another pair of ears to bounce ideas off, or would you like someone to turn your rough demo into a fully finished, radio-ready production?

I can help!

Starting with a conversation about your music and your influences, I will work closely with you to create a production that transforms your music into the finished article. As a multi-instrumentalist, I can add piano, guitar and bass to an electronic pop or R&B production to give it a human feel (if that's what you're looking for), and I have a number of contacts who can add live drums, horns or vocals where necessary. Alternatively, my background producing EDM and electronica means I can quickly put together a purely synth-based production if that's what the music calls for.

I have dozens of indie and alternative releases to my name - unfortunately most are too low-key to be listed on allmusic.com - but I'm happy to provide a list of references on request.

I also have a lot of experience working with new talent and songwriters or singers who are less experienced in the music industry, and need a trustworthy helping hand to walk through the first few steps.

Please get in touch today for a free no obligation chat and let's discuss your project!

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

Reviews (9)

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  1. Review by Michael.
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    Dope person to work with!

  2. Review by Michael.
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    Great working with this guy! I can't wait to jump on another project.

  3. Review by Nubia Soul Goddess
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    He was very patient with me and I greatly appreciate him for that. I had started and stopped the project due to a family emergency and then started it again. He was very understanding and I was happy to work with him. I look forward to not projects in the future with Joe.

  4. Review by The Pen Up Girls
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    We have worked on a Total of 3 Songs with Joe. Weven wrote Lyrics, Melody as well as laid our Vocals. I have to say his music style is refreshing, Classic R&B. He was totally open to us fusing some Ole school and Very fresh and New styles.His tracks are full of life .He must play a little bit of every instrument imaginable. An absolute pleasure !!!

  5. Review by The Pen Up Girls
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    Joe was an absolute joy to work with. He was a true professional, He gave us our time to create an amazing record that I can't believe we got an opportunity to do with a soul we have never physically met. We look forward to working again VERY soon. 5 stars.

  6. Review by Gus Reeves
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    Joe is one of those guys you just look forward to working with. Hard hitting grooves, soulful sensibilities, deeply funky... this cat is the real deal.

  7. Review by Gus Reeves
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    Joe is a phenomenal music maker and a smart, savvy guy. I'll be happy to work with him any time I get the chance.

  8. Review by TONYB.
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    Really great experience working with Joe! Was super clear with instructions and made for a smooth collaboration. Will definitely be working again!

  9. Review by Chloe Kay
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    Joe is a fantastic producer and amazing to work with! He is extremely talented and professional and knows how to take a song and turn it into something magic. He knew exactly what I was looking for even through long distance communication. He is top notch, understands the artist and knows how to bring out the best in the song. Highly recommended!

Interview with Joe Thompson

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

  2. A: That you'll be 100% satisfied with the results, or your money back!

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: Emotion + Groove

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

  6. A: Halsey - as well as loving her voice and her lyrics, she has an immediately identifiable sound which must come from her keen sense of knowing what she wants.

  7. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  8. A: A great mix starts with a great arrangement. Keep things simple opens up plenty of space for the vocals to shine through.

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

  10. A: Top 40 pop & rnb - artists like Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, Ciara, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Halsey, Lorde

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Understanding what the client wants - getting right to the heart of their musical passion is essential in tailoring the perfect track for them.

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. A: A huge musical vocabulary, from Ariana Grande to ZZ Top, and just about everything in between.

  15. Q: What's your typical work process?

  16. A: Speak with the client over Skype or email to understand their musical influences and motivation, and what they're trying to achieve with the track. Listen through a handful of reference tracks to home in on the sound that they're looking for, then begin work fleshing out the demo into a fully realized vision. Keep in regular contact with the client to ensure that things are moving in the right direction, and then, depending on the work agreed on, I will either send out the finished 2-track and stems ready for the vocal to be recorded, or add the recorded vocals into the production ready for the mixing and mastering stage.

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

  18. A: Greg Kurstin, Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Max Martin, Shellback, The Struts, Ali Payami, Ilya, Lido, StarGate,

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

  20. A: Receive basic guitar or piano + vocal demos, and turn them into polished radio ready productions.

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Typical turn around time: 2-4 weeks depending on complexity. 2 revisions (throw away and start again from scratch) max. + unlimited smaller changes : I keep working until you're 100% happy :)

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