Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
There's a really great drummer on here named Hubert Payne. I've worked with him and he is totally top class. There are plenty of good people on here but I can absolutely vouch for Hubert.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I'll always give it my best shot.
What do you like most about your job?
I love listening to other peoples songs. It's a privilege. Sometimes I get to hear a song before anybody else in the world.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I always like to ask about bands or artists that inspire my clients. It helps me to understand the direction a client is coming from.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Telecaster, AC30, SM57, one of those little battery operated digital portastudios and a shotgun!!!
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Tom Petty. Why not!!
What type of music do you usually work on?
It varies. I work on lots of material. From Reggae to Rock, Country to Blues. Not sticking to one style helps me to bring fresh ideas to each project I work on.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill would be my ability to really listen to a song and understand what's needed and more importantly what's not needed.
What do you bring to a song?
It depends on the song. I can bring an extra melodic dimension, but I can also bring an aggressive element if the song requires it. Like I said, what I bring will totally depend on the song. I like to augment what's already there.
What's your typical work process?
I like to listen to a song for a day or so before I record tracks for it. I don't like to jam out tracks on the fly. I like to think about what I'm going to play. I always ask myself the question, "What does this song need?". Then I go to work.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My current studio setup is fairly compact, but totally optimised for guitar recording. I've got a medium sized control room with an adjacent isolation booth that I use to record vocals and guitar amps/cabs. I've got a wide array of guitars to cover most situations that arise. I've also got some nice amps and effects.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I usually do full guitar tracking for clients. Adding whatever the song requires.