Session Guitarist with over 20 years experience both live and in the studio.

I'm an Irish session guitarist with over 20 years experience of both live & studio work. My style mixes Rock, Pop, Blues, Country. I can give you whatever you need to improve your song whether you're looking for funky rhythm guitars or blistering Rock solos. I have a wide array of instruments to cover most scenarios. Teles, Strats, Les Paul, Baritone, 12 Strings etc.

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Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Just send me a rough mix of your song and I'll send you back guitar tracks in whatever format you require.

Reviews of Ronan Dempsey

  • Listing_thumb_vb_avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Thank you, Ronan. Good sound)

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Excellent working with Ronan, I can't recommend him highly enough as a session guitarist/producer. He really knows what he is doing and has been key in getting the best out of my song.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Exceptional guitarist but so much more than that. Has really brought my song to life with his creativity and overall feel for the track, Ronan "got the song" immediately. The best I have worked with on SoundBetter to date, highly recommended.

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Interview with Ronan Dempsey

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.