I am Elisa Krijgsman, Dutch guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and producer.
My offer and service contains guitar- and bassparts for recordings. I play acoustic and electric guitar in a broad variety of styles. I do also backingvocal parts.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
2 ReviewsEndorse Elisa
I worked with Elisa on a couple of projects and he always seems to amaze me. Guitar sounds are always dead on and his playing style is to be envied. From a sweet nylon string solo, to groovy funk riffs and even Eddie van halen -like solos. He does it all. But the last couple of years I am most impressed with his vocals: sweet, full and dead on without any vocal tuning!
Elisa is just off the chards when it comes to playing guitars. Always helping the song to the next level and beyond. Working with Elisa from 1995 now and he never fails to amaze me with his proffesional approach on making music. Very nice and talented guy.
Interview with Elisa
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because I don't have the space (and money) for great analog stuff.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll always do the best I can.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To hear new music and musicians and to give my contribution to it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When do you wanna have the content? Who is the artist? Is there a website or some social media pages where I can listen to what this artist already have made?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear in what you want to hear. Give me a whislist of references or discribe as good possible the you wish to hear from me as a guitar- / bassplayer or vocalist.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: electric, acoustic and bass guitars, laptop (with plugins), a mic and a audio interface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am a professional musician since 1993. I played on several recordings.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: As a guitarist I am a allround musician with a good timing, sound and who can make strong, authentic guitarsolo's and melodies.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Country, Americana, Indie.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: On guitar it is timing, melodic phrasing and a good sound / chord balance. On vocal it is timing, voice colour which will support the overal vocalline.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A authentic sound which always will support the song to make it stronger.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always listen to the song and start imagining the kind of parts would be best for the song. I like to have / listen to some references what are close to the song. Then I play, edit and let you listen to it for some feedback. And if you are satisfied, then I am too.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with Protools 12. I have a RME Fireface 800, a Neve 5015 Mic Pre/Compressor, different mic's like a Neumann U47, a Brauwner VM1, a whole bunch of guitars (most of them are custom made) and I use Kemper Profiler Amp for recording elecric guitar parts.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All kinds of music inspires me. From pop to jazz to indie.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I deliver guitar parts in different kinds of styles, electric and acoustic guitar. I record it in my homestudio. Also, I can deliver some bassguitar parts too. Also, I deliver vocalparts for songs. And if neccesary, I can make vocalarrangements for the song and record it with other vocalists in my network.