Session Guitarist, Vocalist
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.
Send me a note through the contact button above.
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.