With Sim's String Sessions you get the whole package. I can record, write and arrange strings for you! From solo string lines to full lush string sections, I'm here to help you find the perfect string sound to add to your work. I'm a professional violinist/violist who loves to bring performance into the studio and provides a sound like no other.
I'm a professional violinist that is equally at home on stage performing or in the studio. I am classically trained but have experience in many different areas and I believe this gives me my unique versatility and sound. My freelance career ranges from working closely with top jazz artists such as Chris Potter and Gwilym Simcock, to playing in chamber orchestras Manchester Camerata and Sinfonia Cymru, to leading my own crossover orchestra - Kaleidoscope Orchestra, to working with electronic producers such as BBC Radio 1's Benji B and Werkha, to leading my jazz/crossover string quartet, Amika, to composing my own music - and I love every part of what I do. Throughout my freelance career I have played with many world-renowned artists such as Coldplay, Lewis Capaldi, Michael Buble, Burt Bacharach, Idina Menzel and Tom Walker. With Kaleidoscope Orchestra, I have led recordings for Etherwood, Flux Pavilion and Dr Meaker. I have also appeared on recordings for Karl Jenkins, Kygo and New Order. I believe it is my wealth of performing and recording experience, combined with my open-minded approach, that helps me provide playing with personality and flair.
I am here to help you find the perfect string sound to your work, whether you want me to record string parts you have already written or would like creative input from me, I am here to help and look forward to working with you!
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- Kaleidoscope Orchestra
- Manchester Collective
- Manchester Camerata
- Benji B
- Stuart Mccallum
- Alice Zawadski
- Idina Menzel
- Cream Classical
- Chris Martin
- Burt Bacharach
- Steve Pycroft
- JP Cooper
- Flux Pavilion
- Dr Meaker
- Karl Jenkins
- Chris Potter
- New Order
- Lewis Capaldi
- Tom Walker
10 ReviewsEndorse Simmy Singh
A fantastic person to work with all in all. Communication was great and what she delivered really added an extra dimension to the record that I was looking for. One of the best. Highly recommended.
She's made my song better than I could ever imagine! Extremely grateful.
Simmy was excellent in every respect (very fast delivery, great recordings, valuable creative input, thoughtful communication, etc.) and her recordings were exactly what we needed for our track. It was a great pleasure to work with her and we couldn’t have asked for more!
Very flexible and extremely understanding, also an amazing talent!! Can't recommend Simmy enough! Not only did she provide me with what I asked, but also went above and beyond my expectations. Great work Simmy!
Simmy did an excellent job and was a pleasure to work with - I will definitely be using her again!
Simmy is a very creative musician and arranger, she has lifted my song and taken it to places I had not imagined. Great communication, very humble and great to work with! Highly recommended.
Wonderfully talented; soulful, creative and an all around delight. Thank you Simmy
Simmy is great to work with! So positive and makes a lovely sound. Also very organised and efficient. Would recommend :-)
One of the very best musicians arrangers around.
Thankyou so much for awesome play.
Thanks to you I have made a wonderful work. I'll repeat.
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Interview with Simmy Singh
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Every one is different! It ranges from recording a string quartet for a composer to putting down strings for a producer's track to writing parts for singer-songwriters!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Snarky Puppy, Sarah Neufeld, Michael Jackson, Brian Eno, Bill Laurance, GoGo Penguin, Ben Frost, Bonobo, Four Tet
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strong sense of musicality mixed with a unique sound
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never ask a player to keep playing something until it's perfect - fresh is always better!!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A warm yet strong sound and playing with personality.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Stevie Wonder - because I love his amazing harmonies mixed with so much groove!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Freelance Violinist - it's all I have ever done and my career began whilst still at music college.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That string performers are not considered to be creative - I aim to change this perception wholeheartedly!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The versatility that playing the violin offers. I count myself lucky to play an instrument that fits into so many different genres.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will do my best to show you why having a strong player is so important and can make so much difference to your recording.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My first release as a solo artist - a four track EP
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Working on an album with Gwilym Simcock which is to be released next year. His writing on this album is for me, the perfect mix between groove, classical and jazz and it was an absolute pleasure to lead the string quartet for it.