Professional harmonica player with multiple charting album credits.
Demo reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra7IQ7XAAcA
Album credits: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/trent-williamson-mn0001838887
People I’ve played with:
Chris O’Dowd - IT Crowd, Bridesmaids, Gulliver’s Travels
Elton John - 'Australia' soundtrack.
Olivier Newton John - Platinum Selling artist, Multiple Grammy Award winner
Slim Dusty - Platinum Selling artist, Multiple Aria Award Winner.
Gabriella Cilme - Platinum Selling artist, Multiple Aria Award Winner 2008
Guy Sebastian - Platinum selling artist , Multiple Aria Award Winner
Wes Carr - Harmonica on #1 Australian single “You”, Australian Idol Winner 2008
Jim Moginie - Midnight Oil - Platinum selling artist , Multiple Aria Award Winner
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CreditsAllMusic verified credits for Trent Williamson
- Leon Gaer
- Tom Ferris
- Leon Gaer
- Tom Ferris
- Adam Brand
- Hunters & Collectors
- Lee Kernaghan
- James Blundell
- Wes Carr
- Wes Carr
- Talia Wittman
- Alex Lloyd
- Alex Lloyd
- Alex Lloyd
- Alex Lloyd
- Tom Curren
- Roy Wood, Jr.
- The Whitlams
- Alex Lloyd
- Jodi Martin
- Savage Garden
- Directions in Groove
- Cold Chisel
- Cold Chisel
- Vince Jones
- The Divinyls
- Adam Harvey
- John Waters
- Dianne Lindsay
46 Reviews - 9 Repeat ClientsEndorse Trent Williamson
First time working with Trent.. but he was very fast and professional and did amazing work! Highly recommend
This is the third song that I have used Trent, and there is a reason I keep returning. There is no better Harmonica player anywhere. A true professional. AAA!
Best of the best. Top notch.
As always great to work with Trent.
Trent is a master at what he does! Quick turn around time and he sent back the exact thing needed for the song! Highly recommend!
Incredible musician. Highly recommend Trent
Trent delivered very quickly with takes I could not be happier with. An amazing talent who I would be grateful to work with again.
Trent is a master harmonica player and turned my project around super fast. I'm blown away and super jealous of his skills. What a gift!
Third track with Trent... outstanding work, quick turnaround, great partner. We'll do this again.
Once again, Trent has done an incredible job. I hired him to play harmonica on a blues track. All I could say after listening to his solo on the track was "What the f***..." The solo was an absolute face-melter. I had to listen to it 4 or 5 times in a row. I've never heard anyone play harmonica as well as Trent in my life. If you're looking for a blues harp player for your project, look no further. Trent is THE guy.
Professional, quick, and easy to work with, 5 stars!
Trent was quick to record, and did a wonderful job with the harmonica parts. He provided a few different takes for me to choose from, and his interpretation of the song was spot on. 10/10. Would definitely collaborate again.
Top notch talent and quick turnaround - Trent is the real deal. He took our ideas and ran with them, and gave us a few options to pick from. Fantastic musicianship! Highly recommend.
Second piece of work with Trent... amazing results. He is truly gifted with that harmonica. Quick turn around. Great partner.
Awesome work! I had a new country track that was missing that final touch... an instrumental that sounded like dead space to me. Trent gave me three tracks in 24 hours and I am blown away. Great stuff, Would not hesitate to use him again... could not be happier with the work.
Great Job by Trent and such a fast turn around, love the tracks . Thank you so much Trent
Awesome player and super quick turn around.
Trent is insane!! Will definitely use again.
Trent delivers really fast and gives a Song truly an uplift. Ill definitely work with him together soon!
I'm very happy with the harmonica recording and also got a bonus whistling track which I love!
Trent did a Great job! Creative, Pro work!
Fast and very user friendly.
What more can you ask for?
Totally satisfied, This was my first experience on Soundbetter and I couldn't be happier, Trent Delivered. Quality and turn around time doesn't get much better than this.
A+ job. Very fast, professional and added parts that I didn't ask for that made the song that much better! Would highly recommend.
Awesome! Trent gave me several flavours to choose from and turn around time was right on schedule allowing my project to progress on time. I will definitely be using Trent for future projects
Love working with Trent! An absolute professional with so much versatility as a player!
Wow Trent was incredible to work with! An incredibly versatile player who knew exactly what my track needed. He was prompt, communicative, and everything you want in a session musician. I'll definitely be back for harmonica on more tracks!
A professional player! Respected and interpreted the vision of the song and played incredibly on it. Fast turnaround. Thx my man
Love what Trent provided to me. Great communication, super fast turn around. Such a talented cat!
Great player, fast turnaround time, easy communication!
Requested a nasty distorted solo for a rock / Americana song, he knew exactly what to do. Highly recommended.
Tracks so good that you want to find songs to use Trent on! Thanks again for another quality project!
Trent absolutely blew me away, I was not expecting that
Okay ... wow. Great harmonica work - excellent recording quality. Now that struggle: What parts to NOT use. Thumbs up Trent!
I spent considerable time searching for the "right" harmonica player for my song and Trent fit the piece perfectly. Recording remotely is difficult at best but Trent tweaked the tracks for me and delivered just beautiful takes and were exactly what I'd hoped for for my recording. His musicianship is uncomparable, well recorded and very willing to take the time to deliver what I needed. Thank you!
Trent is a five start musician who plays Harmonica with great feel and perfect tone, This is the 2nd song that I have use him on, it won't be the last. Fast turn around and a pleasure to work with.
The files I got from Trent were beyond my expectations and so much better than I thought it would sound. Thank you Trent for your amazing work and such a short notice.
Trent is an amazing player, was very quick to deliver some great takes!
Trent went above and beyond in what I asked - couldn't be happier with his work. Would highly recommend.
Trent did a great job executing precisely what I asked him to do on an Americana/folk track, with some helpful additional riffing on alternate tracks which is likely to serve the song very well. He got it all done within two days as promised and the tracks lined up perfectly.
Trent is a Master Harmonica player! I plan to use him again.
Very musical, hits the spot. I highly recommend Trent!
Fast delivery, gives you what you desire! Great harmonica player!
Trent was great to work with and I would highly recommend him if you need a talented harmonica player! He provided several takes for me to choose from, and got them to me very quickly.
Trent was a pleasure to work with, the best.
Trent did a great job and gave me multiple tracks. very fast, too. Thank you.
if you need harmonica, you need Trent
revisions free, good work, good sound, good price
Interview with Trent Williamson
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Play on a bunch of tracks on a bunch of different genres
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Howard Levy, Stevie Wonder, John Williams, Thomas Dolby, Thomas Newman
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Protools, Neumann mics, Universal Audio 6176 Channel strip
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Get the tracks, play on them send em back !
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A lift !
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Fitting into the track and not playing all over it
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, blues, country
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Reference your mix to other tracks.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Williams the film composer because he is a genius.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I listen to the music and respond by trying to be connected to in in my playing.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: US Citizen, born in Detroit, moved to Australia age 2 and recently moved back to the USA. Trained by Abbey road engineers at EMI studios in Sydney. I’m a composer, sound designer, post production mixer, session guitarist, session harmonica player. I’ve produced and composed spots for BMW, Ford, Nokia, Macdonalds, Kmart, Coke, KIA, Pizza Hut, KFC, LG, Hyundai, Sony, Disney, Canon, MasterCard, countless others. I’ve worked as a composer for all the major music houses in Australia.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Neve 88R, Neumann M 149, PMC monitoring system, Protools HDX system, Lava Lamp
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Tell me anything you want me to do and i'll do it !
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to find out the meaning of the lyrics of a song
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How does this site work !
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Playing an instrument that not many people are good at
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll play until you are happy
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Multiple album projects, tv commercials
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Played on the 'Australia' Movie project for Elton john.