Chey Velasquez

Afro-latin/Session Guitarist

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I´m chey, guitarist and songwriter recognized by the latín grammy academy as a co-writer of a song called espuma y arrecife of Vicente García, singer from Dominican Republic , i have been endorsed by Gibson like artist, and i usually work hard to find the best for songs. if you need something different with african and latin flavor i´m the man.

I like to collaborate with artists and producers until I achieve the best for the track

I've been recording for many years with all kind of styles of music,like latin pop, world music, bachata,
vallenato, merengue and others.

Electric Guitar. 70 usd Each guitar recorded
Acoustic guitar. 70 usd Each guitar recorded

I allow all revisions needed

all sessions are recorded in protools, guitar collections includes gibson, fender, kingbee, ovation, admira,
amps includes, marshall, and fender. Microphones ( shure and sennheiser ).

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

7 Reviews

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  1. Review by Nelson Vera
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    (...) By far, his creativity, his versatility around different musical genres, and his crafting of colorful sounds, are just some of a few attributes (between many many more) and signatures of the “Chey style”, within the studio and embodied in the music records. Big up, shout outs, and wishing a long-winded career for the amazing Chey!!! Salut!!!

  2. Review by Nelson Vera
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    Hi, all. Let me tell you something: As a long-time career music producer and audio engineer, i could assure you—and recommend by any means— that Chey Velasquez is one of the best guitar player, songwriter, musician and artist which i’ve had the opportunity to work with. In a professional environment is really a pretty “helpful hand” in the studio context, which is something that you are looking for when you work with session and studio musicians such as Chey. (...)

  3. Review by Gregorio
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    Chey was recommended to me by a good friend. I was looking for a guitar player that could specifically record a groove over a merengue track that I recorded. When we got in touch Chey was clearly knowledgeable of the style and proposed a few different approached with both electric and electro-acoustic guitar. Both were clean, groovin' and musical. I ended up asking for an approach that would resemble the Juan Luis Guerra sounds and he went and laid down an amazing track in a soukus type style. I loved it right away and I didn't even need to ask him for any changes of corrections.He killed it!

  4. Review by Orlando P.
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    I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with Chey many times. He’s an extremely versatile player and easy to work with. He always brings my music to a whole other level with his performance. Be sure to hire him, I’m sure he’ll elevate your music with his playing and you’ll be very happy.

  5. Review by Eusebio Valderrama
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    Chey Velasquez is a great artist, composer and session musician, I have had the opportunity to work with him
    many times, he is a great guitarist, his live performance is incredible, he is very versatile, he handles many genres and styles. I recommend him as a great person and an excellent professional.

  6. Review by Juancho a.k.a Stereo Joint
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    Chey is one of the most talented, creative and professional musician I´ve worked with. I´m very glad of having him recorded guitars for one of our artists, giving us that caribbean sound we were looking for. Results were outstanding!

  7. Review by Alex Contreras
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    Thank you for your professionalism and quick response, we're really enjoying your work.
    Peace

Interview with Chey Velasquez

  1. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  2. A: New air to the song, different point of view because i'm a songwriter.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: Well depens of the song, sometimes the best, is only one mic like shure 57, sometimes the best combination is a Marshall with greenbacks on it, or sometimes the best option is my hot rod deville, with telecaster and akg mic, i have many guitar pedals.... So many. I guess the song is the boss, almost in all songs I use my strat in one track. Sorry.

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: I'm a guitarist of Vicente García, he is a singer from Dominican Republic, and I was guitarist of Fonseca another latín pop singer. I have learned so much about music, with them.

  7. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  8. A: I 'm writing songs for personal project.

  9. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  10. A: Eusebio Valderrama

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. A: Respect for music, and i'll do the best

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Do you have experience? , my answer is yeahh

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: I think that people nomally doesn't understand that each style of music or genre of music has his own vibe, and sound in particular on guitar.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What are you looking for? Do you think that's the right bpm of song? How do you imagine the tracks, fast, slow, groove, crazy, ambient. Etc?

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: Mostly of time latín flavor music, with pop, like bachata, merengue, vallenato, i play blues but only in my room with my cup of coffe.

  21. Q: What's your typical work process?

  22. A: I send my proposal to the client, he or she talk to me what they want's about the sound, maybe a couple examples on youtube or spotify, and I will work hard to do that.

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  24. A: Two worlds, and each one has good things.

  25. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  26. A: I'll play for free, because is my passion but I got a pay my bills.

  27. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  28. A: experience and musicality,

  29. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  30. A: acoustic guitar, pen, paper, no more

  31. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  32. A: 20 years.

  33. Q: How would you describe your style?

  34. A: Groovy, Punch, latín

  35. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  36. A: Ufff so many, but Juan Luis Guerra, sting, Stevie Wonder they are a good composers.

  37. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  38. A: Yeahh, write a good song.

  39. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  40. A: Versatile, and I prefer the groove instead of a guitar solo.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: People like quincy jones, guitarist like Michael landau, Steve Lukather, songwriters like Stevie Wonder, and many latinamerican composers.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I'm a guitarist and songwriter, so my visión of the songs is kind of diferent if I only was a guitarist, because I think in terms what is the best for that song in particular, the most important thing for me is the melody of song, so my track will respect this.

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Terms Of Service

I´ll send to you the tracks in 48 hrs. I allow revisions until you like the track. The price is for each guitar recorded.

Gear Highlights
  • Gibson songwriter
  • Ovation custom legend
  • classical guitar
  • vintage Fender strat
  • vintage Telecaster
  • Gibson les paul standard
  • les paul gold top P-90 pickups
  • Fender jazzmaster
  • hot rod deville amp
  • jcm 800 Marshall amp
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