Funk, Ambient, Jazzy, R'n'B, Pop guitars. Acoustic, Nylon, Electric. I like smart things, do you?
Prague based guitar player. Looking for interesting challenges in the world of music. Reliable, careful and fun - that is how I like to work.
Besides my guitar skills, I offer help with songwriting and production decisions.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
8 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Jan Sládek
Excellent quality and creativity, I highly recommend Jan
Jan never disappoints me, always so much creativity, a professional always available.
Excellent work! High quality product I definitely recommend!
Jan was extremely good at listening to the guide tracks and playing what was needed. Great communications throughout, he kept in touch and made sure his work was exactly on target. Thank you!
Perfect! Looking forward to another collaboration.
High quality creativity and sound.Perfect!
Jan is an amazing guitarist!!! He understood exactly what I meant and catched that disco/funky 70/80s vibe I was lookin' for! Super fast to reply and he delivered me his work in few hours!
He did what I asked him for. Nice guy. Nice price.
Interview with Jan Sládek
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Could you.......? Yes, I could and I will do. :-)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Do not know yet :-).
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your idea of the song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Feel free to contact me and we will work it out!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic guitar, my brain and heart, ears.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Twenty years, garage band, local band, own projects, hired gun, party bands, now a nation-wide successful Czech band of good friends.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Smart, creative, fun.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone who makes a nice song, because good song are the soundtracks of our lives.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen before you play.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Funk, ambient, rock, folk, R'n'B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Sound and creativity.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Simple smart ideas, something that supports the main idea and spirit of the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listening, listening, listening, feeling the mood of the song and then creating.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Depends on situation, I prefer classic miked cab scenario, but can do silent recording. If needed, I can add post production effects.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: a too long list....
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Designing, arranging and recording guitars
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will help your song.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Wearing a deer mask and playing guitar: http://bit.ly/deerguitar
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both depends on what the song and artist need.