I am a professional musician, music producer & recording engineer based in Nottinghamshire, UK. From touring on Trumpet to writing charting songs, I have built a strong record as a musician and producer and always forward to the next piece of work. Let me help you get what you want!
My background is all about music. I have been playing trumpet since the age of 7, with hundreds of concert & gig hours under my belt including European tours. I began producing at the age of 13 and since have gone on to produce for charting artists & bands and now run a multi-facility studio in the UK.
I work in-studio, remotely, I play live and will never instantly turn down work. I'll always talk to you about it first.
I have always put music at the centre of everything I do. I enjoy work as a trumpet dep & session player, music producer, recording engineer and studio owner.
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- Notts County Arts
- Amber Smith
- Ria Marie
- Mollie Ralph
- Sophie Smith
- Olivia Kate Smith
- Phoebe Rowe
- Fiona Grace
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8 ReviewsEndorse Jared Harding
I’ve worked with Jared in the studio and during live performances, he is extremely professional and a talented trumpet player for sure. An asset to play alongside!
I’ve worked with Jared in a live environment for many years, a consummate professional, awesome player and a great guy to work with. Would highly recommend when you need someone willing to go over and above.
Jared is a talented producer; he facilitates a relaxed but efficient environment for recording.
Jared is a top player and person! His creativity and drive when it comes to music is second to none. He spends most of his time committed to new and exciting projects as well as helping local bands out at the drop of a hat to play trumpet. He’s super reliable and great fun to work with.
Jared has played trumpet with us, Big Stuff Soul Band on numerous occasions. He is reliable, and a versatile player and always delivers. On top of this, he is a pleasure to work with, and a top bloke.
I’ve played alongside Jared many times in Soul bands for weddings, evening events and bar gigs. Great player, great bloke!
Jared has been deputising on trumpet for our function band for 3 years. He's an excellent player, and equally importantly he's really easy to work with.
Jared is super talented and versatile in his production. I really appreciate his hard work and reliability. He has really good communication skills and always nails the sound I'm looking for as an artist.
Interview with Jared Harding
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Will you work for splits? Unless you can come with proven sales, no.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask questions. Always, always ask. I'm more than happy to answer.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Aston Spirit, Pro Tools Rig, Trumpet and my HD!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this since I was a young teenager. I've played on tours, been to university and worked for free, so I understand this industry in a way which is rare for someone my age.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Soul, R&B, Funk, Trap, Rap, Hip-Hop, Soul, EDM.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Shaken Tailor album. Tracking the drums in a church and having 3 week block of recording and producing with these guys was a great memory. I love result, so do they. Just a great project to be involved with.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I currently have several singles in production and a smaller number of singles in mixing.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Half and half! I'm fairly young and love digital, but I've also had enough experience to respect what analog brings to the party. The right blend of the two is perfect to me.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always strive to give you a quality service.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The variety, I love the fact that everyday brings something different.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy and that anyone can do it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask about timelines/deadlines, styles, credit options and so on.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Cool, Calm, Collected and logical.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Jon Bellion. His ideas have always impressed and fascinated me and think I could learn a lot from him!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Taking an original idea from concept to reality and holding onto the core properties of a song through the production process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a full studio facility that caters for bands, artists and all in-between. I have Studio 1; a control room, live room, vocal room, Studio 2; Control space & booth with both having access kitchen facilities! Plus I'm not far from the major transport links going through the middle of the country, proving easy access from most modes of transport. I also have the ability to work remotely with clients or travel to work with them.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Oh, so many. Chris Lord-Alge, Warren Huart, David Foster, The Chainsmokers, Diplo, CC, Romesh, Butch Vig, Timbaland, Pharrell Williams.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production & Session work. Followed closely by engineering. I like to push the boundaries in everything I do, that's why the clients come back. I make things sound 'cool', but top draw at the same time.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not currently, I'm sure there will be!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never rely on the same process over and over again. Treat each job like a blank canvas.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Another set of ears and understanding of how to mould a song to be individual, stand out in the market and keep the original ideas present.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It all depends on the project. Some projects need attention in areas that others don't. So that's hard to say.