Session Services

In Studio & Live Guitar

Looking for a session guitarist for your next EP or album? You’re on the right page!

Since graduating from Sussex University in July 2015, I’ve gained experience as a session guitarist in studios in Brighton, Somerset, and Manchester too. Whilst I specialise in Blues and Folk guitar, I have recorded for Pop, Country, and singer/songwriter artists as well. I always enjoy the challenge of working with different musical styles and the cross-genre conversations which ultimately lead to creating something original.

In addition to studio sessions, I also accompany solo musicians and perform with bands live. So if you’re recording or gigging and need a session guitarist, get in touch at sam@samjefferson.com We can discuss your project and I’ll give you a quote.

Hiring A Session Musician Or Using Samples.

Off the bat, I’ll say that not being able to hire a session musician shouldn’t ever get in the way of you seeing your project through to fruition. There are countless songs that use digital samples and sound great. However, a session musician actually performing these parts live will give your song a feel that digital samples can’t. It’s the tiny variations a performer can make in the moment that often draw us into a song.

Over the course of my career as a guitarist, I have studied fingerpicking and plectrum techniques, but slide guitar has been a growing obsession for me and I’ve come to see how versatile it is. Whether it holds the main melody of a song or provides more of an ambient accompaniment, I’ve found it sits beautifully in the mix for most styles of music. On some current recordings I’m working on, I’ve found it can even have an organ like sound (when served with an obnoxious amount of reverb). 

As a session musician, sometimes I’m asked just to play from the sheet. Other times I’m asked for creative input into the songs. Having worked across a wide array of genres and being a song-writer myself, this is something I relish. If you’ve got parts that need playing, songs that need direction, or a nearly finished project that just needs something extra, get in touch at sam@samjefferson.com

 

Songwriting

Written a load of lyrics but can’t figure out how to best set them to music? Or maybe you have an idea for a song/selections of songs but can’t get the writing process started.

Similar to my session work, I bring my compositional experience in Blues, Folk, and Jazz-Blues to your project. I’ve often found this to be very helpful in writing songs for artists who want to produce something that sounds different from the mainstream.

I work with artists both in person and via Skype depending on distances and if you’re planning to record.

A typical project might involve sending me your lyrics and/or ideas to however many songs you want to produce. I’ll then compose music to fit your lyrics and concept. We’ll check in on Skype together regularly during the process to discuss how the songs are taking shape.

Send me an email: sam@samjefferson.com and we’ll start realising your songs!