Jack Gillen

Session Guitarist

11 Reviews (7 Verified)
Jack Gillen on SoundBetter

I’m a jazz trained session guitarist who has 10 years experience working with artists in different styles. I focus on delivering guitar parts that service the song above anything else, striving to not only find the right part, but always play with nuance and enhance the vibe, feel and emotion of the music.

Recording electric guitar from my home studio in London, I’ve got a wide array of tones available to me: beautifully clean and detailed, slightly broken up sounds, ambient textures, popping crisp rhythm tones, Lo-fi sample-esque sounds, just to name a few - all recorded at commercial level quality (listen to the audio to the right for a sample).

As a producer my self, I’m experienced with tracking parts that are going to complement the whole picture and work with the other elements, whether it’s a prominent supporting part or a background part that will subtly enhance the track. Whether you have a specific sound and part in mind, or you’re looking to figure that out together, we’ll discuss your vision for the song to begin with and I’ll do my best to make it a reality. I can provide you with both dry and processed tracks, and if requested I can give you a DI recording if you'd prefer to reamp it your self.

I aim for a speedy turnaround and offer revisions to make sure you’re happy with the end result - getting the song sounding as good as it can be is always my main goal.

I look forward to working on your music!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

11 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by ohgenius@ohgenius.com

    Jack brought his incredible guitar skills to my songs again and I couldn't be happier with the result! He replayed a melody I already had, as well as coming up with his own solo - all of which sounded amazing!

  2. Review by ohgenius@ohgenius.com

    I've worked with Jack a handful of times now and his guitar skills always take my songs to the next level! For this song he replayed a riff I had already written, as well as contributing guitar solos he came up with himself - both of which sounded incredible. I'd definitely recommend Jack if you need guitar on your songs and I'm sure I'll be working with him again too!

  3. Review by Harald
    by Harald

    Easy communication, fast turnaround time, and top quality delivery. Jack’s a brilliant guitarist and a pleasure to work with!

  4. Review by ohgenius@ohgenius.com

    Jack played some incredible guitar lines on my high intensity hip hop song and I am incredibly happy with the final result! His guitar playing gave the song the extra energy it needed. This is my second time working with Jack (the previous song being a mellow R&B song), so he has a great range of playing styles. I look forward to working with Jack again soon!

  5. Review by ohgenius@ohgenius.com

    Jack came up with the perfect guitar solo for my R&B song. His performance was so smooth and it was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks, Jack!

  6. Review by Harald O.

    Jack nailed it; he has a great ear for music and immediately caught what the song needed. Very professional and easy to work with. An excellent musician that I would definitely want to work with again. Highly recommended!

  7. Review by noden
    by noden

    Jack is a great guitarist and very professional.

    He knows what producer wants and provide the best sound he can get. The work speed is very fast and always on time.

    IF you need a guitar session, you should check him out.

  8. Review by Charlie
    by Charlie

    Jack Gillen is the consummate guitarist. Listening to him play is a dream, and the dimensions to his playing knows no bounds. He is one of the most tasteful and elegant players I have ever had the pleasure of working with, with a real ear for rhythm, harmony, and expression. When Jack plays guitar, he speaks to you. He is highly musically minded in other fields, as exemplified in his songwriting and production work. On top of that, he is one of the nicest, warmest, and gentlest guys you could ever meet. Anyone would be lucky to work with Jack. Press that green button and find out for yourself.

  9. Review by Ally
    by Ally

    Working with Jack whether in the studio or a live have been some of the most joyous moments of my musical career thus far. His tone, note choice and groove are always on point and I can guarantee that he will enhance the song with whatever part he plays...His technical ability is unbelievable but he is not scared of playing nothing if that is what the song needs, although I can assure you, he knows ALL of the notes!! Jack is the Don!

  10. Review by Chloe
    by Chloe

    Jack is talent personified! He’s my go-to guitarist for every project I work on and every time he amazes me. His ear for music is incredible and his accuracy and precision when he plays is flawless. He has a feel to his playing that is truly special.
    Outside of being an incredibly gifted musician, writer and producer, he’s also a lovely, easy-going and accommodating person to work with. I’ve worked with him in a studio and live show setting many times, and he never fails to floor me with his playing. I’d 100% recommend Jack as your go-to person for any guitar or bass needs!

  11. Review by Will Jackson
    by Will Jackson

    Jack’s a top guitarist I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and playing with for many years. A very lyrical, musical, conscientious player who always seeks to serve the music. That coupled with a good knowledge of recording and how to craft a great tone makes him one if the best!


I was the Guitarist & Bassist in this production

Terms Of Service

I will do revisions until you're happy (within reason!) and I am flexible with working to your deadlines.

GenresSounds Like
  • Bruno Major
  • John Mayer
  • Tom Misch
Gear Highlights
  • Headstrong Lil King-S (beautiful handmade Fender inspired amp)
  • handmade Telecaster
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Gibson 335
  • collection of pedals and plugins
  • BluGuitar AMP1
  • Universal Audio Dream '65
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