Whether it's a dynamic fingerpicking pattern or just the subtle textures that bring everything together, I give the music the attention and understanding it needs. Either professionally recorded from my Berlin studio or I come to you, I guarantee exciting, original ideas and high-quality guitar work.
I'm a Berlin-based, award-winning musician, composer and producer from London. I write and produce music for Film & TV in addition to my work as a session guitar player.
I've played and released music with artists such as Kimbra, Travis, Matthias Schweighöfer and Mogli as well as with my own band, Great Danes.
I'm an acoustic guitarist, an electric guitarist and a lap steel player with proficiency on mandolin, Cuban tres and charango.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
8 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Timothy Hook
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One of the most beautiful songs I have recorded here at Soundbetter, Tim is a wonderful musician and producer, super clear and open to receiving options and a great professional. 10 stars if I could put them. If you want a hit, there is no doubt that here is the one you are looking for
It was a pleasure working with Timothy. He communicated perfectly and delivered excellent work, ahead of time. He even provided more guitar tracks than what was agreed upon. I will definitely consider ordering again, and highly recommend Tim for your session guitarist.
thank God for Tim Hook! he tore through my requests with all the difficulty of a monkey tearing through a heap of bananas. that is to say, 000 difficulty. further, he’s an honest-hearted, down to earth, forthright man, agreeable to my nature. I will be working with Tim again. 10/10.
It is a pleasure to work with Timothy, he is a talented guitar player and very easy in communication.
Very well versed execution, great communication and work-around!
Incredibly quick turnaround and really amazing guitar work. Was super happy with the level of the recordings and the playing was better than I could have expected. Outstanding!
PERFECT ! Great ideas + patience + wish to do his best.
Tim is an amazing guitarist and an all round great guy.
I had the pleasure of recording and playing live with him in a few productions.
Interview with Timothy Hook
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm in the midst of recording my very first solo EP. It's both daunting and exciting!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love how varied this job can be. The advertising work can sometimes be a bit tedious as the briefs can be quite creatively restricting. However, as a session player I always love being able to try new ideas and leave my mark on a piece of music - no matter how subtle that may be. If the client doesn't use my ideas, I never have an issue with that. I just love being involved and giving them exactly what they ask for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would undoubtedly take my Harptone L6-S. It's probably the rarest guitar I own. It's a weird looking guitar and it has this beautiful bassy tone. Plus, George Harrison used one so it doesn't get much cooler than that right?! To ensure the longevity of it's use I'd probably have to take a few sets of strings and a dehumidifier. So boring, I know.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied music production at university and have been working as a session musician and producer ever since (12 years). About 4 years ago an opportunity came along where I was asked to compose for an advertising campaign. This led to me working on various advertising campaigns and documentaries/films.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I compose music for advertising so this can vary quite substantially however, as a solo artist I mostly stick to soundtrack/post-rock music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongpoint as a producer is creating soundscapes and instrumental music that compliments visuals. As a guitarist it's definitely my fingerpicking!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For session work I tend to approach the job from several angles. It's important to determine what the client wants and then give them exactly what they ask for. It's then important to trial ideas ranging from alternative registers, subtle overdubs to different guitars/guitar sounds. I build from the brief upwards and I arrive at a point where I feel comfortable that all options have been explored.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work both out of my home studio and another professional studio here in Berlin. I have a modest setup at home but I have a treated room for both recording and mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jon Brion inspires me as a producer. His used of instrumentation is so effective and he manages to continuously come up with fascinatingly original production techniques.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My most common work is providing clients with acoustic and electric guitar ideas/recordings. This can be for a variety of different genres. Although the guitar line is usually pre-written, I always introduce new ideas so that the client has options.