Mike G

Acoustic / Classical Guitarist

9 Reviews (6 Verified)
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I am a session guitarist specialising in all styles of acoustic guitar, and a wide variety of plucked string instruments. I work in all genres from traditional classical / acoustic to pop / EDM. I am also an Ivor-nominated composer for my work on Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and I produce TV music for Sony/EMI which is aired on the BBC and worldwide.

I can offer session based work or composition / arranging in many styles, working from written music, MIDI or audio demos, or from a basic harmony guide (with descriptions/instructions for required parts). All recordings are produced using high end equipment via Logic Pro from my project studio.

As a TV and video game composer my recent projects include the hit video game Assassin's Creed Odyssey, working with composer duo The Flight, for which I received an Ivor Novello nomination (Best Video Game Score 2019). I also compose for TV and my guitar music is regularly aired on the BBC and channels worldwide via production music labels Sony/EMI, Audio Network, Cavendish and Boost Music.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

9 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Ryan D.

    Great to work with - very impressed, highly recommend!!

  2. Review by Divya P.

    Mike is very easy to work with and accommodating. He has the chops and
    is sensitive to one's approach. I enjoyed working with him and will
    collaborate with him again.

  3. Review by Faye Nightingale

    Mike is a wonderful guitarist! His recordings were extremely clean, precise, and tasteful. Fast turnaround and great communication. Absolutely recommend him!

  4. Review by Tom Frampton
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    More amazing music from Mike! Mike's compositions are super versatile, unique, and extremely well crafted.

  5. Review by Tom Frampton
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    Mike is an exceptional composer and great to work with! Don’t miss an opportunity to work with Mike.

  6. Review by Joséphine Monthioux

    Mike nailed it, once again!! I was stuck on a song and really needed help on arrangements, mixing and mastering. Mike did a wonderful job. He's been very reactive, addressing all the notes I gave him right away and being super professional. And the strings parts he wrote are SO beautiful, they improved the song so much. I am absolutely thrilled, and will order again for sure. If you need a producer/arranger that can then mix and master your song, look no further !!

  7. Review by Phil B.

    Mike surpassed my expectations compositionally and performance-wise on this project. He works quickly and is very professional. I would happily use again.

  8. Review by Joséphine Monthioux

    Mike is AMAZING. Super reactive, super professional. And his instrumental lines are beautiful. He did a wonderful work on my song - he did a full production, mixed and mastered it. The result is even better than I imagined. I will order again for sure !

  9. Review by Matt Hulbert
    by Matt Hulbert

    Mike is an incredible musician and an absolute joy to work with. His compositions are always beautifully created and I can't recommend him highly enough!

Interview with Mike G

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I co-composed Assassin's Creed Odyssey with duo The Flight, for which we received an Ivor Novello nomination.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Various projects for TV and games, plus some session work for clients around the world.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I don't know any other artists on SoundBetter.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, but I mostly work digitally due to higher levels of control.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I will do my best to create the best possible music to suit the client brief.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I am my own boss, and I feel like I'm expressing myself properly through life.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How quickly can you do the job? My answer is - very!

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: It's easy - actually it takes years of dedicated work to achieve good results in short spaces of time.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What emotions and meaning would you like the listener to grasp when listening to your finished track?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Listen to the artist's work and decide if they fit your style.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: An acoustic guitar, a classical guitar, and electric guitar, an amp and a lead.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been performing the guitar since the age of 5. I started composing songs as a teenager, before completing a degree in Popular Music and Recording. I have been recording session guitar and composing for over 15 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: A blend of classical, jazz, folk, Latin and pop/rock.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Elliott Smith - my favourite singer songwriter, though now unfortunately deceased.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Keep things simple, and keep in mind space and contrast.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: As I also work as a composer for TV and video games, I work on a vast variety of music styles, from traditional to modern pop.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Listening to the client. And playing guitar!

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I look to bring what is required for the song to reach its full potential. Also if required I provide creative input.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: The client can provide information in any format they like - from sheet music to audio only, or MIDI files. I would always discuss with the client what is required to serve the project before starting any work.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work from my project studio through Logic Pro X.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I am always inspired by musicians with their own unique voice.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I provide session acoustic/classical/electric guitar tracks in various styles of instrumentation and genre, from acoustic styles of classical, folk and other world music to contemporary styles to fit with the latest production trends.


Terms Of Service

Turn-around time approx 2-4 days.
Up to 2 revisions but flexible upon discussion.

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  • Elliott Smith
Gear Highlights
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