Gary Alesbrook

Producer/Composer/Trumpet

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I have worked as a session musician for artists as varied as Raphael Saadiq, Kasabian, Rag N Bone Man, Kelis, Noel Gallagher, Nadine Coyle, KT Tunstall and Scissor Sisters as well as performed on Movie, TV and computer game soundtracks.

Hi, I'm Gary,

I am a producer/composer and session trumpet player with over 20 years of experience, I am flexible and easy to work with!

I can record professional improvised and/or arranged trumpet and flugelhorn parts for your songs in various styles such as jazz, latin, Indie, pop, funk, hip-hop and R&B.
I can also record layered horn parts up to 4 layers.
The price includes two revisions.

How does it work?

* Send me the track you want horns on and let me know the BPM with any notes you have.
* I will send you a quote
* If you have specific ideas, melodies, hooks, you can record them or play them on your track.
* If not, no worries, leave it in my capable hands and I will create my own horn parts and layer them so you have plenty of options to choose from.

I am very communicative through the whole process so you know exactly what i'm up to. I want to bring your project to life and I commit myself 100% to your music.

UPON COMPLETION OF A PROJECT I REQUIRE COMPLETION BY BOTH PARTIES OF A STANDARD UK MUSICIANS UNION M4 'SESSION MUSICIAN FOR HIRE' CONTRACT.

Instruments: Eclipse Trumpet & Flugelhorn.
Mutes: cup mute, Harmon mute, Plunger, Straight.
Equipment: Logic Pro X, RE20 Microphone, Focusrite PreAmp.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Gary Alesbrook
  • Brave Captain*
  • Brave Captain*
  • Super Furry Animals
  • bravecaptain
  • Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
  • Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
  • Super Furry Animals
  • The Dave Betts Quintet
  • Richard J. Parfitt
  • Zabrinski
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Gary Bamford
  • Dave Betts (3)
  • Backyard (6)
  • Euros Childs
  • Kasabian
  • Mankala
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Bronze Age Fox
  • Pama International
  • KT Tunstall
  • Pama International Meet Mad Professor
  • Kasabian
  • Gruff Rhys
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  • Kasabian
  • Kasabian
  • Kasabian
  • Kasabian
  • Phoenix City All Stars*
  • Kasabian
  • Phoenix City Allstars*
  • Kasabian
  • Kasabian
  • Pama Int'l*
  • Kasabian
  • The Rurals
  • According To The Sound
  • The Allergies
  • Pete Josef
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  • According To The Sound
  • Held By Trees
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  • Kasabian

28 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Chris D.
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    Gary was exactly what I needed for my track. Prompt, professional, and perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better collaboration!

  2. Review by logan s.
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    Stellar work! Gary was engaged with the track from the offset and worked quickly and professionally on his parts. He really added to the vibe of the track and lifted it into a new dimension!

    His fee also included assistance with production and his mixing and mastering insights were incredibly useful. Can't wait to work with him again!

  3. Review by Zhengtao Pan
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    Excellent performance skill and killing solo for the flugelhorn part! Can't wait to work with Gary again in the future!

  4. Review by Oren Gilad
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    What a pro! Super tastey parts, sent in record time. A pleasure to work with 🙏🏼

  5. Review by JC
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    Gary was a total pro to work with, talented musician and excellent communicator. Very generous with both his talent and time. Delivered exactly what was needed. For sure it will be Gary Alesbrook on horns on my next project.

  6. Review by badgerthebear
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    Two jobs within a week. Once again, over the moon with everything especially the crazy trumpets!

  7. Review by badgerthebear
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    Absolutely & completely brilliant. Loved everything Gary added, no revisions needed. It was quick, easy, painless and he has added the magic the song was missing!!!

  8. Review by Egil F
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    I cannot recommend Gary enough! He did an excellent job on several pieces of music, playing different styles masterfully. On top of that, fast delivery and great communication! Thanks again!!

  9. Review by Jamie H.
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    Gary was amazing to work with, solid performance, and very friendly too! Looking forward to doing more together!

  10. Review by Giannis F.
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    Awesome work from Gary again. In one take I had what i wanted but he made sure to give me more takes to work with. Very talented musician, amazing trumpet tone and skills, awesome trumpet solos. You will not regret it collaborating with Gary. Cant wait to work with him again in my next project.

  11. Review by Jason Sill
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    Gary is a great player, and was great about playing the parts I had written, while also providing alternative options. Overall we took elements from both our ideas and created something perfect for my song. Great communication, quick and responsive, I would highly recommend working with him, and will come to him again if I need more trumpets!

  12. Review by David J.
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    Very pleased with the speed and communication in this job. Gary understood what I was asking for and delivered excellent value for the fee.

  13. Review by Janne L.
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    Couldn't be more satisfied with the result.
    If you need a Trumpet player, Gary is the best.
    My strongest recommendations!

  14. Review by Andy F.
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    This time around I sent Gary a track that was more amorphous & open, a slow burner that takes time to develop. I suggested a Jon Hassell approach and he handled the whole vibe with ease. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves & mixing it all together. Top notch work as always & easy to communicate and work with.

  15. Review by User 1.
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    Working with Gary is always a pleasure! His contributions to my tracks elevates the end result immeasurably & I'm very happy and fortunate to have found him on Soundbetter. 'Cos, you know, he makes all my stuff, er, sound better.....
    Highly recommend.

  16. Review by Darnell P.
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    Gary has been such a great player to work with. His suggestions upfront were so good, I could't imagine the tune without them. I highly recommend Gary and will be utilizing him for future work. This experience with him has been nothing short of amazing!

  17. Review by User 1.
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    Excellent experience yet again! Gary makes me sound good.

  18. Review by Andy F.
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    Gary has been fantastic to work with! Very accomodating & creative and he ended up going well beyond the call, sending back well organized tracks. I'd not written for 'real' horns before: he was able to get what I was looking for from my horn sample midi tracks, bringing them life and vitality. His playing is great and I'll be working with him again for sure.

  19. Review by Janne L.
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    Great Trumpet playing from Gary!
    Everything was completed within 24h.
    Easy and quick communications.
    Got more than I asked for since Gary had some creative input.
    I'm very please with the result!

  20. Review by Giannis F.
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    Gary is a very talented and professional trumpet player. He did on the first take exactly what i wanted for the song. He was fast and efficient. He also took the time to do more than i asked in order to be sure that i had what i needed. Anyone who enjoys listening to trumpet, will definnitely enjoy Garys trumpet tone and tasty lines. Totally recommend him and gonna work with him again .

  21. Review by Danny M.
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    Really excellently played trumpet and did go by the beat and did extra for me which is beautiful!

  22. Review by Jok'a'Face
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    5 stars musician!

  23. Review by Jeff B.
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    I hired Gary because I needed Trumpet and Flugelhorn on several songs with varying styles. After hearing the first track, there was no doubt my songs were in good hands. His skill set is excellent. You can hear his ability to compose and arrange come through in each song. I fully recommend hiring him!

  24. Review by Phil King
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    I have worked with Gary on many occasions in the past. He has written and recorded horn lines for a couple of my album tracks. The parts were perfect, exactly what was required for the song. He is a consummate pro.I couldn't recommend him any higher.

  25. Review by Phil King
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    I have worked with Gary on many occasions in the past. He has written and recorded horn lines for a couple of my album tracks. The parts were perfect, exactly what was required for the song. He is a consummate pro.I couldn't recommend him any higher.

  26. Review by Phil King
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    I have worked with Gary on many occasions in the past. He has written and recorded horn lines for a couple of my album tracks. The parts were perfect, exactly what was required for the song. He is a consummate pro.I couldn't recommend him any higher.

  27. Review by Brandon Allen
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    I’ve performed with Gary in both live and studio situations.
    It’s always a pleasure to work with him.
    He’s talented and extremely professional.
    Gary is a gifted trumpetist and horn arranger.
    His home studio setup is fantastic, he’s knowledge of recording and mixing/mastering is also top notch.

  28. Review by Ruth Royall
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    Gary is the best trumpet player I've had the pleasure to work with. Extremely musical, professional, experienced and a joy to work with. I highly recommend working with him, you won't be disappointed!

Interview with Gary Alesbrook

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

  2. A: I performed trumpet on the soundtrack to Guy Ritchie's "The Man From Uncle." That was fun. I love the pressure and work ethic of playing to film or TV. I've been involved with a few movies and lots of TV and it's always exciting.

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

  4. A: All the people I work for and the diverse projects I am sent.

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

  6. A: You need someone with a proven track record, great reviews and an established reputation in their field. Don't be tempted to cut costs by hiring a cheap session musician. Like in all fields, "you get what you pay for."

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

  8. A: I always wanted to be a session musician and I have been doing this for 21 years working and recording with high profile artists.

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

  10. A: I've spent countless hours in studios achieving the perfect sound from trumpet and flugelhorn. Mic placement is so important.

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

  12. A: This genuinely differs. So far this year I have recorded hip-hop, christian rock, indie, pop, jazz, funk, the list goes on...

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: I work fast and accurately, layering horns in all genres of music.

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

  16. A: I tend to receive the tracks after we've had a conversation of the type of sound and style the client is looking for. Once i've received the files I get to work. The way I differ is, I will send the track back to you with the horns roughly mixed in so you can get an idea of what it might sound like, instead of listening to an uninspiring dry trumpet file to review! I also stand out as I always double track section work to give it a huge sound. After that, the client get's 2 revisions included to really get the sound they are after. Finally, I send the dry files over and everyone's happy :-)

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: flexible

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

  20. A: "Can you do a mariachi solo?" ....of course :-)

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

  22. A: The icing on the cake that is...horns :-)

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

  24. A: It varies but typically I arrange and play horns for all genres of albums.

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Terms Of Service

Price includes 2 revisions and a typical turn around for me is 3 - 7 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Roy Hargrove
  • Chet Baker
Gear Highlights
  • RE20
  • the best microphone for horns and vocals :-)
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