Carlos Garcia V

London guitarist

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Credits: John Newman, Mahalia, Abbey Road Masters, etc. Lots of vintage gear available to use!

Musician based in London, England.

Live/studio credits include: Paolo Nutini, Jessie J, Ryan Tedder, John Newman, Mahalia, Abbey Road Masters, Ella Eyre, Rea Garvey, Luke Evans, Catherine McGrath, Maisie Peters, Wildwood Kin, Jamie Lawson, Cloves & James Arthur.

I have over 15 years experience working in UK & USA with many chart topping artists and producers at some of the best studios in the world including: Abbey Road, RAK, Westlake, Monnow Valley, Sarm, Parr Street, etc.

TV work includes: X Factor UK, Songland UK, Musicshake Germany.

Specialise in pop, modern singer/songwriter, Indie, Rock, EDM, textural and ambience work.

Get in touch!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


AllMusic verified credits for Carlos Garcia Valencia
  • Galantis
  • Adam Hender
  • Jamie Lawson
  • Wildwood Kin
  • Ruth Lorenzo
  • L2M
  • L2M
  • Nerina Pallot
  • John Newman
  • John Newman
  • Nerina Pallot
  • Rea Garvey
  • The Osmonds
  • Blake

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Kieran Jones

    One of the best guitarists I've ever worked with! This guy can do it all!

  2. Review by Kieran Jones

    One of the best guitarists I've ever worked with! This guy can do it all!

  3. Review by Kieran Jones

    One of the best guitarists I've ever worked with! This guy can do it all!

Interview with Carlos Garcia V

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

  2. A: I've been working as a touring/studio player in the UK for 16 years. Started out in noisy rock bands and somehow ended up here

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: both.. as long as it sounds good and it inspires you.

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

  6. A: My 68 Stratocaster, a Fender Princeton, Digitech Whammy, EHX Memory Man and a Fuzz

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Rocky-song-oriented-reverb-fan

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

  10. A: Feist. because her music is stunning and her guitar tones unbelievable. And Beck... for the same reason.

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

  12. A: Try using another guitar or pickup when doubling up guitars.

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

  14. A: Pop - which the during last few years in London has been a mix of: Singer/songwriters Indie pop Country pop EDM

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Sounds & coming up with hooks

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

  18. A: Hooks, ambience and when needed.. NOISE!

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

  20. A: Firstly, a long chat with the client to asses what they are looking for. Stylistically and in terms of vibes. I like to find out what the song is about too. I often send out an MP3 of ideas before I call the project done to make sure me and the client are both on the same track.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I've got a decent collection of vintage guitars and amps ready to be used in recordings. I only keep the instruments that have performed well in the hot seat of a live or studio session. I also have a large collection of new and vintage pedals available in my studio.

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

  24. A: Daniel Lanois Blake Mills Dan Auerbach Josh Homme

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

  26. A: Studio work often includes a mix of hook based parts, rhythm work and textural and ambient soundscapes. Simplicity is key.. and so are good tones!

John Newman - Something Special

I was the Guitarist in this production

Terms Of Service

Fast turnaround (I aim to mail things out within 24-36 hours from start of project). Revisions are welcome but will be capped at 2 max.

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Gear Highlights
  • '67 Gibson ES 335
  • '72 Gibson Hummingbird
  • '68 Fender Stratocaster
  • '63 Fender Esquire
  • '74 Fender Telecaster
  • '78 Fender Mustang bass
  • '68 Gibson SG Jr
  • '52 Supro Chicago 51
  • '66 Fender Vibro Champ
  • Lazy J20
  • +dozens of vintage & modern pedals!
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