Highly experienced session acoustic guitarist. I can not only provide excellent quality, but I will also deliver with creativity and flair all executed with meticulous technique to help take your songs to the next level! I'll take the time to really listen to your songs, to understand every detail of your brief and to exceed expectations.
I have over 18 years experience playing and recording music. I can play in any style/genre necessary, and I can also call upon a number of differing techniques to achieve the desired result (Strumming, soloing, travis picking, slapping, tapping, harmonics etc). I also specialise in advanced fingerstyle. I have found fingerpicking to be a very popular option during sessions. When arranged skilfully and recorded correctly, it can really tie a piece of music together beautifully. I am also at home in a variety of different tunings on acoustic guitar, another option when looking to add something unique to your track.
I mainly record with my Fylde 'Alchemist' model acoustic guitar (it has never failed to impress). Also available are models by Breedlove, Faith, Yamaha.
My main set-up is recording with twin AKG c414 XLii's in XY, along with a feed from the pickup in the guitar so three sources overall. I use Logic Pro X.
Looking forward to some exciting collaborations.
Feel free to check out some of my work on youtube - just search 'jack haigh music' :)
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4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Jack Haigh
Jack has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He was able to work out what he had to play based on the temp tracks I gave him and also added a bit of his own flair. I would definitely work with him again!
I've worked with Jack before and I'll work with him again. He is a flawless player with great taste. A great talent!
Great working with you Jack! Really intuitive and patient.
Thank you Jack! Jack absolutely achieved what I was looking for and more. I’m so lucky to have had the pleasure to meet and work with him.
Interview with Jack Haigh
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I don't have a preference.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That this is an easy profession
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Solo original material
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My clients will walk away happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being creative. Working with other talented songwriters to make their music sound the best it can be
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Are you available to play on this track? A: I most certainly am! Q: When can you deliver? A: I have a 9 day turnaround with fast track options available if needed.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sort of vibe/style are you looking for? Do you have any reference songs that may help? Are you open to suggestions? What does this song mean to you and what do you expect from me?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. You get what you pay for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic guitar, classical guitar, violin(I can finally learn without annoying everyone), grand piano, Double Bass! (I hear they double up as a boat)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have over 17+ years of experience recording and playing music. I have a BMus degree in music performance from London's prestigious ICMP music school, graduated in 2014. I have been a self employed musician ever since, employing a number of different income streams including live performing, transcribing, teaching, but mostly session work these days.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern fingerstyle is my main playing style but I am equally at home with a pick.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kevin Parker of Tame Impala. I admire his songwriting and production skills so much
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you're not feeling it take a break. Go do something completely different for a while. Come back with fresh ears and a fresh perspective. Nearly always works.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All sorts! Anything that inspires!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creativity, groove and great recordings. As a songwriter myself, I naturally play for the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can take your song to another level with creativity and excitement. I'm also good at catering to the songs needs; figuring out how to enhance elements that are already there.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get a feel for the song. I'll load it on my phone and go for a walk while listening. If ideas come to me I will start to lay them down and see how things develop. Another important step is to decide on a tuning suitable for the song. I have a pretty good ear and can generally hear if an alternate tuning would lend itself better to a song than standard.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In my tailor made home studio I record my £5400 Fylde alchemist acoustic guitar (other guitars are available if necessary) with two AKG c414 xlii condenser mics in XY along with a feed from the magnetic pickup in the guitar. I also have a pair of line audio cm4 sdc's.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love listening to all types of music and draw inspiration from many differing sources. I am currently very inspired by Brazilian music. Some heroes of mine include Michael Hedges, John Martyn, Andy Mckee, Jimi Hendrix,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have many requests for acoustic arrangements whether that be for original tracks or covers. I also get many clients looking for a track of acoustic guitar to tie their track together. I frequently approach this by tuning the guitar to an open tuning and getting creative which seems to work very well.