Ruud van Halder

Session Guitarist I Composer

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Hi, my name is Ruud van Halder and I'm a session guitarist with over 10+ years experience in touring, recording and composing. I love creating tasteful, in the pocket, and great sounding guitar parts, both electric and acoustic. I approach everything with an open mind and try to take your song to a higher level.

After I graduated from the conservatory in Rotterdam in 2015, I started touring around the world with my band MARUTYRI, an instrumental jazz/funk/rock formation. We recorded several EP's and 2 albums.

As a session guitarist I've played with many Dutch artists, played in musicals and did a lot of tributes, like Sting and The Police, The Eagles and Peter Gabriel. To name a few.
At the moment I play with one of the most popular artists in The Netherlands: Suzan & Freek.

As you can read I have a lot of experience in different genres. That experience now works in my favor to be able to adapt quickly. I'm a soulful guitar player who excels in groove, feel and sound. A few of my favorite guitar players are John Mayer, Michael Landau, James Taylor, Al McKay, Nile Rogers and Larry Carlton.

I have a lot of gear to choose from, so I'll always be able to find the best sound for you production.
Check out my Soundcloud playlist to hear some of it:

Click on the 'contact' button and let's make some great music!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.


I was the composer and the guitarist in this production

Terms Of Service

I’m pretty flexible with revisions. If you’re happy, I’m happy;)
I reply within 48 hours.

GenresSounds Like
  • Michael Jackson
  • Steely Dan
  • John Mayer
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Ox Box
  • Origin Aston
  • SM57
  • Toneking Imperial
  • Fender Pro Reverb '66
  • Haar Guitars Stratocaster
  • Haar Guitars Telecaster
  • Gibson es345 '77
  • Gretsch 6118 double anniversary
  • Danelectro Baritone
  • Eastman E20ss
  • Yamaha FG 140
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