Jazz violinist writing and performing solo violin or string arrangements for your songs!
I was trained from a young age in the art of classical violin. I moved on to jazz as a teenager and studied composition and arranging as a young man. I am now working as a gigging jazz musician in London UK whilst composing and arranging for anybody who likes my sound. Recently worked on the score for Kingsman 2 and have recorded with Giles Martin at Abbey Road Studios in London.
I specialise in writing 4 part violin parts to thicken up the sound of your track. I can also rerecord sampled strings to give them a 'real feel' or can improvise a solo to suit your tracks style. I have the ears of not only a classical musician but a musician who appreciates all styles of modern music also. Look forward to collaborating with you!!!!!
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4 ReviewsEndorse Matt's Vintage Strings
Matt's work was exactly as promised and an amazing value considering how much work was involved. Quick turnaround, super friendly - I have no doubt he'll give you what you want.
Matt is a very talented musician.
If you're looking for a real pro Matt is your man!! He was communicative, super quick and accurate, so I didn't even need any revision!
I've worked with New Vintage Strings many times in the past and he has always delivered the goods. Whether its an improvised jazz solo or backing string parts New Vintage Strings is always my first call. His parts always take my track to the next level. His communication was excellent and the turn around time very fast. You won't be disappointed!
Interview with Matt's Vintage Strings
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been playing the violin for 20 years and recording for people for the last 7 years. I've shaped my playing and recording career on one motto...'Look after the music and the music will look after you'
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: feel, depth, warmth and whatever feels right!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Violin, bow, roisin, spare strings, violin case
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Vintage, jazz infused, classy!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mic placement is the most important aspect of getting a good sound.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: most often I am asked to write and record a subtle layered string part for a singer-songwriter or producer. Sometimes I get asked to double a string part someone has already written and recorded with sampled strings as a way of giving it a more realistic sound. I often will just do this by ear if there is no written part. I also specialise in jazz and gypsy swing so am regularly asked to lay down an improvised solo, either on its own or weaving in and out of a vocal line.