Hi,I'm Claud, I am a London based session piano player & producer with over 20 years of professional experience in performing, recording and arranging. I want to help you make an amazing record.
I have been passionate about music for as long as I can remember.I play Rock, Blues, Funk,Soul, Bossa Nova. I am very committed and reliable. Im excited to collaborate with other musicians. I am easy going, open to ideas ,providing an excellent communication and attention to detail. I will do all I can to make sure you get exactly what you want for your project.
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17 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Claud G.
Claud was a pleasure to work with. Communication was easy and clear from the start and the variety of piano parts made it easy to get the results I was after quickly. Claud is a beautiful piano player who I highly recommend!
Claud is a master of his craft. He finished our project really quickly with beautiful result. I will definitely get him to help me with my future projects again.
This was my first project with Claud, and it was indeed a pleasure to have worked with someone who is true to their instrument. Claud is one smooth and creative piano player, and he gives you tons of option to choose from. Thank you for the extra stems, the project was a great success.
Would recommend Claud in a heartbeat - great intuitive musician who cares about your music . Brilliant
Fantastic work from Claud on another track. Provides plenty of options and puts his heart and soul into providing the best sounds for your recording
I really enjoy working with Claud and he always delivers what I need. He gave me some parts to work with and they really add that extra quality to my track. On top of that he's a really nice guy and very easy to communicate with. Thanks once again Claud - until next time :-)
Another great experience . Great communication, options and most of all first class playing and performance. Look forward to further collabs!
Another great experience! Claud nailed some super cool clarinet riffs that were just what my project needed
Great job on my track - played exactly the kind of part I needed and gave loads of options . Will work with again for sure !
Claud provided me with some excellent hammond riffs to finish off my track. As usual he took the time to create me quite a few variations so I could really dial in the sound I needed. Thanks again Claud, I really appreciate your help.
Claud was very professional to work with. Very responsive and quick turnaround.
Two words can describe Claud, FREAKING AMAZING!
I really enjoy working with Claud - he really cares about the end product and will give his all to help you achieve it. He is always in touch to gather feedback to make sure he gets it right. Thanks very much Claud and lets get onto the next track.
This was the second project I have worked on with Claud, as his enthusiasm for my music made me think he could help me develop a song I was a little bit stuck on. Claud very kindly played quite a few variations for me and again was on hand to listen to my song and offer ideas that were above the piano I asked him to do for me. I really enjoyed the final product and the process with Claud. He's a good communicator and wants to get the project right. I will give Claud a shout again soon.
This was my first time working Claud and it was really enjoyable. He takes getting it right very seriously and gave me a few alternatives to pick from. Even after then he was there to help and edit and replay parts to help finish the production. Thank you very much for your help Claud i will give you a shout soon to help again.
Claud is a great person to work with. He really cares about what he delivers to you. He has great skills on the piano and those skills have helped me in a number of tracks (see my reviews). His communication is bang on and he always takes time to listen to your requirements and any feedback. He has delivered to all of my deadlines, so he is someone i know i can rely on.
Claud is the best. He understands the composer's mind and is even kind. Also, his piano performance is soft and delicate. I want to work with him again next time.
Interview with Claud G.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An orchestral epic arrangement
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: At the moment digital only , I would love to afford Analog, experience it and have the space for it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: definitely an acoustic instrument , (would love a piano ) and the rest of the tools in order to make some great recordings )
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are too many artists that inspire me in different ways ,singer-songwriters , film composers , performers, multi-instrumentalists.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do is playing and recording the piano part of my client's songs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: usually pop/rock/funk for my clients and I also work on film soundtracks and classical music orchestrations.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I would listen to the song a few times and get to know it well, and add the colours that I feel the song would need with my own style , emotion and technique.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Improvisation, playing by ear, arranging
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in my own recording studio which is equiped with all the recording facilities that I would need to provide a professional recording. I play an 88 keys MIDI controller which I use extensively with Logic Pro and a large variety of virtual instruments.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Being classically trained I have a broad musical and technical background. I have developed playing by ear from a very early age which had a huge advantage by learning songs much quicker, giving me more freedom and space for improvisation, inventiveness and creating my own interpretation, combining different styles of music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Before I start working and recording a song or a project, the planing of it its very important to me. I will try to communicate as many appropriate and related questions to understand what the musician(s) I am working with are striving for and make sure we are on the same page. Once that is established I am working around the deadline and I always present beforehand few examples and ideas that the song could develop into.