Jack Croft

Session Guitarist & Bassist

I’m a professional session guitarist and bassist based in Bristol, UK with over 15 years of professional studio and touring experience. I’ve worked with members of IDLES and Hawkwind, and I have a degree in Professional Musicianship and Songwriting. My original music has been featured in Clash Magazine, DIY Magazine and has had UK airplay on BBC Radio 6 by legendary DJs Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson.

I started my career at the age of 15, when I began playing local gigs and sessions with function bands on the live circuit across the UK. I was soon asked to play guitar on two solo records by Julian Crimmins (ex-Hawkwind keyboardist), and in addition to session work I began to give private guitar and bass tutoring across my hometown Bristol. At 18 I enrolled at The British and Irish Modern Music (BIMM) Institute, graduating with a degree in Professional Musicianship and Songwriting. It was here I formed my band INDIGOS, and gained a reputation in the Bristol scene following several notable support slots with Cherry Glazerr, Stonefield, Acid Mothers Temple and landing slots at Dot to Dot festival and Boardmasters festival. We were then signed to London record label Club AC30 and have since released our debut EP, which was co-produced by Lee Kiernan of UK punk band IDLES, who has acted as a friend and mentor to us for several years.

For professionally recorded guitar and bass tracks, get in touch for a quote and let’s get making music! Thanks, Jack

To get started, all I’ll need from you is a bounce of your song at whatever stage it’s at, along with any links to reference songs you can think of that would give me a good idea of the guitar style and sound you’d like.

Chord sheets/music scores are not necessary as I am capable of playing along to any song by ear, but feel free to send me anything that might help you explain what you’d like from me.

If you have any extra requirements, don’t hesitate to let me know. The better you can explain what you’d like me to do, the better I can do it!

I’m a professional session guitarist and bassist based in Bristol, UK with over 15 years of professional studio and touring experience. I offer full guitar/bass arrangements for your songs, professionally recorded in my home studio using state-of-the-art equipment. That includes rhythm and lead parts, with however many tracks your song requires! Every song is unique, so we’ll have a chat and decide the number of tracks, type of tone, and style of playing you require. I’ll then work my magic and you’ll receive multiple high quality tracks/stems in 24 bit WAV or AIFF format, fully edited and ready to place into your project!

I specialise in Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk, Alternative, taking influence from artists such as Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. I’m well-versed in music theory and my diverse experience with artists from various genres, ranging from Hip-Hop and Folk to Heavy Metal, allows me to fit in with any style of music that’s thrown at me.

My gear collection includes Fender Stratocasters, Jazzmasters, a Gibson Les Paul, Fender Precision Bass and a Musicman Stingray Bass. Not to mention an extensive pedalboard of world-class modern and vintage effects, perfect for shaping my sound to sit neatly in your song! Amps include a ’65 Fender Deluxe Reverb, Vox AC30 and Roland Jazz Chorus which cover an enormous range of tones from crystal clean to scorching distortion, all lovingly recorded using a large collection of dynamic and condenser microphones into Logic Pro X.

In my career I’ve been lucky enough to work with members of IDLES and Hawkwind, and I’ve picked up many invaluable tips from the leading industry professionals I’ve met along the way. My original songs have received UK radio play on BBC Radio 6 by legendary DJs Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, and I’ve landed support slots alongside artists such as Stonefield, Cherry Glazerr and Sløtface.

Whatever the genre, if you’re looking for professional guitar or bass tracks, drop me a message and let’s make some music together! I can’t wait to hear your ideas – Jack

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