Session Playing

Elliot has to date played in over 250 hours of studio recording sessions for a wide variety of musical styles and genres. Notably, he has a close relationship with Video Game and Anime Composer Kevin Penkinwith whom he recorded music for the score of upcoming game release 'Defender's Quest II: Mists of Ruin' and is currently working with on a project for Duo Diez. He has also worked with internationally best-selling band 'Kitty Daisy and Lewis' recording tracks for their new album, and travelled with the band on their European Tour from February - March 2015, performing live strings in 13 different European cities. 

As both an instrumentalist and a composer, he has the unique position of being able to act when required as a secondary producer working from the midst of the musicians to spot inconsistencies and tuning issues that might not be immediately obvious to the control booth. Composers that Elliot have worked with have praised this approach as being incredibly helpful to the recording.

Elliot has been booked to play in various studios and recordings around the country, including notably at Abbey Road Studios, Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, and at SSR Studios Camden.

 

Testimonials

 

Elliot is an invaluable asset to a recording session.

He mixes first class musicianship and technical precision with a deep understanding of the producer and composer’s needs, distinguishing himself as a leader who encourages a superior standard among his fellow session musicians.
— - Ezra Axelrod, Songwriter and Composer

Elliot is my first call violist for sessions, and to no surprise!

As well as being a strong leader whilst recording, he has been extremely helpful in contracting other musicians and takes pride in his work. He’s a great guy to work with.
— Mike Ladouceur, Film Composer

Elliot’s enthusiasm, musicality and technical ability have always been impressive when in my sessions. He is willing to experiment and offers useful advice when required.
— Sam Jones, Film Composer

Elliot is an absolute star and a pleasure to work with, not to mention exceptionally musical. He can always be relied upon for a excellent performance, as well as being a great help during the session generally.

Whenever I need a viola player, it is definitely going to be Elliot.
— Phoebe Garratt, Film Composer

Elliot is the first person I contact as soon as I get a session booked. Literally.

Not only is he an incredibly talented musician and an absolute pleasure to work with, but his in-session comments and his assistance in fixing players have become invaluable to me.
— Dmitrios Ntontis, Composer for Film and Media

Elliot is a friendly, enthusiastic and reliable collaborator.

He pairs great music professionalism with a very likeable character. Elliot is very experienced in recording for films, and is always incredibly helpful with the organisation of a recording session.
— Andrea Boccadoro, Composer for Screen

Excellent musicianship, musical sensitivity and a phenomenal work ethic make Elliot my first choice for recording sessions.

He brings versatility as a section player and a soloist and his familiarity with musical idioms and the recording process make him a credit to any session.
— Shane Rutherfoord-Jones, Film and Media Composer