1 hour for $50
Consultations, tuition, mentoring.
John Garden has over fifteen years' experience working in the music industry at all levels. Musical Director for Alison Moyet and Scissor Sisters, as well as session musician, composer and mix engineer for a wide variety of clients, he brings a deep knowledge of popular music and modern technology to his work.
Rehearsal plans, new song arrangements, budgets for playback rigs, preparation of playback tracks, and more
Get rehearsals right, don’t waste time and money doing preproduction work in rehearsals. Focus on the music
Start the tour strong. Constant quality control throughout the tour. Remote consultancy included
Experience working with male and female vocalists from pop to rock to folk to musical theatre. Vocal warmups, ear training, part writing and finding harmonies for BVs.
Tighten up existing arrangements. Pull your back catalogue into line with the style of your latest release. Efficient planning, making best use of rehearsal time.
Preparation and mixing of playback tracks for use in Ableton Live or the software of your choice. Tasteful integration of recorded elements into existing live show.
Will work closely with FOH Engineer and Monitor Engineer to ensure best representation of the artist, both in the auditorium and onstage.
Regular checkups during the tour available, to ensure consistent quality; from band performance and vocalists’ health, to onstage technical support and maximising the potential of the FOH mix.
Specially prepared tracks for use in TV appearances etc. Mixes of live TV appearances for later broadcast. Live albums mixed on request. Overseeing of live recordings and special events. Post production and mixing available.
John has worked as musical director, instrumentalist and programmer with:
ALISON MOYET / MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS / SCISSOR SISTERS / TRISTAN MACKAY / JUKES / CARY GRACE / KESHA / ELIZABETH FRASER / BBC RADIO 4 / TILTED CITY / TONY ORRELL (AS JJ AND THE BIRDMAN) / JIMMY GOODRICH / EMILY BREEZE and more…
Live appearances include venues, festivals, TV & Radio shows in the UK, Europe, Canada, North America, South America, Japan, Australia and Russia.