What does it take to be a session musician?
On the face of it, being a session musician sounds great. You get to keep your anonymity and have all the fun of playing regularly to packed crowds alongside famous stars and amazing musicians. But what’s it really like in the modern day, and what do you need in your locker to be a successful session player?
Posted: 26 May 2020
There are a lot of people who have very successful careers as session players, but the dream and the reality can often be two very different beasts. While you’re visualising playing sold out shows to thousands of screaming fans, the reality today is often long periods in a home studio with little opportunity for you to get creative. But if you’re determined to forge a career as a session player, what skills do you need to be a professional ‘gun for hire’?