Booking Session Musicians & Bands

In New Year 2012, Soundsmiths Promotions Ltd began life as a business set up to represent a collective of established professional session musicians offering a superior quality of live entertainment whilst also cutting out the additional price of agents' fees. Since then, our line-up of North West session musicians has grown to include some of the finest in the UK.

The vast majority of our North West session musicians are graduates of music degree courses specifically designed for performing session musicians by institutes such as The Royal Northern College of Music, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Leeds College of Music and the London Tech Schools, some of the country's most difficult courses to get onto. LIPA, for example, has an applicant acceptance rate of just 4%; even Oxford and Cambridge accept over 20% of their applicants!

Having worked on projects with some huge names, including Bryan Adams, Phil X, Paloma Faith, Craig David, Seal, Counting Crows, Lucie Silvas, Kid Creole, The Osmonds and more, our session musicians really are the cream of the crop, and we're very proud to use them as our go-to musicians for the majority of our services and products, be they artist promos, weddings, theatre productions, or live music tours and events.

The session musicians include, amongst others:

Book a Session Musician and/or Musical Director

Soundsmiths Promotions Ltd is uniquely placed in the North West in being able to supply session musicians for any project, be it as a stand-in ("dep") on a live gig, a regular musician on a tour, or a pit musician for musical theatre, for example.

Due to having a resident musical director (credits range from Sweet Charity to Rent, plus numerous live bands and tours in the UK and abroad), we're also able to provide complete bands of session musicians for theatre shows, musicals, corporate events, backing bands for singers traveling to the North West, and pretty much any event requiring skilled session players (reading music or otherwise). We can handle the entire musical process from both a creative and administrative angle including score/project analysis, booking musicians on budget, arranging, rehearsing, performing, and providing technical specifications to sound engineers (also available through Soundsmiths Promotions Ltd), liaising with all necessary management, technical and creative staff along the way.

Musicians for musicals and musicians for theatre can be booked along with or separately from our musical director for musical theatre. We're available to provide theatre musicians, bands and musical director in Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.

You can book any session musician or band from the options mentioned above through Soundsmiths Promotions Ltd in the knowledge that there are no agents or agency fees, and that you will deal directly with your musician(s) or their musical director.