John Bailey Music

Multi-instrumentalist & Composer

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John Bailey is a guitarist/composer from Northwest England

John Bailey studied for an MA in Jazz performance in 2010 and has since been working as guitarist for singer Russell Watson and Aled Jones as well as other renowned artists. John Bailey currently writes for film and TV individually and in partnership with renowned film composer Mike Moran on behalf of Chelsea Pictures. John Bailey recently performed music from the CODA soundtrack with Emilia Jones as part of her CODA promotional screenings for the Academy Awards, BAFTAs and Oscars. He played guitar for several weeks on Sting’s ’The Last Ship’ and has numerous TV performances including Jane McDonald and Songs of Praise. John performs with English mezzo soprano Laura Wright at corporate events and soon at Lytham Festival’s classical proms.

Who is John Bailey?

John performs regularly with the London Concert Orchestra, most notably in their Zimmer Vs. Williams production. He has collaborated with the English Chamber Orchestra on their ‘Lord of the Strings’ production. In addition to these engagements, John frequently plays with English opera singer Laura Wright across various formats and styles. He has also toured the UK with the Cape Town Opera and performed regularly with Raymond Gubbay’s Northern and Southern orchestras, including the Christmas Extravaganza show at the Barbican in London. Currently, John is performing on guitar and keys for Northern shows as part of Backyard Cinema’s Romeo and Juliet live screenings.

Looking for a session guitarist?

John teaches jazz guitar at The University of Liverpool.

John Bailey offers session guitar and recording options from his home studio and also on location when necessary. John has performed and recorded professionally across a number of genres including as a classical soloist in venues such as The Bridgewater Hall, London Palladium and Birmingham Symphony Hall and also as a country guitarist as part the Country Night in Nashville show in 2018/19.

Looking for a composer for film/tv project?

John currently writes with film composer Mike Moran on behalf of Chelsea Productions as well as in a solo context. John can provide high quality music across a range of styles and genres which suit your project and uses the most up to date recording and producing software and libraries. He has a wide catalogue of work available to hear from electro and hip hop to folk, acoustic and classical. John’s writing spans film genres from indie movie scores to horror movie scores and from action and drama scores to music for adverts.

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