Providing sounds to the UK's
biggest artists

“Vern is something special, he brings that little extra to every track we work on together!”‘Froe’ – TMS Productions (One Direction, Rita Ora, Olly Murs & more)
"...an excellent songwriter...guitar wise, there's not much he can't play..."Alex Uhlmann - Planet Funk
"I've really enjoyed collaborating with Vern and am very proud of the results. Here's to doing lots more together in the future!"Chris Smith - Director P.C.A.M
“...an exceptional musician with an ability to cover and replicate a wide range of styles...”Max Rafferty - The Kooks
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Online Sessions

Vern has provided tracking for some of the biggest artists in the U.K, including One Direction, Olly Murs, Sigma, Rita Ora and many more.

 

Vern is able to provide you with top quality guitar and bass tracks to fit perfectly with your project. As well as being an accomplished studio musician, Vern is able to work remotely from his home studio and deliver bespoke passes to you directly via a file transfer site.

 

How It Works:

  1. Discuss the brief
  2. Send Vern your files
  3. Skype / FaceTime meeting
  4. Receive your finished recording

 

If you want to work with Vern, please send a short message detailing your requirements below.

 

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Composition

With over 20 years of experience in composing guitar based music, Vern is able to write and co-write music to brief, spanning a wide range of genres. Vern can write and produce the perfect soundtrack to make your project stand out as having ‘that little something extra’.

 

How it works:

 

  1. Discuss the brief
  2. Skype / FaceTime meeting
  3. Draft
  4. Skype / FaceTime review
  5. Receive your finished recording

 

Please listen to some examples of Vern’s songwriting below:

 

 

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Vern Asbury - Session Musician specialising in guitars

 

Vern is a multi-instrumentalist, (guitar, vocal, bass, drums), specialising in guitar. In addition to having established himself as a session guitarist in the pop music industry, Vern writes and produces music.

 

Writing and Recording

 

  • Vern is currently co-writing with various writers and producers including TMS Productions (One Direction / Little Mix / Olly Murs / Rita Ora / Sigma / Kwabs / Fleur East / Professor Green / Ella Henderson), Chris Bishop (Syco / Freestylers / CTRL-Z / Autobots) and Chris Smith (specialist in music for TV, film and advertising with numerous sync licensing credits including, Budweiser / Singapore Airlines / Hyundai).
  • In 2004/05, as part of production duo ‘Muddy Funkers’, Vern wrote and produced soundtrack which featured on successful multi-platform gaming titles, ‘Mashed’ and ‘Ford Racing 3’, released by developer, ‘Empire Interactive’.

 

Live Experience

 

  • Between 2011 and 2013, Vern played for Max Rafferty (ex The Kooks) as his touring lead guitarist in the UK and Europe.
  • Between 2008 and 2010, Vern played as lead guitarist for Friday Night Hero (singer, Alex Uhlmann now fronts Planet Funk) in the UK and Europe.

 

Session Acoustic/Electric/Bass Guitar Recordings:

 

  • Olly Murs – Why Do I Love You – released November 2014 on album: Never Been Better
  • HometownCry For Help – released March 2015 (reached number 1 in the singles chart, Ireland)
  • One Direction – Temporary Fix – released November 2015 on album: Made In The A.M.
  • Fleur East – Gold Watch – released on album 2015
  • Ella Henderson – (Title TBA) – to be released on forthcoming album 2016
  • Sigma ft. Rita Ora – Coming Home – released as single in December 2015
  • Other artists Vern has recorded for that have releases pending are: James Morrison, Priscilla Renea and Hey Violet.

 

Vern Asbury - Session Musician (promo shot with guitar)

 

 

 

Guitars:

Fender USA 2015 Standard Telecaster

Fender USA 1994 Stratocaster

Fender Jazz 1994 Bass

Gibson SG ’61 Reissue

Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro

Takamine EN10C

Martin GPC PA4

Custom Nylon Acoustic

 

Hardware/Software/Outboard

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III

Peavey Ultra Tube 112

Various Guitar FX Pedals

Boss RC-50 Loop Station

Adam F7 Monitors

Mackie 1604VLZ Mixing Console

Focusrite Platinum Penta Pre amp / Compressor

Mac / Logic / Cubase / Guitar Rig

Rode NT 1000 Mic

AKG C1000S Mic

Sure SM57 Mic

Sure SM58 Mic

Beyer Dynamic DT770 Pro Headphones

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