However much work I may do freelance, as a one-off hired hand rather than (or rather as well as) playing with an established group, I’m essentially an ensemble player not a solo artist. That partly, maybe, goes with the instrument(s), certainly with my personal tastes (I don’t like playing unaccompanied much and like using backing tracks less; just as importantly, I love group interplay and like to play a balance of accompanying and leading rather than being out the front all the time), and a certain amount with chance of development of my career.
But I’ve tended to have mostly solo ‘shop window’ material, partly because it’s the assumption when putting together showreels or demos and partly because it’s not fair to just appropriate my bands’ recordings or videos to my own website, but not that straightforward on most platforms to gather other people’s content together under my name without divorcing it from the creators.
Except, of course, you can do just that with a Youtube playlist. So have a watch below for really a much more accurate sample of what I do a lot of the time, with some of the key people I do it with at present.