Session Hire

Why Hire Me?

In the studio, creating and recording a full guitar arrangement is sometimes more than just chords, riffs, and solos, so I try to to take the whole sonic landscape into consideration. Using the right sounds as well as the right kind of playing is essential to getting a professional, musical result in the final mix. From my home studio I’m able to offer high quality recordings of quality instruments, fantastic amps and pedals, and a combination of microphones, providing tracks and tones that are tailored especially for your music – and all in an acoustically treated environment.

When performing, preparing appropriate music to suit the theme, location, and audience of the performance is key. This is why I communicate closely with my clients what music will be played on the day of the performance. Whether it’s for a band, show, wedding, or any other means of entertainment, I can accommodate any situation comfortably.


Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, however it does make my life so much easier if you can also provide the music for me to listen to.

Yes. I have all the necessary equipment to capture high quality electric and acoustic guitar tracks.

Working from home gives the most freedom and potential for your music because I’m under no pressure, which means that I can take a few more risks and try to really make your track blossom. I have full control and can make sure that I’m capturing my best performances.

The guitar tracks you’ll receive from me will be studio-quality 24-bit recordings. I’ve been recording guitars for years and my experience producing and mixing has helped me understand some of the best ways of approaching guitar recording. In addition to great guitars, great amps and effects pedals, a set of good microphones, and a high quality Focusrite preamp, I have a selection of superb mixing tools such as EQs, compressors, and an array of modulation and other time-based effects, so if you’re looking for a fully produced track I can deliver that too.

When I send you your recordings you should be able to drop them straight into your existing project and have them sounding fantastic in no time at all. In addition to the high quality raw recordings I will often provide a processed version too, with EQ, compression and any ambience and so on that I think is suitable for the track. You can use this as a reference and you may choose to use the processed track immediately. Working this way gives you the choice of making use of my creative experience, or having complete control over the tracks to fit your creative vision. Whatever works for you!

Yes, playing live is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world! I’ve played for a mixture of scenarios such as musicals, formal parties, weddings, band tours, and band fill-ins. As with any live performance I am always prepared well in advance where possible. However this cant always be done since sometimes shows can be quite spontaneous! Through my experience I am confident that in most spontaneous situations, I will be able to get the job done as if I’ve been working on it for months.

For studio work prices for short pieces start at just A$60. For much larger arrangements it can cost anything up to A$250 per piece. Payment is usually made via PayPal. If you want to discuss a price for a bigger session (ie several songs), or if it’s quite simple and you have a tight budget just contact me and we can talk about something that works for you.

Live performances can vary a lot more depending on what I’m required to play, the duration, the location and theme, and the preparation involved. Please contact me with your enquiry and I should be able to give you an accurate quote as soon as I’m available to respond.

If you still have any unanswered questions at this point, just drop me your questions on my contact page and I’ll get back to you asap! 


The tracks are incredible and we are very pleased at how they sound. Thank you for your excellent work Darryl!
Stefano Congiu
Enigma / Studio session
I first called on Darryl, through the recommendation of another musician, for a very urgent impending show. Darryl played incredibly well under the pressure of time and kept up with the rest of the orchestra as if he'd been playing with us for months. It's very rare you can find an incredibly talented guitar player who can also read! He has now become my go-to guitarist.
Amy Warren
Musical Director / Musicals
Darryl was very helpful, and a very pleasant young man to deal with. He had a brief from us and delivered on every score.
Anne Marshall
A.D.G UK / Formal Event



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