I am a session harmonica player with over 20 years of recording experience. (That's right, I started as a kid!) Click here for some recent examples of my work.
I have recorded for clients across Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and many more places. Click for more details on remote harmonica sessions.
I've recorded 100's of songs as a session harmonica player for commercial and private clients all over the world. I always tailor my approach to suit your song specifically. Click here for testimonials.
I can offer harmonica tracks in a broad range of styles including Blues, Rock, Pop, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Funk, R&B, Soul, Indie and more. Click here for some recent examples of my work.
Value for money
I am available for in-person studio work and can also record from my home studio in the UK. This means you can hire me from anywhere without additional travel/studio expenses. Payment can be taken by PayPal or debit/credit card. Rates vary according to the project so please contact me to discuss what you need.
Fast and easy
It's easy to arrange a session, and quick and simple to complete. Click for more information on the process.
I deliver fast, high quality home-studio recording at a fair price. Below is a sound reel of some of my recent work, plus some testimonials and more information on process and rates.
I look forward to hearing from you about your music!
"Liam is as talented and professional as they come. Top-notch high caliber player with a lot of feel and technicality to back it up. Found my go-to harp guy."
Nicky V, USA
"I have known and worked with Liam Ward for almost 15 years, on many recordings and live performances. He has consistently produced stunning harmonica performances on many of my albums. There is no doubt Liam is a world class harp player, the very best. He is dedicated to his craft and he is a highly dynamic, intelligent, energetic and passionate performer. Liam is and will continue to be my #1 go-to harmonica player."
Elias T Hoth, UK
"Great musician. We got exactly what we asked for and a bit more. If you need blues harp, Liam is Boss!!"
Mick Walsh, USA
“Liam’s creative, innovative and endlessly inventive harmonica lines are one of the standout contributions that made my first record so good! When it came time to finish recording my second record, it was a no-brainer in terms of who to call. I flew Liam over to Toronto, on my own dime, confident in that he would deliver the goods. I was not disappointed. Liam is easily the best harmonica player I’ve played with in my entire career, and his creativity, chops and incredibly melodic playing are what sets him apart from the rest. He’s also a fantastic person, and incredibly easy to work with, as he knows exactly what the song needs, and what to deliver. If you’re looking for a harmonica for your next project, I can honestly think of no one better.”
Mike Nagoda, Toronto, ON, Canada
"Liam is an exceptional harmonica player! He handled my requests very easily, was extremely patient and delivered an outstanding performance."
"Fantastic work, tight and great sound. A keeper..."
Erick Beau, Canada
How a remote session works
Send me the song (mp3 is fine) plus information on the style you'd like me to play.
I'll send you two or three takes.
We can discuss any changes you would like and I can send a final take if necessary.
Every job is different so I will work out a fair rate with you based on the specifics of the job. Please get in touch to discuss your project. I look forward to hearing from you!
I take payment via PayPal or debit/credit card. A 50% deposit is required, with the remaining 50% paid upon completion.
It helps a lot if you send me the following info:
• Count-in or click (if you want me to play right from the start of the track)
• File format needed from me (industry standard is 16/24 bit WAV)
• Do you need me to play a specific way? For example, are there certain sections of the song you'd like me to play on? Specific notes, melodies or licks that you need? Would you like aaggressive/relaxed/melodic style etc? The more information I have, the quicker and easier the process.