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I am a session harmonica player with over 20 years of recording experience. Click for recent examples of my work.

I also play a range of skiffle and jug band instruments: musical saw, jaws harp, comb & paper, jug, washboard, spoons and the bones. Ask me about these if you'd like to know more.


I've played across the globe and recorded 1,000s 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.

"Liam is as talented and professional as they come"

Nicky (USA)


I can offer harmonica tracks in a broad range of styles: Blues, Rock, Pop, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Funk, R&B, Soul, Indie and more. Click for recent examples of my work.

As well as harmonica, I can record vocals and play various jug band / novelty instruments including the musical saw, jaws harp, comb & paper (the precursor to the kazoo), jug, washboard, spoons and Irish bones.


Value for money

I am available for in-person studio and live work and I 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 debit/credit card or PayPal. 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.

Quality guaranteed

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!

Click to contact me about playing harmonica on your song

sound reel


"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, 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."

Dean, UK

"Great musician. We got exactly what we asked for and a bit more. If you need blues harp, Liam is Boss!!"

Mick, USA

"Liam is an exceptional harmonica player! He handled my requests very easily, was extremely patient and delivered an outstanding performance."

Molo, USA

"Fantastic work, tight and great sound. A keeper."

Erick, Canada

"Liam is an awesome talent that can elevate your song or project to another level. He is a consummate professional that will capture the vibe of your song. On top of that he is a GREAT GUY!"

Dave, 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."

Mike, Canada



How a remote session works

  1. Send me the song (mp3 is fine) plus information on the style you'd like me to play.
  2. I'll send you two or three takes.
  3. We can discuss any changes you would like and I can send one additional 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!


Payment method

I take payment via PayPal or debit/credit card. A 50% deposit is required, with the remaining 50% paid upon completion.
Top tips

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.

Contact me about playing harmonica on your song.

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