Up North Session Orchestra

Session Musicians in the North

The premier session orchestra in the north of England, employing the finest session musicians up north. Contractors for film score sessions, advert music, bands, singer songwriters, producers & studios. Session Strings, Wind, Brass and Percussion, available across the North; for studios in Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool & Leeds.

The Up North Session Orchestra provide the finest session musicians in the north. Our players have worked with major recording artists, producers and film composers including: Trevor Jones, Mike Scott, Nico Muhly, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker, Paul Heaton, Thea Gilmore, Badly Drawn Boy & Duane Eddy. We employ the very best musicians from the north including those who regularly play with major Orchestras: The Halle, Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata & The Orchestra of Opera North. 

The Up North Session Orchestra provide any combination of instruments, strings, wind, brass & percussion - from soloists to full orchestra. We have excellent connections with studios, producers and engineers in the North. We also provide original scores if required, our in house arrangers work alongside the client to create bespoke parts for any instrument combination. 

Our session strings in particular are in high demand in studios across the North for pop & folk tracks.

Also available live, the Up North Session Orchestra can provide full orchestra backing for tours, live film scores, TV shows, collaborations and large scale events.

there are hooks aplenty and some of the most gorgeously dramatic strings we’ve heard in some time
— Alphabet Bands, Slow Club 'Complete Surrender'