WRITER, COMPOSER, PRODUCER, ENGINEER
I started writing and recording music on a Tascam 4-track during my teenage years. By the time I’d finished a BSc in Biochemistry I had recorded 3 albums and a number of EPs for a variety of bands in various studios and home setups. I also had my first taste of major-label recording and mixing while shadowing Tom Lord-Alge for a week at his South Beach Studios in Miami.
Soon after University I moved to London and started a work experience placement with Miloco Studios which then led to internships with Flood, Alan Moulder and Hugh Padgham. Hugh took me under his wing and I assisted him for over a year, with other occasional assisting jobs in a variety of Miloco studios, before branching out on my own. During my time as an intern and assistant, I was involved in sessions with artists such as Bloc Party, Placebo, White Lies, Dominic Miller and Sir Tom Jones.
In the years since, I’ve worked as a co-writer, composer, engineer, producer or mixer on a variety of records across a wide range of genres, on both independent and major record labels. I co-founded a record label, raised a six-figure investment and released a number of records before selling my shares. I’ve also had the opportunity to travel the world as a private science tutor.
My approach to recording totally depends on the artist that I’m working with, but I am a big fan of combining traditional analogue recording techniques and microphone placement with the best of modern production.
Currently, my favourite studio to work from for most album projects is Giant Wafer, a residential studio in the Welsh countryside. I can offer very competitive all-in prices (including accommodation) for projects recorded here but if you’d rather record somewhere else, I’m comfortable in most studios, having cut my teeth on SSL, Neve and API desks in the finest London studios. I also have a home setup in Finsbury Park, London, which is great for preproduction or projects which don’t require too much in the way of live instrumentation and drums.