The studio began in a bedroom in Brighton in 2002. Born of a life long love of recorded sound and song writing.
I grew up in a musical family around instruments, tape players, microphones and vinyl. Skipping ahead a few years (past Art School and various bands) and I began touring with Bonobo playing cello and guitar. I eventually went on to form my own band and sign with a label. It wasn't until my first albums release though that people started to ask me to record for them and from that point the studio has organically grown. Then in 2009 it finally moved out of a basement bedroom and into premises in the centre of Brighton, just off Western Road and close to the sea.
I love the recording process from beginning to end, sometimes starting with a songwriter and a sketch, seeing where it leads us. Sometimes with a full live band. Getting the right session musicians onboard, writing string sections and achieving crafted final mixes. There's now separate booths for tracking with a full band, making it easy to capture that unique musical feel that happens so naturally when everyone is playing together.
I'll have a go at playing most instruments and play the cello, violin, drums, guitar and bass well enough to understand how they relate and work within tracks.
Aside from producing records I have also recorded projects for voice over artists for Radio 4&2 and ITV.
My own music has ended up being played on Radio 1, 2 and 4 and BBC 6 music and in programmes such as Masterchef and Xfactor. It is now published under licence to BMG and also Altitude Music Publishing, London.
I have been fortunate enough to record for and play with, amongst others,
BONOBO (Ninja Tune)
CUZ (Sam Dook of THE GO!TEAM and Mike Watt of MINUTEMEN/STOOGES)
100 PETS (Pickled Egg Records)