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Nice things said by nice people ...


“I’ve been working with Martin Stansbury since 2008, when he engineered and produced Crow Coyote Buffalo, the album I made with Zoë Pollock under the band name Mama. Soon after that he became my manager, overseeing my musical career and accompanying me on all my tours worldwide. It’s fantastic to see what Cacophony Cottage has become, and the advice and direction he’s given me with my musical career has been invaluable. I’m very, very lucky to have him on my team and recommend his services highly to other artists.” — Sarah McQuaid,

“After 50 years on the road I like to think I know what I’m talking about. I’ve worked with or alongside Martin in clubs/festivals and studios. He’s the ultimate pro, unflappable and dependable and I really would like to think I’ll be working with him in some capacity in the future. I would look forward to that immensely.” — Michael Chapman,

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“Working with Martin on my album was a joy, he brought the technical skills obviously needed to make the recording sparkle but also brought a musician’s sensitivity to the mix, suggesting ideas for instrumentation and experimentation which lifted each song. Throughout the project every suggestion he made was offered with a relaxed, laid back attitude and a sense of humour which meant that when we disagreed there was never an argument. Wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again on my future projects.” — Lawrence Illsley,

“Martin took the stems from a track we’d spent way too much time on and produced a fresh new mix that we could never have produced ourselves. If you want a professional mix that pulls your sound together with balance and power, you want Martin’s ears on your music.” — Tim Norman, UVX ((Ultraviolet Explorer)),


“Martin is my absolute ‘go to’ guy and professional of choice for any music project I am involved with. He has the best ‘ears’ I have ever worked with regardless of the project. I have used Martin’s services for studio recording, mixing, bass playing, producing and mastering. He is an absolute pleasure to work with in all these situations. This includes hands on live studio recordings and working remotely. In all of these capacities Martin has been efficient, patient, professional yet relaxed and timely. Martin is always extremely supportive of whatever project I ask him to get involved with and dives into the project at whatever point I ask for his support. He is always on hand to deal with any issues and questions. He has such a wealth of experience to draw upon that no situation seems to phase him and his advice is always relevant, well thought out and with the listenability of the end product in mind. He is a very adaptable professional and an all round awesome chap!” — Chris Blackmore-Wynn, @thelegendarysnakesnakesnake,

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