Past Projects

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Sarah McQuaid – The St Buryan Sessions: Recording, mixing and production. 

A beautiful project, recorded and filmed “live” in Sarah’s local church whilst it was closed due to Covid. Initially rolled out as a series of singles and videos, the project will ultimately be released as a full album and concert film.

Lawrence Illsley – Trees: Mixing and production. 

The debut album by an award-winning poet. Lawrence recorded this himself in his mother’s house, shortly after losing her unexpectedly. I took his multitracks, called in a couple of my favourite musicians to add some subtle arrangements and backing vocals, and mixed the album.

Zoë – Lago Ausente: Vox recording.

One of my longest-standing clients. In addition to engineering the vocal sessions for her new album, I also spent a number of weeks working with her on pre-production in the form of demos which were used to develop these gorgeous arrangements.

The Legendary snakeSnakesnake – Westcountry Soul Vol 1: Mixing and mastering.

Having recorded these songs themselves, the band weren’t happy with their own mixes. Using their stems, I mixed and mastered what became this raucous, fun EP.

Sarah McQuaid – If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous: Recording and mixing.

Produced by the mighty Michael Chapman, this was the first solo album I engineered for Sarah. Having been let down at the last minute by the studio they’d originally booked for the recording, they came to me for help. I took them to what by then was the decommissioned studio formerly used by The Underbelly (see below). It proved to be a wonderfully secluded location that led to very productive sessions. Michael is fond of reminiscing about the time he ended up recording in a shed in a field ....

The Underbelly (feat. Roxie Ray) – Seven Feet Under: Recording, mixing and production.

A sadly short-lived Cornish funk band. I worked with these guys from spec’ing and setting up their studio, through demos and onward to recording and mixing their album for the Milan-based label Record Kicks (with a bunch of live shows along the way). A firm favourite on the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC Radio 6 Music.

Mama – Crow Coyote Buffalo: Recording, mixing and production.

This was  my first introduction to the lovely Sarah McQuaid, recording and producing an album of songs she co-wrote with my long-term client Zoë. Recorded in various cottages around Cornwall,

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