I'm a freelance record producer who has worked with a wide range of artists and genres throughout the UK and around the world over the past 10 years or so.
The summer of 2012 I partnered with Band On The Wall, the BBC and Arts Council England for a summer short film production for West African musicians and artists including: Afrocubism, Kanda Bongo Man, Seckou Keita Band, Jaliba Kuyateh & The Kumareh Band, The Endless Journey, Femi Kuti & Positive Force, Diabel Cissokho, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra. Band on the Wall present a series of films about African music concerts taking place in Manchester from June to September, as part of the London 2012 Festival, called We Face Forward. Go to The Space to watch our contribution to the Cultural Olympiad.
I have a studio based at the legendary Band on the Wall venue. Also as you can see from the video below I like to take artists to record in all sorts of interesting spaces as I'm a strong believer in the atmosphere of a space influencing a creative environment.
Recent projects include the likes of 19 Entertainment producing and co-writing with some of their artists, worked with Brit Award winner Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys on some solo tracks, co-written tracks with the Grammy award winner Corinne Bailey Rae and MOBO prize winner Soweto Kinch, worked with Reverend and the makers co-wrote and remixed tracks on his album, some co-righting and production work with Marcella Detroit, mixing for Shlomos Mouthtronica EPand have helped artists through production and development to go on to work with the likes of Rick Rubin and Guy Chambers.
Alongside the commercial work I do, I devote time also to Producing content and networking advocates who want to see equality in collaborative opportunities for musicians, music producers and film-makers, who believe in facilitating the inspiring and empowering nature of creativity. This organisation is called Sound Thread.
My production company has been at the forefront of recent recording projects in Romania and throughout Eastern Europe. We run technical training workshops over there with Wigwam Acoustics one of the largest suppliers and producers of sound recording equipment in Europe. We are on the second album production in Romania and in the 4th year of a music festival.