Music Producer / Audio Engineer / Performer / Lecturer
I mainly produce music for the TV, Film and Games industry. Together with 3 other like-minded producers we have built a reputation resulting in placements with major film trailers, advertising campaigns for a good handful of major brands and hundreds of background placements in mainstream TV programmes. We have won and been nominated for numerous awards in production music.
Our showreel can be viewed here >> shutter.audio
I also play drums in BBC Folk Award nominated Mawkin. In 2015 we released an album called "The Ties That Bind" which I produced, this led to a a good run of festival gigs and tours and we supported Bellowhead on their farewell tour playing at their final show in Oxford on May 1st 2015. Our new album 'Down Among The Dead Men' is an even bolder step forward, releasing in Nov 2017. Through my appearances with this band and my work in education I have an artist deal with C&C Drums and Istanbul Cymbals, two companies of whom I am incredibly proud to be associated with.
I am a part-time Lecturer in Music Technology at the University of Hertfordshire. My role involves the support of UH's flagship audio facilities, a dedicated studio housing an SSL AWS900+ console, Quested and JBL monitoring, various other audio suites supporting surround sound and multi-track recording. It is here that I also studied a BSc Electronic Music, an MSc Composition and Technology and a postgraduate teaching qualification in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. I predominantly teach studio recording techniques and practices, mixing and production in softwares Ableton Live and Logic Pro. I am also an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro X. I worked here full time for 10 years as the department's dedicated technician before taking the plunge in full time music production for the media mentioned above. I consider myself as an authentic and current practioner that students can learn from - in turn, a lecturing job challenges me to develop further every year.
I grew up drumming in a punk band and DJing. In my late teens I was involved in a pirate radio station which led to a regular slot on one of the original internet radio stations interFACE. In 2000 Stephen Baxter and I formed Diverted and took our interests from old skool jungle and hardcore to London and Miami's growing breakbeat scene. 'Diverted's career, after a long spaight of single releases and remixes, culminated in a full studio album on Air Recordings. We toured internationally through Australia, USA, Russia and Europe, licensed tracks to popular UK and US TV programmes such as Masterchef and Panorama, and we had radio play on major international stations such as Sirius, Triple J, BBC Radio1 and Kiss FM.
I have been involved in a number of weird and wonderful side projects. These include the production of various bands, experimental music performances and various other things. Please check the Projects page for examples.