I bring many years’ experience in the studio to producing music – whether it’s one song or a full album. My experience as a songwriter, session musician, band leader and band member, producer, and recording engineer allow me to bridge the gaps in the studio – to make recordings in a way that gives the artist the room to create and that captures their vision for their music.
I’m as comfortable working with live performances by a band as with building songs with a singer-songwriter. Well-constructed songs and arrangements go a long way to achieving an artist’s goals for a recording, and I can work as an advisor and engineer, as a collaborator, or as a player for specific parts. My primary instrument is guitar, but I play bass, keyboards and drums as well.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Irish singer and songwriter Brona McVittie for the past several years. Her material – which she writes, engineers and produces – is extraordinary. I helped out on the music, engineering and production on her 2018 CD, “We Are the Wildlife”, which received rapturous reviews in the UK and international press, and was featured on a number of radio stations worldwide. Brona is releasing a new CD in 2020, which is really special; I played steel guitar and co-produced.
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I work primarily out of two studios – a small space in Devon, and a larger facility in southwest France. They’re both private, and are primarily reserved for my work, either as an artist or with production clients. Each provides a unique and creative atmosphere, with equal measures of modern and vintage recording gear, excellent acoustics, and a sizable vintage guitar and amp collection.