"Golden ears and a lovely guy"
- Gareth Malone
"A pleasure to work with"
- James MacMillan
"Bat-eared master of diplomacy"
- Francis MacDonald
My heightened aural awareness as a result of my visual impairment, and understanding of music theory, arranging and production techniques makes me well suited to work in the recording studio.
After finishing at Oxford, I trained for 6 months in Music Production & Sound Engineering at Abbey Road Institute where I developed my skills in audio editing, mixing and mastering, and dabbled in synth design and MIDI sampling.
After this I worked as assistant to Gareth Malone on his recent Voices album "A Great British Christmas" recorded at Air Studios and Livingston Studios.
I went on to work as Producer on "The Lost Songs Of St. Kilda" with Decca Records working alongside James MacMillan, Craig Armstrong, Francis MacDonald, Rebecca Dale and Chris Duncan. The record featured arrangements of songs which had been memorised by one of the last surviving inhabitants of St. Kilda in the 1930s but hitherto undocumented. On its release in September 2016, it reached No.1 in the Classical Charts.
Recording with Gareth Malone at Air Studios, London
During my time as MD of Oxford's popular all-male a cappella group 'Out of the Blue' I produced a full studio album working with California producers Bill Hare and Russell Kamp. After having left the group, my first large-scale mixing job was for the OOTB 2015 live Edinburgh Fringe show feeds which can be heard and seen opposite.
My mixes of the live feeds taken from the OOTB 2015 Edinburgh show