Music Producer / Audio Engineer / Artist / Performer / Lecturer
I currently focus my professional practice on production music for the TV, Film and Games industry predominantly writing for Extreme Music. Together as a team of 4 people we have had placements with film trailers (Everest / The Duel) advertising campaigns for Nintendo, Sega, Playstation, Nike, Smirnoff and Subaru and hundreds of mainstream TV programmes.
Our showreel can be viewed here >> shutter.audio
I 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.
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, and two large teaching suites of 54 iMacs. 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.
I grew up drumming in a punk band and DJing. I was involved in a south UK 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 and remixed artists such as Radioactiveman, Wicked Lester, Rennie Pilgrem and Justin Robertson's Thee Earls. 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.
I am an endorser of C&C Custom Drums and Novation / Focusrite.