January 2017 - Recorded & Mixed a CD/LP release of a really special album from the great Jazz Pianist Alan Broadbent (played with so many great musicians from Woody Herman to Nelson Riddle) - a 3 movement symphony and arrangements of melodies like Milestones and Coltrane's Naima. Buy it!
The mighty Rob Mathes produced & arranged this fabulous album of symphonic arrangements of the songs by the ridiculously talented songwriter Albert Hammond (you'll be amazed how many of the songs on this album you'll know!). We recorded in studio 1 & 2 at Abbey.
January 2017 - Recorded the Orchestra at Air studios for the new Disneyland Orlando Magic Castle Show
January 2017 - Produced and engineered Sheku's first EP for DECCA CLASSICS
December 2016 - Grammy Nomination for Producing & Engineering Symanowski's opera Król Roger at the Royal Opera House conducted by Antonio Pappano
December 2016 - recorded and mixed some episodes of BBC's Call the Midwife (including the Christmas day special) composed by Maurizio Malagnini - - Bringing a big heart to Sunday evenings on BBC 1 - Maurizio's a great talent & great fun!
November 2016 - Hollie McNish music by Jules Buckley and Chris Wheeler with the Metropole Orchestra - A wonderfully inventive album to be involved with - Hollie's poetry, and the way she reads it coupled with wonderful music that fits around the words like a glove - CHECK.IT.OUT...please...
October 2016 - Gabriel Yared score for the film Si Tu Voyais Son Coeur - Recorded in Studio Ferber, Paris - wonderful...
October 2016 - Mixed the main themes and opening title of the new video game Titanfall 2 video game - epic music composed by Stephen Barton
Sept 2016 - Eric the Stork - Film Score composed by Eric Neveux - Pleasure to mix Eric's terrific and fabulously crazy wall-to-wall score for this really lovely European funded CGI animation.
Sept 2016 - Lang Lang & Herbie Hancock play Rhapsody in Blue. Treat to record this with the London Symphony Orchestra in Studio 1 at Abbey Rd.
Aug 2016 - First ever opera released in Dolby Atmos - Proud of this - Antonio Pappano conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra in the wonderful coupling of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. I produced, recorded and mixed this new Blue Ray - mixed for Dolby Atmos in Studio 3 at Abbey Road. When I record at the opera house there are 12 microphones hung from the roof, spread across the auditorium which, in Atmos, can be panned discretely above your head and creates a much more immersive and subtle sound space - perfect for live opera . In 5.1 musical details compete for space, particularly in the large tuttis - Not any more folks!
July 2016 - Mixed new surround sound album for Detroit Techno Pioneer Jeff Mills - Fabulously inventive one hour work reinterpreting the planets and our solar system 100 years after Holst incorporating all the new discoveries in the language of music.
June 2016 - Recorded & Mixed the music for the opening ceremony for the new Disneyland in Shangahi - Music composed by Tan Dun, performed by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra...fabulous experience.
May 2016 - New John Wilson Album live at the Royal Albert Hall - band on fizzing form...
April 2016 - BBC Music Magazine Record of the Year - Loved working on Aida in the audio world separated from the staging..
March 2016 - International Opera Awards - Three of my projects are nominated. In the DVD category I Produced & Engineered two operas, Symanowski's magnificent Krol Roger (seriously, check out the first ten minutes...) and Puccini's Manon Lescaut with Jonas Kaufmann and Kristine Opolais for the Royal Opera House, both conducted by Tony Pappano. In the CD category I recorded and mixed the new Warner Classics recording of Aida in Rome with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
February 16th 2016 - The Grammys - Yey! Two projects won - Recorded & Mixed the live album at Wigmore Hall with Joyce Didonato & Tony Pappano for Warner Classics & Recorded the strings for Eliane Elias' album Made in Brazil (arranged by Rob Mathes).
January 15th 2016 - The Times - 3 album reviews. Produced & Engineered Milos' new album of Beatles arrangements. Also reviewed are Janine's album I recorded & mixed for DECCA (the Brahms) and Beatrice Rana's new album for Warner Classics.
November 2015 - Latin Grammys - Classical CD of the year
Thrilled Gabbi won for an album I produced and recorded with her in Costa Rica. She is a huge talent with a huge heart - and this CD has her first orchestral work, Ex Patria, a deeply personal and political lament for her home country, Venezuela.