Apologies to anyone looking for a recent showreel, appears my host has lost several years of my site including backups during an upgrade.
2015 off to a running start with the release of the aforementioned Wrongs compilation and the release of 'The Road' from Hundred Seventy Split. Rather pleasingly this quickly went to the top of the Amazon Blues Chart across Europe. Further dates in support of the release included a slot at the Legends of Rock in Minehead.
Finally after almost 18 months of sessions the release of Railroad Bill's highly anticipated album 'Pigs Might Fly'. Thankfully it was well received with Lonnie Donegan pleasingly reviewing it as "Bloody good!". Fantastic work all round from those guys and all the guest artists involved.
Several months touring around Germany and northern Europe with Hundred Seventy Split, featuring Joe Gooch and Leo Lyons formerly of Ten Years After. The two tours were tracked and will be mixed down to a double CD album coming early in the new year.
There was also renewed action on the Wrongs front with some additional recording for their compilation 'Selected Recordings 2011-2015' due for release in the new year.
Completed a live EP for Albatross Archive recorded in session at Musicbox. Some very tasteful harmonies going on there. Tracks feature on the Live in a Box EP and Little Litter EP which can be found at their Bandcamp page here.
Also recorded The Tequila Worm EP as the debut from Tender Prey, the new project from Laura Bryon formerly of King Alexander.
Recorded and mastered a double a-side picture disc 7" for The School, released on WYAIWIA records. Also additional tracking for later releases.
Have come off two tours with Joanna Gruesome supporting Los Campesinos! and Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks. Nice to see lots of Midas Pro2's in venues. Another tour with them forthcoming in February with Speedy Ortiz.
Completed tracking on an EP for Cardiff based How I Faked The Moon Landing, hopefully to be released late February.
Recently completed mastering 'MEN' the forthcoming debut 111 track quadruple album from Cardiff's Quiet Marauder. The full 'magnum opus' will be released on Bubblewrap Collective in November. Until then you can peruse a 20 track sampler available on Soundcloud here and the album will be available through BigCartel here.
Get your ears around that.
A tiny little additional bit of post production tracking for the excellent Fist of the First Man album, also featuring SNFAS 'low end provider' Mark Foley.
Current upcoming work includes finishing a series of tracks from Albatross Archive and upcoming tracking sessions with Tarsiers (who are supporting the excellent Tunabunny on the 20th July at Buffalo Bar in Cardiff) and The Manatees.
Was pleased to be involved as a guest recording engineer along with Charlie Francis, Gethin John and Llion Robertson at Hafod Mastering's Stiwdio Gwellt at the National Eisteddfod 2012. Basically recording acoustic sessions in a studio made entirely from straw bales and turf in the middle of a big muddy field. The recordings can be found here. Many thanks to Donal and Beth Whelan for a lovely time and a constant flow of tea.
Will try to post some pictures when my phone starts behaving again.
Visited the Midas HQ in Kidderminster last week to complete CMDU training on the full range of XL8 and Pro consoles. Most enlightening. With the Pro2 and Pro2c having such competitive pricing I think you'll see a lot more of these desks around, especially considering how amazing they sound.
A live session recorded last monday for Bethan Elfyn's show will be broadcast tonight at 7pm on Amazing Radio. It features live sets from Joshua Caole, Little Arrow, Alex Comana, Under the Driftwood Tree, Evening Chorus and Ceri Frost.
The evening was filmed by the guys at On Par Productions and the videos should hopefully be available soon.
After being informed that my recording showreel was unbelievably out of date I have updated it and moved it across to Soundcloud.
Get an earful of it here...
Engineered once again for the Swn Festival. Particular non-local highlights from the venue I was working were, Caves, Pandas and People, Ultra Humanitarian ("does your pa go below 15Hz?"), Holland, Olympians and Math Loop legend Theo.
The tracks completed for Johnny Cage & the Voodoo Groove are now to be included on a forthcoming release. They are out and about on tour during November supporting Alabama3.
Series of demos completed for local band Studio54.
Engineered and mixed a 2 track release for local doom merchants Hunger Artist. The tracks 'Senescense' and 'Magister Ludi' (suitably doomy names) can be downloaded from their Bandcamp page HERE. Definitely the loudest all live tracking session I have done at Musicbox.
Just back from playing with The Loves at the Easy Pop Weekender festival in Andorra, Teruel.
Present business is completing final tracking for the Don't Tread on Spiders project and final mixing for Possible Tomorrow and Punk's Not Dad.
Currently working on mixing a project for Silver Gospel Runners. Part tracked by myself at Musicbox studios and several tracks recorded elsewhere. Also congratulations to Sal from SGR who got married on Saturday.
Currently a WIP until I can put more things on here.