Where to begin.
I'm currently producing two albums, one for technical death metal band Dichotomy who are fantastic musicians, and one for Swiss band (who flew over) Sinside, who are already well known in their home country but this album should make a big impact on the european hard rock scene.
Recently finished an EP for Able Archer, and have been working with Ian O'Doherty again. I just love his songs and you should hear him on the radio soon as the work we have done together is just world-class.
Westland Studios is booked up a good bit in advance at the moment, mostly with my own projects.
At the same time, I've been pimping guitars, re-valving amps and buying a few little things.
- Carlsbro 50 Top: cleaner than fender amps, sounds amazing with a tele through a pro co Rat.
- ADA MP-1 rack valve preamp from the 80's.
- Trace elliot GRP-3 guitar amp
- Waves plugins (yes. I BUY my plug-ins.)
- new cymbals
- a new 13" TAYE snare
Oh and I have been engineering for an EMI France project with Fred Chateau.
We worked hard and ate well haha
Right. Sleep. Then more mixing.
Finally I got to work with a band I have wanted to work with for some time: LEADERS OF MEN.
Did 4 tracks with them and they kick ass, original sound with WORLDWIDE commercial potential.
Great lads too, had a fantastic time with them, as you'll see from the text that Gav sent me (on the References page)
I've been busy lately producing a band that I absolutely LOVE called Stillpoint from Northern Ireland. Influenced by Biffy Clyro, Radiohead and Foo Fighters this trio are preparing for their 2nd UK tour and are securing decent support slots.
Check out the video page for their studio diary :-)
yup had a whopper time!
Been REAL busy lately revalving amps!
latest to be done and biased a bit hotter is the FENDER BASSMAN.
Ever since I got it I knew it could sound better and guess what, biased hot with some new JJ's it kicks butt!
did the mesa recto pre too and I should be getting my marshall JMP superbass 100W back soon too, also revalved!!
Just in case the Ampeg SVT-2 Pro, Marshall Superbass 100W, Fender Bassman and Dynacord FET weren't enough, I just aquired a very rare, all valve TRACE ELLIOT HEXAVALVE HEAD.
It's similar to the Ampeg but cleaner, brighter and "zingy-er"...
I'm currently working with Northern Irish band Stillpoint on their latest EP in preparation of their 2nd UK tour. Sounding amazing, these guys are definately one to watch out for, especially if you're into Biffy Clyro or Foo Fighters.
Dead Label asked me to do the live sound for them at the Ulster Hall in Belfast and the Olympia Theatre in Dublin while they were supporting Machine Head. Wow. What a rig that was, especially in the Ulster Hall! Dead label got an amazing welcome in the Olympia, and they responded by putting on a show that was worthy of ANY stage. :-)