About Me

I'm a Canadian/British freelance sound engineer based in London, England.

I specialise in live FOH concert sound mixing, broadcast recording/mixing, as well as studio recording.

This is brief outline of the work that I've done.

If you'd like to know more, please feel free to email me via the contact page.

Major Tours and Campaigns

Arctic Monkeys

FOH Engineer Worldwide (2009 - Present)

Extensive global arena & stadium touring, international festival headline shows with one of the UK's most popular bands.

Campaigns

Niall Horan

FOH Engineer Worldwide (2017, 2019 - Present)

Extensive international touring and promo activity.

Campaigns

Olly Murs

FOH Engineer Worldwide (2015 - Present)

UK arena touring and international headline touring. Extensive promo activity.

Campaigns

The Last Shadow Puppets

FOH Engineer Worldwide (2008 - Present)

Extensive worldwide touring and promo activity.

Campaigns

Mark Ronson

Extensive worldwide touring and promo activity.

Campaigns

Keane

Extensive international touring and promo activity.

Campaigns

The White Stripes

FOH Engineer Worldwide (2001 - 2006)

Extensive international touring and promo activity. I was also Production Manager for a significant proportion of the time.

Campaigns

The Vines

FOH Engineer Worldwide (2001 - 2006)

Extensive international touring and promo activity.

Campaigns

Elliott Smith
FOH Engineer Worldwide (1999 - 2003)

Extensive international touring and promo activity. Tour Manager & Production Manager in UK/Europe.

Campaigns

Flaming Lips

FOH Engineer UK & Europe (1994 - 2003) USA (1994-95)

Extensive international touring and promo activity. Tour Manager & Production Manager in UK/Europe.

Campaigns

Other Tours and Campaigns
Marina & The Diamonds

FOH Engineer Worldwide (2012).

Newton Faulkner

FOH Engineer UK (2007)

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

FOH Engineer UK (2007)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

FOH Engineer UK (2006)

Rooster

FOH Engineer UK (2006)

The Datsuns

FOH Engineer UK & USA (2002)

Cibo Matto

Tour Manager & Monitor Engineer UK (2000)

Idlewild

FOH Engineer UK (1998)

Luna

FOH Engineer & Tour Manager UK & Europe (1998)

The Lemonheads

Tour Manager & Monitors (1996 - 1997)

Lisa Loeb

Tour Manager UK & Europer (1996 - 1997)

Kenickie

FOH Engineer UK (1997)

Live Sound

FOH

Extensive experience live FOH mixing at the very highest level, around the world, for over 25 years. All levels from large outdoor festivals and events, to stadiums, arenas, down to theatres and smaller venues.

Styles

Familiarity with many forms of musical content including large symphony orchestras, choral and operatic performances, string sections, brass, woodwind and percussion, not only in their own context, but also in partnership with pop & rock music.

Outdoors

Experience of numerous complex large scale outdoor events

Systems

Advanced skills in design, implementation and optimisation of large modern sound systems including d&b J & SL Series, L'Acoustics K Series, VDOSC, Meyer, Adamson and many others.

Tech

Advanced familiarity with most leading software & hardware technologies for loudspeaker management, optimisation, equalisation and audio distribution.

Desks

Deep working knowledge modern mixing desks including Digico SD Series, SSL, Avid Live, Midas Pro, Soundcraft & Studer, Yamaha etc..., in addition to many classic & modern analogue desks.

Immersive

Up to date on all currently emerging immersive surround techonologies

Mixes

My own stereo mixes used for many live internet streams, TV & Radio broadcasts. Most recently including: TRNSMT, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, VPRO, P3 Sweden, Rock Werchter etc..

TV & Radio

Specialist experience mixing live sound in TV & radio broadcast environments. On staff for several shows including Top Of the Pops (BBC UK) (2004 - 2006) & TFI Friday (Channel 4 UK) (2015) John Bishop Christmas Special (BBC UK) (2015), Sir Bruce: A Celebration (BBC UK) (2018).

Events

Extensive experience mixing both music and spoken word sound for large high profile corporate events. Clients include: Music Industry Trusts Awards, War Child, Jack Morton, George P Johnson, Best Buy, Intel, T Mobile, O2, Bjorn Borg, Etam, Burberry, Zumba etc...

Systems

FOH audio tech for many events and music productions, including large scale outdoor events. These include: T In The Park, Download Festival, Reading/Leeds Festivals, V Festival, Give It A Name, Arctic Monkeys at Lancashire County Cricket Club etc...

Links

Strong links with many professional sound equipment suppliers, hire companies and manufacturers.

Recent Festival Headline Artists

Austin City Limits
Big Day Out
Bonnaroo
Coachella
Eurockéennes
Exit
FIB Benicàssim
Fuji Rock
Firefly
Glastonbury
Les Nuits...
Hurricane
Lollapalooza
Mad Cool
NOS Alive
Open'er
Osheaga
Primavera
Reading & Leeds
Rock Am Ring
Rock Werchter
Roskilde
Summersonic
Super Rock
Sziget
T In The Park
V Festival
Voodoo
Many others

Mixing large outdoor events

Finsbury Park (UK)
Don Valley (UK)
Foro Sol (Mexico)

Recent Live broadcast mixes from FOH

Antyradio PL
Austin City Limits
BBC TV & RADIO UK
Chicago
Canal 3 COL
Globo Brazil
Lollapalooza
M2 Hungary
P3 Sweden
RTVE Spain
Studio Brussel
SWR Germany
VPRO NL
Many others

Recent Coporate Events

Björn Borg
Best Buy
Burberry
Etam
GPJ
Google
Intel
Jack Morton
Mastercard
Music Industry Trusts
O2 UK
T Mobile
War Child
Zumba
Many others

Live Concert Recording & Mixing

Record

Have successfully made studio/archive quality high resolution multitrack recordings of over 2000+ concerts

Mix

Mixed hundreds of recordings for download including concerts, singles, live albums & dvds, live concert radio & television broadcasts and CD releases

On Tour

Mixing recordings "on the road" as well as in the studio.

Tech

Specialist knowledge and experience designing, implementing and operating mobile digital multi-track recording systems on many hardware and software platforms.

Details

In depth working knowledge of Avid Pro Tools software/hardware platform, native MADI & Dante recording systems including Nuendo, Logic Pro, iZ Radar, Waves SoundGrid & Plug-ins etc.. As well as most pro audio hardware products & software for both mac and pc.

Archive

Specialised knowledge of audio data management, duplication, backup and archival processes.

Recent Mixes

ACL Live
Arte France
Columbia Records
Domino UK & USA
EMI UK
Global UK
Kerrang! Radio UK
Metropolis
Radio X
Sony BMG UK
Universal
VEVO
YouTube
Many others

Studio Recording & Mixing

Although most of my working life has been concentrated in  live music, I have recieved extensive experience in studio recording techniques & have been involved in numerous studio recordings thorughout my working life, whenever the opportunity has presented itself. 

I am uniquely familiar with many vintage analog recording techniques (especially with the involvement of magnetic tape), as well as most current digital recording platforms.I'm well-versed in Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro, Reaper, Studio One, RADAR and many other computer-based recording/mixing systems & audio production software.

If you would like to know more about this, please feel free to contact me for more info.

Recent Album Recordings

The Sea - Corinne Bailey Rae

Capitol EMI

Produced by Corinne Bailey Rae, Steve Chrisanthou and Steve Brown

Engineer

Welcome To The Walk Alone - The Rumble Strips

Island

Produced by Mark Ronson

Engineer

Get Behind Me Satan - The White Stripes

XL Recordings/V2

Produced by Jack White

Engineer

Broken Boy Soldiers - The Raconteurs

XL Recordings/V2

Produced by Jack White & Brendan Benson

Engineer

Singles

  • "Blue Orchid" by The White Stripes (XL Recordings/V2) - Recording Engineer
  • "My Doorbell" by The White Stripes (XL Recordings/V2) - Recording Engineer
  • "The Denial Twist" by The White Stripes (XL Recordings/V2 - Recording Engineer
  • "The Denial Twist (Live)" (XL Recordings)- 10 live single downloads from UK concerts - Recording and Mix Engineer
  • "Jolene (Live)" by The White Stripes (XL Recordings) - Recording and Mix Engineer
  • "St Ides of March" by The White Stripes (B-side of "Hardest Button to Button") - Recording and Mix Engineer
  • "You've Got Her In Your Pocket (Live)" by The White Stripes (B-side of "Blue Orchid") - Recording and Mix Engineer
  • "Same Boy You've Always Known" & "Screwdriver" (B-sides to My Doorbell) - Mix Engineer
  • "Steady As She Goes" The Raconteurs (XL Recordings/V2) - Recording Engineer
  • "Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand" by The Greenhornes - Recording and Mix Engineer
  • MANY OTHERS

Post Production Broadcast & DVD Mixing

I have both engineered and supervised countless broadcast mixes for film and television shows around the world.

Listing them all of them would be impossible - but I have supervised countless perfrmances on shows including David Letterman, Conan O'Brian, Jay Leno, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, Saturday Night Live, Top Of The Pops, Later with Jools Holland, MTV Europe and USA, The Grammy Awards, The Country Music Awards, iHeart Radio, The Brit Awards, MTV VMAs & Movie Awards, Live from Abbey Road, XFactor, The Voice, Summertime Ball, Jingle Bell Ball etc.. etc...

I regularly provide post production mixes for broadcasts & other special projects. Here are a couple of more recent highlights:

 

Arctic Monkeys - Les Nuits de Fourvière

Arte France TV

Domino

Recording and Mix Engineer

Arctic Monkeys - Austin City Limits

PBS USA

Domino

Mix Engineer

Arctic Monkeys - Live at The BBC

BBC UK

Domino

Arctic Monkeys Web Transmission - Humbug

Internet stream event

Domino

Recording and Mix Engineer

The White Stripes - Live In Manaus

MTV Worldwide

Mix Engineer

"Live Under Blackpool Lights" DVD - The White Stripes

XL Recordings/V2 America

Recording and Mix Engineer

Includes UK Single "Jolene (Live)"

Awards

2005 Grammy Award

Best Alternative Album

Get Behind Me Satan

The White Stripes

Engineer

2007 Grammy Award Nomination

Best Rock Album

Broken Boy Soldiers

The Raconteurs

Engineer

2007 Grammy Award Nomination

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

Steady, As She Goes

The Raconteurs

Engineer

TPI Awards - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2019

Nomination/Finalist

FOH Engineer of the Year

TEC Award Nomination 2006
Audio Pro International Awards 2011

Finalist

FOH Engineer of the Year

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