In March this year I recorded drum kit and cinematic percussion for the BBC 2, 3 part documentary 'Mexico - Earth's Festival Of Life. I had to dust of my castanets and rediscover a plethora of instruments in order to achieve that authentic Mexican sound along with big cinematic sounding booms to accompany the most stunning cinematography. The upright bass was recorded by Dan Hawkins (www.onlinebassplayer.com), guitars recorded by Glenn Sharp (www.glennsharp.co.uk) and the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra was recorded at Angel Studios London. A big thank you to Michael for getting me involved again! Click the button below to see a short documentary on the recording of the score at Angel Studios.Documentary
In June this year had the pleasure of recording drums and percussion for Jane McDonald's latest album 'Hold The Covers Back'. It was such a real pleasure working with the uber talented producer Jon Dixon who brought this album together in such a creative way! Check out some of these tracks in the media player below.
I had a ball this year recording Claudia Allis EP which is quite unlike anything that I've recorded before! This is like a mix of prog rock, funk, electronica mash up! It really gave me the chance to air my chops and I even got a drum solo. Wahey! Have a listen in the media player below. I had the pleasure of working with my partner in groove 'Dan Hawkins' on bass and Ryan Haberfield on guitar who absolutely smashes it!
This year I have been recording thousands of samples for the US based sample company 8DIO. I have had to buy/rent in some truly amazing instruments including a Casia drum (Also known as a hang drum), Sixxen, Aluphone, 5 Octave Marimba, Vibraphone and so on. Check out some of 8dio's videos to hear the demos of these 3 sample packs.Exotic Percussion Auxillary Percussion Orchestral Percussion
I felt very honoured to be asked by the multi talented composer 'Barnaby Taylor' to record eastern percussion for Disney Nature's new film 'Born In China'. The Chamber Orchestra Of London was recorded at Studio 1 Abbey Road. I then had the chance to air some of my more random instruments that haven't been used for a while including my frame drums, daiko, thai gongs, string bows on cymbals and generally thinking outside the box and getting creative. This was then all mixed at London's famous Air Studios. Have a listen on the audio player at then bottom of this page.
2017 has been a busy year for recording drums and percussion for a variety of international television commercials. The style of these commercials range massively from project to project. IE African percussion for Nike, big band jazz for Ikea, 70's funk for Volkswagen and so on. Feel free to get in touch for commercial pitch rates and I'd be happy to help you out.
I have had the pleasure of working for some Extreme Music UK composers/songwriters over the last few months. These projects range from recording some full on heavy stick breaking punk albums to some more contemporary pop projects. These guys and girls have made good use of my Skype session service whereby they can hear, watch and talk to me in realtime as I am recording giving their studio a virtual drum room.
This Year I have recorded over 315 songs, TV/film cues, commercials and video game sound track cues. Below is a small selection of this years work to date.
If you have any questions at all about my service then please don't hesitate to get in touch and I will be happy to answer them for you.
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