"My first serious attempt at multi-track recording was back in the 80s, when friend DJ Simon Mayo invited me to make a jingle for his radio show while he was still working for BBC Radio Nottingham. For this I bought a small 4-Track recorder. Gradually, more tracks and gear were added until an entire room was taken over. Unlike today, where sound engineering courses are readily available, it was a time when you had to learn through experimentation! Eventually, I began to take audio commissions for web sites, educational CD-Roms and more recently, high quality voice recordings for museum displays, spoken word CDs and audio guides for tourism. My first TV broadcast came in 1991 when I provided original music for a mime artist who performed on BBC1.
Song writing had been part of my life since my teens. Recording, however, gave me the scope to really make something out of these compositions whilst giving me the opportunity to develop musical arrangement and sound engineering skills. With biblical inspiration for the songs, eleven of them have been played on local radio.
In 1997 I was awarded a contract to compose and record a series of television themes and background music for ITV. My studio needed upgrading digitally to meet the audio standard required for public broadcast. Working with a TV producer I went on to do 19 pieces for them. Drawing on my experience from those early days and recording for television I now also help other singer/songwriters and instrumentalists make their own recordings."