Music Producer/ Mixing & Mastering engineer/ Session Musician
Hi, I’m a music producer, recording engineer & session musician based in Manchester, UK. I have over 25 years of experience, working alongside many inspirational artists, such as : -The Charlatans, Tori Amos, Johnny Marr, Denise Johnson, Primal Scream, Tears for Fears, Neill Finn, John Paul Jones and Patti Smith.
I have a keen ear for music and I’m good at sourcing new talent with amazing potential and helping artists realise they’re true potential. My real focus and passion is music production. I have a wealth of experience as a musician, engineer and re-mixer too. Many artist’s say I display very good interpersonal and leadership skills which they enjoy and helps them achieve great results. Throughout the years I have participated heavily in developing many Manchester artists who have now achieved success.
I started out as a writer and producer with the band ‘The Joy’, my first venture “Shine” was a 27 minute epic, met with exceptional reviews, critical acclaim and widespread international press coverage from the Times, The Daily Mirror, The NME etc. The Joy were signed by Chris Briggs (Compulsion/EMI) and Brian Sheppard (Manager). “Shine” was the most played track on Anne Nightingale’s Radio 1 show that year and the track received many No.1 independent chart positions in the UK and US.
After signing to EMI, I started working with many other artists: Tori Amos, Denise Johnson, Tears for fears and many artists on the WEA and Ministry of Sound label. I scored a hit twice with “Rays of the Rising Sun” a track penned and produced with Denise Johnson, an incredible artist who gave such epic and euphoric vocals to Screamadelica – Primal Scream’s most seminal album to date. I also remixed “Rays of the rising sun” several times and had a platinum selling hit on the Ministry of sound label. After leaving ‘The Joy’ in 97, I shadowed some real world-class producers and started honing my own recording and production skills.
I have acheived success in the UK national charts and in many UK and US alternative charts also. I was awarded by the British Phongraghic Industry (BPI) for platinum level sales in the UK.
I have worked at many great studios across the UK but now have my own recording studio in Manchester which is a beautiful space for pre-production recording, mixing and mastering. www.hopemillrecordingstudios.com
I am also a session drummer and percussionist (The Charlatans, Primal Scream, and Johnny Marr) and in 2005 joined Johnny Marr’s band “The Healers”, playing many sell out shows In the UK. This culminated at the Royal Festival Hall, headlining with Johnny and also performing with rock luminaries such as Patti Smith, Neill Finn, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and Roy Harper.
I am a part time teaching fellow and module leader at the University of Salford, lecturing in Audio Production. My extensive background and knowledge in the music business brings up to date production methods and a sense of the ‘real world’ to the Studio Engineering & Production course at Salford. I have over 12 years experience in the teaching sector, taking a key role in designing, structuring and developing courses as well as writing and developing all course literature.
I have a wealth of experience, a life long love of music and have carved my own niche and sound in music production.
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