Synthax Audio, one of the UK’s most respected pro-audio specialists, have posted an article about my recording of last year’s London Children’s Ballet production of The Canterville Ghost. It was the lead story of their New Year newsletter, and can be read here.
Congratulations to Larz Kristerz, whose album “Get Gå Bra Nu” has just been nominated for a Swedish Grammy. The album was recorded in Sweden during January and February, and mixed by me in the UK in March of this year. Thanks to Sulo Karlsson for involving me in the project.
“Fanatical – a sci-fi convention musical” is due to open this month at The Playground. Over the last few years I’ve worked at various stages of this musical, which was developed by The Stable (of which I’m a board member). – most recently recording a newly-cast Sophie Powles. It’s a great show. Good luck to it!… Read more »
SimG have released “Imaginary” a live concert recording of the NYMT’s 2017 production, which I’ve edited, mixed and mastered during the first half of 2018. Imaginary is a moving, funny and inspiring new musical about the wonder of childhood, and the struggle to hold on to that wonder as you grow up. Chaotic, open-hearted and… Read more »
London’s Forget The Down have released Faith, Hope and Love – an EP I recorded, mixed and mastered in the first half of 2018. True to form, it’s a cracking EP: recorded at Baker Street, Emeline Studios and RYP.
Brilliant Outsiders, the album of duets which Sulo and I created in 2016, is having another lease of life after its disastrous initial release by Universal. Cargo records is releasing it as part of a two-album package with Nightshift, Sulo’s latest album. Brilliant Outsiders features duets with Bellamy Brothers, Chris Spedding, Clare Teal, Idde Schultz, Janis… Read more »
Los Pacaminos have released their live album, Viva!, on Recado Records. I edited, mixed and mastered the album, which was recorded in Harrogate in 2017. We were very keen to make sure that the energy of the performances made it onto the album, and it’s gratifying to see that the early reviews all mention this… Read more »
After the buzz of Canning Town Beach, Sulo, Jeff and I spent a great couple of days recording the next New Deal song, Life on the Island, with Ian at Emeline Studio in Whitstable on the 18th & 19th July. We followed this up with a day out in Dymchurch, where we enjoyed the beach,… Read more »
Misty Music have released Canning Town Beach as a CD single on 8th June. Signed copies are available. Email me if you’re interested.
Larz-Kristerz’s new album Get Går Bra Nu was released on 1st June on Playground Music. I mixed the album during March. The launch gig in Älvdalen was apparently quite an event. The first single, En Pilsner i Juni, has been receiving good radio play in Sweden. En Pilsner i Juni: https://open.spotify.com/track/3xx1OgKwodqlw4dDW5wF94 The album: https://open.spotify.com/album/1y05ok1PU9yqWBUqbLQd4d?si=QIL9ZmZaTZ6Rs9-gSTWGHw
We’ve been having too much fun editing and mixing the recordings made at Warehouse in Harrogate last September. The new Pacs live album and video is set for release this Summer.
Scaramanga Silk has contributed to Bill Drummond’s The 400 Remix Project with this track, I’m Losing Kontrol – which I mixed and mastered at the end of April. The 400 Remix Project is raising money for The Natural Death Centre Charity and The Florrie ADP/NYC fund.
The first single from The New Deal is receiving good press and radio play (including national radio play) in the UK. Expect more this year. The New Deal ‘Canning Town Beach’ Single & Video The New Deal (Featuring Jeff Turner Of The Cockney Rejects) – Canning Town Beach – Single Review
Over the last few months I’ve mixed three tracks for Canterbury artists Riches, featuring Richard Navarro and Nicholas Thurston. The first single, For The Moment, was released in late April, and is currently receiving good radio play. Two more, Winner and Let Them Fall, are scheduled for release over the next few months … Read more »
Emma and the Fragments have released a 6-track EP (mini-album?), Sanity. Recorded in September 2017 in Baker Street, I mixed it in Canterbury, & they’ve subsequently made lovely videos fo the songs.
Thanks to Sulo Karlsson, who recommended me for the job, I’ve had a huge amount of fun spending the end of February and much of March mixing this great album by Swedish band Larz Kristerz. Recorded by Sven Lindvall at Strawberry Studios and Otto Welton at Kingside Studio in Sweden, it’s all killer & no filler…. Read more »
I’m really pleased to have finished mixing the album that Tony Van Frater was working on when he tragically died last year. Locating and collating all the files, and finishing off the last few bits of tracking has been done piecemeal over the last few months. Thanks to Micky Geggus, who’s been the driving-force behind… Read more »
Imaginary is a new musical by Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman, commissioned by National Youth Music Theatre and premiered at The Other Palace in August 2017. https://www.facebook.com/events/1853276504999856/ I’ve been editing and mixing the live recordings made by Danny Monk for the Live Cast Album. Release TBA. http://www.jonathanbaz.com/2017/08/imaginary-review.html Imaginary at The Other Palace |… Read more »
A real treat to spend a great few days recording and mixing new versions of songs for Stiles and Drewe’s Soap Dish, which is set to have its premiere in London in 2018. The recordings were made in London and in New York. Lovely to be working with two of my favourite people again.
Sulo has released an album of new material “Sulo’s Full English” on Cargo Records. Packed full of excellent songs, it sounds like a slice of early/mid-seventies English rock. The drums, bass, acoustic guitar and lead vocals were recorded in Sweden, and keys, electric guitars, lap- and pedal-steel, brass, BVs etc etc were arranged and added… Read more »
I’ve been recording a new EP’s-worth of material with Emma and the Fragments. Recorded at Baker St Studio with Danny Monk, it was mixed & mastered at home – SSL all the way for recording and mixing. There’s a taster video made by Doug Rimmington here.
Adam Wilson Hunter has released three EPs simultaneously, representing three distinct projects. Always a unique pleasure to work with Adam, I recorded, mixed and mastered much of this material back in February.
I’m on the Advisory Board of The Stable, an organisation that commissions, develops and produces original musical theatre. We’ve just spent a couple of days reading Wigmaker, a new musical in development by Douglas Hodge and Bryony Lavery at Jerwood Space. The second day included a reading to potential partners. The cast was truly A-List,… Read more »
The New Deal is a new project: Sulo, Jeff Turner (Cockney Rejects) are writing and singing: I’m producing, arranging & playing instruments. We’ve just had a very good couple of days in Emeline Studios in Whitstable, with Ian behind the desk. This will feature all of us as you’ve never heard us before. As you’d… Read more »
Cockney Rejects have released “Chapecoense”, a portuguese-language adaptation of last year’s “Goodbye Upton Park”. All proceeds will go towards the dependants of the victims of the Chapecoense tragedy. We tracked the vocals at Emeline Studios in Whitstable. I’ve produced, mixed and mastered the track.
It’s been a long time coming – we first recorded this material in 2014 – but I’ve finally mixed and mastered Dave Castell’s Piano Album, and it’s been released on Furlongs Media. Some beautiful songs on this – just piano and vocals. I’m very happy with the material, and with my input.
Rob Godfrey has turned detective and found some unreleased Shag Nasty material on 2″ tape. He’s had a transfer done, and I’ve managed to mix and master a single out of it!
The Gala Performance of Robert J Sherman’s Bumblescratch took place on 4th September, with a great cast. I recorded the show & mixed and mastered the recordings in stereo and 5:1 for video, which was shot by Advision TV.
I’ve been mixing and mastering a Cheryl Baker EP of Joni Mitchell songs, with a second EP and album planned for late 2017. Produced by Jamie Moses, who’s provided multi-instrumental skills.
I’ve been mixing a couple of tracks for publicity on Wind In The Willows. The show, by Stiles and Drewe and Julian Fellowes is scheduled for the London Palladium this summer. I’ve been a minor cog in the Wind In The Willows machine from the beginning, having recorded various versions of songs, and read-throughs, at… Read more »
We’ve had a very stimulating time at Baker Street with Stuart Matthew Price recording his studio cast album of Before After. Written by Stuart and Timothy Knapman, this is a two-hander featuring Caroline Sheen and Hadley Fraser. Danny tracked the vocals, and I’ve mixed and mastered the album. Released by SimG Records.
A quick session with the lovely Emma and the Fragments results in a new EP. Recorded at Baker Street with Danny Monk behind the desk, this will be their last recording with current guitarist Tom who is relocating to the USA.