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Fanatical to open at The Playground Theatre on 14th November

“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 »

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“Imaginary” is released on SimG Records

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 »

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Forget The Down release Faith Hope and Love

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.

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Brilliant Outsiders to be released on Cargo Records

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 »

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The New Deal – Life On The Island. Press release.

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 »

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Recording Paul Hollywood for Moh Salah documentary

Spent the morning at Advision TV recording Paul Hollywood for a Channel 4 Documentary to be broadcast tomorrow (!) evening – Moh Salah – A Football Fairytale. PH is a properly talented v/o artist.

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Forget The Down – tracking for new album & EP

Following last year’s EPs, Circles, and the Procrastinator EP, I’ve been working with Simon Millar from veteran indie band Forget The Down on new material for 2018 release. I realise that I’ve been working with them since 2003. We’ve been tracking drums and vocals at Emeline Studio, Whitstable, with Ian Sadler; strings at Baker Street with… Read more »

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The New Deal – Canning Town Beach

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

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Emma and the Fragments release Sanity

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.

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Emerald Sabbath

A very entertaining day yesterday. I went over to Gospel Oak Studio in Warwickshire, run by the splendid Baz Bayliss, to meet Mad Mike 666, and hear about the progress of his Emerald sabbath project. The album is a re-working of various Sabbath songs, with a rich line-up consisting of various ex-Sabbath members, and input… Read more »

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Tony Van Frater

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 »

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Imaginary – Live Cast Album

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 »

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Stiles and Drewe – Soap Dish

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.

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Sulo’s Full English

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 »

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Emma and the Fragments – tracking & mixing September 2017

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.

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Wigmaker

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 »

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The New Deal

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 »

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Cockney Rejects – Chapecoense

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.  

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Bumblescratch – Live!

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.  

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Before After

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.

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Emma and the Fragments

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.