My journey in the world of music has been shaped by a series of defining moments, each contributing to my evolution as a music producer. From playing in bands during my teens and twenties, I found myself naturally gravitating towards the recording process. I was the one in the band who would record our demos, eventually expanding my skills to make demos for friends' bands.
Bristol became a significant backdrop for my creative growth, especially within the vibrant community fostered by Howling Owl Records. Surrounded by inventive and artistic souls, I was inspired to delve deeper into the realms of production and mixing. The freedom of experimentation found a home when I built a small studio—a space where I could explore, make mistakes, and refine my craft.
In 2019, I took a step forward by co-founding Humm Studios. This venture marked not just the establishment of a recording space but the creation of a welcoming, nurturing haven for artists and bands. Humm Studios became a testament to my belief in collaboration and the power of diverse artistic visions.
The artists I've had the privilege to work with, including Tara Clerkin Trio, Lawi Anywar, Spectres, Heavy Lungs, Wych Elm, and The Manatees.
For me, the heart of music production lies in collaboration. Every artist brings a fresh perspective, a new way of thinking, and a unique goal. Understanding their vision and working closely with them to achieve something entirely innovative is what fuels my passion. I thrive on the variety of projects that come my way, constantly learning and trying new things as I bounce off different people and their artistic visions. To me, a great music producer possesses a combination of strong people skills, the ability to read a room, and a keen sense of when to push and when to step back, always with the goal of enhancing the music.
At my studio, Humm, we have access to an extensive array of instruments, amps, noise makers, and most importantly, creative minds. No idea is too audacious, no sound too unconventional. At Humm, we believe in pushing boundaries and attempting all ideas, ensuring that every artistic whim finds its expression.
I've had the pleasure of collaborating with artists who have achieved notable success, from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music airplay to performances at renowned festivals like Glastonbury. I also continue to play in the band Spectres, co-writing with them, finding time to meet and create whenever our schedules align.
Looking ahead, I'm excited to embark on an experimental project called "Mutable" in 2024, where I'll facilitate spontaneous collaborations between artists over two days, with no prior preparation. This endeavour is born out of my belief in harnessing creativity through limitations and embracing the beauty of imperfection.