A very warm welcome along to my website which will hopefully give you some idea of my experience and passion as a producer and musician. Although by no means completely comprehensive, you will find a wealth of variety in the links to some of the records that I have arranged, played and produced over the last 30 years or so.
Some of the music you may well be familiar with and others perhaps not. I have though, been most fortunate to work with some of the most gifted and well known artists, musicians, arrangers, and engineers through the course of my career. I hope you will take a little time to check out some of the tracks that I’ve worked on.
The Music Industry today is a rather different animal than it was when I began my professional career some 30 years ago. Formats and sales figures have changed and certainly the way that people consume music now is vastly altered. However, Music has always been about connecting with others and there is certainly no shortage of great young singers. writers and musicians out there waiting to be heard.
It may well be increasingly difficult to break though or to make a living in music, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t follow your heart and your passion. I believe that if you work hard, learn your craft and of course, have ability, tenacity and soul, then talent will out. Keep at it!
Finally, an update……March 2017.
Driving along the freeway in the “Tang” (Mustang) to United (Ocean Way), LA
Just a quick update to tell you about a very exciting album project that has just been released. It’s a new album by Marti Pellow titled “Mysterious” which I have produced and arranged. I co-wrote all the songs with Marti and my old friend and wonderful singer songwriter Conner Reeves, and also the incredible Allee Willis (“September”, Boogie Wonderland- Earth Wind & Fire amongst many others).
It was written predominantly in Los Angeles and recorded at Ocean Way Studios (now called it’s original name “United”)with some of the worlds finest musicians including the Tower Of Power Horns (Santana, Grateful Dead. Little Feat, Aaron Neville), the world renowned rhythm section featuring Lenny Castro (Percussion), Freddie Washington (Bass), Herman Mathews (Drums) and Dean Parks (Guitar), who have also worked with musicians as diverse as Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, The Crusaders and Elton John. Truly, people at the very top of their game.
Please do also check out, if you can, another album that I recorded last year with my old musical partner and dear friend Julia Fordham – “The Language Of Love”. It really does have some beautiful performances on there and was recorded in Los Angeles with some of the worlds foremost musicians. It is largely a covers album, but with a twist. These are jazz re-interpretations of well known pop songs and Julia sings them so beautifully.
Here are some of the things that people are saying about it-
Long time Julia Fordham fan although not a fan of Jazz I was somewhat surprised how much I absolutely loved this album. Beautifully produced and arranged tracks with stunning vocal performance. There isn’t much Julia Fordham can’t sing and sound like an angel. Perfection!
A remarkable piece of work from one of the most underrated artists from the UK. Classic songs given the ‘Julia’ stamp. You could so easily just lose yourself in the velvet tones. Well done Julia
Please everybody, buy this – you will not be disappointed. Loved Julia’s voice forever & it seems to be getting better. This is a brilliant album – superb arrangements, stunning vocals -superb!
You’ll find some links to a few of the tracks on Julia Fordham’s “The Language Of Love” on my “Music Production Watch/Listen page.