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Old 3rd June 2007
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Represented by REBECCA DUNCAN
E-mail: rebecca AT

In spite of being somewhat loathe to organise a curriculum vitæ I have bowed to subtle and consistent pressure to write something. I suppose one may call it a sketch of not only about work but also my attitudes and some of the circumstances that I suspect had something to do with shaping them.

Although always passionately interested in music, I had not an inkling that I would one day be fortunate enough to earn my living from this practically all consuming hobby. As a student I had my sights on medicine or teaching. I was working towards these ends after a two years spell at Orange, a state of the art Ampex 4 track studio in New Compton Street – now demolished! I studied for a degree in sociology whilst I was working for the piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons as a piano tuner/technician. Psychology proved to be, at the time, fascinating – particularly research into asylums and institutionalisation. Thus recording studios.

Ken Townsend and Mike Gray from Abbey Road agreed to employ me part time for a while until a full time vacancy appeared. After a year of working most evenings, nights and weekends, Ken, to my amazement, offered me full time employment. The idea was that I would be taken on for a three-month probationary period. I was tremendously excited although as the first day for me to report for work, as an employee, was April Fool’s Day there was a little voice saying to me “is this real?” As it turns out I was never told whether or not I got the job. I still get the little voice!

I was employed for over 17 years at Abbey Road, the last ten of them as senior engineer leaving in 1991, I think, to pursue an independent career.

As a result of working at Abbey Road for such a length of time I was introduced to quite possibly the widest selection of music and productions that any studio in the world could offer. This huge palette develops attitudes and tastes that tend to become more and more catholic as time progresses. More often than not I’ve found, much to my pleasure, that my preconceived ideas about a particular style of music have been turned upside down, or at least sideways.

I spent some considerable time working with Eric Woolfson, helping to develop three of his musicals, Gaudi, Gambler and Poe. This involved not only extensive programming, arranging, recording and mixing but also co-ordinating and consulting with sound designers, light designers, directors and various technicians within the theatre as well as of course the artists and ensembles for stage and cast CDs.

Inevitably people are going to say, “Who has he worked with then?” I personally don’t think these lists are particularly illuminating, rather like the league tables published for schools and universities that do not necessarily measure their suitability for certain students. I know that all of the tremendously talented artists I have worked with over the years would make fantastic records with or without my intervention. I know that, you know that, every other musician, producer and engineer knows that but few will publicly shout about it.

What is one to do? Give in, I suppose.

So, the following is an incomplete list of people that I have had the pleasure of working with.

A House Adele Bertei
Aha Alan Parsons
Al Stewart Angelo Badalamenti
Arif Mardin Andy Latimer
Andrew Powell Anne Dudley
Adam Faith Abus d’Anges Heureux
Alexis Strom Alan Tarney
Alison Moyet

Be Bop Deluxe Beautiful South
Bond Bill Nelson
Bruce Welch Bill Myers
BA Robertson Bonnie Tyler
Balanescu Quartet (The) Bobby Colomby
Bill Ross Brian Gascoigne
Barbara Dickson Billy Childs

Camel Captain Sensible
Chris Hughes Cliff Richard
Colin Campsie Climie Fisher
Colm Wilkinson Carole King
Colin Vearncombe Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Chris Rainbow Clare Teal
Chris Botti Claude Francois
Claudio Baglioni

Dave Gilmour David Bedford
David Essex Distant Cousins
Damon Albarn Damian Draghici

Elaine Page Elton John
Everything But The Girl Eddie and the Hot Rods
Eric Woolfson Erann David Drori
Erica Wexler Eliana Tomkin

Fleetwood Mac Flair
Flesh for Lulu Fiachre Trench

George Martin Gary Moore
George Fenton Greg Lake
Greenpeace Gavin Greenaway
George Benson Gary Kemp
Guy Barker George Macfarlane
Gil Goldstein Gigi d’Alessio
Georges de la Rue

Hans Zimmer Herbie Flowers
Helen Terry

Ian Stanley Inti Illimani
Il Divo

Jason Halliday Jeremy Lubbock
Jon Kelly John Leckie
John Miles John Williams
Jonathan Tunick Judy Collins
Justin Haywood Joey Tempest
John Parricelli Jamie Cullum
Jennifer Crestol John Lubbock
Jacques Revaux John Paul White

Kate Bush Kiri te Kanawa
Katie Melua

Limahl Labi Siffre
Lara St. John Let’s Active
Laurence Cottle

Magazine Marc Almond
Magnus Fiennes Michel Van Dyck
Michael Kamen Mike Howlett
Mike Batt Mike Oldfield
Mike Hedges Mrs. Mills
Maya Fiennes Mitch Easter
Mick Hucknall Michele Zarrillo
Michel Sardou Martin Doepke
Molly Beanland Michael Bouble

Neneh Cherry Naked Eyes
Nick Ingman Norman Newell
Niki Nicolai Nightwish

Paco Pena Pat Metheny
Patrick Mimran Paul Mcartney
Pet Shop Boys Propaganda
Paul Carrack Peter Wafa-Abela
Peter King Peter Skellern
Paul Buchanan Pip Williams
Paul Simon

Red Noise Richard Hewson
Richard Niles Robert Fripp
Robin Gibb Rush
Roy Harper Robin Millar
Roger McGough Ron Wood
Ryuichi Sakamoto Reflex
Ralph Salmins Robert Meadmore
Roberto Alagna Rob Bowden

Sharon Benson Sarah Brightman
Shelleyan Orphan Siouxsie and the Banshees
Sky Steve Booker
Steve Harley Steve Gray
Sonny Okosun Sting
Sammy Hagar Steve Mack
Stefano di Battista

Trevor Horn Tina Turner
Tony Mansfield Tony Visconti
Tori Amos Toyah
The Adverts The LA’s
The Hollies Terry Britten
The Shadows The Creatures
The Undertones Thomas Hampson

Willard White

XTC Yusef Islam

Travel has always been a truly enjoyable aspect of my professional life and I’ve worked extensively in Europe, North America and Australasia. I was a consultant to Whitfield Street Studios and I find the lecturing I do at various universities in Britain particularly stimulating. I’m also involved in writing a fair amount for various professional magazines. I’ve been invited to design a course and lecture at the Gateway Professional Development Training College for the Sound and Music Industries. Some rather desperate colleagues co-opted me on to the Music Producers Guild Board of Directors in September 2005 and I’m pleased to say that I’m now in the fortunate position of being represented by Rebecca Duncan, who I’m sure can provide a more pertinent overview than I, about most things!

Many thanks for ploughing through all this. - Haydn
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Mick Glossop CV

Mick has been producing, engineering and mixing for over 30 years. Initially known for his work recording and producing new wave and punk bands such as Magazine, Public Image Ltd, Penetration and The Ruts, he had huge success collaborating with many other artists, including The Waterboys, Furniture, The Wonder Stuff, Frank Zappa, Ian Gillan, John Lee Hooker and Lloyd Cole.

Mick has a 25 year history withVan Morrison which persists to this day. He spent most of 2004, 2005 & 2006 extensively mixing Van's archive material, as well as live performances from the Montreux Jazz Festival, in 5.1 surround sound, for the first ever Van Morrison DVD.

His work has also featured many left-field and ground-breaking artists including Tangerine Dream, Xmal Deutschland, Manuel Göttsching (Ashra) and Southern Death Cult.

Web site Mick Glossop

MySpace URL is:
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Tony Platt - CV


(a selection of the early days)
1973 Bob Marley & The Wailers | “Catch A Fire” | Eng | Island
1973 Toots & The Maytals | “Funky Kingston" | Eng | Island
1973 Bob Marley & The Wailers | “Burnin" | Eng | Island
1973 Sharks | “Sharks” | Eng | Island
1974 Sparks | “Kimono in my House” | Eng | Island
1974 Ducks Deluxe | “ Ducks Deluxe” | Eng | RCA
1976 Aswad | “Aswad” | Prod/eng | Island
1978 Cimarons | “Live” | Prod/eng | Polydor
1978 Cimarons | “Maka” | Prod/eng | Polydor
1979 AC/DC | “Highway To Hell” | Mix eng | Atlantic
1979 Boomtown Rats | “Fine Art of Surfacing” | Eng/mix | Ensign
1980 Broken Home | “Broken Home” | Eng/mix | WEA
1980 AC/DC | “Back In Black” | Eng/mix | Atlantic
1980 Foreigner | “ 4 “ | Eng | Atlantic

(the Zomba years)
1980 Iron Maiden | “Phanton of The Opera | Prod/eng | EMI
1980 Samson | “Head On” | Prod/remix | GEM
1981 Trust | “March ou Creve” | Prod/eng | CBS
1981 Samson | “Shock Tactics” | Prod/eng | GEM
1981 Starfighters | “Alley Cat Blues” | Prod/eng | Jive
1982 Steve Warley | “Steve Warley” | Prod/eng | Jive
1982 Krokus | “One Vice at a Time” | Prod/eng | Arista
1982 The Dogs | “Too Much Class....” | Prod/eng | CBS
1982 Starfighters | “In Flight Movie” | Prod/eng | Jive
1983 Motorhead | “Another Perfect Day” Prod/eng Bronze
1983 AC/DC “Flick of the Switch” | Eng/CoProd | Atlantic
1984 Manowar | “All Men Play On Ten” | Remix/prod | Virgin
1984 Gary Moore | “We Want Moore” | Prod/eng
1984 Billy Squier |“Signs of Life” | Eng/CoProd | Capitol
1984 Marillion | “Fugazi” | Remixes | EMI
1984/5 Gary Moore | “Emerald Aisles” | Prod/eng | Virgin
1984/5 Uriah Heep | “Equator” | Prod/eng | CBS
1985 Shy | “Brave the Storm” | Prod/eng | RCA
1985 Y & T | “Summertime Girls" | Remix | A&M
1985 Mass | “New Birth” | Prod/eng | RCA
1985 Cheap Trick | “Standing on the Edge” | Remix/prod | Epic
1985 VowWow | “Nightless City” | Prod/eng | EMI
1986 Krokus | “Live & Dangerous” | Prod/eng | Arista
1986 Cheap Trick | “The Doctor” | Prod/eng | Epic
1986/7 Jeff Paris | “Wired” | Prod/eng | Phongram
1987 The Cult | “BBC-Late Night in Concert" | Prod | BBC
1987 The Alarm | “Eye of the Hurricane” | Eng/CoProd | IRS
1987/8 Light a Big Fire | unreleased album | CoProd/eng | Siren
1988 Celtic Frost | “Cold Lake” | Prod/eng | Noise
1988 Vamp | “Renegade” | Prod/eng | Atlantic
1988/9 Lillian Axe | “Love & War” | Prod/eng | MCA
1989 No Excuse | “Too Hard To Handle” | Prod/eng | Mercury
1989 Jagged Edge | “Trouble” | Prod/eng | Polydor
1989 Johnny Crash | “Neighborhood Threat” | Prod/eng | WTG
1990 Thunderhead | “Break For The Border” | Prod/eng | EMI
1990 Sweet Addiction | “E.P. | Prod/eng | Survival
1990 Depp Jones | “Return to Caramba” | Prod/eng | CBS
1990 Crossroads | “Wild One” | Prod/eng | EMI
1990 Ronnie James Dio | “Lock Up The Wolves” | Coprod/eng |Warnners/Polygram
1991 Bonham | “Mad Hatter” | Prod/eng | WTG
1991 Moody Marsden Band | “Never Turn Your Back ..” | Coprod/eng | Castle
1991 Buddy Guy | “Damn Right I got The Blues” | Eng/coprod | Silvertone
1992 New England | “Earth Mother” | Prod/eng | Streetlink
1992 Les Casse Pieds | tracks | Prod/eng | PEM
1992 Testament | “The Ritual” | Prod/eng | Atlantic
1993 McQueen Street | unreleased album | Prod | SBK
1993 Mighty Mighty Bosstones | “Don’t Know How To Party” | Prod/eng | Mercury
1993 Buddy Guy | “Feels Like Rain” | Eng/CoProd | Silvertone
1993 Walter Trout | “Tellin’ Stories” | Prod/eng | Silvertone
1994 Moody Marsden Band | “Live in Hell” |CoProd/eng | Castle
1994 Moody Marsden Band | “Real Faith” | CoProd/eng | Castle
1994 Blue Blot | “YoYo Man” | Prod/eng | BMG

(Platinum Tones Productions)
1994/5 Flowers for Breakfast | “Nervous” | Prod/eng | CBS
1994/5 Buzztonic | “Arcade Babies” | Prod/eng | Pure
1995 Die Krupps | “Odyssey of the Mind”
| Prod/mix | Rough Trade
1995 The Godfathers | “Afterlife” | Prod/eng | Intercord
1995 Bernie Marsden | “Green and Blues” | Coprod/eng Castle
1995 K’s Choice | “Paradise in Me”(addl.tracks) | Prod/eng | CBS
1995 Stabbing Westward | “Shame” | Remix | Columbia
1995 Horsepower | “Horsepower” | Prod/mixer | Antler Subway
1996 Feed | Album tracks | Prod/eng | TBA
1996 Soul Wax | “Kill Your Darlings” | Prod/eng | Play It Again Sam
1996 Spine Grinder | “Meat Greed” | Prod/mixer | Antler Subway
1996 Low Pass | “Circles In The Square” | Prod/mixer | BMG
1996 Pop in Wonderland | “Sunshine Pilots” | Eng/remix | BMG
1996 Anathema | “Eternity” | Prod/eng | MFN
1996 Fraser | singles | Prod/eng | TBA
1996 Normahl | Normahl | Prod/remix | BMG
1997 Ten | singles | Prod/eng | RCR
1997 Terra Nova | “Break Away” | Remix | JVC
1997 Mau Mau |"Mau Mau"|Prod/eng | RCR
1997 Greg Darling | “Greg Darling” | Prod/mix | Monaco
1997/8 Huge Baby | “Huge Baby” | Prod/mix | Alberts Prods.
1998 The Snakes | “The Snakes” | Mix | Castle
1998 Low Pass | singles | Prod/eng | BMG
1998 Lazy Dollies | singles | Prod/eng | Brilliant Records
1998/9 Deadline | album | Prod/eng | Map Management
1999 Low Pass | singles | Prod/mix | BMG
1999 Terra Nova | “Make My Day” | Prod/mix | JVC
1999 Krokus | “Round 13” | Prod/mix | Phonag
1999 Akyra | “Future Days” | Mix | BMG
1999 Streem | EP | Prod/eng
2000 Larry Johnson | Live tracks | Mix | Lottie Prods.
2000 Micky Moody | “I Eat Them For Breakfast” | Mix | Armadillo
2000 Fubar | “Fubar" | Prod/eng | lesenfantsterribles
2000 Streem | singles | Prod/eng
2001 Oddfish | in development | Prod/eng | TBA
2001 Jazz Jamaica Allstars | "Massive" | Eng/CoProd | Dune Records
2001 The Relatives | Single | Mix | Spank Records
2001 Last Man Standing | Single | Prod/Eng | Sublime
2002 New Cool Collective | "Bring It On" | Mix/Prod | Sony
2002 Juliet Roberts | "Beneath The Surface" | Eng/Prod | Dune Records
2002 Earl Okin | "Sex Symbol & Musical Genius" | Prod/Eng | Sony Jazz
2003 Soweto Kinch | "Conversations with The Unseen" | Eng/CoProd | Dune Records
2003 Clare Teal | "A Road Less Travelled" | Eng/Prod | Candid
2003 Denys Baptiste | "Let Freedom Ring" | Eng/CoProd | Dune Records
2004 Soweto Kinch | "Jazz Planet" | Eng/CoProd | Dune Records
2004 Abram Wilson | "Jazz Warrior" | Eng/CoProd | Dune Records
2004 Clare Teal | "Don’t Talk" | Eng/Prod | Sony Records
2004/5 Andrew McCormack | "Telescope" | Mix | Dune Records
2005 Jason Yarde | "Breaking Out" | 5.1 Mix | Serious Events
2005 Jazz Jamaica Allstars | "Motor City Roots" | Eng/CoProd | Dune Records
2005/6 Soweto Kinch | "A Life In The Day of B19" | Eng/CoProd |Dune Records
2006 28 Costumes | "You Excite Me" | Eng/Prod | Spank Records
2006 Daniel Ward Murphy | "EP" | Eng/Prod | TBA
2006 Abram Wilson | "RIDE! The Ferris Wheel to The Modern Delta" | Eng/CoProd | Dune Records
2006 Ana Silvera | In development | Eng/Prod | TBA
2006 Second Person | In development | Eng/CoProd | TBA
2006 Roland Perrin | "Suite Dreams" | Eng/CoProd | OT Records
2006 The Bad Plus| "Prog" | Eng/CoProd | Heads Up/Emarcy
2007 Nemesea | "In Control" | Vocal production | Sellaband

2007 Second Person | "The Elements" | Eng/CoProd | Sellaband
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Mike Howlett CV

Born: 27/4/50, Lautoka, Fiji.
Educated: Fiji, Singapore, Australia (Sydney)

1970's Mike plays bass and writes with esoteric space-funk group Gong, only the second signing to the nascent Virgin Records.

1977 After leaving Gong Mike puts together his own group, Strontium 90, with musicians Sting, Andy Summers and Stuart Copeland, who go on to enormous success as The Police. In 1997 the recordings of this group are re-released on Sting's own record label Pangaea.

1980's Mike begins producing records regularly, yielding a string of Top 10 UK Hits, including:
Martha and the Muffins Echo Beach OMD Enola Gay, Souvenir, Messages Blancmange Living on the Ceiling Flock of Seagulls I Ran (US Top Ten) Wishing (If I Had a Photograph...) DNA (Grammy award winner) China Crisis Wishful Thinking
Other internationally top selling albums (sales in excess of 500,000):
  • Joan Armatrading
  • Berlin (U.S.)
  • The Alarm
  • Gang of Four
  • Julien Clerc (France)
  • La Union (Spain)
  • Fisher-Z
  • Gowan (Canada)
1982 Mike receives a Grammy award from the U.S. National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for his work on the Flock of Seagulls track DNA.

1987 Mike becomes a founding member of the Record Producers Guild (now known as MPG - the Music Producers Guild) and as of May 2005 is currently Chairman.

1992 As international co-ordinator, Mike is instrumental in organising the first ever rock concert in Red Square, Moscow.

1993-95 Mike runs his own record label, Mauve Records, specialising in singer/songwriters. Although finding only limited commercial success, Mike gains valuable experience in the many essentials of running a record company, from promotion and marketing to manufacturing, distribution, licensing and accounting - the joys of the small label experience!

1996-99 Mike begins playing bass again with Gong, completing 3 world tours including the USA, Europe and Japan, works with the GAS label on special projects, recently the You Remixed album of early Gong material revisited by contemporary dance artists including The Orb, 808 State, The Shamen, Ken Ishi and System 7.

2000-01 sees the release of a new studio album with Gong, produced by Mike, and tours of the US, Europe and the UK, including Glastonbury Festival where Gong headlines the Avalon stage.

2003 Mike forms his own group called House of Thandoy with guitarist Steve Higgins (Karmakanics) and drummer Eddie Sayer (Lights in a Fat City, Third Ear Band, Courtney Pine) playing jazz/funk. The group perform at Glastonbury Festival, and at the Royal Festival Hall, London, in October.

2002-06 Mike embarks on a teaching career and currently lectures at the University of Glamorgan and at Thames Valley University - Ealing College of Music and Media - in Audio Technology.

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