The following very reputable record producers in Leeds West Yorkshire and professional mix engineers are amongst our roster of in house talent at this Leeds recording studio
Phill Brown – Recording & Mix Engineer, Producer (Freelance)
We are very proud to be in association with the legendary Phill Brown here at Beat Street Studio. With a recording career spanning some 45 years, Phill is the man behind some of the best records you’ll ever hear. He has made over 350 records with icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Robert Palmer, Robert Plant, John Martyn, Talk Talk, Dido, Faithless, Beth Gibbons, Zero 7 and Bombay Bicycle Club to name but a few. For a full artist list please click here. He is a true master of his craft and understandably hiring his services does come with a few conditions. In the first instance he will need to like your music before making any commitment to your project and secondly you will have to be flexible to his availability because he is retired these days but will still work on projects that capture his interest. Phill has also written a great book entitled “Are We Still Rolling?” containing some great stories of his time spent in studios recording these epic artists and lots more. Here is a link to buy the book. If your budget permits and you would like to enquire about making an awesome record here with Phill please contact us with details of your project.
Oliver Sekunda – In House Recording & Mix Engineer, Producer
Oliver joined the team in early 2014, after beginning his career at Chairworks Studios and then at the private studios of producer James Sanger, based in France. As the house engineer at Beat Street Studio, Oliver works on a wide variety of music projects that come through the studio. Oliver has a deep afﬁnity with the gear and the inner workings of the recording studio. By keeping a cool, calm head in the studio, Oliver is able to put artists at ease and bring a great amount of passion and vibrancy to studio projects. Oliver has built up a great knowledge of recording and mixing and has worked with artists such as The Pigeon Detectives, Jolly and The Lightweight, Skinny Living, Ginger Wildheart, and Hell Fire Jack.
Jase Brooks – In House Producer & Mix Engineer – Leeds
Jase is the owner of Beat Street Studio and has a wealth of experience in the music industry and has toured/recorded with artistes such as Paul Carrack (Mike & The Mechanics, Squeeze, Ace), N Dubz, Odyssey, Ian Kirkham (Simply Red). If you are looking for your basic song idea to be produced to a high standard and sound like a great record, then Jase is the man for the job. He has a real creative flair and an ability to get just the right amount of energy into your music. Jase is deeply passionate about all the projects he gets involved with and has worked at Beat Street Studio with artists such as The Pigeon Detectives, Jolly and The Lightweight, Skinny Living, Karl Svarc, Diego Snail, Chris Gray, Hell Fire Jack, Allison Mareek, Jacks Attic, The Hashtag Revolution and Tell The Hoi. Also, if you need great bass parts on your record, Jase is always happy to oblige with low end duties.
George Shilling – Producer, Engineer, Musician (Freelance)
George is a recording engineer, producer and musician, playing cello, piano, guitar, bass and much more. After the musical training, he received an engineering training from Jerry Boys (ex-Abbey Road) and many world-class producers and engineers who passed through Livingston Studios. George quickly achieved chart success with Coldcut, engineering the huge Number 1 gold smash ‘The Only Way Is Up’ by Yazz at the age of 21. Other hits rapidly followed with James Brown, Lisa Stansfield and The Soup Dragons, whose massive worldwide hit ‘I’m Free’ he produced and engineered. He engineered for producers such as John Leckie, Brendan Lynch, Gil Norton and Mike Hedges, and worked at all the leading London studios including Abbey Road, AIR, Olympic, RAK, Townhouse, Strongroom, Miloco and Metropolis. In the 1990s George had enormous success working with self-producing artists such as Bernard Butler (‘Stay’ reached Number 12 in the UK) and Teenage Fanclub (‘Ain’t That Enough’ was their highest ever charting single). Primal Scream’s single ‘Kowalski’ reached Number 8 after he mixed it. George also engineered remixes such as Gabrielle (‘Rise’), New Radicals, The Corrs, and Mary J. Blige, and has worked with Mike Oldfield, Porcupline Tree, Blur and Texas. He recorded Appleton, produced Jake Shillingford’s Exile Inside, French recording legend Johnny Hallyday, and worked with the Opera Babes. He also recorded Darius, mixed Blue, and engineered Steve Winwood and 22-20s albums. George travelled to New York to work with Longwave and in London worked with New Radicals’ Gregg Alexander. Lucky Soul were first through the doors and returned late 2006 to finish their acclaimed debut album. They have been back recently to mix a forthcoming album. Since 2005 clients have included Andy Yorke, The SheBeats, Rhythms Del Mundo, Slade, Ocean Colour Scene, Stornoway, Frank Turner and Tony Iommi. George recorded the Classical Relief For Haiti single at Metropolis and mixed and mastered it (playing the bass guitar part too) at Bank Cottage.
In 2016 George recorded Paul Carrack (Ace, Mike & The Mechanics) and the 300-strong London Hospices Choir at Abbey Road for the charity record The Living Years which was the No.1 selling CD single for two weeks at Christmas, and recently devised and played cello arrangements for Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath). 2016 also saw the release of Nikki Loy’s Pivotal album which George produced and played a number of instruments on.
Steve Whitfield – Producer, Engineer – Leeds (Freelance)
Steve has worked all over Britain, France, Canada and US in Pro Studios. He worked with The Cure for 6 months on their biggest selling album ‘Wish’ – featuring the single ‘Friday I’m In Love’. He has also recently finished producing and engineering Fossil Collective’s debut album for Dirty Hit Records.
Steve has engineered and produced bands including Shed Seven, The Mission, Black Wire, Terrorvision, Yann Tiersen, Trashcan Sinatras, The Pale Saints, Kava Kava, Jonjo Feather, The Black Bloc, Extra Curricular, Immune, The Scaremongers/Simon Armitage, The Dead Pets, Vib Gyor, Buen Chico, Four Day Hombre, Milloy, Party Club, etc. on various albums and singles. Also done lots of dance music/electronica & hip hop artists. Steve has been hired by the following labels, Polydor, Elektra, Geffen, Emi, Fierce Panda, Moon Ska & China Records, Dirty Hit Records.
Neil Ferguson – Producer, Engineer – Musician (Freelance)
After tasting a small measure of success with his power-pop band “The Donkeys” in the late 1970’s, Neil Ferguson founded Woodlands Studio in 1980, re-locating it to Castleford in 1984, subsequently stepping aside from running the studio in 1997 to go freelance as an engineer/producer and musician. He has had great success as a recording engineer, producer and musician for more than 30 years, working with clients that include Chumbawamba,The Wedding Present, The Ukrainians, Terrorvision, New Model Army, Credit To The Nation, Smokie, Chris Norman, Black Lace, John Langford, O’Hooley & Tidow, Yorkshire Television and the BBC. Neil was a member of the hugely successful Chumbawamba for 13 years until they ceased operations in late 2012, and he in fact recorded all their albums and singles over a 27-year period spanning back to 1985. One of Neil’s recent production jobs, Coope Boyes & Simpson’s “As If…” was nominated for a Radio Two Folk Award for “Best Album” in 2011.
Neil Ferguson is available to bands who need great production and/or an engineer with huge experience and proven track record to work on their recording project.