Andy is a diploma educated classical engineer by training, and joined Abbey Road back in 1991 having studied at Spirit Studios in Manchester for some years recording various Factory Records bands in the late '80s.
He is one of the world's foremost remastering engineers, with four Gramophone awards and two Grammy nominations to his name. Using all of the newest digital EQs and plugins including CEDAR as well as classic analogue gear, Andy can work on recordings from any format including 78 record, vinyl, tape, CD, DVD, SACD and filmtrack audio. He has been responsible for remastering everything from the '80s pop that he grew up with through to '60s, '70s, & '90s pop, classical music, spoken word, specialist opera and film scores.
Andy is in great demand as a mastering engineer for the film and stage industries, mastering numerous soundtrack albums for Hollywood blockbusters including Harry Potter, Everest, Cinderella, Shadow Recruit and V For Vendetta.
Andy has also worked on cast albums for award-winning musicals including Lord Of The Rings, Dirty Dancing and Phantom Two: Love Never Dies for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (also remastering Lloyd Webber's classic Jesus Christ Superstar) and has worked on a series of recordings with the world famous cellist Mtislav Rostropovich and on a musical audio history of EMI Classics & The Centenary box, for which he was Grammy nominated.
As a surround mastering engineer he has also worked on CD and DVD projects for some of the biggest names in pop and rock worldwide including David Bowie, Coldplay, Kylie Minogue, U2, The Cure, Robbie Williams, Radiohead, The Bee Gees and The Who.
Andy is also an expert in forensic work, and has worked with the police as well as business clients as a respected engineer in cleaning up audio for court cases. He gives expert lectures to industry groups around the world namely in the USA, Hong Kong, Berlin and the UK, talking about audio restoration, the mastering process and the state of the art restoration technologies involved, for which Abbey Road is a pioneering alumni.
The Elgar Edition
Noel Coward - The HMV Collection
Rostropovich - The Russian Years Edition
EMI Classics - Centenary Edition 1897- 1997: 100 Years of Great Music
Maria Callas - The Complete Opera Recordings
U2 - U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle
The Beatles - Anthology Edition
Roger Waters - The Wall DVD (Live in Berlin)
The Cure - The Cure: Trilogy (Live In The Tempodrom Berlin November 2002)
John Williams - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban