FilmInstituteEventsTaking a different path to most, Dan studied Economics at the University of Bath before deciding to turn his back on finance and step into the world of audio. Training at the former SARM East in Whitechapel, a tiny studio steeped in musical history as the home of Bohemian Rhapsody, it was here that he first learnt to work with tape, assisting on the many prog and classic rock bands that were drawn to the studio and its heritage.
The unfortunate closure of this studio in 2014 led to several years of freelancing across the music industry, from recording features for online music magazines to working backstage for the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.
Eventually this led to a role at the record label Africa Seven as a transfer engineer, archiving a huge back catalogue of funky African music of the ‘70s and hunting down undiscovered tracks for future compilations.
After a stint at a voiceover & post-production studio, and as assistant on London’s floating recording studio, Lightship 95, Dan joined Abbey Road in March 2018 as part of our Archiving team.