With over 12 years of experience, a vast technical knowledge and a musical ear, John has established himself as one of Abbey Road’s most in demand Engineers and Recordists.
John’s career at Abbey Road started in 2005, forming part of a placement year scheme from his degree course. His dedication and strong work ethic (too many late nights tinkering to mention), meant that he progressed from studio tea boy to Assistant Engineer to Score Recordist very rapidly, and within months was running Protools on a number of large scale orchestral and band sessions, taking full advantage of Abbey Road’s unique and traditional apprenticeship approach.
Although the majority of John’s work is with large scale orchestral recordings, he has a vast experience and expertise working on all kinds of music, recently including live sessions with George Ezra, James Bay, Slaves, Krept & Konan and JP Cooper. As a consequence, he is equally at home in Studio One recording an 100 piece orchestra, as he is recording a jazz swing band in Studio Two, or a band in Studio Three. The addition of the two new pop oriented rooms at the Studios has allowed John to bring in a number of up and coming artists who could previously only have dreamed of working at Abbey Road.
Recently John was fortunate enough to have worked on two projects that were nominated at the Oscars for ‘Best Original Score’: Jonny Greenwood’s Phantom Thread as Score Mixer and Alexandre Desplat’s multi award-winning score for The Shape Of Water as Digital Score Recordist.
“What a privilege to record with John in a place like this. Only in a studio like Abbey Road and with such a team, could I have gathered so many incredible musicians, in such an unusual formation to perform the challenging task of recording Goliath. A song where sound dimension, mix and texture are so prominent and important.” - Woodkid
Jonny Greenwood - Phantom Thread - Mixed By
Alexandre Desplat - The Shape Of Water - Score Recordist
John Powell - Solo: A Star Wars Story - Score Recordist
Christophe Beck - Antman and Wasp - Score Recordist
The Rolling Stones - On Air - Mixed By
Steve Price - American Assassin - Scoring Engineer
The Levellers/John Leckie - We The Collective - Engineer
Steven Price - Our Planet - Scoring Engineer
Simon Hale/Bob Dylan - Girl From The North Country - Engineer
Seth McFarlane - No One Ever Tells You - Tape Op / Protools Engineer / Additional Engineering
Carter Burwell - The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs - Score Recordist
J P Cooper - Raised Under Grey Skies - Engineer
Frank Ocean/Jonny Greenwood - Blond - Orchestral Engineer
Chris Bacon - Sherlock Gnomes - Score Recordist
Arcade Fire - The Reflector Tapes - Additional Mixing
Dan Jones - On Chesil Beach - Scoring Engineer
Teddy Shapiro - Captain Underpants - Score Recordist
Ludwing Göransson - Black Panther - Score Recordist
Tyler Bates - Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2 - Score Recordist