Paul Pritchard

Recordist

As a teenager Paul played guitar in bands in and around his hometown of Bristol and this introduced him to the art of recording. He saved up for a four-track cassette recorder and has never looked back.

Paul joined Abbey Road as a runner in 2007 on a placement scheme from the prestigious Tonmeister course at the University of Surrey. His warmth, willingness and attention to detail was an instant hit with the staff at Abbey Road and he was invited to become a permanent fixture after graduating in 2009.

Since then Paul has worked as an assistant /pro tools engineer on a large number of projects across a variety of genres including pop and rock sessions with Alt-J, Ed Sheeran, the Arctic Monkeys, Chas and Dave, Sting, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Sigur Ros, Take That, Birdy and Elbow. Live studio sessions include Harry Styles, Paolo Nutini, Alt J and Blondie, while film scores include Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Les Miserables, Unbroken, San Andreas, Fantastic Beasts and King Arthur. Classical sessions include Villazon/Pappano and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Paul is also an Engineer in his own right, recording the late great Jack Bruce's album Silver Rails and co-engineering Kylie's Abbey Road Sessions as well as a direct to vinyl session with Future Islands and the London Gay Big Band.

Paul is excited about the two new studios at Abbey Road that will give the opportunity for more people to enjoy the Abbey Road experience.

Highlights:

Jack Bruce - Silver Rails

Kylie - The Abbey Road Sessions

Future Islands - The Chase (Live to Vinyl)

London Gay Big Band

King Arthur

Channel 4 Paralympics

Alt J - Relaxer

Chas and Dave - That's What Happens

Paolo Nutini - Live Session

Ed Sheeran - Perfect

Discography

Missing Link - Carter Burwell
Moulin Rouge - Europa Park
Divide - Ed Sheeran
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Daniel Pemberton
Relaxer - alt-J
f.o.r.e.v.e.r. - James Blake
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - James Newton Howard
Jason Bourne 5 - David Buckley & John Powell
Legacy - David Bowie
We're the Superhumans - Tony Dee
Abbey Road Session - Live To Vinyl (Recording Engineer) - Future Islands
Blackbird: The Beatles Album - Milos Karadagalic
Brave - London Gay Big Band & Friends
Brave (Recording Engineer / Mix Engineer)) - London Gay Big Band & Friends
Channel 4 - Future Sounds Video Recording - Aurora, Loyle Carner, Alessia Cara, Pretty Vicious, SG Lewis, Bonkaz, Blossoms, Izzy Bizu, Barns Courtney, TALA
Converse Rubber Tracks - Various Artists
Ergo Sum (Recording Engineer) - Mike Sponza
Live Performance - Matt Redman
San Andreas OST (Assistant Mix Engineer) - Andrew Lockington
The Bodyguard - Alexandra Burke
The Chase - Live to Vinyl - Future Islands
The Hateful Eight - Ennio Morricone
Turn Off the Light - /rif
Weihnachten - Helene Fischer
Abbey Road Live Session (Assistant Recording Engineer) - Paolo Nutini
Brutal Romantic (Assistant Recording Engineer) - Brooke Fraser
Mozart Concert Arias (Assistant Recording Engineer) - Rolando Villazon & Antonio Pappano
Silver Rails (Recording Engineer) - Jack Bruce
The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies (Pro Tools Engineer) - Howard Shore
Unbroken (Assistant Mix Engineer) - Alexandre Desplat
Abbey Road Live Session (Assistant Recording Engineer) - The Feeling
Fire Within - Birdy
Swings Both Ways (Assistant Recording Engineer) - Robbie Williams
That's What Happens (Assistant Recording Engineer) - Chas & Dave
The Last Ship (Asisstant Recording Engineer / Assistant Mix Engineer) - Sting
The Shocking Miss Emerald (Assistant Recording Engineer) - Caro Emerald
Barcelona (Assistant Mix Engineer) - Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé
Kisses on the Bottom (Assistant Recording Engineer) - Paul McCartney
Les Misérables (Asisstant Recording Engineer / Assistant Mix Engineer) - Claude-Michel Schönberg
Rise Of The Guardians (Pro Tools Engineer / Assistant Mix Engineer) - Alexandre Desplat
The Abbey Road Sessions (Recording Engineer) - Kylie Minogue
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2 (Assistant Recording Engineer) - Carter Burwell
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Assistant Mix Engineer) - Alexandre Desplat
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Assistant Recording Engineer) - Alexandre Desplat