As an independent producer/engineer I’ve been responsible for over 300 studio-based
and 50 live Christian albums in most musical styles and formats.
In the early days I did a lot of work for Christian publishers and labels and was
involved in many worship orientated recording projects including Kingsway's ‘Songs
Of Fellowship’ series.
That ‘season’ proved to be a great learning experience. Apart from worship albums
there were also many albums with solo artists and groups which were distributed through
During that time I noticed that it was not easy for anyone to get a recording contract
and I came to realise that these opportunities were not just related to musical gifting
and spiritual calling but also to business and commercial interests. Someone with
a full diary and the opportunity to sell a lot of albums would get a contract - most
others would not.
As an alternative to the ‘recording contract’ approach to sharing Christian music
I introduced a ‘custom production’ service which was specifically geared towards
private clients, usually solo singer-songwriters or church based groups. These recording
packages were scaled to their individual circumstances and the opportunities open
for them to share their music.
This met a real need. Some projects were just a day or two in the studio with a small
product run; others were more ambitious. Gradually this became my main activity and
led to a change of focus from providing a studio facility to providing a complete
production and manufacturing service.
Some of those modest projects proved to be the catalyst or starting point for people
who have gone on to travel around the world with their ministry, songs and CD’s!
Looking back, that change of emphasis proved to be pivotal and today most of my
work is at the grassroots of Christian music, rather than with established artists
Recording technology and the way we share and listen to music has changed but Christian
singers, song-writers and musicians still need help and encouragement to share their
songs and ministry.
Click on the clients tab for a resume of current projects and some past clients.