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NEW MORNING BLUES - EP

Back in 2007, Andrew landed his third project as producer (and his first as engineer), working with a band by the name of New Morning Blues.

Having sat on the shelf all this time, the recordings were discovered by Marvellous Records who asked Andrew to finish the job.

The 6 track EP is out now!

You can buy your copy from iTunes here.

Read more about it on the Marvellous Records website.

FAC panel

FAC - All About Producers

The Featured Artists Coalition hosted a wonderful panel event this week at Tile Yard, ‘All About Producers.’

The panel was made up of award winning producers Charlie Andrew and Robbie Nelson along with Andrew Hunt and Lauren Deakin Davies.

Artist, Roxanne de Bastion asked the questions before opening it up to the floor.

Hazel irs Darlin

HAZEL IRIS - Darlin'

Hazel Iris releases her new single, DARLIN’ on Marvellous Records.

Produced and engineered by Andrew Hunt, this is the third single to be released from her forthcoming EP, ‘Misfortunate Tales’, due for release later this year.

Buy your copy from iTunes.

Read more about Hazel Iris here.

NMB Black Sea Blues

NEW MORNING BLUES - Black Sea Blues

Back in 2007, Andrew landed his third project as producer (and his first as engineer), working with a band by the name of New Morning Blues.

Having sat on the shelf all this time, the recordings were discovered by Marvellous Records who asked Andrew to finish the job.

The second single, Black Sea Blues ‘a country classic’ is out now!

You can buy your copy from iTunes here.

The rest of the EP is set for release next year. Read more about it.

 

Under The Hood

UNDER THE HOOD - New MPG event!

Andrew hosted the first in this new series of MPG Events at the wonderful British Grove Studios. Andy Bradfield, Cam Blackwood and John Leckie were putting both the Meris 440 and Meris Ottobit through their paces.

The intention of the event wasn’t to simply demo the products but to see exactly how each panelist would prefer to test the equipment at their disposal.

Hazel iris Watterson

HAZEL IRIS - Watterson

Hazel Iris’ second single on Marvellous Records is OUT NOW!!

Once again the record was produced and engineered by Andrew Hunt.

Buy your copy from iTunes.

Read more about Hazel Iris and her forthcoming EP on Marvellous Records

 

XpoNorth 2015

XPONORTH 2015 - Andrew in the driving seat!

XpoNorth, a two-day festival in Inverness, Scotland, brings together more than 1000 leading industry figures from the fields of music, screen & broadcast, gaming and fashion.

After a brief interview on XpoNorth Live! radio, Andrew went on to chair the highlight event 'Can You DIY It?', an in-depth discussion panel.

Featuring producer and engineer panelists; Marcus Mackay (Snow Patrol), Robbie Nelson (Beck, Bryan Ferry, Birdy), Paul Savage (Mogwai, Arab Strap, King Creosote) and producer/artist Audrey Tait (Hector Bizerk) the discussion covered many aspects of recording with the DIY approach.
 
It was greatly received, to such an extent that the attendance went over capacity, with delegates standing at the back and many late arrivals having to be turned away.
 

Read more about it on the MPG website.

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JONATHON HOLDER & THE GOOD THINKING - Debut Single!

Jonathon Holder & the Good Thinking’s first single on Marvellous Records is OUT NOW!!

‘It Shouldn’t Matter (To You)’ was produced and engineered by Andrew Hunt, who also co-wrote and performed on the record.
 
Buy your copy from iTunes here.
 
Read more about Jonathon Holder & The Good Thinking and on Marvellous Records here.

 

Hazel Iris Mountain Top

HAZEL IRIS - Mountain Top

Hazel Iris’ first single on Marvellous Records is OUT NOW!!

The records was produced and engineered by Andrew Hunt.
 
Buy your copy from iTunes here.
 
Read more about Hazel Iris and her forthcoming EP on Marvellous Records here.

 

NMB Spirit Level

NEW MORNING BLUES - Spirit Level

Back in 2007, Andrew landed his third project as producer (and his first as engineer), working an EP for a band by the name of New Morning Blues.

Unfortunately, at the time, the EP was pulled from release.
 
Having sat on the shelf all this time, the recordings were discovered by Marvellous Records who asked Andrew to finish the job.
 
The first single, Spirit Level is out now!
 
You can download your copy from iTunes here.
 
The rest of the EP is set for release throughout the year. Read more about it here.

 

Kung Fu recording

RECORDING JONATHON HOLDER - see the video

Andrew recorded two tracks of real piano for Jonathon at St. Giles in the Field, a church in Covent Garden, London.

Thanks to Source Distribution for helping with the equipment.
 
See the video on their site, or at www.marvellousrecords.com where you can find out more about Jonathon Holder & the Good Thinking.

 

MPG Awards 2015

MPG AWARDS 2015

Andrew had a great time at this year’s MPG Awards.

‘Being one of the Directors is a big commitment but it’s worth it when we pull it off on the night!’

 

BRITs 2015

BRIT's - 2015

Andrew continues to be a prestigious member of the BRIT’s Voting Academy, for the sixth year running.

The Awards ceremony will be televised in February 2015.

 

Model Society

MODEL SOCIETY - New Single Out Now!

Model Society’s new single'Valentine' is out 28-11-2014

'VALENTINE' was produced, engineered and mixed by Andrew and is OUT NOW!
 

 

Kirstin

HAZEL IRIS - Debut EP

After plenty of consideration deciding which producer she wanted to work with on her debut EP, Andrew was delighted that Californian artist Hazel Iris chose him.

“She’s so talented. She has such a sensitive understanding of music, I love it.” said Andrew.

Recording started at his own studio in July and will continue into the Autumn.

“I chose Andrew, as I was so impressed at how he manages to give the different bands and artists he works with a completely individual sound. They all sound so different from each other. The fact that they were all so singular, despite working with one producer was hugely encouraging! He’s also such an asset as he plays pretty much every instrument. He’s playing drums, bass, guitar, percussion, you name it! I chose damn well.” Hazel Iris.

Grace

GRACE - Remote Control

Andrew has known Grace for some time. He mentored her on a project for O2 in 2012. Since then she has developed so much as an artist and really defined who she is musically.

To top things off, her tracks were co-written and produced by non other than Jonathon Holder!

Throughout the project Andrew’s opinions were constantly sought, sometimes in his studio and sometimes remotely - so much so that he earned the credit ‘Additional Production’.

When it came to the end of the project Grace and Jonathon were having trouble finding the right mix engineer. They knew what they had in their heads and knew they had recorded all the necessary parts but after trying several mix engineers they didn’t feel the mixes were conveying the tracks as they intended.

Andrew agreed, so mixed one track for them to see if he could capture what they were after. They were so happy that they commissioned him to mix another four!

The Voice

FRANCES WOOD

As the summer of 2014 approached, Andrew was contacted by Frances Wood (the Voice) to see if he’d consider a writing session.

It didn’t take much thought but at the time Andrew was mid session with Jonathon Holder & The Good Thinking.

Rather than let this be a problem Frances and Andrew simply asked Jonathon to join in too!

The session was great, hopefully you’ll get to hear the results very soon!

Drums in the barn

JONATHON HOLDER & THE GOOD THINKING - Reverse Engineering

Most of Jonathon’s EP was written and recorded ‘together in one room’ and as soon as something special was happening everyone moved into the studio and got it down there and then in a couple of takes

Unfortunately there was no drummer in these sessions, so the unusual decision was made to add the drums last.

After auditioning a few session drummers, Jonathon felt that Andrew had the best sound and feel for the tracks. So Andrew got behind the kit.

“I’m not the greatest drummer but I’m ok,” he said. “I think it helped as I’d co-written the tracks and played bass on them, so I think I had a good idea what was needed.”

Drum rehearsals took place in a barn in the Midlands (pictured) before making a local Sports and Social Club home for the recordings.

 

Lost All Interest

AMBASSADORS OF MOROCCO - New Single Out Now!!

Ambassadors of Morocco’s new single 'LOST ALL INTEREST' is out 28-04-2014.

'LOST ALL INTEREST' is A.O.M.’s fifth single and was once again produced, engineered and mixed by Andrew Hunt.
 
Commenting on the release, Andrew said "It’s a great single. I hope we can keep on working together as our relationship just gets better I think."
 

 

Hot Mangos with mic

JONATHON HOLDER & THE GOOD THINKING - Hot Mango's

The emphasis is on ‘capturing performance’, that's the approach Andrew wanted to take for the Jonathon Holder & The Good Thinking EP.

To fully push this way of working, the backing vocals were done in groups. Starting with four male voices (Jonathon and Andrew being two of these) the backing vocals were completed by four female voices.
 
The group was put together by Andrew and during the session they managed to earn themselves the name ‘The Hot Mango’s’ (pictured L-R: Grace, Jasnett Lindo, Sarah Starr, Cassandra Kotchie).
 
Talking about his approach Andrew said “The mic responds differently to four people harmonising than it does when you record individuals. It means everyone has to be on form. If one person isn’t on it, that’s the take ruined. Thankfully everyone was! I’d have loved to have got all eight singers in one room together but unfortunately everyone’s calendars didn’t make it possible – next time!”

 

Working with Mod Soc

MODEL SOCIETY - Urchin Studios

After working closely on a period preproduction both in rehearsal rooms and in Andrew’s own studio, East London's Urchin Studios was chosen for the recording of Model Society’s single.

Due to a period of changing line up, Andrew stepped in on bass.

"Urchin is a great studio. We really liked the room, we felt really comfortable and that's exactly what you need to be able to do we you do. ANdrew is brilliant to work with, he really gets the best out of the track and what's needed. Great he's brilliant on bass too!!" said Dan Clare of Model Society.

Once the main tracking has been completed the band will return to Andrew’s for vocals and overdubs.

 

Jonathon Holder St Giles

A FIELD IN COVENT GARDEN IN THE SPRING

Continuing with the recording of Jonathon Holder & The Good Thinking’s debut EP, March saw Jonathon and Andrew set up camp in St. Giles in the Field, a church in the centre of Covent Garden, London.

“I wanted to get the most out of Jonathon’s performance on a piano and after looking at loads of studios and locations Jonathon felt this one was right for him” says Andrew. “The session was a great success. We set up a mobile rig with an API desk and added to it with my favourite outboard and of course, Jonathon performed as brilliantly as ever.”

 

A O Morocco

AMBASSADORS OF MOROCCO - New Single Out Now!!

AMBASSADORS OF MOROCCO’S new single ‘A O Morocco’ is out now!!

Released on Monday 28th October 2013, the band’s fourth single was once again produced, engineered and mixed by Andrew Hunt.
 
Andrew has worked with AOM consistently throughout their career, producing every release to date from the band.
 
Having recently toured Europe the band returned to their hometown - London to launch the new single.
 

 

Scrimshire - Bright

SCRIMSHIRE - Bight - out now!

Scrimshire’s new album – ‘Bight’ is out now!

“Bight, a loop in rope or line—a hitch or knot tied on the bight is one tied in the middle of a rope, without access to the ends.”

'Released on Monday 27th May, Scrimshire’s highly anticipated third opus, “Bight”, exemplifies progressions made both as a singer-songwriter and producer, pushing forward from his acclaimed second album, “The Hollow”. It’s an album replete with references to one man’s love for the deep blue sea, songs about being adrift and conversely “Beached”.'
Andrew recorded the strings for the tracks Drift (Part One) and Drift (Part Two). Commenting on the release he said, “It was an absolute pleasure to work with Adam, very talented and a really nice guy too! I only wish I could have done more! I’m so happy for him.”

You can download ‘Bight’ from iTunes here:

 

KID GLOVES logo

KID GLOVES

As February ended and the March hares came, Andrew had the exciting experience of working in a team, with Grammy winner's Jimmy Hogarth and Cameron Craig, on a project for Kid Gloves.

‘On most of the projects I’m involved with, I am the producer, the engineer and quite often one of the writers or musicians too, so it was an exciting change to work in a team with such heavyweights,’ said Andrew of the experience.
 
Kid Gloves is an independent label set up by Jimmy Hogarth in conjunction with Universal Records.