Acoustic music presents the most difficult challenge for live sound engineers. Very often, excellent acoustic artists can have their concert ruined by “rock-and-roll” sound engineers who simply aren’t used to dealing with the intrinsic nature of acoustic music. Precise and attentive engineering is required to avoid feedback and obtain a good sound both on stage and in the concert space.

I have been engineering festivals, concerts and events for 20 years focusing on acoustic music. I thrive on this challenging work, drawing on my experience and calm approach to overcome problems, and produce a high fidelity sound.

Some of the artists and events I have worked with include:

John Williams
Jocelyn Pook
La Bottine Souriante
Martin Carthy
Martin Simpson
Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy’s Story
Salif Keita
Salisbury International Arts Festival
Sidmouth International Arts Festival
Shetland Folk Festival
Sambasunda Gamelan Orchestra

Stacy Kent
Steven Isserlis
Taraf de Haidouks
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
The Guillemots
Trilok Gurtu
Abdullah Ibrahim
Altan (U.S tour 2008)
Anouska Shankar and Ravi Shankar
BBC young folk musician of the year awards
Black Umfolosi
Bob Brookmeyer Quartet

Clare Martin
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Chumbawamba Acoustic
Eliza Carthy
Eddie Reader
Julie Felix
Hazel O’Connor (BBG Tour 2008)
Huun Huur Tu
Holders Season Barbados