:: Tony Harris – the story….
::In 1975, Tony picked up a HiFi magazine with a feature titled ‘How a Recording Studio works’ on his way home from school -and that’s where it all started…..
…..He got his first job with Pebble Beach Sound Studios in 1979, moving on from there to Odyssey Studios…
..In 1981, Tony joined Livingston
Studios. Over the next 10 years, he recorded just about everything!!!
….Going freelance, in 1991, was now a natural progression, Tony could go where ever music took him, recording artists in Japan, Colombia, Switzerland, USA, Ireland & Portugal….
…..His natural ability
to instill energy
into a recording session is evident in all his work, particularly in his role
, for Gallon Drunk(UK), Lovebugs (Switzerland), Glitterbug(UK), Jazz Butcher(UK) and Zubop(UK)…..
…..As engineer, Tony has had the pleasure of working with great producers………….
Phil Coulter, John Leckie, Tot Taylor, Dave Allen, Alan Shacklock, Richard Manwaring, Joe Boyd, Terry Thomas, Lenny Kaye, Mike Chapman, Grant Showbiz……..
a lengthy list of recording studios:
AIR, Abbey Road, Whitfield Street, Elephant, Pathway, The Church, Amberville, Westside, Surrey Sound, Mayfair, Olympic, Ridge Farm, RG Jones, Rockfield, The Manor, Farmyard, Yellow 2, Crescent, Amazon, Basel City Studios, Sweet Georgia Browns, Castle Sound, Westland, Windmill Lane, Powerplay (Zurich), Magnet (Tokyo), Sedic(Tokyo), Master-Rock, Music Inn (Tokyo), Maison Rouge, CTS, Townhouse, Matrix, Sulán, Sonolux (Bogota), Wessex, Protocol, Snap, Reservoir….
……….. and live venues with the Manor Mobile
, recording: The Cure, The Creatures, Lynden David Hall, Eagle Eye Cherry, Halford, Ian Dury tribute concert at Brixton Academy, Pete Townshend Lifehouse(at Sadlers Wells), Gay Dad…
….Along the way Tony spent some time working on sound
design with Yamaha’s R&D team for the SPX990 digital processor…….. The experience lead him on to his pioneering work developing the Flotbö Monitoring system…
….. Tony lives in North
London with Catherine and their cat Casablanca -cycling everywhere, enjoying gigs, curries, Arsenal and cricket.