I am a British born, Brooklyn based music composer producer writer.
I have my own music production space in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY and its great to be back.
In 2015 I relocated from Brooklyn to Nashville, TN where I had a room at the old Quad Studios building (now Round Hill Music) where Marti Frederikson (Aerosmith producer) is a co-owner. I worked with a vast number of talented local and international writers here and positioned myself as a local non-dance alternative electronic producer. I had many interesting collaborations, including an album with Angel Snow called “Magnetic” & my own producer album GRØVVES showcasing brand new material written with my diverse US based collaborators.
In 2013 I relocated from Sydney, Australia to Brooklyn, NY and I took a room for two years at Crosby Collective in Soho where I met and recorded with a large number of music makers including David Kahne & Ashton Parsons and it was here where Gold & The Invisible Girl was conceived, our track “Our Love’s Gold” ending up on an ABC promo.
In 2007 I relocated from London to Sydney, Australia and had a studio at Level 7 Studios owned by Daniel Jones from Savage Garden. In my studio I produced Bertie Blackman's ARIA Award winning "Secrets & Lies" album. I also wrote and produced tracks with many artists including production of a seminal album with artist Emma Hewitt, mixed by Alan Moulder & Dave Bascombe. I also made an album with indigenous Australian artist Tjupurru containing contributions from 5 Grammy Award winning musicians including Don Grusin, Charlie Bisharat, Jeff Coffin and Bobby Singh. In 2011, 2012 & 2013 I was the music mentor for the Qantas Spirit Of Young Australia Awards and I was on the judging panel for the Australian Music Prize 2012 in addition to making an appearance at Song Summit 2012 as a songwriting mentor.
In 2003 I worked alongside Mark “Spike” Stent at his MixSuite, Olympic Studios in London for several years. This award winning work included Gwen Stefani, Depeche Mode, Marilyn Manson, Janet Jackson, Craig David, Goldfrapp, Elbow, Dave Matthews, Beck and Black Eyed Peas to name but a few. I also produced the music for Janet Jackson’s Superbowl Halftime show. Around this time I also became a founding member of Hex Orchestra and we created an album "Human Experiments", a collaboration with guitarist Mark Altekruse and drummer Pete Marett with guests including Sting’s guitarist Dominic Miller and Vernon Reid from Living Colour. One of our Hex Orchestra tracks appeared as the title sequence in the movie “Revenge Of The Green Dragons” executively produced by Martin Scorsese. Tracks from this album are regularly used on TV & film.
In 1996, I was one of the founder members of UK record label PuSH Recordings, where I produced & wrote under many artist names, most notably Terminalhead with co-producer & drummer Pete Marett & front man mountain Spencer Graham (Dreadzone). We were rarely out of the breaks charts with our remixes and were also a live act that played at most major European festivals of the time including Glastonbury three times. We also made ‘Underfire’, a collection of our own sounds that ended up on records as diverse as Garbage’s 2.0 album, Yello, Batman Forever soundtrack and albums by Gary Numan and Crystal Method. For 3 years, we had a DJ residency at John Digweed’s Bedrock club at Heaven, London and also at London’s now defunct Turnmills club.
In 1990 I programmed the critically acclaimed International Gold Series of sound cards for a large range of synthesizers and those sounds were used by artists as diverse as Vangelis, Paul Hardcastle, Talk Talk and the Pet Shop Boys amongst many others. I was then instrumental in setting up and making content for AMG including projects with Fatboy Slim / Norman Cook, Coldcut, Pascal Gabriel, drum sample CDs with Steve White, Neil Conti, Miles Bould, Dave Ruffy, Danny Cummings, Phil Gould, Keith Le Blanc & Talvin Singh. I also developed personal sample library products with Vince Clarke and JJ Jeczalik from Art Of Noise, amongst many others. I was also working creatively with Emulator, Akai, Roland, Apple, Technics and Casio to help develop, record and program sounds and demos for their new products and I am still a VIP Beta Tester for Apple for their Logic X software. Around this time I also composed critically acclaimed music for “XS”, “Duke Nukem: The Manhattan Project” and the multi million unit selling “Carmageddon”.
In 1989 I quit further education to pursue a career in music.
In 1979 - at the age of 8 - I started my love affair with music by walking up to a Bontempi Electronic Organ in UK department store “Debenhams” and playing it. After being brought up in a house where my Dad’s eclectic taste in music shaped my life forever, I was always writing and composing music throughout my schooling and got heavily into MIDI and sequencers as soon as I could.
I was born in 1971.