- To date. Freelance sound engineer / supervisor & RF
2017 Sports Emmy Award NBC 'Outstanding Technical Team Remote'
World Equine Games for NEP
Sound Assistant ITV Saturday Racing for
RF Audio Tech
NBC Coastal Studio South Korea for the 2018 Winter
RF Comms Tech
New Years Eve celebrations London for Delta Comms
(2018 & 2019)
RF Tech for ITV Racing coverage Cheltenham,
Goodwood & Aintree festivals(Credited)
RF Comms Tech on feature film 'Lost in London'.
& cast RF coms (credited) build and maintenance,
on the feature film 'Fury' for The Wireless
RF guarantee for Parade of Champions, Manchester
RF Coordination on Matrix Salesforce European Tour
(up to 158 frequencies!)
tech on BBC Golf coverage including the Open
at St Andrews & The Walkers Cup.
RF guarantee for NBC
on Rio Olympic Golf 2016
of Audio RF large array antennae system for
Royal Marine Recruit documentary for The
Wireless Works and Two Four Productions.
RF coms the Brit Awards 2014
RF Coms various Corporate events.
RF guarantee for Children in Need 2015.
RF tech for Building Cars Live (TWW/BBC).
RF Coms for Teen Awards 2014.
The Trafalgar Passion
and Life of Christ at Wintershall
The Four Tenors at Buckingham Palace.
Sound designer Star Count Awards Singapore, , ,
Various AGMs such as B.A.T, BP, Rueters etc and Royal Opera
House live relays, as well as many corporate productions in
Florence, Paris, India, Hanover, Amsterdam, including The
Festival of Creativity in Istanbul for Jack Morton Productions,
and many more...
to 2013. (over 1700 shows) included...
2012 & 2013...
Opera House 'Opera in the Park' at several outdoor
venues and film premiers for Superman and
One Direction for Dobson Sound Productions,
Siemens at the Crystal for Dimension Audio..
AGMs for British
Gas, BP, BAT, The Passion of Christ in
Trafalgar Square, The Range Rover Evoque
launch in Beijing, Adcentra launch Rome,
Pixie Lott live ...
In 2011, a lot
of the usual corporate and music shows repeated from previous
years, the Audi Polo performer this year was Paloma
Faith. Some orchestral work for
HSBC and several Olympic test events, including
Rowing, Canoeing and Archery. TV work in Lagos, Nigeria
for Guinness and Supersports.
The 2010 Papal
visit, 'The Big Assembly'. Barclays Bank
AGM, The Life of Christ, Trafalgar Square and Guildford.
AGMs for BAT, British Gas and BP. ‘The Kooks’
at Coworth Park (FOH support). Umut The Uber-drummer for
HSBC London and Birmingham. Yusuf Islam
(Cat Stevens) and Mohamed Abu at this years
ROTA event in Doha. Red Bull X-Fighters
at Battersea Power Station (2009/10). G20 London
Summit main press and broadcast mix. Beverly
Knight, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Colin
Salmon and The Feeling at Coworth
Park (FOH support). Qatar National Day
Celebrations (desert areas). Main auditorium Microsoft ‘TechEd’
Conference. NFA ‘Tailgate’
Wembley band stage. The Ian Fleming 100
Tribute (including Beverly Knight, Mica Paris,
Ruby Turner, Tony Hadley
and Orchestra), ‘Cesaria Evora’
in London, main plenary event SIBOS Vienna,
‘The Feeling’ live at Coworth Park, (again)
‘One Night Only’ at the PFA Awards
London. The BBC Jazz awards 2008 including
‘Jeff Beck’, ‘Jamie
Cullem’ and ‘Johnny Dankworth’.
The Abu Dhabi Police force 50th anniversary celebrations.
The Wintershall Festival 2008… Blondie
at the Café de Paris, Eros Ramazotti
and Festivale at a private wedding function
at Castello Odescalchi Di Bracciano in Italy, Kylie
Minogue, Scissor Sisters and Jamie
Cullum at the Music Industry Trust Awards in London,
BBC Jazz Awards 2007 at the Mermaid Theatre, including Dave
Brubeck and Curtis Steigers. Universal
City Launch in Dubai as well as corporate
and special events as far a field as Kenya
and Abu-Dhabi, France, Italy and Spain.
events for HSBC, Guildford Easter Passion,
Canterbury Tales for BBC South, MTC Jordan,
BAT Kenya, Trafalgar Square Festival 2006
London Film Festival (Trafalgar Square)
2007, Performing Arts Orchestra 2004. The
Miss World Competition 2002. The Wintershall
‘Life of Christ’ (since 2000) and London
Fashion Week (2001-3). HOD and broadcast sound
balance for the Conservative Party Conferences
and election tours (1992 to 2006). Chuck Berry
for the American Academy. BBC ‘Party in the
Park’ – Queen’s Golden Jubilee,
Sound balance for the Royal Philharmonic
and the design of sound and communication systems for several
international conferences, including such companies as Cisco,
Real Networks, Equant
(U.K. & Europe) , Lotus and Invensys
(U.K. & U.S.A.) The United Nations
and European Government Conferences.
have also acted as a consultant on several permanent installations
in the world of corporate communications, including boardroom
global conferencing systems for British American Tobacco
1991- July 1998. Project manager, Dimension Audio Ltd
My duties involved
a direct liaison with our clients which included the specification
of equipment required on specific projects, the management
of the technical team and most enjoyably, the design and
creation of sound effects and other programme material.
I was also responsible for the supervision of projects on-site,
when necessary including development and management of the
design and build of the innovative 'CDTC'
Being a preferred
specialist for the White House Communications Agency,
I have cleared and maintain high-degree background security
clearances. Projects of note during this period include
President Clinton’s public address
to Belfast in 1995 and his public address at Cambridge in
1994 (including broadcast provisions in both cases), as
on-site sound supervisor.
assistant, for the ‘Brit Awards’
Floor mix engineer
‘Club-X’ series 1 & 2 for
Channel four, 1992-93.
1991- July 1991. Asst General Manager, Theatre Projects Sound
Ltd. (Short contract)
I was responsible
for the drafting of a renovation plan for TPS that included
financial control and purchase/disposal policies. New stock
management systems, refurbishment and capital expenditure
planning which in turn involved consideration of new technologies.
the trading name of Eatonalive, I concentrated
on special event sound design and temporary installations.
One of my most challenging clients was Sony Broadcast.
I became responsible for designing sound systems to enhance
the demonstration of thier High Definition Video format.
These included Dolby surround and Ambisonic
installations at several International Broadcast Commission
of interest included a spell with Gloria Gaynor,
a period with the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow
which culminated in productions of Mlada and Joan d’Arc
in Glasgow 1990 for which I was made an Honorary General
of the Soviet Peoples Army! Sound installation manager for
‘Poppy’ at the Adelphi theatre
and ‘Phantom of the Opera’
at Her Majesty's theatre. The Bolshoi Opera
first European Tour.
Chief Sound Designer, Unit One Production services Ltd.
The sound department
at Unit One was co-founded by Phil Grief and myself to cater
to the growing corporate business and the increasing demand
from theatrical productions. Our brief included a great
deal of corporate video production. It was during this time
that I introduced the AKG C747 microphone into corporate
Freelance sound recordist / engineer.
as a live mix engineer began during this period and I spent
six months in Australia with the Samuelson Film
Services office, Sydney in late 1982. After returning
to England I worked with artists such as Elkie Brookes
(U.K. tour) Elvis Costello (Punch the Clock
U.S.A.) Steve Winwood (U.K. & Europe).
Also short engagements with Aswad. Johnny
Thunder, Patti Paledino and several
other New York new wavers. I also worked seasons as mix
engineer for Lena Horne (assisting the
great Lenny Wills),Cleo Laine and Johnny
In early 1984, I began to do more work in theatre and the
London West End in particular, occasionally as an assistant
to such well-regarded sound designers as Martin
Lavant and Derrick Zieba. I was
amongst the first sound engineers in the U.K. to start using
the Sennheiser MKE2 capsule on radio microphones.
Staff Sound recordist, Samuelson Film Services Ltd.
in the sound dept at SFS formed a very steep and exacting
learning curve. Duties included the preparation and testing
of all types of sound recording equipment and a very good
working knowledge of sound for film and television was required.
When my Union membership became unrestricted and my initial
three-year training period was completed, I was sent out with
working crews as a staff assistant/recordist in the shorts
and documentaries department working on documentaries as diverse
as 'Tolkien (1979)', 'Influenza (1979)', and 'A day at Heathrow
Trainee Film Technician, Mike Fraser Film Services Ltd.
for Mike Fraser offered experience in many aspects of film
post-production, mostly 16mm film for television (Before the
days of video). Training centred on audio post-production
and negative edge numbering and final cutting. It was here
that I gained provisional membership to the Association of
Cinematographic and Television Technicians and began my apprenticeship.
D.O.B: 26/09/58, London.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE, IN SUMMARY.
St Mary Abbotts Primary School
St Clement Danes Grammar School.
I obtained 7 GCE ‘O’ and 3 ‘A’ levels.
White City, London.
Shoreditch Training College: Short Media Studies Course.
After taking a short ‘sixth form’ course in Media
Studies at Shorditch Training College, (1975) I was offered
an ACTT apprenticeship at Mike Fraser Film Services Ltd (1976)
as a film technician before moving to the sound department
at Samuelson Film Services (1977) where I completed my apprenticeship
under the watchful and critical eyes of Michael Samuelson
and Dick Sadler.
I have been fortunate enough since then to
have gained a great deal of experience in many ranges of responsibilities,
(thousands of productions, as mix engineer or as designer)
ranging from political conferences and new product launches,
to theatre, opera (six months with the Bolshoi Opera in the
90s) and a period working for the White House Communications
Agency during President Clinton’s tenure. However, my
career began as a sound recordist and I remain a member of
the Institute of Broadcast Sound (associate) and the Broadcast,
Entertainment, Cinematograph & Theatre Union.
In August 2000, I attended a residential refresher course
in Film and Television location sound recording at the BBC’s
Wood Norton Training Centre and in May 2001 I gained an NVQ
in Health & Safety Risk Assessment (BBC course).
In 2017, I was
awarded a Sports Emmy for Audio.