James Lingwood & Michael Morris, Co-Directors
Cressida Day, Managing Director
Anna Larkin, Head of Communications
Nick Chapman, Communications Coordinator
Charmian Griffin, Producer, Digital
Maria Caroll, Head of Development
Danielle Sharma, Development Manager
Jonathan Reekie, Director
Charlotte Nimmo, Head of Live Events
Molly Rigg, Lead Project Manager, Live Events
Josephine Rodrigues, Head of PR
Francesca Hughes, Press Officer
Stephen Doherty, Director of Visitor Communications
Kirstin Hay, Marketing Officer
Mick Figg, Property Services Manager
Something & Son, Design
The White Wall Company, Build
Bowers & Wilkins, Loudspeaker supplier
Tickle Studios Ltd, Equipment installation
Charcoalblue, Acoustic consultants
Graphic design by Julia
Recording engineer: Rob Kirwan.
Assistant engineer: Cecil.
Flood is one of the most successful and prolific music producers of his generation. Having previously worked on productions with bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Depeche Mode, U2, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, and Nick Cave, he is known as one of the very few producers who has been able to combine the ground-breaking with the commercial. In recent years Flood has also produced albums for The Killers, Sigur Ros, Editors, and Foals.
John Parish is an accomplished composer, solo artist, musical director, producer and collaborator, best known for his work with PJ Harvey, Eels and Giant Sand. Parish has been writing for film, theatre and contemporary dance since the late 1990s, when his first score for Rosie (Dir. Patrice Toye) won the Jury Special Appreciation Award at the 1999 Bonn International Film & TV Music Biennale.
Jean-Marc Butty is an accomplished French drummer, who since the 1990s has recorded and toured with numerous bands and musicians including among others Ensenada Joyride, PJ Harvey and the Raincoats, Jean-Louis Murat, Venus, John Parish, Calexico, Hector Zazou, Elysian Fields, Mick Harvey. He also has had his own project called White Hotel with singer/songwriter Ken Low and bass player Colleen Browne, they released an album First Water in 1999. In 2012-13 Jean-Marc had two collaborations with dance companies Rootlessroot and L’A. He is currently working on a new album.
Terry Edwards is a musical director, conductor and multi-instrumentalist who has played with a vast array of musicians. From his early days in The Higsons to Yoko Ono, Peaches, Boy George, Lene Lovich, Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Tom Waits, Marianne Faithfull and Ronnie Spector via Madness, Nick Cave, Siouxsie Sioux, Glen Matlock, Spiritualized, Julian Cope and Hot Chip. Solo outings include BUtterfield 8, The Scapegoats and the Near Jazz Experience, whose catalogue is released on his own Sartorial Records. Terry has played live with PJ Harvey on several occasions and is on the album Is This Desire?
Enrico Gabrielli studied clarinet and composition at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Milano. He plays clarinet, flute, saxophone, percussion and keyboards. Since 2002 he has played for bands including Calibro 35 and Muse. Enrico is one of Italy’s most popular orchestral and ensemble arrangers and has collaborated with among others Faith No More’s Mike Patton, Muse, John Parish, Daniel Johnston, Steve Wynn, Vinicio Capossela, Morgan, Dente, Baustelle, Nada and has released around 200 studio albums.
Mick Harvey is a renowned musician, producer and composer, active since 1977. He is perhaps best known as a member of The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds and for his long term collaborative work with PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Aside from scoring dozens of feature films, short films and documentaries he has also released 4 solo albums in the last 10 years and two albums of translated Serge Gainsbourg songs in the 1990s.
Alain Johannes’s band Eleven toured with Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, and for several years recorded and toured with Queens of the Stone Age. He has also produced records for Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan, Jimmy Eat World, Brody Dalle and others. Alain co-wrote and performed Trick With No Sleeve with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme for the Sound City documentary. Alain continues to write and record his own music, and released his latest solo album in November 2014.
Kenrick Rowe began playing on the reggae circuit, with artists such as Janet Kay, Dennis Brown, The Mighty Diamonds, Lee Scratch Perry, and Ken Boothe. Following his studies at City Lit Music Institution and with American jazz drummer Clifford Jarvis he crossed over to Jazz, Latin, Soul and Funk. Kenrick has worked with leading jazz artists Courtney Pine, Steve Williamson, Guy Barker, Jason Rebello and David Murray Big Band. Other artists include Selector, Aswad, Baba Maal, Maxi Priest and Joss Stone.
Mike Smith is a saxophonist, keyboardist, arranger and composer who for many years has toured, recorded, arranged and orchestrated for Damon Albarn. He is Musical Director for Gorillaz live and performs keyboards for Blur, and The Good, The Bad and The Queen. Mike is also keyboardist and Musical Director of The Heavy Seas - Damon Albarn’s backing band and arranged the strings for Damon Albarn’s solo album Everyday Robots. He is a regular composer for film and TV including the award winning Broken and was awarded an RTS award for best music for his score to 8 Minutes Idle. Mike has composed music for numerous documentaries for ITV, BBC and Channel 4.
Alessandro “Asso” Stefana is an Italian guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He plays with Mike Patton’s band Modocane, Vinicio Capossela, and is a founding member of Guano Padano. Among those he has collaborated with are Ennio Morricone’s favoured soundtrack whistler Alessandro Alessandroni, Gary Lucas (Jeff Buckley, Captain Beefheart), Mike Patton, Marc Ribot, Joey Burns (Calexico), Dan Fante and Mark Or.
Image: PJ Harvey and musicians rehearse amongst cables, pedals and instruments including drum kit, saxophone, autoharp and ornate hurdy gurdy in the pristine white recording studio as audience members watch through one-way glass at Somerset House, January, 2015. Photograph: Stephen White