Music

I’ve been making music for about 20 years now, first as just as a guitar player and branching out to more instruments, and the recording and production side of things, over the years.

My music projects cover a lot of ground, including:

  • Performance: vocals, guitar, bass, autoharp, synths/keyboards
  • Composition & arrangement
  • Production: recording engineering, mixing
  • Mastering

Recent projects

Rob Hailman – System OK

A second solo album, created in February 2018 for the RPM Challenge. Similar to Astroturf, this was an entirely self-produced project, with all songs completed from composition through mixing and mastering within the month.

Steelburner – RPM 2018

Another RPM Challenge record, by Peterborough band Steelburner. The bulk of this record was recorded off the floor in a single session, and I was privileged to be on hand to engineer a good chunk of it.

mean mr jarvis – greatest failures

Everybody’s pal Matt Jarvis approached me about mastering this album in November 2017, and I jumped at the prospect: he’s a huge supporter of Peterborough’s music scene, and it was an honour to be part of his long-overdue solo album. The songs were recorded over a 20-year period, so it was an interesting project to make them sit together as a coherent album. All in all, I’m thrilled with the result.

Rob Hailman – Astroturf

A full solo album – my first – recorded in the month of February as part of the RPM Challenge 2017. I blogged about the project and my process a few times during the month.

This was a 100% solo project – I did the arrangement, performances, engineering, production, mixing, and mastering, all in the month of February.

No Pussyfooting – Nasty Brutish & Short

The latest EP from No Pussyfooting, the twistwave band that I front. Released in March 2017.

My contributions to this album include composition and arrangement (with the rest of the band), vocals, guitar, keyboards, production (with the rest of the band), and mastering.

Sarah Bea – “Live Through This”

A great track from my friend Sarah, recorded in December 2016. Sarah wrote the song and carries most of the performance on her own; I play bass and autoharp, engineered the recording session, and mixed and mastered the resulting track.