Last year Joe Leach approached Greenpeace with his vision of an ecologically built, straw bale recording studio at Glastonbury Festival, aiming to reinvigorate interest in the protest song. Cowshed Studio Glastonbury was born.
“I felt the incredibly inspiring environment that is Glastonbury could use an outlet for musician and artist festival-goers to express themselves. I also began wondering in ‘The Age of Austerity’, for want of a more revolting euphemism, where the musical voices of protest currently lie.
“Cowshed Studio Glastonbury aims to capture the zeitgeist at Glastonbury in 2011. As the project has gathered momentum, interest has become overwhelming.
“Support in the music community for Greenpeace is just massive. People are offering a staggering amount of time, materials and equipment to realise this idea. A vast number of artists have been signing up to participate and show their support. And a complete release and distribution package donated by The Vinyl Factory will ensure that these voices will be heard.”
Leach is currently developing and performing with rock/electronica outfit Eyes On Film, represented by Spectacle Management and X-Ray touring.
His own album, Good Times, in collaboration with Jonny Phillips, is out June 2011 with LiftMusic.
Teo Miller’s sound burst onto the airwaves in 1993 with Daisy Chainsaw’s powerful hit single “Love Your Money”. Since then he has honed his inimitable style by working with many top name producers including Arthur Baker, Steve Osbourne, Gus Dudgeon, Mike Hedges and Phil Vinall, as well as an eclectic range of artists including Robert Plant, Placebo, Blur, Martina Topley-Bird, Happy Mondays, The Pretenders, The Fall, James, The Auteurs and the seminal Black Box Recorder. In addition to being regularly requested as a mixer by high profile producers, Teo is an established producer in his own right. His favoured approach combines the best of old world analogue recording techniques with up-to-the-minute hi-tech methods using the latest digital tools (Pro Tools/Logic/Digital Performer) in conjunction with an eclectic personal collection of vintage gems, from his esoteric Pye compressors to a battered original 1960’s Maestro Fuzz Tone. Teo’s driving passion is in capturing performance, something that he believes is only possible by making the artist feel comfortable and creative, but which is often overlooked during the recording process. More info www.teomiller.co.uk
Lin is producer, songwriter and recording & mixing engineer with 15 years experience and a wealth of projects under her belt. Her career has been mainly rooted in pop and electronica, but she is no stranger to working in a variety of genres including hip hop, folk, roots and country. Lin’s eclectic approach has enabled her to develop a strong catalogue of polished material. One thing that remains consistent is her ability to bring the best out of artists she works with, always focusing on remaining true to the vision of every project. Lin has been a member of Greenpeace for several years, and is very excited to be a part of this great project! Check out her bio and listen to some tunes here www.supergmusic.com
Silvia Vermeulen has been engineering and producing some of Holland’s best known artists since she started her own highly successful recording facility, Studio Moscou in Utrecht, in 1996.
Her easy going attitude, no-nonsense approach and eclectic collection of exotic recording paraphernalia have combined to make her one of the most in-demand engineer producers in Holland today, attracting an impressive client list of artists from world music to metal, punk to opera. Temptation, Tonerlow, Spinvis, Cocorosie and Farida, Iraqi Maqam Ensemble are some.
For music check www.studiomoskou.nl